Back To School: The Great Kill-A-Watt Giveaway

As we’re preparing to get our kids back to school we’re relishing some of the additional free time we’ll have in our schedule.   One use for that time is to assess the amount of electricity various devices in our house use and make a determination as to which of these we really need and which are worth the hassle of unplugging (or turning off the power strip) when not in use.

Kill-A-Watt Meter

Also,  we’re very pleased that Jonathan and I both worked with our City’s Energy Committee and Friends of our Library to make 4 Kill-A-Watt meters available to borrow through the library system.   In celebration of this long coming achievement  (this year wasn’t the first time we have tried to get the local library to lend these out), we have decided to give away one Kill-A-Watt Meter to a lucky reader.

For basic information on how use a Kill-A-Watt meter,  read our post Building Your Energy Savings Toolbox – Kill-A-Watt meter.  For a better understanding of units of energy and what is worth cutting back and what isn’t, read our post What Impact Does 1 Watt Have?

If you already have a Kill-A-Watt meter and you’re interested in something more advanced, read First Days with our Ted-5000 Home Energy Monitor.

For an overall look at determining your energy use, read Where Do You Use the Most Energy?

So, without further ado, the Giveaway:

This giveaway is not sponsored by anyone, we are not being compensated for it and the Kill-A-Watt P4400 is compliments of Green Lifestyle Consulting.

To enter,  fill out the form below with a guess as to what uses the most electricity in your home, between now and midnight EDT on Tuesday, September 6, 2011.

For an additional entry, “like” us on Facebook, then come back to this page and fill out the form selecting “Like on Facebook” – if you already “like” us, just select that option.

For a third entry,  use the subscribe box on the left to subscribe to our blog via email (note that you will be sent a confirmation email and you MUST click on the confirmation email to be subscribed).  Then come back and fill out the form again and mark “I subscribe via email.” (or choose it if you are already subscribed).

Maximum of 3 entries per person.

We will use a random number generator to choose the winner. We will only use your email address to let the winner know and request your mailing address to ship your prize to you. You will only receive future emails from us if you fill out the form to the left to subscribe to blog posts. If you have trouble filling out the form below, please email us at

Good luck and Happy Greening!
Alicia & Jon

Congratulations to Becky S. who won!


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  1. I am guessing the heat pump or central air conditioning use the most electricity at approx. 15,000 watts or about $1.50 per hour OUCH! my email is

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