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Meter Reading

How do I read my gas meter?

Your gas meter is read manually four times a year so other bills will be estimates. To increase the accuracy of your bills you should submit your own meter reading. If you have an online account you can submit a meter reading online. If you are a registered user please login here.

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If you are not a registered user, but wish to submit your meter reading online, please visit You can also call the Gas Networks Ireland automated meter reading service on 1850 427 732 (or + 353 1 258 0426 from outside Ireland).

There are 2 types of gas meters: digital and dial clock.

Digital Meter:

If your meter has direct reading digits, like the diagram below, read the figures as they are shown.

The reading on this meter is 5810. The digits in the red area are not included in the meter reading.

Dial Clock Meter:

The reading on this meter is 7479.

If your meter displays a series of dials (clocks), like the diagram above, you should ignore the top 2 dials and use the 4 small dials at the bottom to read your meter. When giving your meter reading you should read the dial on the left first and move along to the right. The position of the pointer on the dial indicates the meter reading. If the pointer is between two figures, use the lower figure, e.g. if it is between 7 and 8, use 7. However, if the pointer is between 9 and 0, use 9.

How do I read my electricity meter?

If you have a regular (non-quarter hourly) electricity meter, your meter will be read four times a year, so your other two bills will be estimates. When you receive an estimated read you can increase the accuracy of your bill by submitting an actual meter read. Whilst you may not always see the exact reading you have submitted reflected on your bill it is used by ESB Networks to improve their estimate of your usage.

To submit an electricity meter reading over the phone call 1850 33 77 77. Please have your MPRN and your meter reading to hand. Your MPRN can be found on the top right of your electricity bill.

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