Entering the First Meter Reading

Follow these steps to enter the the first reading of a new meter.

What should the first reading be?

The first meter reading added to a new meter counts forward from zero. This reading should reflect the last meter reading taken that has already been billed and should not be added to an invoice.

1. Add New Reading

Click New Reading from the Meter Readings table.

2. Enter Reading Details

Enter the reading value in the New Reading field. Then edit the Reading Date and time. Finally, change the utility rate from your current rate to $0.00. This signifies that the reading is a baseline reading and will not show a balance owed.

3. Add Reading

Click the Add Reading button to add the reading to the meter. You do not need to add this reading to the guest’s invoice.