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hifimad

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What you may not know about Smart Meters, MUST READ
« on: March 11, 2019, 03:23:58 PM »
Today i found out something about smart meters that you may not know, i certainly didn't, your electricity company can without warning remotely disconnect your electricity supply.
Some may think this is not an issue that effects them however we have all heard of the horror stories about people who have had these meters installed and as a result having their bill being miscalculated ending up with bills for thousands of pounds, and the electricity companies taking months to correct their mistake, there is a possibility in such circumstances that there is nothing to stop the company switching your electricity supply off without warning because you are in conflict with your electricity company.
I found this out when we had a visit from the power distribution company to fit an extra isolation switch as part of our houses rewiring, on asking these gents about smart meters both said they have neither got one and they would not be having one fitted. if the people in the industry do not trust them why should we.

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Re: What you may not know about Smart Meters, MUST READ
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2019, 06:09:32 PM »
further to my post about smart meters here is a link which may prove informative  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/six-reasons-say-no-smart-meter/

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Re: What you may not know about Smart Meters, MUST READ
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2019, 10:31:47 PM »
Smart meters are there to make you aware of your energy usage. They don't save you money, that's your job.
Eon told us they wanted to fit one in our house. I emailed them back and said I didn't want one. That's it, job done.

This bit made me smile though . . .
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According to industry regulator Ofgem's figures, disconnection is incredibly rare. In 2016, there were 157 for electricity and 53 for gas.
British Gas said it hasn’t disconnected a residential customer in almost eight years.
From here.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/ask-a-money-expert/smart-meters-can-energy-suppliers-hackers-turn-supply-remotely/

And people slag British Gas off lol  :)) :D ;D
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Re: What you may not know about Smart Meters, MUST READ
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2019, 01:02:52 AM »
you are lucky i have received constant harrassment from Scottish Power, including arrainging an apointment for me against my express wishes, the letters i have received are highly ambiguous and inferred that this had to be completed to fall in line with government regulations, when i last received a call from them i very impolitely informed them that should they continue their harrassment i intended to aproach the regulater hopefully the message has sunk in, should they contact me again i may inform them something with the second word off and just put the phone down.

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Re: What you may not know about Smart Meters, MUST READ
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2019, 06:25:02 PM »
We have one.
It is purely a convenience for me. It means I don't need to send my readings every month or get 'sorry you were out cards' through the letter box which results in an estimated reading. 
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Re: What you may not know about Smart Meters, MUST READ
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2019, 12:30:14 PM »
We have one.
It is purely a convenience for me. It means I don't need to send my readings every month or get 'sorry you were out cards' through the letter box which results in an estimated reading.

I would have neither fitted, electric or water meters.
All meters do is give you something else to worry about, I guarantee after a few weeks of having one fitted, when the novelty has worn off, you'll probably forget it's there.
I find sending my meter readings in once a month a doddle since they replaced my old dial electric meter with a digital one, I never understood the system for reading the dials, and still don't to a certain extent all this "divide the calorific value by 1.3 then times it by 4 add the first number you thought of" it's just mumbo jumbo. 
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