Heartland REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in northeastern Indiana. As a cooperative, Heartland REMC follows seven core principles that are universal to cooperatives worldwide. Among those principles is one stressing education, training and information. Indiana Connection, a monthly magazine published especially for Indiana’s electric cooperative members, is one way the REMC informs and educates its members. Indiana Connection is available not only in a print format, but as an electronic publication for those who prefer getting their information on their electronic devices.
Every year, some 5,000 people are scalded by hot tap water. Most of these accidents involve the elderly and children under the age of five. Just two seconds of exposure to water that’s heated to 150 F will cause a third-degree burn — the most serious type — in most adults. If water is heated… Continue reading.
Follow these tips if you’re painting indoors: A well-ventilated house makes for a healthier home under any circumstances. But it becomes even more important when you’re tackling an interior painting project. To avoid health problems when you’re painting the inside of your home: Schedule painting for dry periods in the fall or spring when it’s… Continue reading.
Pressure washers are handy tools. They can clean up almost anything and make a house or deck look brand new. And electrically powered ones are among the only tools that mix water and electricity during use — an otherwise deadly combination. Pressure washers can be safe to use if you read the manual carefully —… Continue reading.
Late summer and early fall often bring tornadoes and floods to our part of the country. It’s important to take precautions with your home’s electrical system. Debris from storms can easily ignite if they come into contact with downed power lines, especially when electrical wires are severed. Also, standing water and even appliances can become… Continue reading.
Because electricity is so abundant, most folks do not think much about it. Since many of you have been spending more time at home over the past few months, you have likely been using more energy. And yet, we still expect an endless supply of power with uninterrupted service 24/7. Given how electricity powers our… Continue reading.
As the weather heats up, we are continuing to push forward to build out the new high-speed internet system as fast as possible. Along the way, we have been asked a lot of questions about what the system will look like at your home. The building process so far has focused on the main… 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.
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.
We know our members are seeing a pick up in activity. You may see large fiber reels and wonder what is happening. New damper boxes and shelters are going in throughout the area. It’s a very exciting time! But, we also know there are some questions about when we will get to hook up service… Continue reading.
You might plant shrubs and bushes to make your yard look nicer. They might also lower your energy bill. Careful landscape planning can help protect a house from summer’s hot sun and winter’s cold winds. Here’s a quick guide to saving energy through smart planting: Determine the climate in your community and even in your… Continue reading.
When you plug a lamp or an appliance into a socket, you expect to be able to turn it on. Sometimes, though, you’ll find that the outlet is “dead.” Before you call an electrician, check a few things out: Plug something different into the same outlet. It could be that the problem is with the… Continue reading.