How to read a gas meter

Reading your gas meter is easy to do with our handy guide. Just choose your meter type and read the instructions.

1. Gas digital metric meter

How to read a gas digital metric meter open/close

This is a gas metric meter, which has five numbers. To take a reading, just write down these numbers from left to right.

Always include zeros at the start, but ignore anything that comes after the decimal point.

So, this one reads: 17649.

2. Gas imperial meter

How to read a gas imperial meter open/close

This is a gas imperial meter, which has four numbers. To take a reading, just write down these numbers from left to right.

Always include the zeros at the start, but ignore the red numbers. You can ignore the dial on the right as well.

So, this one reads: 8187

Can’t find your meter type

If your meter is different to these, just give us a call and we can help.