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.
Over the last few years, Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats have become a popular upgrade for people updating equipment in their homes. Thermostats such as the Nest and Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostats (among others) connect to a home’s wireless Internet network and can be programmed remotely from a wireless device, such as a smart phone or tablet. You may… Continue reading.
For all the wonderful things electricity does for us, it can be unforgiving if not treated with respect — all the time. Electricity is energy. Like most forms of energy, it’s powerful. As essential as electricity is to our daily lives, when it is misused or the system that delivers it to our homes is… Continue reading.
Earlier this year, record low and sustained temperatures in almost every part of the state of Texas not only created a huge demand for electricity, but also incapacitated nearly half of the state’s power generation resources. This was all over national news. As your local energy provider, we received many questions and concerns inquiring if… Continue reading.
Heartland REMC will again this year offer scholarships to financially assist students of the REMC members. Due to ongoing safety guidelines, Heartland REMC will be doing a virtual scholarship drawing. Winning students will receive $500 to attend college, full-time, during the fall 2021 semester. To apply, the student must complete and return the application and… Continue reading.
Whether your oven and stove top are powered by gas or electricity, it is no secret that they consume more energy than smaller countertop appliances, like slow cookers and toaster ovens. In addition to efficiency, smaller kitchen appliances can provide faster cooking times and less hassle with cleanup. If you’re looking for convenient cooking methods… Continue reading.
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.