Learn to read your meter

Electric and gas meters record the total amount of gas or electricity used. You can check by learning to read your own meters. Some customers may have automatic meters containing a digital display. To report your meter reading, call our Customer Service Center at 215-841-4000.

Read your electric meter 

  • Read all the dials.
  • When the hand on any dial is between two numbers, read the smaller number.
  • When a hand is directly on a number, read that number if the hand to the right is on or just past zero; if it's not quite there, take the smaller number.
  • In this example, the meter reading is 73256.

Read your gas meter

  • Read all the dials, except the testing dials on a gas meter. (Testing dials have no numbers.)
  • When the hand on any dial is between two numbers, read the smaller number.
  • When a hand is directly on a number, read that number if the hand to the right is on or just past zero; if it's not quite there, take the smaller number.
  • In this example, the meter reading is 1378

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