As you research the smart meter, you will see your own most important points about this device. Until you do that research please rely on these important facts. Do your own investigation so your smart meter facts are ones you trust and feel comfortable knowing from reliable sources. The list below will give you some resources to begin your own Smart meter work to be educated about these electric devices.Please read the final thoughts below before leaving this list.
The contents of this first item deals with what the smart meter can include for homeowners.Smart meters will not be an option, but will replace the existing electric meters originally put on to monitor electric usage for the homeowner or tenant. This smart meter will engage and monitor the power for people dwelling in tenements, apartments, RVs,homes and temporary dwellings without the owner knowing they are being installed. Seek the advice of the electric company or county commissioners in your city to determine if smart meters will be applied to your living environment.These devices might already have been installed, but you can inquire how to have them removed if you seek lawyer assistance in most cases.
If you think the smart meter installation is all that will be incurred as a property owner, you will now know there are extras. The electric bills will be passed on to renters too. The software necessary to keep these smart meters up to date will be the smart meter owners' responsibility as well. Documentation during your research will reveal that a study stated that the cost of savings in energy consumption will never be seen by most people since that investigation went deep into 23 years in the future. The investments customers will be required to bear are not specifically known now, so some hidden costs will be extra ones to learn as time goes on for owners of the smart meters.
Other concerns relate to a remote controller "kill switch" incorporated into most smart meters.The health concerns about the meters arise from the pulsed radiofrequency (RF) radiation emitted by smart meters. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) published a research paper based on well documented studies showing adverse effects on health after RF exposure. Diseases such as cancer, neurological disease, reproductive disorders, immune dysfunction, and electromagnetic hypersensitivity immediate brought AAEM to caution on Smart Meter installation due to potentially harmful RF exposure. It should be mentioned here that 615,000 smart meters were installed at a cost of $192 million dollars.
It is not just a monetary cost when smart meters are installed that people should be aware of now. There are privacy issues, health and appliance coordination that should be researched for owners of any property. Cancer has been cited as one health concern with the smart meter.The cost of treating cancer is widely acquired by contacting your health professional who will divert you to an endocrenologist for the cost of therapy and treatments.The attorney generals of both Illinois and the state of Connecticut have stated the smart meters do not provide any financial benefits to consumers. In fact the smart meter will be paid for by the customers or ratepayers who have the smart meters on their electric metering devices. Even if the original electric device was at one time in place, the smart meter installed can cost a person more than ever.
As stated in the #3 the coordination of appliances might be a stark focus for electric customers to research the smart meter. The trusted Consumer Digest has done some of that homework for you. Look to the survey they did about why they came to the conclusion the smart meters will be detrimental to customers in more than one way. The most obvious is the increase in price by just paying for the installation of the smart meter. The other discussed issue by Consumer Digest is just as important.When the smart meter is in place the appliances need to be adaptable or to interface to these smart meters.Read the entire Consumer Digest report to know all details.
In other than America, some countries have been denied electricity use when a certain level of use has been noted by the smart meter.The additional cost of interfacing appliances will exceed the amount people expect to lay out especially if the present appliances are still working with the old electric meter system.Court proceedings have already arrived in the judicial system in the United States. California, Illinois and Maine are not the only states with pending court cases about the smart meters.These suits include privacy issues where the smart meter enters data the individual considers their own private business. The data might have codes to pin point a specific person even though a name is not linked to the personal habits and the contents the smart meter acquired. Review those public court cases to study more about smart meters.
Update on this list: Unfortunately the smart meters that have already been installed will have an increased monthly charge if they are removed. This fee can be from $25 to $50 a month for the rest of the life of your residence. This charge will be due to the fact that a person will need to come to read your regular meter when everyone else in your neighborhood, city or town has smart meters installed.Check out your facts in your community.
Smart meters and all the business behind this business are huge...we've not even begun to scratch the surface. Every potential energy source imaginable is behind this and jockeying for position. H5
Thanks for the info on smart meters.
Great information and great advice. H5.
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