Do you wonder why your electric bills keep going up and up? What can you do? Well, The Johnson County Library, in conjuction with the Jo. Co. Health and Environment Department are providing the uber-useful Kill-a-Watt device so that residents and business can locate energy waste. Who would have thought you could lower your electric bill with a trip to the library!
According to the press release, “The average household spends up to 10% on their energy bill each month powering devices in the standby mode; that means they are off, but still sucking power. Some common devices that contribute to the “phantom energy” are computers in sleep mode; power cords plugged into the wall, but not connected to a device; and electronics with a digital display such as DVD players. The modern household has an average of 27 electronic gadgets, and they all add up. Residents who check out the Kill-A-Watt energy meters can identify the power sucking devices in their homes and make small changes that will save on their electricity bill.”
I have already reserved my Kill-a-Watt meter. I am super curious about which electronic devices in my home suck my power. Some quick off-the-top-of-my-head calculations indicate that I could save $20 – $30 per month by identifying and UNPLUGGING some of my power sucking devices.