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    Can a smart meter affect my hot water?

    Heating Engineers

    I had a smart meter fitted and now my shower only has hot water for 10 mins. Can this be related to my fusebox?

    Asked by Maria on 18th Jan 2021
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    "Hi it shouldn’t really affect your hot water at all. There might be some wiring that needs changing or checked. I would advise to have your boiler checked over. Hope that helps. Many Thanks"

    Answered on 20th Jan 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    Handy Plumbers

    "The two are unrelated, it could possibly be that the water has been turned off and in turn, causing a fault within the system as the system has been under pressure for such an extent of time removing the pressure could of caused damage to the diverter."

    Answered on 10th Feb 2021 - Member since Jun 2016 - report
    Ocean Field Gas

    "No it shouldn’t affect your hot water or your shower it should still work is it a electric shower you have"

    Answered on 20th Jan 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    Kalm Builds

    "Unless the smart meter has totally gone off, it shouldn’t affect your water."

    Answered on 20th Jan 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    Simply Heat

    "Your smart meter controls the amount of gas you are consuming. It does have anything to do with heating or hot water. The heating/hot water is controlled by your boiler. It could be your boiler or some fault with your shower mixer."

    Answered on 20th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    ER Energy Network

    "In general terms fitting a meter will have no implication on your system. That said at times wiring does need to be updated in certain circumstances. If the engineer has done all the correct checks as per the guidelines nothing should be effected within the premises.
    If the shower is electric then I would ask the meter fitters to come back and re check all circuits/wiring and raise a call to them about this issue. If it is something to do with the wiring on the meter fit they only they should rectify. If you have someone else out it could an issues as to who potential caused what and whilst that's going on that delays the issue your having.
    Hope this helps"

    Answered on 20th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    AV Heat and Gas Engineers

    "Hot water has nothing to do with smart meter, please get your boiler checked. Cheers"

    Answered on 20th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Alan Rutherford

    "No smart meter only tells system to come on or off.
    Boiler needs checked if the shower runs of the boiler.
    If it is an electric shower get a new one , the heating element is defective.
    Cheaper to buy a new one"

    Answered on 20th Jan 2021 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
    Itchen Heating

    "No it doesn’t affect the hot water performance as it only reads energy usage.
    I hope that helps"

    Answered on 20th Jan 2021 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    Hydrofit Home Solutions

    "If the electricity wasn't powered down correctly by the engineer when power was reinstated it could possibly have caused damage to a component in the shower via power surge.

    Its a slim possibility but a possibility all the same.

    I comment as an ex-smart meter fitter"

    Answered on 20th Jan 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report

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