If you’ve ever questioned the accuracy of your electric bill knowing how to read your meter could prove very useful. In the following article from Steve Gibbs who is a Victoria BC electrician and owns Onda Electric we explain the differences in each type of the four in use whether it’s digital, electronic, smart or traditional and how to make sense of the readings.
How to read a digital electric meter
With a digital electric meter you will find a set of numbers that you want to copy from left to right with the exception of those surrounded by a red box. If there is a second row of number follow the exact same procedure reading left to right. Those separate sets of numbers represent a day rate and a night rate on your hydro bill.
How to read an electronic electric meter
An electronic electric meter may require pressing …