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Understanding your energy meters

June 30, 2020 5:14 am


Why do your gas and electricity suppliers request regular readings? Many suppliers require you to provide monthly meter readings, some people have smart meters that supply readings automatically, and some suppliers just will estimate your bill or send a meter reader out to you to do it for you. This is so you do not end up paying too much or too little for your energy.

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Smart meters send out automatic readings to the supplier, but if you do not have one, regularly providing readings of gas and electricity meters will make sure your bill is as accurate as possible. Reading your meter regularly can also help alert you if there is an error. You should also read your meter if you move or switch gas or electricity supplier.

Is your energy meter is broken?

Recent surveys have found a high percentage of meters in the UK could be wrong – which means a customer can owe or be owed a lot of money. While checking your meter, you may notice that the protective casing may have to be replaced. For Gas Meter box replacements, visit a site like https://www.meterbox.co.uk/

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Not sure what kind of gas and electricity meter do you have?

Standard gas and electricity meters

There are many types and designs of gas and electricity meters. But all must clearly display a series of numbers that shows your most recent energy usage.

They also have a unique identification number – Reference point meters for gas and Point Administration Numbers for electricity meters and these will be shown on your bill.

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