Inside your home, you probably notice electrical issues like flickers, breaker flips and outages. But what about the electrical meter that is outside of your home? Keeping an eye on your electrical meter is important also! Without taking an occasional glance, you could find yourself with higher than average bills, or even a completely unexpected shut off.
The certified electricians at Sylvester Electric naturally have spent loads of time with electrical meters, and we’ve got plenty of good information to help. Follow along to learn about issues that could arise with your electrical meter, what it could mean, and whether or not it indicates a faulty electric meter.
Where Is My Electrical Meter?
Hard to find a problem if you can’t find the electrical meter, right? Electric meters are most commonly located on an outer wall; usually near where your power line runs. In some homes, particularly older ones, the meter might be found in the basement or a utility closet.
If you live in an apartment, the meter is almost always found near your building (or on it) in a cluster. The cluster houses meters for every unit, and all of them should be clearly labelled with the apartment number on them.
Common Issues with a Faulty Electric Meter
A Note on Faulty Meters
You should be aware that the chances of your meter being outright faulty are fairly low. The machines have exceptionally long lifespans and are built to endure. It’s more likely you have one of many other electrical concerns, however, it is always best to check with a certified professional electrician if you have any questions or problems. While uncommon, a faulty meter is a pretty big issue, and you don’t want to leave it to chance. Just don’t be surprised if the issue turns out to be something else!
Expert Electrical Assistance with Sylvester Electric
Whether you’re worried about your meter, or you’ve got any number of other electrical problems, the experts at Sylvester Electric can help! We provide our consumers with only the absolute best, both in service and skill, and we’re confident in our ability to meet your unique needs. Contact Sylvester Electric today to learn more!
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