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edited 24 February at 11:32AM in Energy
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An old analogue meter would probably just keep going albeit at potentially reduced accuracy.
A digital meter has electronics - the components can simply fail over time - just like any piece of electronics.
Some meters used to have very long certification periods - many now have only 10-15 years.
And as far as Smart - that goes back to a 100% install target set I believe under the previous Labour govt - by / when Ed Milliband climate (or was it energy?) minister.
Gas smart even have batteries - some of which don't seem to have evrn that long a life span in use from some posts here.
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OP - people are just trying to help you to work out whether in fact the installer had a genuine issue or whether in fact your suspicions that he never wanted to do the installation could have some credence. Generally speaking we assume when people post here they are looking for help and support, and we try to offer that. If that is of interest then perhaps supplying a photograph of the "box" might help.