Power consumption almost always costs. Not save from large expenses, even energy-efficient lighting devices and appliances.

An alternative method of saving the family budget is the installation of multi-tariff meters. However, in our country they are not yet ubiquitous and not all know what their benefit.

The types of multi-tariff meters

By itself, multi-tariff meter is not a something new. The only difference from the standard single-rate electricity meters is that the metering they made differentiated.

When using multi-tariff electricity energy consumption is not taken into account by one digit, and several.

Depending on what program is laid in such counter, the account can be made at two or three rates.

Two-tariff counters of the electric power consumed electricity is divided into two time intervals: day and night. Createreply also allocate the night period, as well as peak and semi-peak zone.

The specifics of various multi-tariff electricity meters

The daily tariff for all types of multi-tariff meters valid from 7 am to 23 PM. The cost of electricity in this period is almost identical to conventional single-rate tariff.

For three-tariff counters this time divided as to the peak and semi-peak zone.

Peak area two time interval when the power consumption reaches its maximum. Such time periods are 07:00 to 10:00 and from 17:00 to 21:00. Electricity during this period the most expensive and costs the owners of three-tariff counters even more expensive than the standard single-rate meters.

Time intervals from 10:00 to 17:00 and 21:00 to 23:00 are called politikoi zone. The use of electricity during these periods allows owners of three-tariff counters to save about 15% of the funds spent on electricity.

The use of electricity at night is the best as the rates on it are at this time reduced almost 4 times compared to day.

The main saving money starts when the electricity consumption during the night period. It lasts from 23:00 to 07:00, but the cost of one kilowatt of electricity is reduced by almost 4 times in comparison with fluorescent or standard single-rate tariff.

Of course, not everyone can immediately adapt to the mode of operation of multi-tariff meters, but a redistribution of the power usage at night will save you money.