Library offers Kill A Watt meters for home usage

WOODBRIDGE >> Residents can now learn how much energy they are spending on their appliances.

Five Kill A Watt meters are available for checkout at the Woodbridge Town Library, thanks to the Woodbridge Ad Hoc Energy Advisory Task Force and Energize CT.

The Task Force is composed of Chairwoman Lisa Connor, Lor Ferrante Fernandes and Paul Rossi.

It is committed to educating Woodbridge residents about how to reduce their energy usage.

“This device can help residents get a handle on their electric usage,” said Connor.

“They can see how unplugging appliances when they’re not in use or upgrading to more energy-efficient models will impact energy consumption and costs,” Connor said.

To use a Kill A Watt meter, plug it into the wall and then plug the appliance into the meter for a day.

At the end of the day the meter will indicated how many kilowatt hours the appliance used.

To see how much that appliance is costing per day, month or year,WO simply multiply that number by the electric rate shown on your bill.

“I’d like to thank the Energy Advisory Task Force for their continued work to educate our residents about how to save energy and money,” said First Selectman Ellen Scalettar.