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.
By Garrett Keiser Spring brings renewal — and new opportunities to save energy and money. You may think energy efficiency upgrades require a great deal of time and expense, but that’s not always the case. If you’re interested in making your home more efficient but don’t want to break the bank, there are several DIY… Continue reading.
This month, you may be one of the millions of Americans turning on the television and heading to the fridge as you watch your favorite college basketball team compete for a national championship. And among the school fight songs and busted brackets, the month’s madness also provides the chance to score savings by upgrading appliances…. Continue reading.
You can do more than wear green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year. You can “go” green — all through your home. The best way to start is simply to waste less. Here are four ways to do that: Save energy. Use the energy you need — wisely, so you don’t waste any. It’s… Continue reading.
The second Sunday in March will trigger Daylight Saving Time, when we “spring ahead” and set our clocks one hour later. That’s also the best day to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors — even if the batteries aren’t dead. If you don’t have fire alarms and CO detectors, your family… Continue reading.
Play it safe around electricity when you’re outdoors this spring. Here are 10 tips: Keep power cords, tools and equipment away from water and wet areas while you’re using them and when you’re storing them. Before you climb a ladder or extend the handle of a tool, look up so you can clear overhead power… Continue reading.
Springtime is finally almost here! Put the upcoming mild temperatures to work for your energy bill. Here are 10 easy ways to save energy this spring: Hire a heating and air conditioning pro to check out your air conditioning system and window a/c units. Annual spring maintenance can keep your a/c running smoothly and catch… Continue reading.
In the 1930s, our members asked for electricity, and the REMC answered the call. Now, you have asked for high-speed internet. Once again, Heartland REMC is answering the call. Fiber cables are going up! The first main line fiber cables were attached to the poles just before the holidays in December. This is the start… Continue reading.
If a circuit trips no matter what you plug into it, it’s likely an overload. This is a job for a professional. A BUZZ: Electric appliances should not buzz. They shouldn’t make any sounds. When they do, you might have a problem with an outlet or some wiring. An electrician can solve the problem.
Clean your clothes dryer’s lint trap every time you load the machine. A lint-free trap allows for better air circulation, which could mean your clothes will dry quicker. When it’s sunny outside, throw open the curtains, even in the winter. Let the sun help warm your room and add enough light that you won’t need… Continue reading.
February can be hard on energy bills. But cold winter weather is no match for a home that is prepared to fight it. Address these five common winter culprits throughout your house: Drafty doors and windows. An easy fix with a big payback is weather-stripping. Caulk or apply weather-stripping around all window and door seams,… Continue reading.
Flickering lights: If an electrical circuit in your house is overloaded, it could cause the lights to dim or flicker. This usually happens when you have too many energy-intensive appliances or fixtures wired to the same circuit. For example, your lights might flicker when your washing machine is running — if the two are on… Continue reading.