# How do I read my electric meter in the Philippines?

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Always read the dials from the right to the left, starting from Dial A to Dial E. Read the number by the pointer of the dial. When the pointer is between two (2) numbers, the lower number is recorded. To compute your electric consumption, simply subtract the previous reading from the present reading.

## What button do I press to get a meter reading?

Again, the most common type of meter interface is the keypad, and pressing 9 on will show you your reading. Your meter may also have two buttons, one labeled ‘Reconnect’ and one labeled ‘Display Select. Press the ‘Display Select’ button until you see the number that has ‘KWH’ after it. This is your electricity reading.

## Where is an electric meter located?

Your meter will usually be on an outside wall of your house. Meters will generally be located at the point where the power enters your property so look up to see if you can see where the power line comes in from the road. In some apartment and multi-dwelling buildings, meters will be grouped together.

## What do the numbers on a digital electric meter mean?

Digital electric meters have numeric displays that show numbers in kilowatt hours. A kilowatt is equal to 1,000 watts. If you have a 100-watt light bulb that is turned on for one hour, then 100 watt hours or 0.1 kilowatt hours is consumed.

## How do you calculate electricity per hour?

To get the number of kWh, you just multiply the number of kW by the number of hours the appliance is used for. For example, a device rated at 1500 W that’s on for 2.5 hours: 1500 ÷ 1000 = 1.5. That’s 1.5 kW.

## Which is the correct reading of the meter?

To determine your correct meter reading, simply read the dials in order from right to left. As you read each dial, write down the number. In most cases, the pointer will be between two numbers on the dial. THE CORRECT NUMBER IS THE LOWER OF THE TWO, EXCEPT WHEN BETWEEN THE 0 AND 9, IN THAT CASE YOU WOULD READ THE 9.

## What does my electricity meter reading mean?

Meter readings tell energy suppliers how much gas and electricity you are using. If you don’t give your supplier meter readings they will estimate your usage. You usually end up paying too much or too little on estimated usage. 