HI-tech energy monitors are helping Carmarthenshire residents save money.
Special devices that measure energy usage are available for loan from libraries across the county.
Householders can borrow one for free just as they would a book, CD or DVD.
And by highlighting exactly how much electricity is used, they are helping householders save pounds on their energy bills.
They are available from 15 libraries across Carmarthenshire as well as through the county’s mobile library service.
Residents simply plug them in and they will monitor exactly how much electricity household devices use in a day, and what the cost is.
The scheme is part of a major campaign to help Carmarthenshire families save money and raise awareness of energy saving measures.
Sustainability officers are behind the drive to help the planet and cut the county’s carbon footprint.
The moves are also helping people who have been hit hardest by rising energy prices.
Sustainability Adviser Eurgain Powell said: “The energy monitor loan scheme gives people the opportunity to monitor exactly how much energy they are using and how much it is costing them.
“They are very simple to use, can be borrowed for up to two weeks, and they can help householders to look at what changes they can make to save money.
“Turning off lights and not leaving the TV on standby can make a big impact on electricity bills.”
Carmarthenshire’s Sustainability Champion Cllr Pam Palmer said: “The council is committed to helping residents reduce their carbon footprint, and there are easy ways that we can do this and help combat climate change.
“The energy monitor loan scheme will bring real benefits to many, in terms of financial savings and reducing energy consumption.
“I would urge people to take advantage of the scheme.”
For further information contact your local library, or visit the council website at www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk
CAPTION: Sustainability Champion Councillor Pam Palmer, library officer Rhian Davies and council sustainability adviser Eurgain Powell with Helen Scott and her children Joshua and Hannah from Abergwili who is loaning an energy monitor from Carmarthen library.
Picture: Jeff Connell.