Meters are used to measure the amount of power that one has used over a given period of time, they are important because the let you know exactly what you owe the power company. They also help you regulate you power usage thus helping you save some few extra dollars.
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The house is meant to be a safe and secure place to live in for you and your family, you therefore need to make it as secure as you possibly can and convenient. With that in mind, you need to know what utilities you need and have them installed and the power regulated. Active utilities can help connect your house and those on the same building as you with an embedded network of utilities. This is a great system of accessing services and products for it is cheaper to the end user who is the tenant. If you have just moved into an apartment building that has embedded networks for utilities that are offered there, you should find out about how you can join and do it. There are three major meters when it comes to the distribution of electricity in any embedded networks and they include the following:
• Gate Meters
Active utilities providers and the landlord or landlady of your apartment building are in this for the money they stand to make. They therefor need to account for all the power that is being used up in the building. If you are the landlord of the building, you will need to have a gate meter or several of them –depending on the size of the building, to keep track of the total amount of power that is being consumed by the whole building.
• Tenants Meters
Once the electricity is past the gate meters, it is time for you to distribute it among your tenants. Each tenant is free to purchase as much or as little electricity as they need for their daily consumption. The electricity is purchased at a profit by the landlord from the gate meter which is supplied by active utilities at a discounted price. They landlord then redistributes the power to all the tenants each through their own meters at discounted rates. The tenant’s meters are in place to calculate the amount of energy that each tenant uses, thus the amount of money to be paid to the landlord.
• Common Area Meters
Other than the power that is distributed directly to your tenants, there are other places and services that require power in a building. You need to get the active utilities service providers to set up some meters for your common areas such as the lifts and security lighting of the building. If the apartment building has washing machines at the basement, you will need power for them too and that will need a different meter from that of the tenants of the gate meter.
The number of utilities that could be incorporated into an embedded network in a building for the efficiency of the landlord, consumer and the service provider. Power is a very important utility in the day to day activities and it should not be wasted or misused. Active Utilities can help in checking if your gate meters will hold the amount of power needed in your building before installing the embedded network to ensure it is safe at all times.