Ignore any numbers in red and anything that appears after a decimal point or space. You read your meter the same as a standard digital electricity meter. Dial meters Some older electricity meters have dials instead of a row of numbers. How to read an electric dial meter Read the dials from left to right.
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If the pointer on a dial is between two numbers, write down the lower number. But if the pointer is between zero and nine , it will always be nine. This is the case for the first and fourth dial on the diagram shown. If the pointer is exactly on a number but the reading on the dial after it is nine, take one away from that number. On the diagram shown the pointer on the third dial is exactly on the seven.
But the reading on the fourth dial is a nine. So the reading on the third dial becomes six. In the example shown, this meter reading would be Two-rate meters Some electricity tariffs use meters that show two readings when you press a button on the meter. Once you're at your meter display: Press the button on the front of your meter. Your meter will show each reading with a label next to it. Which is your day reading and which is your night, depends on how your meter is set up.
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If you're not sure, check the previous readings on your most recent bill. This will show which reading belongs to which rate. You may have more than one electricity meter. If so, take your readings as explained above and make a note of the meter serial number on each meter. The meter serial number is usually found on the front of your meter.
It may be on a sticker. Reading your gas meter Digital meters Your gas meter will be imperial or metric. How to read your imperial meter Read the first four numbers from left to right.
Include any zeros at the beginning, but don't include any numbers in red, or anything after a red number. If your meter has reached 9,, it'll start recording from zero again. How to read your metric meter Read the first five numbers from left to right. Include any zeros at the beginning, but don't include anything after a space or decimal point.
Once your meter has reached 99,, it'll start recording from zero again. Dial gas meters Some older gas meters have dials to read instead of a line of numbers. How to read a gas dial meter Read all the dials from left to right, but ignore the large dial or any red dials.
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If the pointer is between two numbers, write down the lower number. If the pointer is between zero and nine, use nine. This is the case on the first and fourth dial on the diagram shown. If the pointer is exactly on a number, write it down and underline it. So on the diagram above, you'd write down and underline the number seven on the third dial. If any of the numbers you have written down are followed by a nine, take one away from the underlined number.
As the third dial is followed by a nine on the fourth dial, you'd take one away from the seven on the third dial making it six. Enter your meter reading as a number.
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How to read your gas or electricity meter
Reading your Gas Meter If you have a digital meter where you can directly read the numbers digits like the diagram below, read the figures as shown from left to right, ignoring the numbers to the right of the comma or in some meters ignore the numbers in the red box. Dial clock meter. Reading your Gas Meter If you have a dial clock meter it will display a series of dials, like the diagram below. The position of the pointer on the dial indicates what the reading should be.
If the pointer is between two figures, use the lower figure, e. However, if the pointer is between 9 and 0, use 9.
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