6/19/2013 6:00 PM
by Rebecca Turco
BECKLEY - Area libraries in West Virginia are loaning kilowatt meters so people can track their energy usage.
It's all part of the Kill-A-Watt program from Appalachian Power. Folks in Raleigh County can check out a kilowatt kit for two weeks from county libraries.
Director of Raleigh County Libraries Amy Lilly said the meter allows folks to calculate how much money they could save in a year just by unplugging unused appliances. "If you leave a lot of items like your television, your DVD player, your
cell phone charger, electric toothbrush, a lamp - all of that adds up
throughout a household," said Lilly. "So this can kind of give you ideas of what is
drawing the most energy."
The following libraries in southern West Virginia are participating: Craft Memorial in Bluefield (Mercer County), Fayette County in Oak Hill, Greenbrier County in Alderson and Raleigh County in Beckley.