All over the continent of Africa, people are changing the way that they access their utilities. Not every nation has the ability to provide water and electricity to every citizen and for those who do enjoy access, there is always the possibility that their access will be limited. The most frustrating thing about this is that there are many times when people are left without the necessities. And close behind this frustration is the often incorrect accounts they receive from their utilities. With the right meter, though, you will never have to worry about an incorrect account again. With a prepaid meter, you can take back the control.
In the Central African Republic, there has been significant progress in the developments of water, power and transportation. Like many of its neighbours, the nation is developing very slowly, but progress is being made. The country depends quite a bit on renewable hydroelectric power to keep the lights on. As the nation grows, so does the demand for reliable water and electricity as the government fights to bring the population out of poverty. The massive hydroelectric project that is currently underway in the Central African Republic is helping to pull around 700 million people out of poverty.
But there are other ways that you and your government can conserve the utilities that are available and that is by using your resources the smart way.
Prepaid electricity meters, prepaid water meters and prepaid gas meters play a role in helping nations reach their full potential. Not only are they easy to use and install, but the benefits when it comes to conserving energy are quite clear. When it comes to prepaid meters it is all about saving your money while seeing where you can cut back on the amount of resources you use each month or even each day. With prepaid electricity, water and gas meters you can keep a careful eye on how much you use, and even spot leaks. Not only are you going to be benefiting tremendously by having these meters, but they are so easy to use that anyone can have one.
How you can save with a prepaid sub-meter
While state institutions are known for distributing prepaid meters when they have them, you don’t have to wait to get yours. Sub-meters, supplied by private companies, can be installed in all kinds of homes and have you saving instantly. Prepaid meters are one of the easiest devices to use; you won’t find yourself spending hours poring over manuals trying to figure things out.
Have you ever owned a prepaid cell phone? For many people across Africa, the prepaid phone is a way of life. Well, a prepaid meter works in the exact same way. A prepaid meter is designed to provide you with pay as you go electricity, water or gas. These meters are usually available separately but you can look into buying a combo meter. To gain access to the utility the meter has been designed to provide you will need to buy electricity in the form of a credit.
You can buy credit from a number of different shops, via SMS or even online. You are then provided with a unique code which can be entered into your meter and provide electricity, water or gas to the amount that you have bought. If this sounds complicated, don’t worry, it is actually far simpler to get the hang of than you think.
Prepaid electricity meters and prepaid water meters are the most popular in Africa. But you also have the option of prepaid gas meters should you use gas as one of your primary sources of energy.
The benefits of investing in a sub-meter
Those who have already had a prepaid meter installed in their homes or other facilities, have been enjoying quite a few of the benefits that go hand in hand with using it. Here are the benefits that you can look forward to:
- The control is being put back in your hands. You get to choose how much you spend each month rather than have to wait for the month end for the account to come.
- You will be able to save. We’re not talking about money here. In a country like the Central African Republic, water and electricity is scarce and should be saved so that there is enough to go around for everyone.
- Maintenance of the meter is not something that you will have to worry about. If something goes wrong you will be able to call for assistance from the company that you have bought the meter from.
- Depending on your meter you will receive a notification via SMS to alert you when the meter is about to run out of credit.
When you are making your final decision as to whether or not you want to buy a prepaid sub-meter, the last bit of information you will need is who can own such a meter. From landlords and tenants, to home owners and those running facilities, anyone can benefit from a prepaid meter.
Prepaid electric meters and water meters along with prepaid gas meters are available from our store and we supply products throughout Africa. Contact us today and enjoy the benefits of a prepaid meter that is easy to use, easy to manage and easy to install.