Bills and meter reading

woman readig a meter

It's really important to read your meters and provide regular readings to your supplier.

If they don’t get up to date readings, they'll rely on estimates which can lead to inaccurate bills.

How to read your meter

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Read the numbers from left to right, including any zeros – this is the meter reading you should provide to your supplier.

Ignore any numbers after the decimal point or in red. If your meter does not have a decimal point, read all numbers, including any zeros.

E.g. the reading for this meter would be 05812.

How to check if your bills are estimated

How to check if your bills are estimated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You should check your bill when it arrives to see if it show an actual or estimated reading.  In this example, the bill is estimated at 003433.

Simply take a new meter reading, give it to your supplier and ask for a new accurate bill.

Contact us

If you'd like information on how to save money on your gas, electric or water bills, or want a 121 energy visit, please contact us on 01204 328000 or email keepwarmforless@boltonathome.org.uk so we can assist you.

Or you can ring our energy advisor Nick Charnock direct on 07789937525

Estimated bills

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It is not recommended to pay a bill if it is estimated.

If your supplier has under estimated how much gas or electric you have used, you could be faced with a large bill or debt owing.  Similarly, if they have over estimated your usage, they will owe you money.

If you receive an estimated bill, simply take the reading, give it to your supplier and ask for a new accurate bill.