City of Hillsdale, Michigan | Hillsdale Board of Public Utilities
Electric Usage Monitor
Borrow a plug-in electric monitor for free and see how much energy your household products use.
Measure the electric usage of everything from your fridge to your entertainment system. Then give us a call, and we will help you review your results and compare them with the average electrical consumption of household devices. This can help you make smart choices about replacing products in your home.
The electric monitor is easy to use. Just plug it into an appliance and then connect it to an outlet. It will display the number of watts being used and your cost in electricity. It will even show if an appliance is drawing electricity when not in use.
Request an Electric Monitor
Fill out the online form and a customer support specialist will contact you within three business days. We’ll ship the electric monitor to you via USPS in a reusable box for return shipping. A business reply label will be included, so you can return the meter to us free of charge. The plug-in electric monitor can also be purchased online here.
Please read the Electric Usage Monitor Instructions (PDF) before using the monitor.
View our Electrical Usage Chart to compare how much energy your household devices use compared to an average appliance or electronic.