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Know the signs of a scam

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Posted on Jun 29, 2022 in Boone REMC

It’s no secret that consumers with a water, gas, solar or electricity connection have long been targets for utility scams, but fraudsters have changed their tactics since the COVID-19 pandemic. As consumers became more reliant on technology for work, school and commerce, scammers noted these shifts and adapted their tactics to this changed environment.  Imposter… Continue reading.

Lighting becomes a slow fade

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Posted on Jun 29, 2022 in Boone REMC

One of the most telling areas of shortfall during the recent rate study was lighting — security lighting, decorative subdivision lighting, member-owned street lighting, and traffic lighting. The REMC has not implemented a distribution specific rate increase that was based on a Cost of Service study since 2008. In this time frame, the cost of… Continue reading.

Keep your cool inside this summer

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Posted on Jun 27, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Jay County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

With the hot humid temperatures during the long daylight hours as kids are out of school, it may seem difficult to keep your cool at home this summer – literally and figuratively. Yet in the literal sense, keeping your cool indoors could really pay off by keeping more green in your wallet. Fortunately, there are… Continue reading.

Working together, we can overcome today’s energy challenges

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Posted on Jun 27, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

By Donna Walker As Hoosiers continue to experience rising electricity bills, it is important for you to know the factors driving these cost increases and what can be expected moving forward. You should also know Hoosier Energy and your local electric co-op are doing everything possible to minimize the impact to consumers.  Over the past… Continue reading.

July 2022 Recalls

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Posted on Jun 24, 2022 in Product Recalls

As a service to our readers and to promote electrical safety, here are recent recall notices provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Visit www.cpsc.gov/en/recalls for full details of this recall and for notices of many more. Faulty handle leads to refrigerator recall GE Appliances has recalled models of the GE-brand free-standing French door… Continue reading.

Host an energy-free potluck party

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Posted on Jun 24, 2022 in Features

If it’s too hot to fire up the grill for summertime entertaining, then it’s too warm indoors to heat up the oven. The solution: Host an energy-free potluck and ask each guest to bring a cold dish that does not require any cooking before the get-together or heating during the event. Some suggestions: Salads featuring… Continue reading.

Don’t overlook attic, crawl space

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Posted on Jun 24, 2022 in Features

Cool air could escape from your home this summer through two spaces you probably don’t pay much attention to: the attic and the crawl space under the home. If your attic doesn’t have enough insulation it could let cool air out and hot, summer air in. Even though your home was probably built with plenty… Continue reading.

Easy ways to cut your summer energy bills

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Posted on Jun 24, 2022 in Features

The quickest way to lower your energy costs is to conserve. Here are some simple things you can do that will help you save energy this summer: Give your stove a rest. A microwave oven uses two-thirds less energy than your stove to cook and heat food. Other energy-savers: grilling outdoors or enjoying cold, healthy… Continue reading.