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 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.
For Atlanta meter work, consult Aardvark Electric Inc. at (404) 737-6638.
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:
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.
Call us today at (404) 737-6638 if you need help maintaining any part of your home electric system.