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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013 10:09 am

Lake County residents can check out energy meters from the public library to monitor the electricity demands of home appliances such as refrigerators, cell-phone chargers and televisions.
Anyone with a library card can check out one of the county’s new Kill-A-Watt meters and keep it for up to three weeks. Library cardholders can phone the library at 486-0569 to reserve a meter.
“We’ve had several patrons very glad to use them,” said Nancy McCain, library director. “We expect these could be really popular.”
The Kill-A-Watt meters can measure electricity use over time and come up with an average rate of use, or they can measure an instant increase in demand. To use one, the meter is plugged into a wall, and then the appliance is plugged into the meter.
Meters were donated to the library by both Sangre de Cristo Electric Association, Inc. and Xcel Energy.

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