I have had a meter chap every year to inspect meter and take meter readings. Usually at end of year and near my monthly readings It always near enough the same. so they know i have been giving them the right readings through the year. No bother at all.
@whiteowl Thing is, MDS's treatment and respect for paying customers rides on a spectrum scale. Just be happy you're up at the high end, other people find themselves down the dark side. Yet they pay for MDS too.
To the snowflakes who are not happy about MDS reading their meters why not have a smart meter fitted which will give even more info regarding usage and peak times when they can charge you more.
MDS read for British Gas,EDF,Scottish Power,Bulb,Coop energy,Utility Warehouse and some EON meters.So changing suppliers won’t stop them asking to read your meter.All these companies are happy to pay MDS to supply this service and obviously request and pay MDS to carry out this service.
If you refuse access for them to enter your property this will be recorded on your account and this is your right.Most Meter Readers do not get upset by people who are petty about not having their meters read and smile and walk away.There are always people who are having a bad day and instead of kicking the cat take it out on the poor Meter Reader who is only doing his job.If you are one of those people who get a kick out of standing there arguing with the Meter Reader I think you will be disappointed.
Maybe i am not getting this.but what is thewrong with getting a meter reading when there is so much bother with people not keeping a eye on their usuage and bills. Then complaining of wrong bills. I get it if you are not in when they come and they need to get a reading. But before online accounts, and we had to phone up, we had to have a meter reader to come to our homes. That is why there are so many estimate readings.
In over forty year's i have never known who the company was that employed them but knew they were sent by the suppler i was with. Did people then ask this question , i dont think so all we knew was you let them in to take a reading. And no i would not as i think that is a different matter to what i would give away in ,information.
Hi. I've read interesting responses since this thread started, but I'm disappointed that Scottish Power have totally ignored what we've all said. I've just emailed them to ask what the point is of the 'Community' if Scottish Power don't respond. It just seems as if they have this as a way to keep us out of their hair.
Have you seen that we're members of the 'Scottish Power Community Community'? What?!?!