Your electric meter measures the amount of electricity you use in kilowatt-hours. As the electric current enters your home through the meter, dials on your meter turn to track electric usage.
How to Read Your Electric Meter
When the pointer is between two numbers, you should record the lower of the two numbers.
When the pointer is directly on a number (see above, the second dial from the left), look at the dial to the immediate right. If the pointer on the right-side dial has passed "0," then write down the number the pointer is on. If the pointer on the right-side dial has not passed "0," write down the next lowest number on the dial you are recording.
To determine usage for a period of time, subtract your previous reading from the new reading.
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