Guth, on 11 January 2013 - 16:21, said:
we have a key meter too and in our hold house if it ran out then you were sat in the dark all night (live in a tiny town with no 24hr shops, closes is 30 miles away).
However in our new house, it wont go off between 8pm and 8am (7-9 in the winter) so thats quite a nice feature
I just pressed the emergency today, woke up and power was off lol. Must remember to get more
Also my meter is outside, is that wierd? You guys seem to have them inside, that'd be way better.
I've seen myself out at night with nothing on my feet in the rain trying to get into the box to put it back onlol
Also, we have oil heating and our old boiler didnt need electric to keep running, only to start it. But our new one does, so if the electrics out, so is the heating
Not clicking off from 8pm-8am is a great feature, I wish we had that sometimes
Our electric is inside but gas meter by law now has to be outside so when it runs out its generally because its freezing outside and always late at night too and we have to go outside freezing our butts off waiting for the slow-assed meter to turn the gas back on
Electric meter takes 2 seconds to top up, push key in, beep, pull key out
Gas meter, put card in, wait for meter to wake up, wait for meter to realise there is a card in, wait for meter to realise the gas is off, wait for meter to realise we have emergency on the card, tell us to press this button for gas, tell us to let go, tell us gas is off push and hold to turn gas on, tell us to let go of button, stand up rubbing hands stamping feet watching breath in air, wait for gas meter to click and turn gas on, stand shouting HURRY THE **** UP! At the meter, eventually meter says Emergency on
Why not just have the exact same method as electric? Same fookin company! lol