Saving on your energy consumption has never been more important. With the predicted hike in energy bills this year, it’s vital to review your energy costs and reduce them wherever possible. There is also an environmental imperative, as global warming has been causing a major environmental impact, which will continue unless energy consumption can be dramatically reduced worldwide.
How to use meters to save on your energy bills
One way of reducing your energy bills is to use a meter. Meters can be operated by coin, token or in some cases, a contactless card payment option is offered. The use of meters means that the energy usage of appliances is limited and users are only motivated to turn them on when needed. They also have timers installed, which means that the appliance automatically turns off after a set time and will only turn back on again after a certain time has elapsed. This will save on energy bills.
Where can energy-saving meters be used?
Two main culprits for high energy usage are showers and air conditioning units. There is also a tendency to run these appliances for longer than is necessary.
Shower meters can help to reduce the costs and the environmental impact of water and electricity usage. They can be operated by coin, tokens, card or free vend so they are convenient to use. Free vend versions do not require coins or tokens but are operated via a pushbutton so the operation time is set to a pre-set period. LCI’s range of high quality shower meters are perfect for saving on energy bills when it comes to water usage.
Air conditioning meters
There is an increasing trend to create Airbnbs and holiday lets. This has led to the need to control the use of air conditioning units, particularly in warm destinations. To answer this need, Leisure Controls International (LCI) has created two air conditioning meters, the LT3100 and the LT3500. They are both coin-operated, and a pre-payment allows them to be operated for a set period. When the time has elapsed, the air conditioning unit turns off. Browse LCI’s range of air conditioning meters to find the model that best fits your requirements. They also provide meters for the following:
- Tanning equipment
- Saunas and hydrotherapy
- Gym equipment
- Laundry equipment
Who uses coin operated meters?
Many people use these kinds of meters, though they are usually landlords or those who own holiday lets or Airbnbs. A meter enables the property owner to receive payment for the energy usage before the energy is used. A homeowner with a large family may also find it useful to install a coin-operated meter to reduce the amount of energy being used to shower, for example. This would also limit the amount of time spent in the bathroom and possibly reduce arguments!
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