How to Deal with Smart Meters EMF and RF Concerns
The Advantages of the Smart Meter Technology for our Homes and Communities.
Smart Meters and RF Problems
Smart Meter: If a person wants to move a smart meter from an outside wall that is right behind the bed where they sleep (no other place to put bed either) can they do this, or does it have to stay where the fuse box is (would like to move to completely other side of house to cut down RF exposure).
This electrical question came from: Donna , from Austin, Texas.
Thanks for your electrical question Donna.
Smart Meters and RF
Is there really a problem with RF? There are ongoing studies being made about Smart Meters that you may want to look into. The concern is over the possible effects of RF Radio Frequencies which is causing many ask what in the world can you do about RF?
Contact Your Local Electric Utility Company
Rater than going through the expense of relocating your electric meter, you may want to contact your local utility company and request that the smart meter be replaced with a regular analog meter. Perhaps your local utility company will offer assistance to determine if there is a problem and what the best solution may be.
Consider the Advantages of the Smart Meter System
I understand a lot about the Smart Meter technology and the advantages that this system has to offer including reducing electrical loads during crucial peak demand periods during heavy electrical usage due to high temperatures. This feature will enable electrical load shedding which will help prevent unnecessary black outs.
Learn about RF Shielding Methods
There are several resources that can assist you with RF starting with education and information based on qualified studies which are conducted by professionals which may be very helpful. Learn about RF Shielding methods which may be placed in high RF areas to reduce the amount of exposure to you and your family.
More about Smart Meters
What is a Smart Meter?
Smart meters are being installed all over the world. The idea is interesting however the controversy is just as interesting, you should check this out.
Using Electrical Testers and Voltage Meters
Understanding Digital Volt Meters
When working on home electrical wiring using voltage meter can play an important part in electrical safety. Electrical testers and voltage meters enable you to identify electrical circuits and help prevent the possibility of accidental electrical shock.
Types of Electrical Testers
Using Electrical Testers and Voltage Meters
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