REMC and local libraries help patrons cut electricity use
It’s easy to find out how much it costs to run a home appliance and which appliances are using energy even when they’re switched off. These public libraries: Charlestown, Sellersburg, Jeffersonville, Clarksville, New Albany-Floyd County, New Washington, Henryville and Borden have teamed up with Clark County REMC to make “Kill A Watt” home energy meters available to library cardholders.
Library patrons can borrow a Kill A Watt device with a library card, just like a book or DVD. Plug it into an electrical outlet and find out how much it’s costing to run refrigerators, computers, TVs and other home appliances. The Kill A Watt meter measures the electric consumption of small to medium household electronic devices and appliances, and can even help discover which appliances use electricity even when turned off. The meter also calculates cost and forecasts costs by the week, month and year.
“Offering these meters is something we wanted to do for our members and our community to get them informed on the electricity they use and how they can make changes and save money,” said Jessica Miller, communications coordinator for the REMC.