Hi Joe, you were misled by the sales agent, these guys work on contract and get paid commission if someone signs up. I would never buy anything from a guy in the street. Also it is not true that conventional meters are no longer available they are not analogue with dials, but digital, just not smart.
Stick with your smart system, it is only a meter just like the old meters, except it rings in the readings to SP by mobile phone signal. No health risk or meter errors there.
Hi again Joe, I forgot to say your British Gas smart meters will not send data automatically until they are upgraded later this year. Send manual readings to avoid getting estimates. If you have not yet sent in any readings it could explain why your bills are high because they are estimated.
Hi Naip. and farewell as you go off to Bulb, thanks for your posts. Just to be clear, your problem was a wrongly installed smart system that cost you extra when working with your solar panels, this is a common situation. It is not correct to say smart meters always cost 30% extra, and if they are installed correctly they can work with solar panels. I hope the conventional meters which will be installed work correctly with your solar power.
Its NOT a conspiracy.Remember those smart TV's the spied on you? Manufactueres didnt mention this to the buyers.Are you aware( if you have one) that smart phones have three mics, yes three, which can be turned on and off remotly? Ever seen and Edward Snowdon documentaries or interviews? You dont think this is true? None of it? Do some research. You will be surprised.
I would be interested to see what occurs with the tenant installed meter. I have just reminded the tenant of their obligation to return the property to it's original state after SP mistakenly wrote to me (instead of their customer who occupies as a sub-let) and I discovered a smart meter had been installed in the property. I would not have agreed to this if I had been consulted.