According to the rules of public services, citizens have the right to take readings from their own meter on their own, but not less than once every six months to ensure that the admission officers of the management company to monitor and readings with observatorna and individual meters.

Removing to read the meter yourself, you must write off all the numbers that you see — from the first to the last numbers in the series. Standard counters one full turn, which is a registering mechanism, the equivalent of ten thousand kilowatts per hour. Therefore, in order to know the amount of payment for consumed electricity (in most cases, the estimated period of one month), you need to know the electricity consumption of the month (by subtracting the readings of a month ago from the figures obtained at the end of the billing period), and then multiply the resulting amount by the rate.

Many people who want to read the meter yourself, doubt the accuracy installed in the measuring device. Modern meters will have accuracy class 2.5. Accuracy class — index of the possible error of a measuring instrument. In this case, accuracy class 2.5 means that even healthy housing electricity meter can display actual consumption of 100kW as 97.5, and 102.5 kW. Even with some congestion serviceable counters always operate within the accuracy class.

Also some citizens worried by the fact that the disk of the meter rotates, even in cases when all appliances in the house or the apartment are disconnected from the network, considering it a sign of faulty meter. In fact, we should not forget about the electric calls, which are now installed in almost every apartment. These devices consume electricity constantly, regardless of calling someone at the door or not. Therefore, the slow rotation of the disc should not be alarming, so it is not a sign of faulty meter.