How do I read my meter
Find your Meter
Electricity – Usually, electricity meters are found externally, fixed to a wall. If there is no meter on your external walls – it may be inside – close by the front door in the hall, in the laundry, or maybe even in your garage. Some apartment buildings have a common area that houses all meters. Ask your building manager.
Gas – Most gas meters are located in the front garden facing the road. Check around your driveway and mailbox.
Identify the Meter Type
Types of Electricity Meters:
– If you meter has dials similar to a traditional clock, it is known as a Clock Display
– Some meters have a rolling display like a car’s odometer. There could be more than one line of numbers – depending whether your meter records Peak, Off-Peak or other periods.
– The most common is a digital readout, like a pocket calculator or digital clock. This is a Digital Display. (Not a Smart Meter).
Reading your Meter
Read each clock from left to right (just as you would read a book).
Record the number that each hand falls on.
If the hand falls between two numbers then record the lower of the two numbers unless:
Between 9 and 0 – record a 9.
Read and record the numbers from left to right (including any 0’s). If the dial is between numbers – record the lower of the two. If there is more than one set of numbers, record each line separately.
Electricity Meter – Digital or Smart meters can be read automatically or manually. If you have a digital display Smart meter and you are receiving (E) estimate reads on your bill – then your meter has been setup to be read by a meter reader.
Gas Meter – Record all numbers from left to right (like reading a book). Decimal points can be ignored.