Safe Gas Network have the capability to support with the move from traditional energy meters to the much talked about new wave of smart energy meters.
We aim for our installations to be quick, efficient and informative. On average it takes around two hours during which the electrical supply needed to be switched off.
At the outset we were give a general outline of the installation procedure to be carried out by the engineer, which involved: switching off the supplies, fitting the electrical smart meter, fitting the gas smart meter, getting the devices to talk to each other, getting the devices to talk to the home unit, waiting around an hour for the energy provider systems to provide the tariff information to the home unit.
Our engineers will explain the key difference between this new smart gas meter and the older meter in the sense that the older meter measured the flow of gas as it was “breathed in and out” whereas the new style of gas meter essentially “listens” to the gas and measures its wavelength.
During the gas change-over the engineer enquired what gas appliances were in operation in our home to which we replied the main boiler and the gas fire in the living room. Post-installation our engineer will perform a safety check on all appliances.
The last part of the installation was the home unit. Finally, the engineer will talk the customer through the operation of the home unit and answered any questions.