By Pakou Vue, WWG student
The Westbrook-Walnut Grove Earth Y.E.S class is donating energy-monitoring devices to the Westbrook Public Library this Monday, March 19th. Visitors will be able to check out these devices with their library card, and will come with instructions on how to use them. We are calling this the “Lending Library”.
The devices that we have so far are:
- Heat sensors: Allow you to see the temperature of an object to observe where you are losing heat (energy).
- Kill-A-Watt Meters: Tells you how much wattage any give device is using while plugged in.
- Microwave leakage detector: Alerts you to how much radiation is being released by your microwave.
- Pipe thermometers: Also tells you how much heat you are losing on pipes.
We are planning to get more devices to donate. These items can be used to monitor your energy use, and thereby, hopefully encouraging people to reduce their energy use!