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 between numbers, jot down which of the hands is nearest. Note that some dials rotate in the opposite direction, so do check the reading is correct.
Only read the first five dials to give the five-digit meter reading.
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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