Monday, August 2, 2010

Save Money and Reduce Greenhouse Gas

You can control over half the energy in your home simply by reducing consumption and unplugging appliances when not in use. Find out how much energy your television, computer, clothes washer, refrigerator and other appliances use. Silicon Valley Power has given the library free Kill A Watt meters for borrowing. Just come in, either Central Park Library or Mission Library, and check out the meter and instruction card. You can keep it for three weeks and renew it three times.

Connect your appliances to the Kill A Watt and assess their efficiency. A large LCD display counts consumption by the Kilowatt-hour just like utility companies. Save money and the planet by using less and unplugging appliances when not in use. For heating and cooling energy saving tips visit:

If PG&E is your utility company, read this page and open the link to the PDF "So Now What" with information on energy use and the cost per appliance.

You can figure out your electrical expenses by the hour, day, week, month, even an entire year. Monitor the quality of your power by displaying Volts, amps, Watts , Watthours, VA , Line Frequency, and Power Factor.

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