Coast Electric wants you to reduce your energy use and see savings on your monthly energy costs! Each month, you will have an opportunity to register to win a prize that will help you reduce the energy consumption in your home. All you have to do is fill out our entry form below. It only takes a few seconds and you could win a prize that helps you save!
March Reduce Your Use Prize
Have you ever wondered how much power the small appliances in your home use? This month’s Reduce Your Use contest giveaway is a Kill-A-Watt meter. This device allows you to monitor and record any 110V-appliance in your home.
Just plug the Kill-A-Watt meter into the socket the appliance currently uses and then plug the appliance into the meter. Once plugged in, the Kill-A-Watt meter will give you the current voltage and amperage of the appliance.
You can also use the Kill-AWatt meter to record how many kilowatt hours the appliance uses over a given period (just press the purple button on the meter and let it run).
Many appliances and devices can have phantom load, meaning the item consumes power even you aren’t using it. From smartphone charging blocks to your TV and other appliances, the Kill-A-Watt meter can help you track down these “energy phantoms.”