How Do I Measure Electricity Use of a Tenant or Renter?
Question: I want to bill my tenant by the amount of electricity (kWh) they use, how do I measure how much electricity is being used by my tenant seperately?
Submeters or Utility sub-meters are specifically designed to meter tenants or a sub section of a home, apartment or condo are used to measure utility usage. There are many submeters on the market, but if you’re a landlord or tenant and you need to accurately measure and report electricity, it’s important to buy a revenue grade, high accuracy meter that is UL listed for US and Canada. In the US, the standard is ANSI C12.20 and in Canada, it’s Measurement Canada.
With that in mind, here are some key features that may be important to you:
- Does it support Single or Three-Phase systems?
- What kind of communications options does it offer? – this means are you will to walk up to the meter for readings or will you require remote access via PC?
Here are some revenue grade meters:
Now, if you’re looking to simply measure and read how much power is being used by a tenant and don’t need a revenue grade meter, then here are some other high accuracy, non-revenue grade electricity meters (ANSI C12 in the US) or you can use to read energy consumption:
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