Which reading is which on Economy 7 meter?
If you have an economy 7 meter, you should have two sets of readings – one marked low (for night usage) and one marked normal (for the daytime). Alternatively, there also may be one set of numbers which will be marked ‘day rate’ and a red button, which would provide you with your night reading when pressed.
How do you read Economy 7 meter with A and B button?
If you are an Economy 7/multi-rate customer:
- Press and hold the ‘B’ button for 3-5 seconds.
- Simultaneously press the ‘A’ button and you should notice the display revert to your R02 register.
- This is your second register reading.
What is the best way to use Economy 7?
Economy 7 is a cheaper option for electricity if you use your electricity at night, to store heat in your storage heater for the next day. By turning off your storage heater during the day and only using it when you need to, you can save the heating for the evening when it’s colder – especially during the winter.
How do I read my Economy 7 smart meter?
If you have an Economy 7 smart meter: Press 6 on the keypad until you see ‘IMP R01’ followed by 8 digits – this is usually your night/off-peak reading. Then keep on pressing 6 on the keypad until you see ‘IMP R02’ followed by 8 digits – this is usually your peak/normal reading.
How do I know if my Economy 7 is working?
One of the easiest ways to know is by looking at your most recent electricity bill. Your bill will be broken down into two parts – one for each rate. You can also look at the MPAN at the bottom of your bill. If you have an Economy 7 meter, it will start with ’02’.
Why is my night electricity usage so high?
Even after everyone goes to sleep, there are still some things in your house that are using electrical energy. The biggest culprit is probably your heating and cooling system, which you don’t usually want to turn off entirely at night. Other things, like the refrigerator and freezer, also need to keep running.
Does Economy 7 only work at night?
How does Economy 7 work? Economy 7 allows you to get cheaper electricity for seven hours each night. These tariffs use a different kind of electricity meter which, unlike a standard meter, can track the electricity you use during the day and at night separately.
What is the B button for on a smart meter?
If you pay a single rate To read the meter: press the white B button – the screen will light up. wait until the screen says ‘meter boost’ – press ‘A’ to select ‘no’ and you should see numbers followed by ‘KWH’