How do I read my gas meter?

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How do I read my gas meter?

Digital Meter:  

If you have a digital meter where you can directly read the numbers (digits) like the diagram below, read the figures as shown from left to right, ignoring the numbers to the right of the comma (or in some meters ignore the numbers in the red box).


Digital gas meter


Dial Meter:

If you have a dial (clock) meter it will display a series of dials, like the diagram below. The four small dials at the bottom should be read from left to right.


dial meter


  • The position of the pointer on the dial indicates what the reading should be.
  • If the pointer is between two figures, use the lower figure, e.g. if it is between 7 and 8, use 7.
    However, if the pointer is between 9 and 0, use 9.
  • Place the numbers in the corresponding squares on the No Access card (see example below).

Meter Type B


When a Gas Networks Ireland meter reader cannot access your meter to read it, they will leave a no access card. This no access card shows the date of the call and your GPRN.

Every gas point in the country has a unique identification number known as a Gas Point Registration Number (GPRN) which is 7 digits long. To ensure your gas bill is accurate, please read your meter and submit an accurate reading using either our online Web-A-Read or our 24-hour Dial-A-Read service.

You must always quote your GPRN, which can be found on the no access card or on your bill.

You can submit your gas reading on Gas Networks Ireland’s website here.


Phone
1850 81 21 44^ 

Monday to Friday
9am-5:30pm


^These calls will be charged at Lo Call rates from any landline in the Republic of Ireland, calls made from mobile phones will cost more.