Can you have an electric meter moved?
Only your current supplier can move your meter. This means if you want another supplier to do it you have to switch your supply to them first. This will change your prices for gas and electricity, so check that it’s worth it overall before you switch.
How do I move my electric meter?
Moving the meter involves disconnecting power from the utility company, disconnecting the cables that run into your electrical panel and dismounting the meter assembly. Once uninstalled, the meter assembly can be mounted in the new location and the wiring reconnected.
How much does it cost to have your electricity meter moved?
Usually, your energy supplier will be able to move your electric meter around 15cm free of charge.
How do I get my electric meter moved outside?
If you are looking to move your meter from inside your property to a different wall or to an external outside position you will need to contact your local network who will relocate the incoming supply cable and main fuse. They will provide a quotation for the work required and offer a provisional date.
How easy is it to move an electricity meter?
Not only is it illegal to move your electric meter yourself, but it’s also very dangerous. If you want to move the meter less than 3 metres from its current location, this can be done by your electricity provider. However, if you wish to move it over 3 metres, you will need to contact your electricity distributor.
Who is responsible for mains electricity?
Electricity distribution companies are responsible for the network of power lines, underground cables, substations etc., that get electricity to your home or business in the area where you live.
How do I connect electricity to a new house?
Before you move out, you need to organise who’ll be the new account holder. To transfer the account over to them, contact your energy provider before you move. Contact your energy provider as soon as possible to let them know you’re moving so they can disconnect the electricity and gas at your current home.
Where should gas meters be located UK?
Where should my gas meter be located? There are regulations around the installation of your new meter which must be adhered to. But in general terms, the ideal location for a gas meter is on an external wall that’s no more than 2 meters from the corner of the property on either side of a door or sealed window.
How much does it cost to move a gas meter outside UK?
The cost to move a gas meter ranges from £400 – £1,000 for materials and £150 – £250 for labour per day. The average cost to move a gas meter is, therefore, £700 + £200 per day. Costs can increase by around 25% if a new meter box is needed and to fill the old space.
Do smart meters replace old meters?
Smart meters directly replace your existing meters for gas and electricity. As part of the installation, the engineer will need to turn off your gas and electricity for around 20 minutes each.
Can a plumber move a gas meter?
No, moving gas meters is a difficult process, so it’s not something you can do yourself. It’s illegal for anyone but a qualified, licensed professional – such as a Gas Safe engineer – to change the meter’s position.