West Slope Community Library is teaming up with Energy Trust of Oregon to offer information and tools that can increase energy awareness and drive energy savings. Check out a Kill A Watt™ monitor on your next visit to the library. These monitors measure how much electricity your electric appliances and devices are consuming when plugged in, such as refrigerators, microwaves, computers, TVs, phone chargers, game consoles, and cable set-top boxes. Kill A Watt monitors can also be used to measure “phantom” energy loads: the amount of energy an electronic device will draw, even when in standby mode. In the average home, 75 percent of the electricity used to power home electronics and appliances is consumed while the products are turned off (source: U.S. Department of Energy).
Included with the Kill A Watt monitors are helpful tips and information on next steps you can take to save energy at home based on what you learn by using the monitor. Let us help you save energy and money by checking out a Kill A Watt monitor at the library today.