Salt River Project (SRP) customers in the Maricopa County (Ariz.) Library District may check out the utility’s Energy Analyzer Program at 15 public libraries. Utility customers may use a library card to borrow a free Kill A Watt meter that will tell them how much energy they use and could conserve.
SRP has learned that customers who know more about their energy usage are more likely to conserve and save money on their monthly electric bills. It works like this: A customer plugs the device into a standard 120-volt AC outlet, then plugs an appliance or device into the Kill A Watt meter. An LCD display shows energy consumption in kilowatt-hours. The customer can use a guide that comes with the Kill A Watt meter to calculate his or her appliances’ energy costs by hour, day, week, month or even an entire year.
SRP customers don’t need to be library card holders to take advantage of the program. Any account holder may borrow a Kill A Watt energy meter for the free loan period by calling SRP at 602-236-9659. SRP will mail the device along with a prepaid return labeled package. Devices must be returned within 30 days or a $20 fee plus tax will be charged to the customer’s account. The devices may be purchased, as well, for the same charges.
The 17 libraries of the Maricopa County Library District are helping cultivate knowledge and imagination from Gila Bend to Queen Creek and Fountain Hills to Anthem, Ariz. The newest, the White Tank Branch Library & Nature Center, Waddell, opened in November. During the past fiscal year, district libraries welcomed more than 3.4 million visitors and circulated more than 7.3 million titles. The library district loans books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs and provides access to a growing collection of digital downloadable materials. For more information, visit http://mcldaz.org.