The meter base is the unit
that holds the utility companies meter. It is usually
outside. It is placed between the utility companies
wires and your homes electrical system. The actual meter
calculates the amount of electricity that passes through
it so that the utility company can tell how much to
Meter Bases don’t have to replaced very often, but do on
occasion. The following are reasons why a meter base may
need to be replaced.
- Is very old
- Not under current
National Electric Code (nec), which means it most
likely isn’t up to city code. In the event a home is
sold, the new owner may request for it to be
- If a permit is
pulled with a city for other electrical work being
performed at the home, the city may require that the
meter base be brought up to current code as well
- Changing the size of
the electrical service in the home. When upgrading
the electrical panel in the home, it may be
necessary to replace the meter base as well.
With all electrical
components, safety is the number one concern. If you are
concerned about the safety of your meter base, or have
any questions, please call us.
We would love to answer your questions. 281-693-3383
Texas Master Electrician
License #: 3696 | Texas Electrical Contractor License #: 19682
Electrical Services, Inc.