I wouldn't mind one just to have a remote readout somewhere more
convenient than the present two. The leccy one is easy to read - but the
gas meter in an inconvenient place in the cellar. I'd also not object to
it being able to be read remotely, so I don't have to do it at all - or
have a meter reader calling every so often.
But given I have changed suppliers twice in the past couple of years, it
would have to work with any supplier.
*Aim Low, Reach Your Goals, Avoid Disappointment *
Dave Plowman firstname.lastname@example.org London SW
IME, they don't necessarily work with another supplier - and oddly do
not work even when reverting to the supplier that installed them in the
Also, one notable omission from the remote display functions is READING
THE ***** METER. Lots of silly functions about setting budgets and
consumption targets, but nothing useful other than current load and
cumulative consumption (day/month).
Reading the meter itself is a bit of a pain requiring various button
presses and waiting for the readings to cycle round.
Yes, they do display the instantaneous consumption in watts for the
electricity - gas is only sampled every 20 mins or so - so cumulative
only. Cost is not available unless the suppler chooses to load the
tariff data - which they don't if they don't choose to adopt the meter.
On Monday, October 23, 2017 at 1:19:09 PM UTC+1, Andrew Gabriel wrote:
The Which magazine have recommended that people do not have Smart Meters installed. They gave reasons and I am sure they are good ones.
I will not be installing these meters ( water or electric) any time soon. I am still entitled to an opinion and to express it freely. Its a pity others cannot allow alternative views to be expressed without making non sequitur comments.
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