Find power guzzlers, borrow monitor at library

Ever wonder how much electricity your coffee pot draws?

Ever wonder how much electricity your coffee pot draws?

What about the TV that always seems to be on or that desktop computer that’s always humming in the background?

Now, as part of the Better Off North Cowichan conservation initiative folks can borrow energy monitors from the Vancouver Island Regional Library and find out.

The Cowichan branch has two monitors to lend.

“By tracking energy use in our homes, it gives us the opportunity to evaluate how much electricity we are actually using which can help us find ways to conserve electricity, and to save money on our home energy bills,” North Cowichan Mayor Jon Lefebure explained.

Cowichan Branch library manager Stephen R. Warren said it’s a welcome partnership.

“The monitors will be free to borrow with VIRL membership and will have a three-week loan period. And the monitors will assist to increase literacy in personal, sustainable energy use,” Warren said.

Visit for more information about the municipality’s Better Off campaign.