Free electricity at weekends for users of British Gas' smart metersStaff writer ▼ | July 1, 2016
Centrica-owned British Gas is offering customers with smart meters eight hours of free electricity at the weekend.
Energy in Britain Every Saturday or Sunday
In order to get the tariff - which is fixed until March 2018 - customers will need to agree for a British Gas smart meter to be installed and to manage their account online.
Smart meters work with a smart energy monitor that can be placed anywhere in the home to show how much energy is being used and an indication of how much it's costing, meaning customers can see how much it costs to boil the kettle or leave the heating on at night and keep track of their spending.
The meters take accurate readings of energy use every half hour, daily or once a month, depending on what the customer prefers.
The readings are then sent to British Gas with wireless technology such as mobile phones, giving an accurate energy bill without having to send meter readings. ■