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Cool Technology

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Posted on Apr 23, 2021 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

Over the last few years, Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats have become a popular upgrade for people updating equipment in their homes. Thermostats such as the Nest and Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostats (among others) connect to a home’s wireless Internet network and can be programmed remotely from a wireless device, such as a smart phone or tablet. You may… Continue reading.

Building a home?

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Posted on Mar 26, 2021 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

If you’re thinking about building your own home, you’ve probably spent a lot of time figuring out the details. You’ve considered different floorplans and selected complementary colors that pop. But have you considered energy efficiency? The Power Moves Home program is perfect for anyone about to build their own home. Your local electric co-op helped… Continue reading.

Money in the bath

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Posted on Mar 02, 2021 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC, Warren County REMC

While your steaming hot shower may leave you feeling like royalty, the appliance heating that water may be dethroning money from your wallet.  A variety of energy resources power different kinds of water heaters to warm the water that people use in their daily lives. The type of water heater in your house could lead… Continue reading.

Home energy monitors can unearth interesting discoveries

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Posted on Jan 26, 2021 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC, Warren County REMC

LaGrange County REMC Energy Advisor Jake Taylor helped a co-op member scour his house to find the culprit causing the member’s high energy bills.  Taylor started in the homeowner’s basement, at the circuit breaker box. He didn’t have to travel any further. Taylor connected a Sense, which is a home energy monitor that tracks electricity… Continue reading.

Mini Splits

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Posted on Oct 27, 2020 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC, Warren County REMC

People updating their homes and replacing outdated HVAC systems are more frequently considering mini split heat pumps. This newer technology provides more flexibility and energy efficiency compared to many other options. Our Power Moves team has received four times as many mini and multi split system rebates this year compared to this time in 2019…. Continue reading.

Heat pump water heaters can wash away high energy costs

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Posted on Sep 28, 2020 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC, Warren County REMC

If your pleasant warm shower is quickly chilled by a sudden rush of cold water, it may be time to consider replacing your home’s water heater. Fortunately, a variety of options exist that can lower long-term energy costs, including heat pump water heaters (HPWHs). They utilize the same technology found in heat pump heating and… Continue reading.

Don’t Fall Behind! Prep Your Home for Autumn & Winter

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Posted on Aug 22, 2020 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC, Warren County REMC

As school buses resume roaming roads and the sun starts setting sooner, it won’t be long before autumn arrives. Yet before pumpkin pie aroma fills the air and Halloween costumes decorate storefronts, you can still take advantage of the late summer to prepare your home for the fall and winter. Some suggested considerations include: Tackling… Continue reading.

The Silent Charge

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Posted on Jul 24, 2020 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC, Warren County REMC

Technology advances in electric vehicle development have shifted heads to considering possibilities for the energy industry. EVs are still a small portion of the total U.S. automobile sales but it’s growing rapidly. CNBC reported in May that an industry research firm predicts that the global market for EVs, which are automobiles powered by a rechargeable… Continue reading.

Then & Now: WVPA’s approach to making electricity

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Posted on Jun 30, 2020 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC, Warren County REMC

Believe it or not, there’s a stiff, cold wind out there that’s helping to heat your home in the winter. And there’s a blazing hot sun in the sky that can keep you cool all summer long. Over the past decade, the way we generate electricity has changed dramatically. Advances in technology have made sustainable… Continue reading.

It’s the Power Moves program’s 10th anniversary

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Posted on May 29, 2020 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC, Warren County REMC

Does it seem odd that a company would encourage people to use less of what it sells? Probably. But then, Wabash Valley Power has always been a different kind of electric company. If you’re not familiar with Wabash Valley Power, we are the wholesale electricity supplier for 23 local electric cooperatives in Indiana, Illinois, and… Continue reading.

Stay comfy this summer and save!

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Posted on Apr 27, 2020 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC, Warren County REMC

The summer sun quickly drives up outdoor temperatures. Rather than perpetually running your air conditioner, some strategic planning can save you energy, leading to lower electric use. Steps you can take to reduce your energy costs are to: Open the windows on cool summer evenings and nights. A cool breeze in the evening and overnight… Continue reading.