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Electric Meter Installation

Keeping track of the amount of energy your home or business uses can help you to cut down energy costs in the future. This is why you should have an electric meter installed, so that you can check to see how much energy you are using at any given time, thereby taking away the surprise of a high energy bill.

Here at Jaffe Electric, we install three types of electric meters:

  1. Electronic electric meters
  2. Solid-state electric meters
  3. Electromechanical electric meters

Request an estimate today if you need electric meter installation or replacement from Jaffe Electric!

Electronic Electric Meter Installation in Maryland

Using an LCD or LED display to show your electricity consumption, electronic electric meters have the capability to show the maximum electrical load for your property and peak usage statistics.

Solid-State Electric Meter Installation in Maryland

The most recent electric meters to hit the market, solid-state electric meters are very similar to electronic meters. Solid-state electric meters are often the most accurate meters available.

Electromechanical Electric Meter Installation in Maryland

The most common electric meters, electromechanical meters are generally found outside and connected to most residential properties in Maryland. At Jaffe Electric, we can install an electric meter in your home, no matter what type of meter you choose!

How an Electric Meter Works

The basic unit of measure for electricity is the Watt. A kilowatt is one thousand watts.

When it comes to electricity bills, you are paying by the kilowatt (KW).

The way a standard electric meter works is through the use of a clock-like device. As your home or place of business uses electricity drawn from the power lines, a set of gears within the electric meter move.

The number of revolutions are recorded by the dials on the meter's face. The speed at which the dials move around depends on how much electricity is being drawn.

The gears will rotate quicker if more power is consumed simultaneously.

How to Read an Electric Meter

Reading an electric meter is relatively simple. You just write down the numbers shown on the dials from right to left.

In some cases, the electric meter has a digital display, making it even easier to read.

Electric Meter Installation in Maryland

When it comes to installing an electric meter, you'll want to leave the task to a professional. You should never play around with electricity if you don't have the necessary skills and experience to do so safely. The following are the steps that will need to be taken in order to install an electric meter:

The first thing that will need to be done is to locate where the hot wires will connect outside. The connection terminal in the center of the electric meter is where the neutral will connect.

The wires are going to have to be stripped before they are inserted into the terminal. Once everything is connected, you'll need to make sure that the screws are tight and that the wires are tight, which can be done by tugging on them.

The electric meter's load side will then need to be wired to either an electrical panel or an electrical disconnect. This can be accomplished by connecting the two hot wires located on the bottom two terminals of the electric meter.

Strip them before inserting them into the terminal and make sure that the screws and wires are tight.

In order to protect the ground wire that runs from your electric meter to the ground rod, a piece of conduit will have to be added. Install a connector along with a piece of pipe from the electric meter to the ground.

The neutral wire will now need to be connected. It is attached to the neutral lug terminal and marked by white tape.

As you can see, installing an electric meter is no easy process, so be sure to leave it to the professionals at Jaffe Electric.

Request an Estimate for Electric Meter Installation in Maryland

Jaffe Electric installs and replaces electric meters in homes and businesses throughout Maryland, including Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia.

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Jaffe Electric Montgomery County MD
Jaffe Electric, Inc.
9913 Lewis Drive, Damascus, MD 20872


Service Areas:

Affordable Electrician in Maryland, DC and Virginia
The information on this website is for informational purposes only; it is deemed accurate but not guaranteed. It does not constitute professional advice.
All information is subject to change at any time without notice. Contact us for complete details.

Service Areas include but are not restricted to:

Frederick County:
Adamstown 21710 • Braddock Heights 21714 • Brunswick 21716 • Buckeystown 21717 • Burkittsville 21718 • Frederick 21701, 21702, 21703, 21704, 21705, 21709 • Ijamsville 21754 • Jefferson 21755 • Libertytown 21762 • Middletown 21769 • Monrovia 21770 • Mount Airy 21771 • New Market 21774 • Point Of Rocks 21777 • Walkersville 21793

Howard County:
Clarksville 21029 • Columbia 21044, 21045, 21046 • Cooksville 21723 • Dayton 21036 • Ellicott City 21041, 21042, 21043 • Fulton 20759 • Glenelg 21737 • Glenwood 21738 • Lisbon 21765 • West Friendship 21794 • Woodbine 21797 • Woodstock 21163

Montgomery County:
Barnsville 20838 • Bethesda 20810, 20811, 20813, 20814, 20816, 20817, 20824, 20827, 20889, 20892, 20894 • Chevy Chase 20815, 20825 • Clarksburg 20871 • Damascus 20872 • Gaithersburg 20877, 20878, 20879, 20882, 20883, 20884, 20885, 20898, 20899 • Germantown 20874, 20875, 20876 • Kensington 20891, 20895 • Montgomery Village 20886 • Olney 20830, 20832 • Poolesville 20837 • Potomac 20854, 20859 • Rockville 20847, 20848, 20849, 20850, 20851, 20852, 20853, 20857 • Sandy Spring 20860 • Silver Spring 20901, 20902, 20903, 20904, 20905, 20906, 20907, 20908, 20910, 20911, 20914, 20915, 20916, 20918, 20993, 20997 • Takoma Park 20912, 20913

Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington, McLean

Washington DC - District of Columbia