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Efficiency Tips for Outdoor Shops and Barns

Posted on Oct 22, 2023 in Heartland REMC

There are many benefits to having an energy-efficient outdoor shop or barn. Aside from saving energy, an efficient outdoor building can keep the environment around your structure healthy and safe; save money on your water bill; keep your animals happier and healthier; and save you from costly structural repairs. Whether you are looking to build… Continue reading.

Get smart about home lighting

Posted on Jul 05, 2023 in Heartland REMC

Gone are the days when a simple flip of the switch was the only choice for illuminating our homes. While we still have this tried-and-true option, we’ve entered a new era of innovative and intelligent technologies, which includes smart lighting.  Smart lighting connects to Wi-Fi and offers an array of cutting-edge functionality and convenience. Let’s… Continue reading.

Are portable space heaters efficient?

Posted on Feb 05, 2022 in Heartland REMC

Small space heaters are meant to do exactly as their name says: heat a small space. But unfortunately, many people use portable space heaters to heat their entire home, which can really take a toll on your energy bills. The truth is, whether you should use space heaters really depends on your home’s efficiency and… Continue reading.

Holiday décor tips for an energy-wise home

Posted on Dec 11, 2021 in Heartland REMC

Whether you’ve already decked your halls or you’re just getting started, there’s still time to incorporate energy savings into your holiday décor planning.  If you haven’t strung your twinkle lights, be sure to use LED light strands. LEDs consume far less energy than incandescent lights and they can last 40 holiday seasons. They’re also safer… Continue reading.

Make time to save money

Posted on Nov 07, 2021 in Heartland REMC

Who has to time to save energy? You’re a busy person; we get that. If you spend your life thinking about energy efficiency, well, you’d probably be working for us. But even though you might not have 40 hours a week to spend noodling over ways to save energy, there’s still lots you can do… Continue reading.

Pump up your pool’s efficiency

Posted on Jul 08, 2021 in Heartland REMC

BY GARRETT KEISER After working  in the backyard, a swimming pool provides the perfect summer retreat. But who wants it to be a wallet drain? Soak up these pool efficiency tips to save money while maintaining your personal, pristine oasis. Each pool is equipped with an energy guzzler: the pump. The bigger the pump, the… Continue reading.

Suds and Savings

Posted on May 05, 2021 in Heartland REMC

Your clothes washer and dryer account for a significant portion of energy consumption from major appliances, and let’s face it––laundry is no one’s favorite chore. Make the most of your laundry energy use! There are several easy ways you can save energy (and money) in the laundry room. The Department of Energy recommends the following… Continue reading.

Holiday lighting tips

Posted on Dec 06, 2020 in Heartland REMC

2020 has been, without a doubt, an unusual year for all of us. As we look toward the end of the year, one thing that we can always count on is the joy of the holiday season.  One of my greatest joys is holiday decorating.  If you are like me and are looking to refresh… Continue reading.

Teaching youngsters the important lesson of energy efficiency

Posted on Aug 31, 2020 in Heartland REMC

Electronics, mobile devices, TVs, computers, and gaming stations have become fixtures in our homes,  particularly those with children. Consumer electronics coupled with the more and more smart home appliances, technology, and electric vehicles have slowly but steadily changed our homes and lifestyles. COVID-19 is forcing us to spend more time at home and has forced… Continue reading.