Hi, I have not had anyone round to check my smart meter readings for months and months. I’d like to check the meters match my bills? Is it possible to read them the old fashioned way to check?
Best answer by PeterR1947
Updated on 17/09/20: To take a reading from your SMETS1 smart meter, press 9 on the meter's keypad. For an Economy 7 electricity smart meter, press 6.
We should be able to communicate with your meters to get readings remotely. If you think there’s communication issues with your SMETS1 smart meter, see this topic to diagnose. Or if you have a SMETS2 smart meter, see this topic to diagnose.
To take a reading from your electric SMETS2 smart meter, press A on your electric meter and TOU rate 1 will be the reading. For Economy 7, TOU rate 2 will show the other reading.
Smart meters are not read routinely, there is no need. They are only inspected at least every two years.
Reading your electricity smart meter is easy, simply press the "9" key, the end of a pen or pencil is best for this. First off the display reads "IMP KWH" followed by a number for example "0001889.6" which is the number you need to be able to check your usage.
if you have solar panels, the next reading is useful "EXP KWH" is the total electricity exported to grid for example "0000272.4" then a load of other readings which you don'y need.
Reading the gas meter is similar, first it gives you the volume in cubic meters which is again what you need to check your usage, followed by the kWh and other details you don't need
There’s another topic on this here.