If you have an electronic meter with a digital LCD display, decamp directly to the segment on electronic load meters.
If your meter includes a mechanical load meter needle or dials, read this section AND the sections that follow. We besides have a “ How to Read Your Electric Meter ” booklet with helpful information.
This is an model of a 9-digit meter number. Depending on the type of meter on your dwell, your meter issue may be 6 to 9 digits in distance. Should you have a trouble determining what is your correct meter phone number, write down the number and send us an e-mail at the touch us or call a Customer Service Representative. If you have a standard electric meter with NO load meter, do the following :
Stand directly in front of your electric meter, with the meter at center charge. You will notice a series of round off dials on the meter face. Each dial has ten numbers ( 0 – 9 ) and a arrow like a clock hand. The pointers gain when electricity flows through the meter, so the dials indicate the sum act of kilowatt-hours ( KWH ) you have used.
To determine your correct meter reading, simply read the dials in order from right to left. As you read each dial, write down the act. In most cases, the pointer will be between two numbers on the dial. THE CORRECT NUMBER IS THE LOWER OF THE TWO, EXCEPT WHEN BETWEEN THE 0 AND 9, IN THAT CASE YOU WOULD READ THE 9 .
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When reading each dial, pay attention to which steering it runs – some dials run clockwise, and others run counterclockwise. If you are not careful, this could lead you to misread the dials. Try reading the example above. It should be read as 75,245 KWH .
When a pointer rests directly on a number, as in the fourth dial from the right in this case, be sure to check the dial to the immediate correct. If that pointer has not passed zero, as shown hera, the phone number in question has not yet been reached. consequently, the dial above should be read as five, not six. The correct read for this meter is 75,933 KWH
After you have read your meter, merely enter the reading and other required information on the meter read form.
To determine how a lot electricity you have used in a calendar month, we subtract the latest meter read from the previous calendar month ‘s meter reading. In the examples shown above, the dispute between the two readings is 688 KWH ( 75,933 KWH – 75,245 KWH = 688 KWH ). therefore if these readings were taken for consecutive months, you would be billed for 688 KWH of electricity .