What does my power company offer around the smart home?

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Many power companies now offer products and services to help their customers take advantage of the smart home. For example, many power companies offer an online marketplace, an Amazon-like web…

How can I use less energy with my smart home?

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Smart home devices can play a major role in helping you create a more energy-efficient home. For example, smart LED light bulbs use at least 75 percent less energy and last 25 times longer tha…

What types of smart home devices are available?

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For almost anything in your home today, there’s likely a smart version of it. However, a few major categories are gaining traction. One of these is safety and security, which includes sm…

How do I know if I have a smart meter?

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If your electricity meter has been replaced since January 2009 with a digital meter, it is likely a smart meter. Smart meters have a white face, with an LCD display, short for liquid crystal d…

Are advanced meters a fire hazard?

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Smart meters do not cause fires: Smart meters cannot combust or ignite. Overheating is typically caused when there are problems with the meter enclosure. These problems can’t always be d…

Are smart meters accurate?

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Utilities are confident in the performance of their vendors and the equipment they are deploying as part of their grid modernization efforts. The meter make / model utilities selected undergo …

Will smart meters increase my energy bill?

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Smart meters are tested for accuracy and their primary function is measuring power usage. Similar to your old meter, smart meters will measure the energy that is used by residents of your home…

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