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.
You go shopping for a new refrigerator, and you’re on a budget. The best buy is the fridge with the lowest sales price, right? Not necessarily. The reason? The cost of owning a home appliance has three components: the initial purchase price, the cost of repairs and maintenance, and the cost to operate it. To… Continue reading.
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.
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.
Whether your oven and stove top are powered by gas or electricity, it is no secret that they consume more energy than smaller countertop appliances, like slow cookers and toaster ovens. In addition to efficiency, smaller kitchen appliances can provide faster cooking times and less hassle with cleanup. If you’re looking for convenient cooking methods… Continue reading.
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.
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.
We spend a lot of time talking with you, our members, about rebates that are available through not only Heartland REMC but the Power Moves program. These rebates are great and we here at Heartland REMC are thankful we can provide incentives for updating your HVAC systems so they are more energy efficient. Depending on… Continue reading.
By Garret Keiser Gift giving gets harder every year. As family members get older, finding that unique item they would never get for themselves becomes more of a challenge. If you want to surprise someone with a gift that keeps on giving, I suggest an energy saving holiday gift. Here are some gift ideas that… Continue reading.
Don’t let the Ghost of Christmas Presents Past haunt you 24/7 With the holidays over, we are all attempting to get back to normal. That normal could be different now when it comes to your electric consumption depending on how many new toys/ devices are in the home. Holiday presents in the 21st century have… Continue reading.