The meters will identify high energy use appliances in the home; determine how much it costs to use appliances; predict savings from reducing appliance use; calculate the cost-savings of replacing older equipment with newer energy-efficient models; and identify "energy vampires" -- appliances that use energy when switched off. The meters work on any standard 120-volt electric appliance. They come with home-energy assessment instructions, worksheets, and information about rebates, money-saving energy tips and incentive programs.
Additional resources for living green are available in the “Subject Guides” section on Hennepin County Library’s website. Search under “Home & Garden” for “Green Living.”
This program is a partnership between Hennepin County and Xcel Energy.
Reducing energy consumption is making Hennepin a Cool County. Learn more at www.hennepin.us/coolcounty.