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    How do I check my pay as you go meter reading?

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    • Each type of meter is read slightly differently. Here is a guide to the different types of gas and electricity meters and how to read them:

      On this page: Gas meters: | Electricity meters:

      Gas meters

      On some meters there is a second glass screen with a sequence of numbers behind it. This is your meter reading.


      Other meters have a digital display:

      1. Press the red button A once to activate the screen.
      2. Wait for the Please wait message to disappear.
      3. Press the red button A twice.
      4. You should see a screen that says meter index - this is your meter reading.

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      Electricity meters

      You can see your meter screen information by pressing the blue button on your meter. To get from screen to screen press the blue button again.

      • Single rate meter: your meter reading is on screen H
      • 2 rate meter (or economy 7 meters): your meter reading is on screens H and J.

      You'll find the screen letter on the left of your meter display.


      Taking a meter reading to give to us? Remember to make a note of the date you took it.


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