Help & advice
How do I read my meter?
Each type of meter is read slightly differently.
Here is a guide to the different types of gas and electricity meters and how to
Meter reading is 00254. Write down the 5 numbers shown from left to right.
Ignore the number(s) after the decimal point which may be shown in red.
Meter reading is 2988. Write down the 4 numbers from left to right. Ignore the
number(s) shown in red.
Meter reading is 6456. Read the 4 dials from left to right along the bottom row
only - ignore any others. Write down the number closest to each pointer.
Meter reading is 07220. Write down the 5 numbers shown from left to right.
Ignore the last numbers which may be shown in red.
Meter reading is 56315, 27457. For both top and bottom rows, write down the
numbers shown left to right. Ignore the last number(s) which may be shown in
red. Some two rate meters only have one digital display and they either flash
up the different rate readings in a cycle or you need to press a button to make
the display cycle through the readings for each rate.
Meter reading is 74496. Read the first 5 dials from left to right, ignoring the dial marked 1/10. Write down the number that the pointer has just passed - use the lower of the 2 numbers either side of the pointer. It's important to note that the sequence of numbers on each dial alternates from clockwise to anti-clockwise. Take a note of the date you read the meter.