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.
Late summer and early fall often bring tornadoes and floods to our part of the country. That’s why it’s smart to take precautions with your home’s electrical system. Keep in mind that debris from storms can easily ignite if it comes into contact with downed power lines, especially if electrical wires are severed. Also, standing… Continue reading.
Most of us use electricity, either directly or indirectly, at almost all times. Because electricity is so abundant and available with the simple flip of a switch, it’s easy to take it for granted. According to the Energy Information Agency (EIA), the typical U.S. household now uses more air conditioning, appliances and consumer electronics than… Continue reading.
Have you ever noticed your lights blink during a thunderstorm? Or perhaps you’ve noticed a blinking microwave clock when you arrive home. When this happens, you’ve likely experienced a brief disruption to your electric service, which could result from a power surge or blink. While the symptoms of surges and blinks can appear similar, what’s… Continue reading.
You go shopping for a new refrigerator, and you’re on a budget. The best buy is the fridge with the lowest sales price, right? Not necessarily. The reason? The cost of owning a home appliance has three components: the initial purchase price, the cost of repairs and maintenance, and the cost to operate it. To… Continue reading.
These dog days of summer might have you considering putting those loitering summer sunrays to work making electricity for your home. Advances in technology have helped make the cost of solar energy more affordable. More people than ever before are considering adding solar panels to their home. But before you contact a solar panel sales… Continue reading.
On June 8, the board of trustees for Operation Round Up, a community service program of Heartland REMC, approved three grants. The following grant applications were approved: Wabash County Christmas Spirit Foundation– Gifts for Children, $1,000 Parkview Huntington Family YMCA – CPR Training Equipment, $1055.58 Community Cares of Wells County – Freezer, $700 These grants… Continue reading.
BY GARRETT KEISER After working in the backyard, a swimming pool provides the perfect summer retreat. But who wants it to be a wallet drain? Soak up these pool efficiency tips to save money while maintaining your personal, pristine oasis. Each pool is equipped with an energy guzzler: the pump. The bigger the pump, the… Continue reading.
During the severely sweltering summer, planning ahead to save energy can keep you cool while helping the environment — and even get you some green back! People know the basic rules of supply and demand — when demand goes up, the price typically goes up. The same goes for electricity: when businesses are operating and… Continue reading.
School may be out for the summer but that doesn’t mean learning has to take a vacation. As a parent, you can teach your children how smart savings and money-management behaviors can help set them on the path to greater long-term financial security. No matter how old your kids are, there’s one basic premise: Live… Continue reading.
Stop nagging your kids to turn off the lights or TV or water when they’re finished with them. Instead, make them official officers in your energy-efficiency “police force.” Or soldiers in your “environmental army.” Or even kings and queens of the Land of Low Electricity Bills. If you want your kids to help you in… Continue reading.
Sleeping in, hanging out by the pool, and earning a little extra money are popular summertime activities for teenagers. Unfortunately, traffic accidents are also a common occurrence. Those at Indiana’s electric cooperatives remind parents to talk to their teens about safety hazards associated with driving. Parents should definitely discuss safe driving practices that are related… Continue reading.