Ever wonder how much energy those lights use?

9 Dec

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Ever wonder how much energy your holiday decorations use?

We’ve got just the thing to help you figure that out. It’s a Kill A Watt energy meter and we have over a dozen you can check out and use to monitor energy usage.

Just plug the Kill A Watt into an electrical outlet then plug  anything you want to measure the power consumption of (like Christmas tree lights) into the Kill A Watt then use the thing you are measuring normally.

After a few days check the Kill A Watt’s display and write down the information you see when each button is pressed then it’s time to do some math. The Department of Energy has a good explanation of how to translate the information from the Kill A Watt into dollars and cents. The knowledge you’ve just gained may help you save some money.

Take a look at the video below for more about how the Kill A Watt works.

 

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