Your meter records the power used on your property. Tiny Mighty Power reads meters in your town every 2 months. In the month we don’t read your meter we simply generate a reading based on your average power usage over your recent history.
If you would prefer a bill based on your actual usage each month then you can read your meter yourself and contact us with the read number.
You may like to keep track of meter readings yourself, so below we have some information to make reading your own meter an easier task.
The numbers on a meter represent kilowatt hours (or kWh) of electricity used. Kilowatt hours are commonly referred to as units. Here is a look at the different types of meters.
These types of meters look very much like an odometer in a car or a digital screen.
Read the numbers from left to right ignoring zeros in the front and any number that is either coloured red or is above a 1/10 symbol. These different numbers only record tenths or hundredths of a unit, only full units are required for reading.
These meters are referred to as a clock dial meter as the dials look similar to clock faces. Start by reading the dial left which will typically be the 10,000s or 1,000s then read the next dial. When the hand is between two numbers always read the lowest number, eve if the number is closest to the highest number read the lowest number. For example, if the hand is between 9 and 8 the read will be 8. If the pointer is between 9 and 0 then consider the 0 to be 10 and the read will be 9.
When the hand is right on a number, for example 8, check the next dial to the right to see if the hand is before or after the 0. If the pointer is before 0 then write down 7 not 8 as shown in the example below.
Examples below of how to read a clock dial meter.
This meter reads 7976.
This meter reads 47206.
The 100’s hand is on the 2 and the 10’s hand has moved past the 0 so the 100 dial reads 2.
Tiny Mighty Power requires access to read your meter on a regular basis. In situations where your meter is located inside a locked building or behind a security gate you may provide Tiny Mighty Power with a copy of your access key. This will be used solely for the purpose of reading your meter. If your property requires a key to access the meter, please contact us to organise a key or other arrangements.
If you have a guard dog on your property preventing our meter reader entering your property safely, please contact us to arrange this so that your meter can be read.