(Energy) Vampires Suck!
Spring is the perfect time to think about a fresh start. Why else would we go to the trouble of spring cleaning? As you go through your house getting it ready for a fresh start – tossing the junk that clouds your mind and sucks away your energy - why don’t you consider putting an end to the energy vampires that suck up your electricity?
The average household spends $100 a year to power devices that aren’t in use: chargers that aren’t charging anything, televisions, DVD players, stereos, and video game consoles that are in stand-by mode, and computers that hibernate. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather spend $100 for a special day with my special someone!
Want to know how much energy your devices are using when they’re “turned off?” Richland Library has Kill-a-Watt meters available for checkout at all eleven locations. The meters check out for three weeks and help you figure out how much energy each device in your home uses in a day, week, month, or year. (Instructions are included with the meter.) Follow five simple steps to set the meter for the cost of each kilowatt hour from your electric provider. Then, you plug in your appliances and the Kill-a-Watt does the work for you. If you have questions, we’re happy to help.