There are four main types of electric and gas meters and while there are slight differences in how each will display a reading, generally they can all be read in the same way....
Read the numbers left to right and ignore any in red.
Why should you read your meter?
An electricity or gas meter records the amount of energy your home has used, and it is therefore important that we have up to date meter readings to keep your bills accurate.
If we do not receive meter readings from you when requested, then we have to use estimate readings for billing. Therefore, providing actual meter readings to avoid estimate billing, is always best.
When should you read your electric or gas meter?
Your meter will be read four times per year by ESB Networks or Gas Networks Ireland and this information will be sent to us as your energy supplier.
Outside of these times we will ask you to read your electric or gas meter and provide us with the reading which we then use to calculate your bill.
If we do not receive a meter reading from you, we will use an estimate based on your previous energy usage.