Reading Electric Meters
Locating Your Meter
If there are several meters on the wall, yours will be labeled with the Meter Number as seen on your bill. Before you can read your meter, you have to find it. Use the following tips to locate your meter.
Some meters have four dials and some have five, but the method used to read them both is the same. Older meters have "clock" hands that take some practice to read correctly, but newer meters use "odometer" style dials that can be read directly.
Reading Your Meter
Automated Meter Read (AMR) meters (pictured at left) are now the standard for new and replacement meters at homes, apartments and condominium complexes in Pasadena. The meters transmit a radio signal that automatically transfers billing data to handheld receivers our meter readers carry on their routes. These meters allow PWP to collect billing data much more quickly and accurately. To read an AMR meter, simply read the Solid State Digital readout in the center of the meter. To determine usage for the current billing period, subtract the meter reading on the previous bill from the current meter reading.
If your meter has 4 or 5 round dials
numbered clockwise from 1 to 0,
follow these steps.
1. Starting with the dial on the right and proceeding to the left, record the numbers indicated.
2. Congratulations! The 4- or 5-digit number (depending on the number of dials on your meter) you've just recorded is your new meter reading. In the example above, the four dial reads 9045 and the five dial reads 97616.
3. To determine how much electricity (measured in kilowatt-hours, or kWh) you've used since your meter was read last, subtract the previous meter reading (from the usage section of your bill) from your new meter reading.
The meter below reads 26064, as follows:
Van Wert, Inc.606 8th StGrundy Center, IA 50638Tel: 319-825-3841Mon - Fri: 8-5 Sat: 9-12
Van Wert, Inc.606 8th StGrundy Center, IA 50638Tel: 319-825-3841
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