How do I read my meter?

There are three common types of manual meter:
Digital meter: You read a digital meter from left to right – this means that the top reading in this example is 450, and the bottom reading is 1906. You can just ignore the red numbers.
Dial meter: If your dial meter has the 2 top dials in red, ignore them (they are for testing purposes only) – just read the bottom set of dials. When reading this type of meter, always take the number that the dial has just passed, even though this may not be the closest number to the dial. Don't forget to note the direction in which each dial is moving. The reading for the dial meter shown in this example is 9704 (digits that are red or highlighted in red represent decimal places and can be ignored).
Be safe when you read your meter. If it's up high make sure that you reach it safely and if there are any loose or exposed wires in the cabinet don't touch them. Call an electrician as soon as possible.
Electronic meter: These displays show readings for more than one meter. You can view the readings by either pushing a button or scrolling automatically. The display will also show a total reading of the two or more meters combined. Please send us only the individual readings.