Monday, December 8, 2008
Due to road widening in our place our electric meter’s glass cover was accidentally broken during the demolition of commercial space near our house. It was our meter many years back and we’re so glad that it’s a mechanical meter not the new digital meter being imposed by the current provider of electricity. When Meralco knew about this they replaced our old broken meter with their new digital meter.
This changing of meter alarmed us because I’ve heard stories of sudden increase of meter reading due to new digital meters. True enough our usage or watts consumed has increased by 20% and when we requested for a mechanical meter they said that they will phase that kind of meter so they will not be able to grant our request. As there’s no point in arguing with them we just thought of solutions on how we can minimize our consumption so I look for energy efficient lights and appliances that will help us save energy and money.