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Avista donation makes 36 kits available to Spokane County Library District

Blog post by Dan Kolbet
 
The Spokane County Library District (SCLD) has teamed up with Avista to make Kill-A-Watt devices available for check out. Kill-A-Watt is a small meter that measures the energy used by individual appliances to assess how efficient the appliances really are. Avista donated 36 Kill-A-Watt kits to SCLD.

With your library card, Kill-A-Watt devices may be checked out from any SCLD library for up to two weeks. Plug in the appliance you would like to measure and the Kill-A-Watt device will calculate how much energy you’re using and what it costs.

“Partnering with the Spokane County Library District is a great way to make the Kill-A-Watt devices available to everyone in our community interested in energy efficiency,” said Chris Drake, Avista’s manager for energy efficiency programs. “Knowing how much energy appliances and home electronics in our home use can help make smart choices and encourage energy-saving behavior. Every little bit really does add up to energy savings.”

The Kill-A-Watt program can help you compare energy costs of 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 that old TV should be unplugged when you are not using it.

Home Energy Savings Events for you
Date: April 28, 2012
 
Spokane Valley, 10 a.m.; North Spokane Library, 2 p.m.
 
Learn low-cost and no-cost ways to manage your energy use with easy tips to improve your energy efficiency. Plus, Ana Matthews will demonstrate the “Kill-A-Watt,” a small meter you can check out from the library. Plug this device into your appliances to see how much energy you’re using and what it costs. Sponsored by Avista

Also read
Avista Blog, October 19, 2010 “Bringing energy awareness to my home.” Communications Specialist Sarah Richards checked out a Kill-a-Watt meter from the Idaho Public Library.
 
 
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Posted by  System Account  on  4/25/2012
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