To solve the question of what the gas meter is better to set need to know where it needs to be installed in the apartment, private house (cottage, summer cottage) or on the street. There are many varieties of them (membrane, electric, rotary, volumetric). The cost varies (approximately) from 30 to 300 dollars.

## Gas meter for apartment

Here used for the installation of gas meters without termoconductor. Use membrane, electronic, and rotational counters. Their advantages and disadvantages can be viewed in the technical descriptions.
To choose a particular brand, you need to decide the following questions:
- the maximum volume of the consumed gas;
- place of installation of the meter;
- compactness and noise level;
- calibration interval;
- reliability and price.
If the apartment is equipped with gas stove and column, it is better to install the electronic or rotary meter.
If you use individual heating system, you can set either volumetric or rotary or electronic counter.

## The gas meter for the house (cottage, summer cottage)

the total number of users and the maximum volume of the consumed gas;
- place of installation of the meter;
- the presence of termoconductor;
- compactness and noise level;
- calibration interval;
- reliability and price.
When using individual heating system, can be used as volumetric rotary or electronic counter.
If in a private house (cottage, summer cottage ) there is only a gas stove or column, then the correct solution is to use an electronic or rotation counter.

## Gas meter to be installed outdoors

It is necessary to:
- calculate the total number of users and the maximum volume of the consumed gas;
- the presence of termoconductor (will be changed the cost of gas);
- take into account the temperature (in winter the outdoor temperature can reach - 30 degrees C and more, which will affect the error of the instrument);
- the installation of the counter in the open air or in a protective case (to be used on the streets counters rotary, volumetric and electronic).

## The choice between mechanical and electronic meter

Mechanical gas meter has a small cost, is simple in construction and reliable, but is noisy work.
Electronic counter is used inside and outside. It features high measurement accuracy, silent operation and small dimensions. Works steadily at low temperatures. Enables connection of equipment for diagnostics and information transfer to digital media. The price is higher than the mechanical counter.
Considering all the factors set forth here, everyone decides for himself what kind of gas meter to choose. The necessary coordination of this question with the specialists of gas service.