# Can I read my own electric meter?

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You can read your own meters to help monitor your electric or gas energy use. During the heating season, your energy use should be compared to the number of heating degree days for the same time period; during the cooling season, compare your energy use to the number of cooling degree days.

## What do the numbers on a digital electric meter mean?

Digital electric meters have numeric displays that show numbers in kilowatt hours. A kilowatt is equal to 1,000 watts. If you have a 100-watt light bulb that is turned on for one hour, then 100 watt hours or 0.1 kilowatt hours is consumed.

## What do the numbers mean on electric meter?

Standard electric meter

The more electricity you use, the more the dials turn and the higher the number displayed will be. To take a reading simply read the number from left to right. If your reading has a red number displayed, ignore both the red number and any that follow it.

## Is 50 kWh a day a lot?

But since most homes are comparable enough in size and we can’t control the weather, 50 kWh per day is a good number to use, though maybe a bit on the high end for some homes.

## How do you calculate kWh per day?

One kilowatt is equal to 1,000 watts, so to figure out the kWh per day that your refrigerator uses, you simply need to divide the watt-hours per day (7,200) by 1,000 for a total of 7.2 kWh per day.

## What is the average electricity usage for a 3 bed house?

A 3 bedroom house falls under a medium residential category. It typically uses 3100 kWh per year ( Ofgem statistics). Apart from that, additional electricity standing charge per day is also payable by you with the bill. The standing charge also varies from region to region.

## Why was my electric bill so high?

Here are some of the most common reasons why your energy bill could be higher than usual: A shift in the seasons. Moving from autumn or spring into winter or summer will likely have an effect on your bill. In winter, you might use more energy on heating, lighting and the clothes dryer.

## How is electricity cost calculated?

Bill (\$) = Energy use (kWh) x Energy price (\$/kWh)

The short, cold days of winter mean you are likely to use heaters and lights more often. New appliances may also have contributed to a spike. Cost of electricity. The wholesale price of electricity goes up and down every day depending on demand.

## How many units is 1kw?

So a 100-Watt bulb if kept on for 10 hours will consume: 100 x 10 = 1000 Watt-Hour = 1 Kilowatt-Hour (kWH) = 1 units (on your meter).