Test Drive Energy Efficiency Devices

Want to learn more about how much energy you’re using but don’t know where to start? Try before you buy!

 

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A number of organizations allow Montgomery County residents to borrow energy efficiency tools and devices to use around your home:

 

Montgomery County Public Libraries

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.

 

Checking out energy tools from a library by Mosman Library, flickr

 

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.

 

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Poolesville Green

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

 

 

Town of Brookeville

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, townofbrookeville@comcast.net

Kill a Watt EZ in packaging - picture by Green Energy Futures

 

Additional Resources

  • Montgomery County residents can also find out how much your electronics cost to use with online information from Greener Gadgets (no hardware required!)
  • Energy efficiency devices are also available to purchase from local hardware retailers for as little as $15.

 

For questions or more information, contact Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection at energy@montgomerycountymd.gov.