Porky

Registered with Property118.com
Sunday 26th January 2020

Location
Wales

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Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 49

Porky

21:18 PM, 29th October 2020
About a month ago

Do I have to accept a Smart Meter?

Reply to the comment left by Rennie at 29/10/2020 - 21:01
Oh blimey another conspiracy theory believer.
Jbw63 elequently provides all the genuine reasons why choosing to have a smart meter can be something that you as a tenant or you as a landlord may live to regret and one of those is not some whacky brain damage effect. Most people have a mobile phone pinned to them all day and most of the night with no known adverse effect (apart from obsession). Does your tenant sleep with his or her head on the meter??
Besides all that nonsense I don't believe that the tenant should be given the choice at all. It's your property and you have to be the final arbiter of the decision. Yes the tenant can request it by all means but you need to make sure you are not going to be left with a long term problem.... Read More

Porky

19:46 PM, 29th October 2020
About a month ago

Do I have to accept a Smart Meter?

Reply to the comment left by brian_g at 29/10/2020 - 17:41
What a load of twaddle. Comparing a low power radio transmission of a few watts with an 800 watt microwave oven.
The meters operate in the mobile network GSM band for transmission of meter reading data very infrequently in short bursts and typically in the 2.4 GHz WiFi band for data download to the home energy usage display so no different to a WiFi router that most people have in their home.
I suppose Brian g also supports pulling down 5G transmitters to control Corvid 19.
It's laughable conspiracy theory.... Read More

Porky

13:17 PM, 29th October 2020
About a month ago

Do I have to accept a Smart Meter?

Reply to the comment left by Dancinglandlord at 29/10/2020 - 11:57
It's already been said Dancing Landlied. (read earluer comments) There are loads of wireless monitors on eBay for about a tenner. As Ron J-W said they don't take account of power factor deviations created by inductive or capacitive loads as they only measure apparent current not the in phase current vector and they also assume a constant mains voltage which does vary a bit. I'm sure more sophisticated monitors that would need a mains voltage connection are available and would be accurate but for most tenants the accuracy of the cheaper units would be more than adequate.... Read More

Porky

11:08 AM, 29th October 2020
About a month ago

Do I have to accept a Smart Meter?

As Ron H-W points out the after market energy monitors do not accurately measure inductive load consumption as they do not take account of phase angle between voltage and current however unless your tenant is running heavy duty induction motors or dozens of fluorescent lights the error is not going to be that great. The good thing is the error should always be that the monitor records more than the meter.... Read More

Porky

10:47 AM, 29th October 2020
About a month ago

Do I have to accept a Smart Meter?

Have you asked her why she wants a smart meter.?
If she just wants to measure her usage that displays instantaneous consumption, hourly, daily, weekly etc. You can fit an aftermarket one that costs under a tenner. Available on eBay. No need for the energy company to do anything. It works with a clamp around one if the tails from the meter to the consumer unit and a small battery powered transmitter.... Read More