Atlanta Meter Work
Help with Meters & All Your Electrical Needs
Residential electric power is drawn from utility-owned lines, and it all passes through one entry point on your electrical system: the meter. This meter measures your total energy usage in kilowatt-hours, and the meter is checked regularly by Georgia Power.
Almost every home in the Atlanta area has a Smart Meter, which allows the power company to read the meter remotely. Smart Meters have many advantages, both for the power company and the residential customer. But Smart Meters do tend to need maintenance or repair more often than their older analog counterparts—their average lifespan is less than 20 years, compared to 30 years or so with an analog meter.
Georgia Power is responsible for the maintenance of electric meters, but if you suspect a problem, it might be a good idea to reach out to a qualified electrician. We can determine if the issue lies with the meter or some other aspect of your system and help you decide how to proceed.
How Meters Work
Your electrical meter is the dividing point between your home’s electrical system and the utility company’s power supply lines. Typically, the meter and the power lines are the responsibility of the utility company, but the other components connecting electricity to your main service panel are your responsibility.
Power enters your home through the following process:
- Electric lines, which may come in on poles or underground, connect to a service entrance cable. This connection may be protected by a weatherhead and insulator.
- The service entrance cable attaches to the meter base that holds your electric meter. The service entrance cable may pass through an overhead meter socket.
- Electricity is measured in kilowatt-hours, or kWh, as it passes through your meter. The kWh is what it sounds like—the amount of energy in kilowatts used in an hour.
- The electricity being used by your home is directed to the appropriate device by your control panel, which is connected through the meter base.
Get Help from Aardvark Electric, Inc.
If you have concerns about your meter base, overhead meter socket, or any other component of your system, don’t hesitate to contact one of our Atlanta meter work technicians. At Aardvark Electric, Inc., our customers’ safety and satisfaction is our top priority. We can quickly and efficiently find the source of any problems and communicate about any repairs needed.
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