If you receive an estimated bill, you can read your meter to determine your monthly usage.  Simply subtract the previous month’s reading from your current reading to determine how many kilowatt-hours you have used since your last actual meter reading.

To read your electric meter:

Your meter has either four or five dials with pointers.  The pointers alternately rotate clockwise and counterclockwise.  Each dial represents a single number in the reading.

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1. Start with the dial on the right. If the pointer is directly on a number, write down that number.  If the pointer is between two numbers, record the lesser of the two numbers.  If the pointer is between 9 and 0, 9 should be recorded.

2. Read the next dial. When the pointer appears to point directly at a number, use that number only if the pointer on the dial to the right has passed zero.  Otherwise, use the lesser number.

3. Move to the next dial on the left and repeat step 2 until you’ve read all the dials.

For more information on how to read your meter, visit https://www.firstenergycorp.com/content/dam/customer/get-help/files/brochures/HowToReadMeter.pdf.