I’ve previously resisted getting a smart meter, but in July I had one installed. Here’s why I got it, and whether I think it’s worth it.
This summer my energy company finally made the switch (in my area at least) from first-generation smart meters (known as SMETS I) to the second generation version (aka SMETS II). This was important as the earlier option has been known to become a “dumb” meter if you switch supplier – something I do every year.
So once I was guaranteed a smart meter that would keep working, regardless of who supplied my gas and electricity, I booked a slot to have one installed.
In this video I’ve shared how the installation went, and my assessment of the three reasons why the energy companies say we should get one.
My previous video on smart meters