After my gas line was hooked up to my heater, I was told to wait until it was inspected (It was ) and then call the Gas company to request them to put in a new meter. The Gas company does this free of charge. (That's what makes me suspicious.) My house is only 6 years old (I am original owner) and the gas meter seems fine. My house has gas heat (2 units), gas dryer, gas stove, gas fireplace and hot water heater. Most of these would be off in the summer. (Heater and fireplace). so why do I need a new meter? Might I benefit from a less accurate older one?