Borrow a Kill-A-Watt Meter

Appalachian Power and local public libraries around West Virginia want to help reduce your energy consumption. A Kill-A-Watt meter is simple to use and can quickly help identify the biggest opportunities for savings.

A Kill-A-Watt meter measures the amount of electricity consumed from your household electric appliances and gadgets. Kill-A-Watt meters can quickly help identify the biggest opportunities for savings.

How does a Kill-A-Watt meter work?

  • The device easily plugs into any standard wall outlets and then "reads" the energy use of the appliance plugged into it.
  • To measure the amount of electricity a certain device uses, plug into the Kill-A-Watt. Leave the Kill-A-Watt plugged into your device for a few hours to receive the most accurate reading.
  • The meter will measure energy usage in watts and translate that into kilowatt hours (kWh). 1,000 watts = 1 kilowatt; a 100 watt device running for 10 hours = 1kWh.

Kill-A-Watt meters are available through the following library systems: Boone County, Cabell County, Clay County, Craft Memorial, Fayette County, Greenbrier County, Hamlin-Lincoln County, Jackson County, Kanawha County, Logan County, Mason County, Mingo County, Monroe County, Putnam County, Raleigh County, Roane County, Wayne County, Williamson, Wyoming County, and at the West Virginia Library Commission.