Choose your meter type from the list below. Most people have a standard meter so that's a good place to start.
Standard or digital meters all have one row of numbers. Your meter may have 3, 4 or 5 digits, but you can read all of them in the same way.
Write down the numbers from left to right, including any zeros
Ignore any numbers after the comma or decimal point. If your meter does not have a decimal point, read all numbers, including any zeros.
Eg. The readings for these meters are 5812 and 15812.
Tip: Ignore numbers in red
If you have a dial/clock meter it will have six dials. To take your meter reading, you'll need to read the four dials on the bottom row.
Read the dials from left to right
If the dial is between two numbers, always round down to the lowest number. If the dial is between 9 and 0, round down to 9.
Eg. The reading for this meter is 2343.
Contact us if your meter doesn’t match any of the ones above.
If your meter box is locked, you can request a meter key online and we'll send out a free meter key within 7 days. You will need your email address and SSE Airtricity account number.