Electricity: How to read your electric meter
Reading your electric meter allows you to estimate your
electricity costs each month.
Here's an example:
 This
is a simplified drawing of a standard electric meter.
 Read the numbers from left to right. (note that numbers run clockwise
on some dials and counterclockwise on others) When the hand is between
two numbers, take the smaller number unless the pointer is between
nine and zero. (The zero stands for ten).
 Subtract the reading of last month's bill from this month's new reading
to determine the number of kilowatthours (kWh) used.
 The sample meter shown has a reading of 9,484. The pointer on the
first dial is between 4 and 5...read 4. The pointer on the second dial
is between
9 and 8. Read 4 on the third dial and 9 on the fourth.
 If your meter has a number called a multiplier, you need to multiply
the number of kWh used by the multiplier to get your final kWh reading.
 Multiply the kWh you used by the applicable GEUS
rate.
 Not all meters are the same. If you have a question about reading
your meter, call us at 903.457.2800.
