The best times to take a gas meter reading

Have you ever wondered whether there is a right time to go out to the Gas Meter box that you got from to take a reading? Well in short the answer is, not really, but there are some things that you will want to take into consideration. Here is a quick guide to help you decide when is best for you.

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  • Billing – one of the best times to record a meter reading is with your billing cycle. If you have your energy cost taken out as a quarterly sum, you might want to submit the readings just before your money goes out.
  • Switching – if you are thinking of switching energy suppliers you will need to take a meter reading to give to your current provider and to pass it on to your new supplier. This reading will be the same as it is the closing reading for your provider and your opening reading for the new energy provider.

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  • Tie in period – if you are looking to tie yourself into an energy contract to help keep your energy costs at a particular rate you will want to take a meter reading before you sign up for this and then ideally every month, around the same date. This way you can keep a track of your costs and you won’t have any nasty surprises at the end of the year or the end of your product period.

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