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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Members of Heartland REMC will vote for four board seats at this year’s annual meeting in June. Potential candidates have until April 12 to file for nomination. To file as a candidate, you must secure the signatures of at least 20 Heartland REMC members. The person signing the petition must be the member of… Continue reading.
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’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.
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.
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.
Besides heating and cooling your home, heating your water uses more energy than anything else in the house. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the typical family spends up to 18 percent of its utility bills on water heating. Good news: It’s simple to lower that cost. Here are eight tips: Get… Continue reading.
If you feel a draft while you’re curled up on the sofa with a good book or your favorite TV show, don’t crank up the thermostat. Move the sofa. The chilliest places in your home during the winter are right next to the windows. So, move your furniture away from the windows. Here are six… Continue reading.
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.