I had a new boiler installed a few months ago and was keen to find out how much more efficient my gas usage was going to be this year compared to last year. I have my In-Home Display set up in the kitchen so I am always aware of my daily consumption and spend and I kept a close eye on the month of October as that was when I really started to use the boiler and thought analysing my October 2019 bill with October 2020 would be a good comparison.
Throughout the month of October the IHD showed that my gas usage was low, and when I compared it to the figures the IHD had on record for 2019 I thought I would be making a real saving this month.
I have attached a photo to show the IHD readings that I was being given and it shows the summary for October 2019 and October 2020. The IHD shows that my gas usage during October 2020 was much much lower than Oct’19.
I must admit to being pretty disappointed to receive my Energy bill for this month showing that my spend on gas has actually gone up during the month of October! It went from £32.62 in Oct’19 to £36.96 in Oct’20.
Now, I appreciate the rise is not going to break that bank, but it leads me to question - what is the point of having a smart meter and an In-Home Display unit if the data it shows is not accurate?