How to Read Your Gas Meter

Most CoServ Gas Customers have four dials on their meters and reading them is simple once you understand how.

  1. Read the dials left to right.
  2. If the pointer is between two numbers, always select the chronologically lower number
  3. When the pointer is between "9" and "0," then "9" is considered the lower number.
  4. When the pointer on a dial is directly on the number, look at the dial to its right. If the dial on the right has passed 0, use the number that the pointer is on. If the dial on the right has not passed 0, use the first dial’s chronologically lower number.

Look at the illustration and see if you read them correctly. (No peeking at the answers below!)

Did you answer correctly? The first meter reads 1,084 Ccf (Ccf = 100 cubic feet). The second meter reads 1,216 Ccf.

When reading your own meter, compare the latest reading to your last recorded number or to the usage on your bill to measure how much natural gas you've used. 

Second reading-first reading=usage 

Using the example above: 1,216-1,084=132 Ccf 

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