To obtain precise gas readings to ensure you are paying the correct amount for your energy bills, it is essential to replace your gas meter when recommended. If your gas meter is approaching the end of its useable life, your gas company should send you a letter reminding you to have it replaced. However, in some circumstances, a modern or gas smart meter can become faulty and need replacing prematurely.

How can I tell if my gas meter is broken?

There are a number of things you can do if you suspect your gas meter is broken or faulty. Calling an expert should be your first option, but there are some home tests you can complete . Turn off all gas powered objects in your home (e.g. cooker) for 24 hours and note if the gas meter has changed. If the number has risen despite you not using any gas, your meter may be broken. You can also compare your recent bills and if your gas bill is significantly higher or lower than usual, this may also be a sign your meter is broken.

Do I need to replace my meter even if it’s working correctly?

If your meter reaches the end of its certification period you should replace it, even if it’s working normally. Each meter will have different certification restrictions, but generally induction meters should be changed every 20 years and static meters every 10. Changing your meter when recommended will prevent costly mistakes occurring with your gas bill.

Contact the experts

If you suspect that your gas meter isn’t working as it should be and needs replacing, contact Utility Meters Warehouse. UMW are experts in utility meters and can replace your old or faulty gas meter with the correct digital gas flow meter for you.