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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.

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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.

From cupboard to cleaning up

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Posted on Mar 24, 2021 in Features, Heartland REMC

Head to your pantry or fridge for help with some common household chores. Clean and disinfect your computer keyboard by gently brushing on and between the keys with an old toothbrush that’s been soaked in a solution made with equal parts water and white vinegar. That same solution can remove water stains on glasses. Pour… Continue reading.

Cleaning house cleanly

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Posted on Mar 24, 2021 in Features, Heartland REMC

If you’re concerned about harmful chemicals in some cleaning products or are just curious about making your own all-natural alternatives to store-bought cleaners, try these simple recipes that are also good for the environment. Furniture Polish 1 cup mineral oil 1 t. lemon oil Combine. Store in a spray bottle. All Purpose Cleaner 1 part… Continue reading.

Fiber project update

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Posted on Mar 07, 2021 in Heartland REMC

2020 quickly became a time in history we will never forget. It was a year full of challenges, hardships, and loss for many. We learned quickly how to adapt and be flexible.  That is true for our fiber broadband initiative, as well. In March 2020, many families moved to e-learning and working from home, and… Continue reading.

Easy steps to greater efficiency

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Posted on Mar 07, 2021 in Heartland REMC

Do you want to save money and electricity but have limited time, money and patience? There are several relatively easy ways to save energy without a substantial commitment of time and money. These efforts will help you save whether you own or rent an older or newly constructed home. And, you won’t have to hire… Continue reading.

Spring clean your appliances

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Posted on Feb 25, 2021 in Features, Heartland REMC

Spring’s renewal traditionally means cleaning time, too: sweeping out the winter dirt from the garage, washing the windows, scrubbing the floors. While you’re spiffing up the house, don’t neglect your appliances. Dust the refrigerator. Refrigerators exchange heat through a system of coils. A buildup of dust and pet hair will make the unit run longer… Continue reading.

2021 Residential Energy Program

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Posted on Jan 30, 2021 in Heartland REMC

POWER MOVES REBATES Geothermal Rebate Closed Loop Close loop replacing: $1,500 Water to Air – EER ≥17.1 COP≥ 3.6 (electric resistance, fossil fuel, or new construction)       Water to Water – EER≥16.1 COP≥3.1 Open Loop Open loop replacing: $1,500 Water to Air – EER≥ 21.1 COP≥4.1 (electric resistance, fossil fuel, or new construction)… 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.

Tips for circuit breakers

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Posted on Jan 20, 2021 in Features, Heartland REMC

Everyone should know these electrical control safety panel tips. The panel is where electricity enters a building. It contains circuit breakers and has a main switch for shutting off all power in an emergency. Be prepared for when a breaker trips: Always keep a flashlight with fresh batteries stationed by your circuit breaker panel. Keep… Continue reading.

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