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Anyone got any of these installed in there homes???

Had a flyer from my supplier asking for interested bods to have gas & electric meters replaced with "Smart Meters"..

No charge?

give automated readings to the supply company..

& you get one of then energy consumption jobbies you can put around the house,

to see how much the kids are wasting!!! :( :|

Anyone?? ?:|

 

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Evenin` bud. :)

I`ve heard of `em; but haven`t got one. Managed to get on one of those tariffs where you pay a fixed amount monthly, dependant on house size & no. of occupants.

They`ve stopped it now; but they can`t take existing customers off it!!

I looked at switching suppliers last year, and the cheapest would be approx double what I pay now!!!!!

So I`m staying as I am, thankyou.

 

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:D :)

Evenin` bud. :) I`ve heard of `em; but haven`t got one. Managed to get on one of those tariffs where you pay a fixed amount monthly, dependant on house size & no. of occupants.

They`ve stopped it now; but they can`t take existing customers off it!!

I looked at switching suppliers last year, and the cheapest would be approx double what I pay now!!!!!

So I`m staying as I am, thankyou.
Evening Sir! ;) :x

I read the speel...

said only available to dual-fuel customers..

and that electric & gas meters are changed and the both transmit readings via the Mobile phone network to supplier!

I couldn't figure out how the Gas meter would be able to transmit without having a power supply installed ?

So I rang them... they said..

You can only have the Smart Gas Meter if a smart Electric meter is installed..

The Gas meter has a long life battery that has to send signals to the eclectic meter!? :D (within the boundary of the house)

Then the electric meter (nickin your power) Transmits BOTH gas & electric readings!

Ahhh! I thought... that makes sense now?? :x :x:D:D:^O

Anyway... told em to come and upgrade me..

booked for July 1st.....??

Watch this space...

I shall tell you what they are like & what they do!

 

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Heard that these were about to be rolled out across the country. Even rang up British Gas to ask if they could install one now but no luck. :(

I am feeling a little smug at the moment as I went for a fixed price tariff two weeks ago (with free electrical usage monitor) with E-on. Gives me until 2009 to swap the boiler, insulate the cavities and shove a load more insulation in the loft! Then I'm back in the poo again.

 

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Heard that these were about to be rolled out across the country. Even rang up British Gas to ask if they could install one now but no luck. :( I am feeling a little smug at the moment as I went for a fixed price tariff two weeks ago (with free electrical usage monitor) with E-on. Gives me until 2009 to swap the boiler, insulate the cavities and shove a load more insulation in the loft! Then I'm back in the poo again.
Tis e-on wat is offering these Smart meters in our area..

AND the FREE usage monitor..

Which is the bit I want! :D :D:D

 

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Tis e-on wat is offering these Smart meters in our area..AND the FREE usage monitor..

Which is the bit I want! :D :D:D
It's going to be interesting to see what power is taken up from all the things you forget/don't bother to turn off/unplug.

Boy! Am I going to be insufferable for a while. ;)

 

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I'm already moaning at the other half for turning on the central heating to dry clothes on! ;)

 

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