It's not always easy to tell which appliances in your home are driving up your energy bill. We're here to help with the Power Check Program. Power Check is an energy efficiency and education initiative provided in partnership between Xcel Energy and your public library.
Check out a Power Check meter from your local library and connect it to an appliance in your home to learn the appliance's current, minimum, and maximum energy use.
Knowing which appliances are major energy drains can help you make smarter decisions about energy usage in your home — and that can help you save on your bills.
Instructional video: Using the meter
Already checked out a meter? Watch the video below on how to get started.
Contact your local library for details
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