September 13, 2022
September 13, 2022
Smart meters are revolutionising the way we understand and manage our energy consumption. They offer real-time data, enabling us to make informed decisions about our energy use. While these meters often send readings automatically to suppliers, there are instances where manual readings are necessary. This guide provides a comprehensive walkthrough for reading various types of smart electricity meters.
Smart electricity meters come in various designs, each with its own method for manual reading. The most common types include:
If your meter has a keypad and displays a number like 0012565.3, your meter reading is 12565. The method for reading depends on your rate plan:
For single-rate users, simply note down the numbers before the decimal point.
If you're on an Economy 7 rate, you'll have two readings to take: one for the day and one for the night.
If your meter has A and B buttons under the screen, follow these steps:
If your meter has multiple buttons to the right of the screen, the reading process is similar to that of a meter with A and B buttons. However, you may need to cycle through more options to find the 'TOTAL ACT IMPORT' display.
Some meters automatically cycle through different screens. For these, simply wait for the screen that shows numbers followed by 'KWH’ and note down the numbers.
Understanding how to read your smart electricity meter is more than just a practical skill; it's an empowerment tool for better energy management. While smart meters are designed to automate many aspects of energy tracking, there are situations where manual readings are indispensable. Whether you have a keypad meter, a meter with multiple buttons, or even one with no buttons at all, this guide has equipped you with the knowledge to accurately read your meter.
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