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You may need to repair or replace your meter base for a number of reasons:
Typically the utility company (Oncor, TXU, Coserv) is responsible for repair of electric service up to the point of connection in the meter base. The property owner is then responsible for repairs from the meter base into the property.
A smart meter is an electrical meter that records consumption of electric energy in intervals of an hour or less and communicates that information to the utility company at least daily for monitoring and billing purposes. Smart meters enable two way communication between the meter and the central system.
Some homeowners have been advised by their utility company that their meter base requires repair before the smart meter can be installed. Your meter base wiring is not going to change. Meter base repairs are typically necessary because the meter base lugs have burned out or the hub has rusted.
You should call a licensed electrician to complete the necessary repairs. Electricity to your home will be completely turned off during the repair. Nisat Electric will coordinate the meter base installation with both the city and the electrical provider in order to minimize any downtime and provide you with peace of mind.
Don’t assume that the person you hire to complete electrical repairs or electrical installations is qualified. Questions to ask any service provider before you hire:
The National Electrical Code (NEC) is the standard for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment in the United States. The NEC, while having no legally binding regulation as written, is generally adopted by states and municipalities as the standards by which they enforce safe electrical practices within their jurisdiction.
Considered the benchmark for safe electrical installations, the NEC is published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) every three years.
Nisat Electric is proud to maintain three different categories of electrician licenses in the State of Texas: Electrical Contractor, Master Electrician and Journeyman Electrician. For additional information about our licenses, please visit our Licensure page.
Nisat Electric will make sure your meter base repair/meter base installation and electrical wiring are current with the latest National Electrical Code. Before you hire someone to repair your electrical meter base, please take a few minutes to read Reviews from Nisat Electric customers.
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Do you need to have your meter base repaired? Need to install a new meter base? Has the city or the electricity provider notified you that your meter base needs to be repaired or upgraded? Nisat Electric can help!
Many people are confused about the meter base and the electrical service panel. The meter base is the enclosure that houses your electric meter. Typically mounted on the side of your home or business, it's a gray metal box that encloses the electric meter in order to keep all the connections and wires inside dry and protect them from the elements.
A meter base consists of a grounded backplate holding mounting lugs for the electric meter. One set of lugs connects to the electric utility mains, the other set connects to wiring in the property. Electricity must pass from the electrical utility main line, through the meter, then through the lines into the property.