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Kill-A-Watt Energy Usage Monitors are here!

October 26, 2007 - Have you ever received your electric utility bill and wondered how much electricity each appliance used and how much it costs to operate annually?
The Library is partnering with London Hydro to circulate Kill-A-Watt energy usage monitors. The monitor is a device that plugs into a standard wall outlet. Any 120V appliance plugs into the monitor, which gives a reading of energy consumption in kilowatt hours. Sample items you may test are refrigerators, tv's, freezers, computers, lamps, fans and more. Only non-120 V applicances, such as your stove or clothes dryer, cannot be tested.
A booklet to calculate the cost of energy consumed by the appliance will circulate along with the monitor. Monitors circulate for 3 weeks. To place a hold on a Kill-a-Watt monitor, type Kill a Watt as the title in our catalogue. We've done it for you here.