Home Energy and Water Efficiency Kits

Home Energy and Water Efficiency Kits

The Home Energy and Water Efficiency kit is designed to support and empower residents serviced by Myli libraries to reduce their impact on climate change. The kit will identify where you can improve the efficiency of your home, helping you save money, make your home more comfortable and reduce your carbon emissions.

Please read the information below before placing a hold on this item. 

  • Inside you will find —
    • Power-Mate Lite

    The power-mate lite shows how much electricity an appliance is using and what this is costing you.

    • Thermal Imaging Camera

    The thermal imaging camera shows where hot and cold areas are around your house. It highlights areas where draughts, water leaks and missing insulation might be present.

    • Energy Saving Thermometer

    The energy saving thermometer shows the appropriate operating temperature for heating, cooling, hot water service, fridge, and freezer. It will inform you if you need to adjust your settings.

    • Water-Flow Measuring Cup

    The water flow measuring cup will tell you the flow of your shower and taps in litres per minute.

    • Instructions

    Instructions for each of the items are provided for additional support and reference.

  • Borrowing guide –
    • Borrowers must have a valid Myli Library of Things adult membership  (Please contact your local library to sign up)
    • The Home Energy and Water Efficiency kit is available for 2-week loan 
    • Loans may not be renewed 
    • The kit must be borrowed and returned to a Myli library branch during staffed hours. The kit cannot be returned via the after-hours chute. A Myli team member will check the kit and contents to ensure all parts have been returned before it is removed from the patron’s account.  
    • Holds can be placed and must be collected from Myli library branches. Please note that holds must be collected during staffed hours.   
    • Per our membership conditions, replacement fees will be incurred for damaged or lost items.
  • Important Safety Information —

    This product contains live mains voltage and should be used only by an adult or under adult supervision. Do not use in wet areas or allow the unit to get wet. If the power cord or case becomes damaged, please do not use and notify the library staff when returning this kit. For further operating advice refer to the operating instructions located in the kit.

    This device is intended to be used for operation of 240 volts AC with a maximum load current of 10 Amps. When the current exceeds 10 Amps the display flashes the message ‘WARNING OVERLOAD’. Turn off or disconnect the excessive load as soon as possible to avoid damaging the PML.

  • Partnership —

    These kits were donated to Myli in 2023 as a collaboration between Bass Coast, Baw Baw, Cardinia Shire, and South Gippsland councils. We are grateful to Casey, Darebin, and Hobart councils for providing the instructional materials from their home energy efficiency kits as a guide. The support of the Energy Innovation Cooperative in developing early versions of these kits is also acknowledged, as is their continued work in supporting community energy solutions.

  • Library of Things membership —

    — To start borrowing from our wonderful Library of Things, you will need upgrade your existing Myli membership to a Library of Things membership.

    — All you need to do is bring along some photo ID and sign the MYLI Library of Things Recreational Equipment Hire Waiver and Terms & Conditions. You must also be over 18 years of age.

    — Library of Things items can only be picked up at our staffed locations/hours and should be returned to the same location they were borrowed from.

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