Woodbridge residents can now learn how much energy they are spending on their appliances. Five Kill-a-Watt meters are available for check out at the Woodbridge Town Library thanks to the Woodbridge Ad Hoc Energy Advisory Task Force—Lisa Connor, Lor Ferrante Fernandes and Paul Rossi—and Energize CT.
The Ad Hoc Energy Advisory Task Force is committed to educating Woodbridge residents about how to reduce their energy usage. “This device can help residents get a handle on their electric usage,” said Task Force Chair Lisa Connor. “They can see how unplugging appliances when they’re not in use or upgrading to more energy efficient models will impact energy consumption and costs.”
To use a Kill-a-Watt meter, plug it into the wall and then plug the appliance into the meter for a day. At the end of the day the meter will tell you how many kilowatt hours the appliance used. To see how much that appliance is costing you per day, month or year simply multiply that number by the electric rate shown on your bill.
“I’d like to thank the Energy Advisory Task Force for their continued work to educate our residents about how to save energy and money,” said First Selectman Ellen Scalettar.