Saturday, September 21, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013

changing seasons

It's been overcast and rainy for the past day or so, and I have to say, I'm kind of enjoying it. I stayed in and just relaxed for the first time in a very long time, and the pairing of that downtime with the cloudy weather and autumn officially starting tomorrow is putting me in a great mood. My apartment is now adorned with the amazing colors and smells of autumn, my favorite season. Milo is also enjoying the leaves that land on my patio.


This week I saw that the Lafayette Public Library has some great energy efficiency devices available for checkout, and wanted to share with y'all. The Kill A Watt EZ Meter is a handy little device that you plug in to the wall, then you plug any appliance into it. From there it is able to study and tell you how much energy that appliance is using. Then you can know how to adjust your use of that appliance, or if it's simply using too much energy, you can consider finding a more efficient version!

What I love most about this is that the library has a bunch of these meters available for people to check out. It's like a double whammy of greenness - not only do you get to test your appliances' energy usage, but you can do it without having to BUY another appliance. You can simply rent it and then return it for others to use. It looks like just about all of the meters at all of the library branches are currently checked out, but I would love to check one out in the future to give all of my appliances a quick test!

But even if you're not in the Lafayette Public Library area, you can still find these meters online and get one for your own home. 

And now, back to my quiet, rainy day. The blinds are open, the rain is hitting the roof and Milo is taking a cat nap by the window. Happy last day of summer, y'all! Bring on the fall weather!





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