Kill a What? Kill a Watt.

Pulp-less Fiction: Digital Downloads

This blog is about new paperless reading materials like downloadable audio books, ebooks, and online magazines, made available to you through the Appleton Public Library. I plan to provide helpful tips on using these new products, along with reviews of audio books, music on cd, and movies on DVD and Blu-ray.  The library is changing as rapidly as your access to media and the Internet. We want to keep on top of the trends and bring you information and entertainment in a way that fits your life today.   -Beth

Electrical Outlet

Do you have a vampire lurking inside your home?  Chances are you do.  Electricity is being wasted even while your appliances are turned off.  Could it be that your appliances are not as efficient as you once thought?  There is a way to find out about your household energy consumption.

For some time now, the library has made meters available that measure electric consumption in the home. We have recently replaced these meters with brand new ones.  We now offer a meter called Kill a Watt.  The loan period is still 7 days.  To use, unplug your device, plug the watt meter into the socket, and plug your device into the meter.  Further instructions are included.  The meter will allow you to estimate usage and cost over the course of a day, a week, a month, or a year.

I encourage you to take advantage of this equipment for use in your own home.  Vanish the energy-sucking appliances that are silently draining your wallet.  Stop by the reference desk, and ask for a Kill a Watt.


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