Reading Your Meter

You may want to monitor your energy usage by checking the kilowatt-hours at the meter. Beaches Energy Services uses two types of meters. A cyclometer shows the reading in digits, like a car’s odometer. A dial meter has five dials, as shown in the diagram below.

 

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When the arrow is between digits, write down the lower number. Notice that the dials rotate in different directions, which you can determine by the arrows and the numbering.

To calculate your kilowatt-hour consumption during a certain period of time, simply deduct the previous reading from the current reading.