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If you want to read your meter, there is an easy way to check how much energy you have used. Your meter is typically attached to the outside of your home or building. Use the steps below to read your meter dial.
Always begin with the dial to the far right,
reading right to left.
Record the last number the pointer has passed,
even if the pointer has almost reached the next number.
Follow the same procedure for each dial.
An arrow on each dial shows the direction the dial moves. Note: Each dial rotates in the opposite direction of the one before it. If the first dial rotates clockwise, the next will rotate counterclockwise, the third clockwise and so on.
Additional tips when reading your meter:
Record the readings on the dials of your meter carefully in the same order that the dials appear on your meter.
The four or five digit number you record is all we need to measure your energy use for the month.
When a pointer is between numbers on any dial, always read the smaller number.
Many meters have extra dials, sometimes labeled "test dials". These dials are not used to record your meter reading.
If you have a digital meter index, reading your meter is easy because the actual reading appears on the face of the index.
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