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Sustainable home audit kit

You can use our sustainable home audit kit to measure how sustainable your home is and where you can improve it.

You can borrow the sustainable home audit kit from any Casey-Cardinia Library.

Included in the kit

The kit contains 4 items.

1. Power-Mate Lite (PML)

The PML meter reveals appliance running cost, energy use and greenhouse gas generation, providing estimated hourly, quarterly and yearly figures. How much power are appliances on stand-by using and what is the cost?

2. Water-flow measuring cup

The water-flow measuring cup can be placed under a tap to measure the water flow rate. Water inefficient taps can run at a flow rate of between 15 and 22 litres of water per minute, while water efficient taps use less than 9 litres per minute. Higher flow rates are appropriate for some appliances, such as washing machines.

3. Energy saving thermometer

The energy saving thermometer tells you the appropriate operating temperature for heating, hot water service, fridge, freezer and air-conditioning. The information can be used to adjust appliances to the most energy-efficient temperature.

4. Non-contact thermometer

The non-contact thermometer measures the temperature of any surface that cannot be easily or safely reached, like high ceilings and electrified surfaces. It is portable, quick, has laser targeting and a wide temperature range.

More information

Visit the Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation website for loan information, including library branch addresses and opening times.

For general information about the kits, contact the City of Casey Environment Department on 9705 5200.

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