Fondulac District Library offers appliance load testers for checkout. These “Kill-A-Watt” meters provide a quick, accurate readout of WATTS or AMPS used by plug-in electrical devices such as: refrigerators, dehumidifiers, space heaters, holiday lighting, coffee makers, and hair dryers.

1) Plug the appliance into the tester
2) Plug the tester into a live electrical outlet
3) Turn on the appliance
4) Switch the readout between WATTS and
AMPS as desired

“Kill-A-Watt” meters can be checked out for three weeks and include instructions and a chart of the average energy uses of household appliances.