Read and conserve energy

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Residents can now calculate how much it costs to run their appliances, thanks to a new partnership between Horizon Utilities and the local public library system.

The "Watt Reader" lending program was launched this week at libraries in Hamilton and St. Catharines. The device allows residents to see the amount of electricity used by 120V plug-in appliances throughout the home, and is now available to borrow, free of charge, at all Hamilton Public Library locations.

"If you are looking for ways to reduce your electricity consumption and lower your energy costs, the Watt Reader is a good tool to help you do that," said Brian Smith, Horizon's Manager of Energy Conservation and Demand Management.

Library patrons borrowing a "Watt Reader" will receive simple operating instructions with the unit and information on how to calculate the cost of using any appliance based on the reading on the device and the amount of time that it might be used each month. They will also receive an energy conservation booklet outlining ways to conserve energy. Information on energy conservation and an energy calculator is available at www.powerWISE.ca.

Read and conserve energy

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Residents can now calculate how much it costs to run their appliances, thanks to a new partnership between Horizon Utilities and the local public library system.

The "Watt Reader" lending program was launched this week at libraries in Hamilton and St. Catharines. The device allows residents to see the amount of electricity used by 120V plug-in appliances throughout the home, and is now available to borrow, free of charge, at all Hamilton Public Library locations.

"If you are looking for ways to reduce your electricity consumption and lower your energy costs, the Watt Reader is a good tool to help you do that," said Brian Smith, Horizon's Manager of Energy Conservation and Demand Management.

Library patrons borrowing a "Watt Reader" will receive simple operating instructions with the unit and information on how to calculate the cost of using any appliance based on the reading on the device and the amount of time that it might be used each month. They will also receive an energy conservation booklet outlining ways to conserve energy. Information on energy conservation and an energy calculator is available at www.powerWISE.ca.

Read and conserve energy

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Residents can now calculate how much it costs to run their appliances, thanks to a new partnership between Horizon Utilities and the local public library system.

The "Watt Reader" lending program was launched this week at libraries in Hamilton and St. Catharines. The device allows residents to see the amount of electricity used by 120V plug-in appliances throughout the home, and is now available to borrow, free of charge, at all Hamilton Public Library locations.

"If you are looking for ways to reduce your electricity consumption and lower your energy costs, the Watt Reader is a good tool to help you do that," said Brian Smith, Horizon's Manager of Energy Conservation and Demand Management.

Library patrons borrowing a "Watt Reader" will receive simple operating instructions with the unit and information on how to calculate the cost of using any appliance based on the reading on the device and the amount of time that it might be used each month. They will also receive an energy conservation booklet outlining ways to conserve energy. Information on energy conservation and an energy calculator is available at www.powerWISE.ca.