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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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Did you know?

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Posted on Oct 07, 2020 in Heartland REMC

The first successful U.S. cooperative was organized in 1752 when Benjamin Franklin formed the Philadelphia Contribution for Insurance Against Loss by Fire — the nation’s oldest continuing cooperative. Electric cooperatives began because it was not cost-effective for investor-owned utllities to string power lines into rural areas in the 1930s.  Indiana Electric Cooperatives, the statewide service… Continue reading.

With cooperatives, you get the credit

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Posted on Oct 07, 2020 in Heartland REMC

Operation at cost is part of the cooperative difference. Electric cooperatives aren’t like other utilities. You, as a consumer and a member, own a portion of the business. And one benefit of that membership involves the allocation of excess revenue, called margins, in the form of capital credits. Electric cooperatives operate at cost, collecting enough… Continue reading.

Heat pump water heaters can wash away high energy costs

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Posted on Sep 28, 2020 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC, Warren County REMC

If your pleasant warm shower is quickly chilled by a sudden rush of cold water, it may be time to consider replacing your home’s water heater. Fortunately, a variety of options exist that can lower long-term energy costs, including heat pump water heaters (HPWHs). They utilize the same technology found in heat pump heating and… Continue reading.

Teaching youngsters the important lesson of energy efficiency

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Posted on Aug 31, 2020 in Heartland REMC

Electronics, mobile devices, TVs, computers, and gaming stations have become fixtures in our homes,  particularly those with children. Consumer electronics coupled with the more and more smart home appliances, technology, and electric vehicles have slowly but steadily changed our homes and lifestyles. COVID-19 is forcing us to spend more time at home and has forced… Continue reading.

Don’t Fall Behind! Prep Your Home for Autumn & Winter

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Posted on Aug 22, 2020 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC, Warren County REMC

As school buses resume roaming roads and the sun starts setting sooner, it won’t be long before autumn arrives. Yet before pumpkin pie aroma fills the air and Halloween costumes decorate storefronts, you can still take advantage of the late summer to prepare your home for the fall and winter. Some suggested considerations include: Tackling… Continue reading.

Scalding risks are real

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Posted on Aug 19, 2020 in Features, Heartland REMC

Every year, some 5,000 people are scalded by hot tap water. Most of these accidents involve the elderly and children under the age of five. Just two seconds of exposure to water that’s heated to 150 F will cause a third-degree burn — the most serious type — in most adults. If water is heated… Continue reading.

Sprucing up those walls?

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Posted on Aug 19, 2020 in Features, Heartland REMC

Follow these tips if you’re painting indoors: A well-ventilated house makes for a healthier home under any circumstances. But it becomes even more important when you’re tackling an interior painting project.  To avoid health problems when you’re painting the inside of your home: Schedule painting for dry periods in the fall or spring when it’s… Continue reading.

Pressure wash with care

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Posted on Aug 19, 2020 in Features, Heartland REMC

Pressure washers are handy tools. They can clean up almost anything and make a house or deck look brand new. And electrically powered ones are among the only tools that mix water and electricity during use — an otherwise deadly combination.  Pressure washers can be safe to use if you read the manual carefully —… Continue reading.

Practice fall storm safety

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Posted on Aug 19, 2020 in Features, Heartland REMC

Late summer and early fall often bring tornadoes and floods to our part of the country. It’s important to take precautions with your home’s electrical system. Debris from storms can easily ignite if they come into contact with downed power lines, especially when electrical wires are severed. Also, standing water and even appliances can become… Continue reading.

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