A GUIDE TO READING
|For those with the dial meters, look at|
the first dial and jot down which number the hand is on.
If it is
Only read the first five dials to give the five-digit meter
How to Read Electricity Meters
An electric meter can be a standard meter that measures consumption in
kilowatt hours, or a variable rate (‘economy 7’) meter. Like gas meters,
the digital reading is the first five numbers from left to right.
For those with variable rate meters, read
both sets of numbers (omitting the last number on each row) and submit
them to the electricity supplier.
If a customer feels there is a problem with the meter, he should contact
the supplier for further advice.
Customers who read their meters regularly
are able to see energy consumption over time and this helps with
decisions as to whether to switch suppliers. Nowadays, being able to
compare gas and electricity prices is easier, allowing energy
customers to search the market for the best deals.
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