Electricity Monitor Loaners
Electricity monitors that help you detect power use by your appliances and electronics are on loan free of charge through most Maine public libraries. The monitors are part of a statewide community outreach by Efficiency Maine.
Simply plug the monitor into an electric outlet and plug an appliance into the monitor to get a read-out of electricity use, then calculate how much the appliance is costing. Download the complete instructions (PDF).
Each loaned monitor comes with a free “tool kit” which includes a brochure with home energy saving tips.
Visit a participating Maine library to check out a monitor free of charge.
Don't have a library in your town? Visit the Maine State Library's website to find out how you can request materials via the mail.