Electric use varies from household to household, depending upon the size of your home, number and type of appliances and how you use them. Your electric meter keeps track of it all for you. Electric meters record the total amount of electricity used. You can look at your usage by learning to read your own meter.
Like when you purchase pounds of meat, quarts of milk or gallons of gasoline, you buy kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity. One kWh of electricity supplies enough energy to light ten 100-watt lamps for one hour.
Many of our customers have digital meters (pictured at right). To read a digital meter simply read the numbers displayed left to right to track your usage.
In this example the reading is 83895