Help & Questions - Home Electricity - Meter Reading

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Meter Reading

How often will my meter be read?

ESB Networks call to read your meter four times a year. If this is done, four of your bills will be based on actual readings while the remaining two will be based on estimates by ESB Networks. For more information see How do I read my meter.


How do I improve the accuracy of my bills?

ESB Networks read your meter 4 times a year, and use an estimate to calculate your usage when they do not have an actual read. To increase the accuracy of your electricity bills and make sure you only pay for what you are using, you should submit regular meter reads.

Don’t forget to submit a reading when you are not at home when the Meter Reader calls and leaves their card to make sure your bills stay in line with your usage.


How do I read my meter and submit a reading?

If you have an iPhone, you can submit a meter reading via the Mobile App. Alternatively you can call 1850 33 77 77, email reading@esb.ie or submit a reading online.

You may not always see the exact reading you have submitted reflected on your bill. ESB Networks still use it to improve their estimate of your usage.

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When reading your meter only count the black digits, not the red one.