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.
For most of us, 2020 was a year we would just as soon forget. Our country and most of the world saw multiple hardships and disruptions due to the COVID-19 virus and government regulations. As your electric provider, we also saw situations that were difficult during the year, as well as a responsibility to our… Continue reading.
2020 was a year that we will not forget. In some way, the year affected us all.Despite the chaos, Heartland REMC, as always, was here for our members. During the initial COVID-19 state quarantine lockdown, your REMC was only closed to the public for six weeks. During this time, our employees were still in… Continue reading.
Members of Heartland REMC (will cast their votes for four directors at this year’s meeting to be held virtually on June 26.) As in the past, members will vote right after they go through registration. Results of the balloting will be announced at the end of the business meeting. Directors serve three-year terms. Biographical information… Continue reading.
There has been a lot of activity over the past few months to keep the Heartland REMC broadband initiative moving forward. We have neared construction completion in the Lafayette Zone. This means the main fiber lines have been completed and we are moving through neighborhoods to get members connected to fiber internet service. Currently, almost… Continue reading.
It’s yard sale season and lots of people love getting bargains. As the saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” But before forking over the cash, parents or anyone living in a household with children should stop, inspect and think before buying. Why? Old products that were once considered safe may have since… Continue reading.
Summer break can be a recipe for high electric bills if kids are home all day enjoying cool indoor air. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that 9 percent of Americans’ household energy costs are dedicated to air conditioning alone, so try these tips to keep costs down when the temperature rises. Avoid ‘phantom’ load… Continue reading.
Some of the coolest new tech for your home will chill you out in the summer and keep you toasty in the winter – while reducing your carbon footprint and lowering your energy costs. If your home is cooled by an air source heat pump, the system also heats your home in the winter. And… Continue reading.
Due to ongoing restrictions on large gatherings, the 2021 In-Person Heartland REMC Annual Member Meeting has been canceled. The meeting, originally scheduled for June 26, each year draws an average of 4,000 people. To keep the members and employees safe and to comply with current restrictions, the Heartland REMC board of directors decided to cancel… Continue reading.
Heartland REMC is again offering financial scholarships to assist students of REMC members. The names of 20 eligible winners will be drawn at random on a Facebook Live Stream. Under the guidelines, winning students will receive $500 to attend college, full-time, during the fall 2021 semester. To apply, the student must complete and return an… Continue reading.
Your clothes washer and dryer account for a significant portion of energy consumption from major appliances, and let’s face it––laundry is no one’s favorite chore. Make the most of your laundry energy use! There are several easy ways you can save energy (and money) in the laundry room. The Department of Energy recommends the following… Continue reading.
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.