In most situations, your Flume bridge can be placed anywhere in your house. However, here are a few placement guidelines that will help optimize battery life:
If you have a second story, place the bridge on your second floor in a location that has a direct line of sight to your meter.
If you don't have a second story, try to place the bridge in a location in your home that is closest to your meter.
It is best to place the bridge in a location that has a clear sight line to your meter at all times. If objects such as cars are frequently blocking the path between your bridge and meter, then you may want to move it to a different location.
Wherever you place the bridge, make sure that the blue WiFi light comes on (and is solid). This will indicate that your bridge is connected to your network.