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.
Even if you love the crackle and warmth of a natural-burning wood fire in the hearth, you probably could live without the added cost to your energy bill. Sure, the flickering flames make you feel warm while you’re sitting nearby, but wood-burning fires actually have negative efficiency. They emit little or no warmth to a… Continue reading.
If some rooms in your house are too cold while others are too hot, you might need more insulation in your attic. Cold air that seeps into your attic doesn’t have to find its way into your living space. Adequate attic insulation, properly installed, can catch it. If your floor is unusually cold, check the… Continue reading.
Want to save money on your energy bills this winter — without spending a lot to make it happen? Here are 15 low- or no-cost changes you can make: Use your home’s ceiling fans to make the rooms feel warmer. Most people think fans are just for summer, but ceiling fans running slowly in reverse will… Continue reading.
An electric blanket or mattress pad could save you up to 3% on your heating bill — for each degree you lower your thermostat overnight. And you won’t feel cold. But don’t plug in an old electric blanket that you haven’t used in years. Chances are, it’s no longer safe. Besides, newer models have better… Continue reading.
The holiday season is finally here. Some call it the most wonderful season of all. That’s because we associate it with family traditions and gatherings with friends and loved ones. It’s a time of giving and spreading joy. But giving back reminds me of the many good things we have right here in our community… Continue reading.
While the holidays are a fun time filled with get-togethers, food and giving, it’s also an ideal opportunity for a cyberattack. Between online shopping and traveling, your cybersecurity is at risk this time of year. Don’t let that put a damper on your holiday cheer. Follow these tips to keep your devices and data safe during… Continue reading.
We all have our favorite season. Some people love crisp, cool weather and bundling up under a favorite blanket, while others prefer the warm temperatures that summer brings and all the fun outdoor activities that go with it. But there’s one thing we can all agree on: High winter bills are never fun. Heartland REMC is… Continue reading.
This holiday season, while preparing for the fun that comes from the enjoyable winter holidays, you also can prepare for the higher bills caused by the wastes of energy past, present, and future. By overcoming these energy phantoms, you can make amends for past wasted energy and prevent them from taking more from your wallet… Continue reading.
It’s time to unpack the holiday lights and dress the house up for Christmas. Between Thanksgiving, Christmas shopping, party planning, school concerts and work, however, you might be tempted to deck your halls in a hurry. Slow down. The winter holidays can be the best time of the year — as long as you and… Continue reading.
By Rob Pearson Hunting season brings outdoorsmen of all skill levels and experience into rural Indiana, often to unfamiliar areas. While most hunters follow safe hunting practices, Heartland REMC reminds all those afield to be mindful of their surroundings and to be aware of electric power lines and equipment in the air and electrical equipment… Continue reading.
Unlimited high-speed fiber internet can be a game changer! It can make working from home, taking online classes, buying groceries and streaming TV easier. It can help your business grow and even increase the value of your home. That’s why Heartland REMC and TWN Communications are working hard to bring fast, reliable fiber broadband to… Continue reading.
Forced air heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems require effective air filtration for optimum energy efficiency, maintaining clean(ish) ductwork and good indoor air quality. Air filters should be changed regularly. How often they need changing depends upon a number of factors including, but not limited to: Presence of pets that shed Amount of carpeted… Continue reading.