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April 10 – Save power kits now available

10 April 2011

Strathfield residents can learn how to save power and money at home by borrowing a Save Power Kit from Strathfield Council libraries.

The free kits are part of the NSW Government’s Save Power program and are the latest in a series of education initiatives to help NSW householders learn more about their power use.

Mayor of Strathfield, Cr Tony Maroun said the kits were a great resource for families who are concerned about rising energy costs.

“There are many easy, low-cost things we can do at home to use less power and save money on bills, without changing our lifestyles,” Cr Maroun said.

“The Save Power Kit contains tools and instructions that can help people find ways to save power, reduce their power bills and our impact on environment.

“Best of all, it can be borrowed for free from your local library,” he said.

DECCW Director General Lisa Corbyn said the library kit tools can be used to measure power use from appliances, find out where energy is being wasted and learn how to improve efficiency to save on bills.

“The kits can be borrowed for free from your local library and used in the comfort of your own home to work out what’s using the most power, what’s wasting power and the easiest ways you can save,” Ms Corbyn said.

The kit comes with a guidebook to get you started and an action plan to record results and plan your improvements.

For more information, visit DECCW’s Save Power website at or visit Strathfield Library, 65-67 Rochester Street, Homebush to borrow a kit.