The Linton Public Library now has 'Kill-A-Watt' meters available for patrons to check out.
These meters were recently donated by Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC as part of a partnership with the Indiana Electric Cooperative and Indiana libraries.
Kill-A-Watt meters are designed to track the energy use of household appliances in your home and to determine the actual cost of power consumed through voltage and electrical current.
The meters are user-friendly and plug easily into an outlet. Instructions on how to use the device will be provided upon checkout at the library. Also, the appliance has a large screen display and over-current protection for the safety of each user, according to Linton Public Library Director Jamie Tyner.
Available at the front desk of the library, patrons are able to check out the devices for up to one week.
Tyner commented, "We would love for people to come and check out the meters. Using them would be helpful- especially around the holidays with everybody using so many different appliances. We may even have to use them around here at the library."
As of Thursday, there had not yet been anybody who had come to check out a meter.