The electric consumption meter installed in your home is a precision device accurately measuring your use of electrical energy. Delicate recording instruments are used to test your meter to make sure that readings are accurate. It is factory tested. Visayan Electric tested and retested it and it is sealed by the Energy Regulatory Board.
|HOW TO READ YOUR METER
|Reading your electric meter is as easy as counting 1-2-3...
|Let's start with getting to know your meter(s)
|There are two types of electric meters being used in Visayan Electric. One is the Digital Type which indicates kilowatt-hour (KWH) readings by digital numbers as illustrated. The other is the Dial Type which is the most commonly used meter.
|You will notice that there are five dials and inside each dial is a pointer which indicates the number to be read.
|The pointers will alternately turn clockwise and counterclockwise . The pointer of Dial A has to complete one revolution from "0" back to "0" before the pointer of Dial A is equivalent to one point of Dial B. The same procedure follows for Dial B and Dial C. Same goes for Dials C and D, Dials D and E.
|It takes only three easy steps to read your meter
|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.
|Read your meter on the same hour each day to effectively check or monitor your electric consumption. To determine your average electric consumption per day or for a month, you must follow a schedule, e.g. reading your meter at 7:00 A.M. everyday or every other day. Knowing your daily consumption will help you control/ manage the use of your electric fixtures and appliances to yield that amount of kWh-consumption you are willing to pay for daily or monthly.