It’s important to learn how to read your meters when you move into a new property. Meter readings help you to avoid being overcharged by your energy suppliers.

Not all gas and electricity meters are alike. Based on the age and location of your property, your meters will be one type or another. No matter which design you have, your meters should be really easy to read.

This handy infographic courtesy of Eco Movers shows a variety of energy meters that are available to UK consumers, and how simply being able to correctly read them, could save you money by avoiding being overcharged.

According to statistics reported by the Daily Express  up to 3.9 million households across Britain may be potentially paying too much if their meter clocks are faulty. This proves that now, more than ever it is extremely important to check your meters and give accurate readings to make sure you are paying the correct amount.

The infographic shows detailed descriptions of how to read the most common meters available to UK households including, gas, electricity, prepayment and finally smart meters. Here are 3 pieces of helpful advice to know about your meter readings.

  • Accuracy: This is the most important, as having an accurate reading will ultimately regulate the readings and ensure that you are only paying for the energy that you are using.
  • Online: Many companies will now offer you the option to view your meter readings online and submit new ones. They also have capabilities to set reminders, just in case you forget.
  • Ease: It’s really easy to do, especially once you have learnt how to read your meters correctly with the help of this infographic.

For anymore advice on your energy consumption or to see who is rated highest in your area, then take a look on Which for free and impartial guidance.

Here is the infographic below:

Meter Readings - Infographics


Peter has received many accreditation's including many from the Times Online. As founder of You Could Save (2005) , What Stationers (2007) and more recently, Peter Millikin (2018). Peter regularly helps consumers and national organisation ‘save money’. He believes that the only successful way to bring people together online is to provide an open marketplace where people can all work together in a friendly, unbiased environment.

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