Update to original blog post (10/15/18)
Since posting the original article below, another effective smart meter radiation cover has become available that is more cost effective than the one I originally mentioned below. Called a smart meter “cover,” it is available here. Although not as sturdy or adjustable as the this original “guard“, it seems to protect just as well. (See comparison photo here: guard on left and cover on right.)
I was working in the yard one day last December when I noticed that one of our electrical meters looked new. (We live in a converted duplex house so we have two meters.) When I called the electrical utility company to find out why we had a new meter, I learned that we now have a “smart meter”! Ugh!
Other states, like California and Florida, and other countries, like Canada and parts of Europe, have had electrical smart meters for several years, so I knew about them and knew enough to be concerned. They are now officially in Tennessee and slowly being installed throughout Nashville. Once I learned one was attached to my house, it was time to learn much more. Continue reading