Normally, we go into a library and check out a book we want to read. But today, we can check out (for free) how much energy our home appliances are wasting every month. We all waste about ten dollars a month that way.
BUT!! The Siletz Library and other libraries around Lincoln County are helping us do something about that!
Lincoln County libraries are continuing to work with Energy Trust of Oregon to provide our community with information and tools that can increase energy awareness and drive down our energy bill. 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. The average U.S. home will spend $100.00 annually to power devices while they are off or in standby mode (source: ENERGY STAR).
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 Siletz library today. For more information, call your local public library for availability.
Lincoln City: 541-996-2277