How to read your electric and gas meters
Standard electric and gas meters
directly in front of your meter. Looking at dials from an angle can
distort the reading.
your meter dials from left to right.
the dial hand is between numbers, use the smaller of the two numbers.
the dial hand is positioned exactly on number, look at the dial
to the right to determine correct reading. Has the dial to the right
no, use the smaller number on the dial you're reading.
yes, use the number the hand is pointing to on the dial you're
Note: You may have either a four- or five-dial
meter. The correct readings for the example meters A and B above are:
A - 9183, B - 98940.
Time-of-use electric meter
directly in front of the meter and look at the display.
you have found the display, watch it go through its cycle. Each display
will start with a number: 01, 02, 03 or 04.
number in display 03 is Total kilowatt-hours (kWh). Write down the number
displayed and label it as Total kWh.
number in display 04 is On-Peak kWh. Write down the number displayed
and label it as On-Peak kWh.
- The number in display 08 (Level 3 only) is Mid-Peak kWh. Write down the number dsplayed and label it as Mid-Peak kWh.
meter does not record Off-Peak kWh. But you can calculate your off-peak
usage by subtracting the on-peak usage from the total usage:
kWh – On-Peak kWh (-Mid-Peak for Level 3)= Off-Peak kWh