Check appliance energy usage with a TrickleStar® energy monitor

With the SRP Energy Analyzer program, you can borrow a TrickleStar energy monitor for free to find out how much energy your household appliances and electronics use.

Some appliances use energy even when you have them turned off -- they're called energy "vampires" and the TrickleStar energy monitor can help you find them. Once you know how much energy your appliances are using, you can take action to reduce your energy usage and lower your monthly energy bills.

Valley residents can borrow this device for free at a nearby public library .*

Easy to use

The TrickleStar energy monitor is easy to use:

  1. Plug the TrickleStar energy monitor into a standard 120-volt AC outlet.
  2. Connect an appliance or a device to the TrickleStar energy monitor.
  3. Set the energy rate using the guide enclosed with the device.
  4. Read the appliance’s real-time cost per hour, day, month or year on the LCD display.

Download full instructions PDF of TrickleStar Energy Monitor Instructions

Typical appliances and devices to test:
  • Refrigerators/freezers
  • Fans
  • Heaters
  • Computers/printers
  • Games
  • Televisions
  • Microwave
  • Clocks
  • Stereos
  • Lights
  • Phone chargers
  • Coffee makers
  • Other devices that plug into 120-volt AC outlets
For your safety, DO NOT TEST the following appliances:
  • Electric water heaters
  • Electric clothes dryers
  • Electric ranges and ovens
  • Any device that does not plug into a 120-volt AC outlet

After seeing what appliances and devices use the most energy, check out SRP's Home Energy Manager to discover ways to save energy and lower your monthly bills.

*If you can't get to a library, call SRP at (602) 236-9659 to borrow a TrickleStar® energy monitor.

Demonstration video

Note: SRP reserves the right to change or cancel this promotion or its terms and conditions at any time.