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For a do it yourself energy audit activity folks can borrow energy meters from the Ann Arbor District Library. They are popular so good to reserve (see library’s blurb below). And two of the energy commissioners are working on more extensive energy kits for the library to loan out. Those will be based on kits loaned out in a library in Australia. They should be available fairly soon.
AADL: Energy Meters
Concerned about how much energy you are using? Check out one of AADL’s energy meters and see just how much energy a given appliance uses. The meters are simple to use; just plug it into both an outlet and the appliance and then read
the display. If you’re more interested in how much energy a set of devices use, try our 10-outlet energy meters. This energy meter monitors voltage, line frequency, KWH and current leakage. You can tell how much power you’re drawing and how much you’re losing while the built in surge protector keeps your gadgets safe. It even tells you if your outlet isn’t properly grounded. Meters are loaned for two weeks and can be requested in the catalog.