Your natural gas meter measures the amount of natural gas you use during a particular billing cycle. Our monthly reading cycles vary because we read meters the last 3 business days of each month. Ohio Cumberland has installed Electronic Reading Technology (ERT) devices on most of our residential and small commercial meters. We are able to drive by an address and read the meter.
The dials on your meter register the volume of gas that passes through,
which helps us calculate your bill. Readings are expressed in hundreds
of cubic feet. Ohio Cumberland uses both dial and digital indexes.
The dial index has six dials on the front panel. The two dials without
numbers are for meter and appliance testing purposes. The four dials
numbered 0 through 9 are used for meter readings. When you read your
meter, face the meter and record the numbers for each dial from right
to left using these guidelines:
read the numbers in the direction the arrow on the dial is pointing.
When a dial pointer is between two numbers, always record the
smaller number. If a pointer is directly on a number, check
the dial immediately to the right. The pointer on the right
dial must have reached or passed zero for you to determine the
number of the left dial. If the pointer on the right dial has
not passed zero, you need to write in the smaller number from
the left dial.
digital index has two dials without numbers similar to the dial
index; however, the reading is taken from the digital hundred
cubic feet figures. Simply read the number as shown.
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