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How To Read Your Meter

Your electric meter is precise and operates from AC electric pulses. DS&O periodically inspects your meter for durability and accuracy. It is accurate to within one-tenth of one percent. This is better than a watch.

Meters seldom fail, and if they do, it usually benefits you. They may run slower, but they rarely run faster. If you can read a clock and make short calculations, then you can read your meter. The amounts above each dial show the kilowatt-hours on that dial. When a dial makes ten revolutions, the dial to the left makes one revolution.

Dials revovle clockwise or counterclockwise. When the dial pointer is between numbers, record the smaller number. If the pointer is directly on a number, look at the dial to the right. If the pointer has passed zero, record the number to which the dial is pointing. If it has not passed zero, record the prior number.

Record the readings as shown in this example:

November 03724

October 03140

KWH Used - 584

Subtract the previous reading from the current reading to obtain the kilowatt-hours used. To track your use, read the meter on the "reading date" noted on your electric statement. Calculate your use by the day, week, or month. If you do not have time or forget to read the meter, simple check your usage using our new SmartHub application. Available for smartphones and tablets.

SmartHub is a meter data management system which will help you monitor your electrical usage. You will be able to see what you used on a monthly, daily, even hourly basis. If you have already signed up for SmartHub you already have access to this information. If you haven't CLICK HERE to set-up your account now.



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