It's a good idea to know your gas and electricity meters readings. You can keep an eye on the energy you're using and make sure your bills are accurate. Our meter reading guide shows how to read different types of gas and electricity meters, and how to submit them to us. We've also included pictures of meters so you know what to look for.
A digital electricity meter shows your current meter reading on a digital display. Here's how to read it:
Economy 7/Domestic Economy meters
If you've got an Economy 7 or Domestic Economy meter, you'll have two rows of figures on your digital display:
'Low' is the reading for night or off-peak units.
'Normal' is the reading for day or peak-time units.
You read your meter the same as a standard digital electricity meter.
Some older electricity meters have dials instead of a row of numbers. They're simple to read, but it may help you to write down the numbers as you go.
An electric dial meter looks like this:
Some electricity tariffs use meters that show two readings when you press a button on the meter. You may have a two-rate meter if you have Economy 7, Economy 10 or Evening and Weekend tariff.
Once you're at your meter display:
Your gas meter will be imperial or metric. An imperial meter has four main numbers and a metric meter has five.
How to read your imperial meter:
How to read your metric meter:
Some older gas meters have dials to read instead of a line of numbers.
A gas dial meter looks something like this:
If you have a Pay As You Go meter, your meter will have a button on the front. You can use it to see how much credit you've got left before you need to top up. You can also see how much electricity or gas you're using and how much you're paying for each unit.