Save energy and money with new toolkit

Posted: Monday, October 15, 2012, 9:09 am

Did you know that many of your home appliances use energy when they're turned off? Your television, cell phone charger and kitchen appliances may cost you more than you think!

Worthington Libraries now offers the Energy Check Toolkit to help you reduce your energy consumption and save money on your electric bill.

Kill-A-Watt meterGet started by checking out a Kill-A-Watt meter, just like a book or DVD. (The devices can be checked out for 21 days, and renewed up to 10 times if no one is waiting.)

Then, plug the meter into any standard wall outlet, plug in an appliance and the meter will measure the appliance's energy usage. Download and print an Energy Use Worksheet from the library's website and follow the instructions to calculate your energy costs and project how much you can save.

The Energy Check Toolkit is provided in partnership with AEP Ohio as part of their Library Lending Program.

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