Reducing Your Energy Bills with British Gas and Home Assistant Connected SMETS2 Meter.
Are you looking for ways to reduce your energy bills? Integrating your British Gas SMETS2 meter with Home Assistant can help you save money and energy by giving you more control over your home’s energy usage.
By connecting your SMETS2 meter to Home Assistant, you can monitor your energy usage in real-time and make adjustments as needed to reduce your energy consumption. You can also automate certain tasks, such as turning off lights and appliances when they are not in use or adjusting your thermostat based on the time of day and your preferences.
To get started with integrating your British Gas SMETS2 meter with Home Assistant, you’ll need to convert to having a smart meter (sometimes called a “SMET” or “SMET2” meter). You can then follow our guide here to integrate this with Home Assistant using the DCC integrated “Glow” intermediary.
Once your SMETS2 meter is connected to Home Assistant, you can start monitoring your energy usage and making adjustments to reduce your bills. Here are a few tips to help you get started:
- Set up automations to turn off lights and appliances when they are not in use. You can use Home Assistant to set up automations based on motion sensors, time of day, or other factors to turn off lights and appliances when they are not needed. This can help you save energy and reduce your bills. In our house we turn off the lights based on sunrise, or bedtimes (our goal is to never have to use a light switch)
- Monitor your energy usage in real-time. By using the Home Assistant dashboard, you can see exactly how much energy you are using at any given time. This can help you identify areas where you can reduce your consumption, or see rogue devices using energy when they shouldn’t!
- Adjust your thermostat based on your preferences. With Home Assistant, you can set up your thermostat to adjust automatically based on your preferences and the time of day. This can help you save energy and reduce your bills.
- Identify the impact of energy-efficient appliances and light bulbs. By using energy-efficient appliances and light bulbs, you can reduce your energy consumption and save money on your bills.
By following these tips and integrating your British Gas SMETS2 meter with Home Assistant, you can reduce your energy bills and live more sustainably. Start monitoring your energy usage today and see how much you can save!