The Kill-a-Watt (TM) Campaign teaches residents how to monitor their home's energy use when they borrow an energy monitor from the library.
Kill-a-Watt(TM) energy monitors are plugged into your home's power supply at an outlet, then various electronic devices can be plugged into the monitor. In real time the monitor indicates the amount of energy a device is using at the moment, and can be left on for longer amounts of time (more than 1 hour at least) to determine the kilowatts that device has consumed.
Extension specialists will be holding classes throughout the coming months to explain how the monitors work and provide easy tips to make your home more energy efficient.
Here is a schedule of upcoming classes:
Tuesday December 13, 1pm – 2 pm Johnson Branch Public Library
Wednesday January 11, 3pm-4pm Tarpon Springs Public Library
Saturday January 28, 10am-11am Gulfport Public Library
Saturday February 18, 11am-noon Palm Harbor Public Library
Tuesday March 13, 7pm-8pm Dunedin Public Library
Saturday March 31, 1:30pm-2:30pm Clearwater East Branch Library
Thursday April 12, 6:30pm-7:30pm Safety Harbor Public Library
Thursday April 26, 1:30pm-2:30pm Oldsmar Public Library
Monday May 7, 1:00pm – 2:00pm St. Pete Beach Public Library
Register by visiting pinellascountyextension.org and selecting the date you wish to attend on the calendar on the home page. Classes are free and will be held throughout the county.
These libraries have energy monitors available for check-out any time: Clearwater Public Library System, Dunedin Public Library, East Lake Community Library, Gulf Beaches Public Library, Gulfport Public Library, Largo Public Library, Oldsmar Public Library, Palm Harbor Public Library, Pinellas Park Public Library, Safety Harbor Public Library, St. Pete Beach Public Library, St. Petersburg Public Library System, Seminole Community Library, Tarpon Springs Public Library
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