Your thoughts on 'smart meters?'
My house is scheduled to have a 'smart meter' installed by the utility company. The utility company says it will save money because you can track electric usage in real time, and by knowing when the electricity is cheapest, plan usage to time of day.
I had read and seen a news report about how some local union members are totally against these meters. I also just received a flyer in the mail from this union (IBEW) that claims, and I quote: "Say no to smart meters. Current utility bill will double/triple." "Smart meters will cause fires." "Say no to smart meters."
I'm sure the union is trying to protect jobs of their workers,a nd the utility is trying to save money by needing less man-power to read meters. Currently I have a digital meter.
I'm just curious what you all think.