Are there options beyond just accepting a smart meter? Yes.
First let’s summarize the main concerns regarding smart meters.
- No consumer benefit
All of the four main topics can be expanded on a lot, but this article is not so much about why you might not want a smart meter. Rather, let’s focus on how to eliminate your smart meter, or at least how to mitigate or eliminate the side effects that smart meters bring.
3 Ways to Avoid a Smart Meter
1. EMF Filtering
The first method is EMF Filtering, which protects you and your family from the harmful EMF radiation that smart meters produce. This method primarily addresses the health & safety side effects. It is also the step with the lowest commitment, in terms of financial investment and minimal changes to your daily schedule and power use habits.
2. Time-of-day Smart Meter Disconnection
This next method involves having your smart meter disconnected for certain times of the day. This not only addresses health concerns beyond what filtering alone can do, it also limits your dependence on your utility for energy generation and replacing it with solar. This step does require some understanding of the system and power-usage habits, along with a medium investment level.
3. Going Off Grid
The final method of getting rid of the smart meter is by completely disconnected from the grid, usually by installing an off-grid solar system. This provides the highest level of health protection and privacy, while at the highest level of investment. Going off-grid does require changes to how you use power so you stay within your means – usually under about 10 kWhrs per day.
Ready to Ditch the Smart Meter?
If you are certain that you want to go completely off-grid completely, Belmont Solar is here to help. Contact us today to discuss your options for removing your smart meter and installing a clean, renewable energy source.