The screen on your smart meter will change every 20 seconds to show lots of different sets of information including your load level right now, load for the current year, and load for the previous year. It will also show:
Our smart meters also have two small red lights on the front labelled Pulse 1 and Pulse 2. Pulse 2 flashes when we are load controlling. You can keep your load down by switching off unnecessary appliances when Pulse 2 is flashing.
Analogue meters can have different types of meter dials. Some have ‘indicating’ dials while others use a ‘cyclometer’ register.
Always read dials from left to right and write down the number. Then subtract your previous meter reading from the current reading – the difference will be the number of units of electricity you have used.