Check out your energy use by checking out a Kill-A-Watt™ Meter
Avista and your local library are joining forces to offer access to a new tool to help measure electricity usage and save on power bills. Energy Efficiency Kits are available for check out at local libraries (see list of participating library districts below). Each kit contains a Kill-A-Watt™ meter, instructions on how to use the meter, what the information means, and energy efficiency tips.
Users can connect electrical appliances to the meter, which then calculates power consumption by the kilowatt-hour—explaining that it is the same unit of measurement that Avista uses. Using the meter readings, customers can estimate the electrical consumption and costs associated with each appliance by the hour, day, week, month, or entire year.
Using the data from the meter and energy savings ideas, users can identify ways to take control of their usage. Knowing how much energy appliances and home electronics in our home use can help us make smart choices and encourage energy-saving behavior. The Kill-A-Watt™ program can help you compare energy costs on an appliance you own now with projected costs listed on any new one you might buy. Now you’ll know if it is time for a new refrigerator or if that old air conditioner is still saving you money.
Where to check out a Kill-A-Watt™
For more information on the Kill-A-Watt™ meters or to check out one of the devices, please stop by your local library: