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U.K.-based uSwitch, a company that provides price-comparison services in the electric utility, telecom and other industries, has found a high level of satisfaction with smart meters among U.K. households.

According to a survey conducted by the company, 92% of households with a smart meter are satisfied with the technology. In fact, 87% of those surveyed would recommend having a smart meter installed.

In addition, uSwitch says that 81% of respondents use their smart meter to monitor and reduce their energy consumption, and 12% trust their energy company more as a consequence of having a smart meter.

"This is the clearest evidence yet that smart meters will be a game changer for consumers," comments Ann Robinson, director of consumer policy at uSwitch. "Those who have a smart meter aren't just enjoying accurate bills and greater protection from debt. They are also using their meters to cut their usage, which in turn will help them to cut their bills."

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