To read your meter, write down, from left to right, the digit that the pointer on each dial indicates. If the pointer is between two numbers, record the lowest one. For example, if the pointer is between 4 and 5, read 4. If it is between 9 and 0, read 9.
To check one day's energy use, make two readings 24 hours apart and subtract the first reading from the second reading. Add daily results for weekly and monthly amounts.