Worcester, England, October 18, 2010 — npower is treating its customers this Halloween with the offer of a free home electricity monitor for any existing customer signing up for paperless billing.
Households with a home electricity monitor, which provide a real time display of the amount of electricity being used at any given time, are proven to reduce their energy consumption by up to 15 percent in their first year of use.
Kevin Peake, marketing director at npower, said: “In the U.K., we spend around 30 billion pounds a year on heating, lighting and using appliances in our homes, and astonishingly, over a quarter of our carbon emissions come from the energy we use in our households.
“A home electricity monitor is an easy way to see how much electricity you’re using — as you use it — and what it costs. 176,000 npower customers have now received an electricity monitor and we’ve found that energy consumption drops by between five and 15 percent in the first year of use.”
A smartpower electricity monitor is a useful way to track a home’s energy usage and helps to highlight which appliances are wasteful and inefficient. It’s also a great way to help educate the rest of the family on energy saving habits, helping to keep bills down.
In fact, the average household could save 300 pounds just by being more energy efficient around the home.
npower is one of the UK’s largest electricity suppliers and has 6.6 million customer accounts across the U.K.