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Smart Meters
Started by: trixie (4866)   Report abuse
What benefits are they to us if any?

Posted by: PeterP (6037) Report abuse
None except you do not need to send any readings

Posted by: roylew (2340) Report abuse
Yeh but you can panic all the time instead of every 3 months

Posted by: whups (2312)  Report abuse
it,s to scare you to not turn the lights on when you keep looking at the cost of it.

Posted by: linma (2356) Report abuse
Read yesterday's Mail Trixie and read the complaints about the meters. Me, on the 21st of every month I send a meter reading by email and a week later I am told how much I owe and it is paid by direct debit. Easy peasy.

Posted by: spud1 (1631) Report abuse
We can't have one at present,our meters are too far apart.

Posted by: stevejmac14 (437)  Report abuse
I get emails regularly telling me the engineers are ‘in my area’ , urging me to have a smart meter fitted. I contacted them and was told they couldn’t do it because my meter is ‘more than 6ft off the ground’’ (over the front door). I too send readings on the 27th and get billed accordingly, paying by DD. Straightforward enough.

Posted by: whups (2312)  Report abuse
you dont have to have them.

Posted by: Anne (3075)  Report abuse
I had both gas and electric fitted about five weeks ago. The bottom of the original gas meter was 6'9" off the ground. The new one was lowered by 18", didn't seem to cause the fitter any problem. The electric one almost floor level.
Now the water meter is outside and recently the meter reader has needed to physically read that one twice.

Posted by: peter g (1564)  Report abuse
Ive no complaints with my leccy one saves ringing them back with a reading I unplugged the portable thing and forgot about it.

Posted by: lectriclegs (2779) Report abuse
More big brother.

They'll know when you get up, when you go to bed, when you're in .when you're out etc.

Posted by: orrellite (2286) Report abuse
When you switch the kettle on and it immediately goes into the red ,it means you can see to switch it off thus saving electric, but hang on a minute how do you make a brew.

Posted by: broady (12543)   Report abuse
The Ecclestones and Brunts have finally finalized their £5.5 billion divorce settlement and you are talking about how much electric it takes to boil a kettle Get your priorities correct.

Posted by: orrellite (2286) Report abuse
They could have only amassed that sort of money by having Smart Meters. So moral is just be careful how many brews you have in a day and the millions will roll in.

Posted by: berylh (1539) Report abuse
orrellite re making a brew - fortunately I have a gas hob so I changed over to a whistle kettle

Posted by: broady (12543)   Report abuse
Spot on Orrellite. Never thought of that. Another few hours and I will be having my favourite brew. STRONGBOW.

Posted by: trixie (4866)   Report abuse
Thanks all for your input..I read ours at present every month,I used to get nectar points for doing it and then they stopped.
Maybe a good thing,or not...
We don’t have a kettle now as we had a water boiler fitted so it’s instant, straight into the teapot now.fantastic,so I may get worried looking at the meter.😀😀. I use it for filing pans etc for veggies and things ,great.it was on offer when we got our new kitchen,wouldn’t like to go back now to a kettle far to long to wait.😃

Posted by: kaths21 (20) Report abuse
I don't know if anyone is aware, but you still need to provide meter readings if you have a smart meter. I don't know why people seem to think they don't. The truth is, you don't need to provide them as often, but you will be asked either over the phone for a reading or a meter op will be sent around to read them. Hope that makes sense lol

Posted by: bridger (14) Report abuse
Makes a large number of meter readers redundant :(

Posted by: trixie (4866)   Report abuse
Yes Kaths21. I know what you mean.our water meter is read every now and soon.very rarely...
I once was asked to read ours and I said no ,she said well can you get someone to read it for you,I said nooo.we pay for it to be read. So she just said ok.we tend to get those yellow cards every so often.ours is very awkward to read as on your knees and deep plus right by the side of the road can be dangerous.

Posted by: baker boy (13735) Report abuse
why? easy, saves em cash,why else.

 
 
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