Most basic meters show a row of clock faces, although some electricity meters show a digital display. Don’t confuse these with digital meters. They are just newer basic meters.
Both types of meters work like the odometer in your car – simply clocking up the amount of electricity you use over time.
Reading the numbers
On the clock faces, read your usage by recording the number each ‘clock’ hand is pointing to. Read the clocks from left to right. Always record the lower number when the hand is between two numbers.