If you have a digital electricity meter, reading your electricity is easier than downing duck soup! Just look at the digits on your digital meter and read it as you would your car’s odometer. Do keep in mind that most digital electricity meters have multiple displays that show peak usage, off-peak usage as well as the solar generation numbers if applicable. Make sure you are looking at the right numbers or get help from your
electricity retailer to guide you!
What do I do after reading my electricity meter?
Take a look at your meter at the same time every day to get an idea over what your average daily usage is. Go back at your meter on a day when the pool pump has been running to understand how much your electricity bill may be affected. Try again when you have jacked up the thermostat during a cold week or have been running air-conditioners all day during a particularly sweltering Australian summer. Stay on top of your electricity usage to save more! Be wary of weather changes, however, that would have caused you to use more of your swimming pool, air-conditioners or thermostats.