POSTED ON January 29, 2015
If your home has electricity, it has an electrical meter! Through the electrical meter is where utility power enters your home. This critical electrical component can negatively impact your electrical usage and bills if it is not working properly; watch out for signs that may indicate a problem with your electrical meter. If you notice any issues, please be sure to contact your Utility Company right away!
For most homes, the electrical meter is located on an exterior wall. It is likely close to where your electrical panel is located inside the home. In older homes, the electrical meter may be found in the basement or in a dedicated utility room.
Many homeowners don’t consider that their electrical meter could be to blame for common issues. Some problems that could be attributed to a malfunctioning electrical meter at your home include:
Electrical meter problems can be difficult for homeowners to identify. Some of the issues associated with faulty electrical meters could also be connected to other electrical issues around the home. If you are having problems operating electrical items throughout your home properly or you have received electric bills which were abnormally high, you should certainly have an electrician visit your home and perform an inspection to identify the source of your electrical problems.
If you suspect your Phoenix area home’s electrical meter is faulty, contact your Utility Company right away! While we can help and be a resource, calling your Utility company is the first and most important step.