Electricity: How to read your electric meter
Reading your electric meter allows you to estimate your
electricity costs each month.
Here's an example:
is a simplified drawing of a standard electric meter.
- Read the numbers from left to right. (note that numbers run clock-wise
on some dials and counter-clockwise 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 kilowatt-hours (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
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
- Not all meters are the same. If you have a question about reading
your meter, call us at 903.457.2800.