How do I read my meter?

Metric meter (m3) – Digital

DigitalMetricThis reading is 01639

A digital metric meter will have an electronic or digital display, showing 5 or 6 numbers then a decimal point, followed by some more numbers.

To read your meter:

1) write down the first 5 or 6 numbers shown from left to right

2) ignore the numbers after the decimal point (sometimes shown in red)

Imperial meter (ft3) – Digital

DigitalImperial

This reading is 2458

A digital imperial meter has an electronic or digital display, showing 4 black or white numbers, followed by 2 numbers shown in red.

To read the meter:

1) write down the first 4 numbers from left to right

2) ignore the rest of the numbers, shown in red

Dial meter (ft3) – Analogue

 

dial-meter

This reading is 1 9 6 5

A dial meter has 4 or more dials. Each one turns to point to a number between 0 and 9.

To read the meter:

1) read the first 4 dials from left to right along the bottom row only

2) write down the number closest to each pointer ­

If the pointer is between 2 numbers, give the lower number, if the pointer is between 9 and 0, write down 9.