Power Check

Knowledge is power

Available from your local library, these devices show how much energy your appliances use

The more you understand about your home energy use, the more you can save

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.

Power Check meters are available at participating libraries

Contact your local library for details

Energy Saving Tip

Energy efficient appliances and light bulbs may cost a bit more up front, but they can save big money over the life of the product. Plus, some energy efficient equipment may be eligible for rebates to offset the initial cost.