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Household Meters

Electricity Meters

Three types of electricity meters in common use in households:Standard meters, Variable rate meters, Prepayment meters, Smart meters.

Standard meter measures your electricity consumption in terms of kilowatt-hours, Variable meter ("economy 7" meter) gives two readings, one for daytime electricity usage, and one for night-time electricity usage. Prepayment meters usually accept tokens or cards that can be bought or topped up, respectively. A smart meter allows you to see the actual cost of the gas or electricity you use and provides information for each appliance.

Gas Meters

Gas meters either show numbers only or dials, There are two types of digital meter, digital meteric meter and digital imperial meter, recording the number of units of cubic meter or cubic feet respectively. Dial meter has four or five dials with each dial turns in the opposite direction to the one before it.

Water meters

water meter has only one dial with a sweep hand which measures water usage in gallons.

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