The Kill-a-Watt meter is compatible with any electrical outlet and is used to assess both the efficiency and the actual consumption of standard home appliances. The LCD display measures consumption by the Kilowatt-hour (just like your local utility). This meter can be used to estimate the cost of running each appliance for a day, week, month or year.
The Covington Branch of the Newton County library has a limited number of these devices which patrons may check out for a period of two weeks. Our patrons may place a ‘hold' on a meter either in person, by phone (770-787-3231), or via our web site (www.newtonlibrary.org), utilizing their library card.
For more information about the Kill-a-Watt Challenge, go to www.gefa.org.