Everyone wants to save energy – whether it’s to lower your monthly bills and/or to help save the environment. East Central Regional Library has partnered with Xcel Energy to help members of the community learn more about their energy use and determine ways they can save money and conserve energy.
All of East Central Regional Library branches now have a Power Check Meter available for check out by library users. With the meter you can:
· * Determine the approximate operating costs of various appliances and electronics
· *Identify high energy-use appliances
· *Calculate the cost savings for replacing older appliances with more energy-efficient ones
· * Discover which appliances use energy even when they are switched off
In the Power Meter case you checkout you will find the power meter, a brochure with information and quick-start instructions, a manufacturer’s instruction booklet and a USB cable. ECRL branch staff cannot answers questions about the Power Meters, however, if you need help using the Power Meter you can go to xcelenergy.com/PowerCheck for an instructional video. To place a hold on a “Power Meter” simply go to the ECRL catalog on our homepage at www.ecrlib.org and type in “power meter” under the keyword search or call your local ECRL branch for more assistance.
Watch a video on how to use the power check meter:
Vickie Sorn, ECRL Youth & Community Services Librarian