NOLS and PUD partner to help you save energy
The Clallam County Public Utility District (PUD) and the North Olympic Library System are partnering to offer residents a way to measure energy use in their homes. Beginning Tuesday, September 6, residents will be able to check out a Kill-a-Watt™ Energy Detector Toolkit at any NOLS library. The Library and the PUD are also jointly sponsoring a program at each NOLS branch where you can learn how to use a watt detector to save on your energy bills as well as more ideas for reducing your household energy consumption.
The Kill-A-Watt™ device is used to measure the amount of electricity your household appliances use. It calculates how much energy and money is being spent on an hourly, daily, monthly or yearly basis. Energy use is measured in watts and translates that into kilowatt hours (kWh), the same unit of measure used on electric bills. You may check out a device for one week, and instructions and other energy consumption information will be included in the kit as well as a worksheet for recording your monthly estimated cost for each of your appliances. Click here for the watt detector manual.
Watt detectors check out for a 7 day loan period, and may be renewed if there are no holds. If returned late, the daily fine is 20¢ per day with a maximum fine of $5.00.
For more information about PUD and electric rates click here: www.clallampud.net.