It is important to ensure your submetering equipment is maintained appropriately. That’s one reason it’s so critical to choose carefully who performs your installation. TUS has a customer service team that can take all issues from your residents leaving you more time to manage your properties. Here is a list of signs that your electric meter is working incorrectly.
Notice a spike in your utility bill? Chances are you may have a faulty electric meter. Many people take for granted that electric meters work all the time. However, like any piece of machinery, they can break as well. While electric meter readers do malfunction we suggest checking them every month, it can be hard to tell if one is broken. If suddenly you receive a massive bill (which tends to be the case when one breaks), you should call your electric company right away to have a certified electrical technician come for an inspection.
Electrical meter problems can be difficult to locate. Some of the issues associated with faulty electrical meters could also be connected to other electrical issues around the apartment complex. If you are having problems operating electrical items throughout your multifamily establishment properly or you have received abnormally high electric bills from your residents, you should certainly have an electrician visit and perform an inspection to identify the source of your electrical problems. Contact TUS customer service for additional information.
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An electric meter is in constant motion as it measures the amount of electricity your home or office is using. If you notice that nothing is moving on your electric meter for a while, it’s best to call your electrical company for an inspection. An electric meter should have the wheels turning, and a digital electric meter should have a meter that “ticks”.
If your power goes out and there is no electrical outage in your area, you could have a broken electric meter. Sometimes, heavy storms can cause the electric meter, especially in Florida to break or pull away from your apartment building. If the connection is broken from the meters, it stops working and so does the power. In other cases, your electric meter could be pulled away from your complex or commercial building, but you still have power. In both scenarios, call your power company for an electrician to come out, inspect your electric meters, and perhaps replace it.
While electric meters can last for decades, especially the mechanical ones, old meters can become inaccurate over time. Electric meters are tested periodically by your electric company to see if they are in proper working order, but with so many customers, it can be hard to keep up with and track every individual electric meter. Meters can be missed. If you have an old electric meter (most of the time, you can tell. It’s rusty and looks like it could fall over at any time), you may want to have an electric meter inspector come out and have a look.