How To Read A Meter

Reading a Natural Gas Meter

From time to time, you might want to read your meter. Your gas meter measures the amount of gas you use in hundreds of cubic feet or ccf.

Gas meter reading dials are typically designed in two varieties. A digital meter or odometer is fairly simple to read as it displays a series of four numbers from left to right.

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The other type of gas meter is a dial meter, which has a similar look and feel of reading an analog clock. Each of four dials has 10 numbers and a pointer. The pointer turns only when gas is being used. To read the meter, record the numbers as indicated by the pointer on the dial. If the pointer is between two numbers, record the smaller number. The only exception to this rule is when the pointer lies between 0 and 9, and then the number is recorded as 9. The reading on the example meter shown below would be 7-1-2-4.

Reading a Gas Meter