When you signed up to receive electric service from Boone REMC, you became a member, not just a customer, of an electric utility. While investor-owned utilities return a portion of any profits back to their shareholders, electric co-ops operate on an at-cost basis. As such, they allocate and periodically retire capital credits, also called patronage,… Continue reading.
If you think your home or business could benefit from an in-depth energy efficiency analysis, you may want to schedule an efficiency inspection. Boone REMC offers this service for $100 December through February, as the weather permits. During an efficiency inspection, our technician will use an infrared and standard digital camera to identify key problem… Continue reading.
Boone REMC owns several Sense home energy monitors that can help our members better understand how they are consuming electricity and how they can conserve. What are Sense monitors? A Sense monitor is a device installed on a home’s electrical panel that detects and records energy use in real time. The monitor uses sensors that… Continue reading.
This holiday season you’ll probably see lots of advertising for “smart” home accessories. Fortunately, you can spend money on some gifts that can lead to long-term savings. Commercials this time of year highlight all sorts of gadgets. Often, many of these devices are about convenience, such as remotely turning lights and appliances on and off…. Continue reading.
Keeping transmission lines clear of overgrowth along 150-200-mile-long stretches each year is not an easy task. That’s why Hoosier Energy uses an aerial saw to get the job done. The saw features nine 25-inch carbide tip saw blades attached to multiple 20-foot aluminum poles. A 50-horsepower snowmobile motor that can be turned on and off… Continue reading.
After high school, Colton Carden’s career ambition was to join the military to work on robotics — smart weapons, autonomous vehicles, and the like. While he never joined the military, his interest in cutting-edge technology is now being deployed on the home front, for consumers of Bartholomew County REMC. As director of engineering and technology… Continue reading.
Immerse yourself in Indianapolis’ culinary history while shopping in the capital city this holiday season by lunching at one of the city’s most iconic restaurants: the L.S. Ayres Tea Room. But L.S. Ayres in downtown Indy is long gone, you say? The retail store is, but the restaurant and the memories live on at the… Continue reading.
BY INVITING FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES TO A HOLIDAY COOKIE SWAP, YOU CAN SAMPLE NEW RECIPES AND SHARE SWEET MEMORIES — AND YOU’LL BE PLEASANTLY SURPRISED AT HOW EASY IT IS TO HOST YOUR OWN. HERE ARE SOME TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR EVENT ONE TO REMEMBER. PLAN YOUR TREATS IN ADVANCE In order to figure… Continue reading.
Cookies are a delightful part of the holiday season, whether you’re leaving an array of treats out for Santa or dunking a crispy morsel in milk. If you’re baking a batch — or several — this month, keep these tricks in mind: Before you begin baking, check your pantry to see if you have all… Continue reading.
KEEP YOUR FESTIVITIES SAFE AND MERRY BY PERUSING THESE 10 FOOD PREPARATION TIPS BEFORE YOU GET STARTED IN THE KITCHEN:
Indiana Connection staffers love Christmas Cookie Exchanges! What cookies to do they traditionally bring to share? Find out below — and download their recipes. Mandy Barth’s No-Bake Chocolate Cookies Recipe: https://www.indianaconnection.org/recipes/no-bake-chocolate-cookies/ Emily Schilling’s Brown Sugar Shortbread Recipe: https://www.indianaconnection.org/recipes/brown-sugar-shortbread/ Ashley Curry’s White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Recipe: https://www.indianaconnection.org/recipes/white-chocolate-peppermint-cookies/ Holly Huffman’s Mexican Wedding Cakes Recipe: https://www.indianaconnection.org/recipes/mexican-wedding-cakes/
By Mark Schaufelberger Are you expecting houseguests during the holidays? Make a good first impression before they even enter your home with these outdoor decorating and home maintenance tips. ’TIS THE SEASON Retrieving holiday decorations from the garage or attic may remind you that these areas could use some cleaning and organizing. Replace old musty… Continue reading.