UNDERSTANDING YOUR RESIDENTIAL ELECTRIC METER
Your electric meter is designed to accurately measure the amount of electricity your home is using. At SWRE, we understand how important accurate meter reading and billing is to our customers. The following information will help you understand how your meter works and how you can assist our meter readers to read and record your meter reading each month.
The electricity you buy from SWRE is measured in kilowatt-hours. This measure reflects the number of kilowatts of electricity you use in a given period of time. A kilowatt is equal to 1,000 watts. If you turn on ten 100-watt light bulbs for one hour, you will use one kilowatt-hour of electricity.
The electric meter on your home measures the number of kilowatt-hours of electricity you use each month to heat your home and power your lights, water heater, refrigerator, television, clock radio and other appliances. Your meter may be either a dial meter or a digital meter.
SOMETHING'S WRONG WITH MY METER!
Think something might be wrong with your meter? Please give us a call! Tampering with an electric meter is dangerous. Touching an energized meter socket could cause serious injury or death. Meter tampering also constitutes a criminal offense, which could result in fines or imprisonment. If you suspect a problem with your meter, please don’t tamper with it! Please call our Customer Service Center at 1-800-256-7973.