Are you thinking of replacing an appliance?
Are you looking for ways to save energy dollars?
Do you want to compare the energy costs of appliances?
You can do all this and more with the Home Energy
The Home Energy Monitoring Kit is a powerful set
of tools to help you check the efficiency of your home appliances.
With just a few simple steps, you can track down the cause of high
energy bills, decide whether to replace old or faulty appliances, and
calculate the savings from reducing appliance use.
The kit contains:
- One plug-in energy monitor for appliances that plug into a standard
- One motor logger to monitor water heater, and clothes dryer energy
- Instructions and calculation sheets for each monitor
- A water heater thermometer
- Safety instructions
The Home Energy Monitoring Kit is brought to you
by SMECO and the Southern Maryland Public Libraries. The kits are located
in the three St. Mary’s County library branches; they are available
in Calvert and Charles counties through the inter-library loan system.
If you have any questions about using the kit or about your home energy
use, contact SMECO at 1-888-440-3311 or by
Get a handle on your home energy use -- visit any Southern Maryland
public library and check it out!
Note: Due to their complexity, heat pumps cannot be accurately
monitored when operated in the winter heating mode. If you are concerned
about your winter heat pump energy usage, call the SMECO number above
to talk to a Residential Energy Analyst.