Providing regular meter readings will ensure that your bill is as accurate as possible, reducing the need for estimation and ensuring your payments reflect your usage.
Every type of meter is read differently. You will need to know which kind you have to correctly read it. Follow our step by step walkthrough to reading your meters.
Reasons to avoid estimated business energy bills
Whilst we do our best to provide an estimate that is representative of your usage, sometimes this may result in you paying for energy that you haven’t used.
On the flipside, underpayments will eventually cause unexpected catch-up bills, leaving your business with an unpredictable payment to settle. Debt on your account means switching energy supplier isn’t possible. You won’t be able to switch until the debt is settled.
How regular meter reading can help you
Providing regular meter readings enable your business to track its energy usage and performance with better precision.
Accurate monthly tracking of your energy bills provides the opportunity to compare consumption and costs from previous years figures, viewing trends within your energy consumption.
Reading your meters
Electricity meters come in three different forms, each having a different type of display; there are digital, electronic and dial meters. Your meter may also be a single or multiple-rate meter. Gas only has two types of meter, dial and digital, whereas water has one standard display. All these meters are read in a slightly different way, so knowing your meter type is vital to gaining accurate meter readings.