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CHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE) - Appalachian Power and local public libraries around West Virginia want to help reduce your energy consumption.

A Kill-A-Watt™ meter is simple to use. It measures the amount of electricity consumed from your household electric appliances and gadgets. Kill-A-Watt ™ meters can quickly help identify the biggest opportunities for savings.

How does a Kill-A-Watt™ meter work?

  • The device easily plugs into any standard wall outlets and then "reads" the energy use of the appliance plugged into it.
  • To measure the amount of electricity a certain device uses, plug into the Kill-A-Watt™. Leave the Kill-A-Watt™ plugged into your device for a few hours to receive the most accurate reading.
  • The meter will measure energy usage in watts and translate that into kilowatt hours (kWh). 1000 watts = 1 kilowatt; a 100 watt device running for 10 hours = 1 kWh.

For more information on how to obtain and use a meter, visit one of these participating libraries:

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