The Conversion of Gas Units into KWH

Your gas meter will provide the data in cubic feet or meters. However, for billing purpose these readings are converted to Kilowatt hours (kWh). It can be a little tricky to get your head around this, however below you will find some information that should help to sprinkle some clarity onto this very common practice.

Figuring out your gas meter

You will need to be able to read your gas meter. The trick is to read from left to right (completely ignore red numbers). To calculate your total usage you can very simply deduct your recent reading from the one detailed in your previous bill.

Your business will have two types of meters; a metric meter and an imperial Meter.

Imperial meter

This is an old type of meter. It measures in cubic feet. This will be displayed on the front of the meter.Often it will be shown as ‘ft3’.

Metric meter

This would be classed as a newer type of meter. It measures in cubic meters. This will be displayed on the front of the meter as M3, or simply as ‘cubic meters’

Conversion Calculator

Now we could have given you a lengthy explanation about how to convert metric and imperial meters to kWh, (mathematic equations involved and all) but we thought providing you with a calculator would make your life a whole lot easier. So, here you are:

These calculations will let you compare your calculations to your supplier’s ones, to make sure they match up!

If after you have read and absorbed all this information you are still a little overwhelmed, not are not to worry, just give SwiftSwitch a call when you’re free and have a chat with one of our energy experts.

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