# Reading a Standard or Gas Meter

Standard Meter:
• Standard meters are read left to right and if the dial is sitting between two numbers, read the lower number.
• Numbers show in a odometer style, like reading kilometres on your car. They have red decimal places which we do not count when reading
Gas Meter:
• Your gas meter measures the amount of gas you use in hundreds of cubic meters (cm3).
• If your meter has an odometer-type dial, simply read the numbers from left to right i.e. 6982.
• Some gas meters may have two rows of dials. To read this older type of meter, look at the top row of dials. Record the numbers as indicated by the pointer on the dial.
• If the pointer is between two numbers, record the smaller number. The only exception is if the pointer is between 0 and 9, then the number recorded is 9.
• If the pointer appears to be directly on a number, check the dial immediately to the right. If the pointer on the right hand dial has reached or passed zero then the higher number can be recorded. If the dial to the right has not passed zero, record the smaller number from the dial on the left.