Looking to reduce your energy consumption and save money on your electric bill? Try the Energy Check Toolkit from AEP Ohio's Library Lending Program.
Check out a Kill-A-Watt meter to find out how much electricity your home appliances use and identify opportunities for savings.
The device is easy to use: simply plug it into any standard wall outlet, then plug in an appliance. The meter will measure energy usage in watts and translate that into kWh. With this number and the rate from your electric bill, you can calculate how much the appliance costs each month to use.
The Kill-A-Watt meter is helpful for determining "phantom loads," the amount of energy used even when an appliance is turned off. Your television, cell phone charger and kitchen appliances may cost you more than you think! With the Kill-A-Watt meter, you can determine which devices to unplug when not in use.
Use your library card to check out a Kill-A-Watt meter from any Worthington Libraries location just like a book or DVD, or place a reserve if none are available. The devices can be checked out for 21 days, and renewed up to 10 times if no one is waiting.