A portable display device provided as part of a smart meter can contribute to the basic starter solutions criteria, if the following is met:
- It is connected to the assessed home
- Occupants are informed that the portable device need to be kept in a primary room in order to record a representative internal temperature for the whole home.
- Occupants are informed that the device will not work if they tried to use it in a new property if they moved and instead, they can ask their energy supplier for a replacement that will work in their new home.
The occupant may be informed of the above as part of home information and handover demonstrations.
A primary room is considered as any of the following: main lounge, living room, study, home office, main bedroom or TV room.