How to Read Your Meter

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A meter is used to measure either the cubic feet of natural gas or the kilowatt-hours of electricity you use.Reading a meter is similar to reading a clock.

Here’s what to do:

Read the number as indicated by the hands on the dials (the dials on the natural gas and electric meters are similar). If a hand is between two numbers, read the small number, except when the hand is between 0 and 9, in which case you read the number 9.

how to read your meter

In the illustration, dial A reads 9; dial B reads 0; dial C reads 8; and dial D reads 5. The correct reading of this meter is 9085.

The amount of energy you have used is determined by subtracting last month’s meter reading from the current reading.

If you have questions about how to read your natural gas or electric meter, contact us at 800-638-3278.