Want to learn more about how much energy you’re using but don’t know where to start? Try before you buy!
A number of organizations allow Montgomery County residents to borrow energy efficiency tools and devices to use around your home:
What can I borrow: Kill-a-Watt kit
Who can borrow: Montgomery County residents with a MCPL library card
Where do I get it: Kill-a-Watt kits are available at the Germantown, Quince Orchard, and Rockville Memorial library branches. You can place a hold on a kit and pick it up at your local branch as well.
How much does to cost to borrow: Free with your library card
How long can I borrow it: 3 weeks
How do I borrow it: Click here
Note: To prevent damage to the meters, please do not return the Kill-a-Watt kits in the book drops. They should be returned at the circulation desk of any MCPL branch.
What can I borrow: Kill-a-Watt meter
Who can borrow: Montgomery County residents
Where do I get it: Poolesville Green will arrange a face-to-face handoff of the meter
How much does to cost to borrow: $20
How long can I borrow it: 2 weeks
How do I borrow it: Contact Poolesville Green at PoolesvilleGreen@gmail.com
Note: At the end of the two weeks, borrowers can return the meter and get their deposit back or donate the $20 to Poolesville Green.
Visit the Poolesville Green Lending Library page
What can I borrow: Kill A Watt EZ Electricity Usage Monitor (model P4460)
Who can borrow: Town of Brookeville residents
Where do I get it: 5 High Street, Brookeville, MD 20833
How much does to cost to borrow: Free
How long can I borrow it: To be determine by the Town Clerk
How do I borrow it: Contact Cate McDonald, Town Clerk at 301-570-4465, email@example.com
For questions or more information, contact Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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