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Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor
Category: Electrical
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Experience:  30 years Licensed Electrical Contractor in Illinois, Adjunct College Electrical Instructor, Former Electrical Inspector, Diploma: Digital Electronics, FCC Technician License
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I own a home but divided it in half like a duplex from the

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I own a home but divided it in half like a duplex from the inside. My son lives on 1 side and renters the other side. I have 2 separate air conditioners but one meter. Can I get a second meter to determine who uses what in electricity or is there another way to figure it out. Looking for the best option available
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Just a month
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: For electricity no
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: No
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

Hello and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your electrical question.

1) Installing a 2nd exterior meter is an option but will be costly.

2) I recommend to install a sub-meter product which will be more cost effective. See link shown below:

3) Keep in mind that if the branch circuits are shared with other areas of the home, re-wiring of the shared circuits will be necessary.

Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

If you have any additional questions, just let me know and I’ll be glad to answer them for you.

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