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Steering clear of solar scams

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Posted on Aug 24, 2022 in Energy

By Mark Belcher With renewable energy on the rise and questions swirling about the stability of the grid, installing residential solar panels is a popular option for both saving money and helping the environment. But how can you distinguish between a legitimate solar installation and scam artists trying to make a buck at your expense?… Continue reading.

Discovering beneficial electrification benefits

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Posted on Jul 21, 2022 in Energy

By Brian Hawk As gas prices soared over the last several months, more drivers considered the appeal of electric vehicles. Those thoughts likely grew stronger when drivers stared at the gas pump’s ever increasing price display while they filled the tank. Transitioning from a gas-powered vehicle to an electric vehicle can help drivers save on long-term… Continue reading.

Save dollars, make sense with a retrofit

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Posted on Jun 23, 2022 in Energy

By Shane Neher In search of a lower energy bill, a cleaner environment or just a more comfortable temperature in your home? Odds are a heat pump retrofit will deliver all three and more. What is a retrofit, you ask? A retrofit integrates new components in your current HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system… Continue reading.

Power out? Time for your co-op to go to work.

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Posted on May 23, 2022 in Energy

By Darrell Marks The last time you thought about your electricity provider may have been when power suddenly went out. Fortunately, seconds later, your local electric co-op already was at work restoring service. Your local electric co-op works around the clock 24 hours every day, 365 days each year, to ensure safe, reliable delivery of… Continue reading.

Load control

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Posted on Apr 21, 2022 in Energy

By Jarred Meinders Every day, you take your energy for a drive. Some days, it is a slow cruise around the block. Others, it is pedal to the metal from dawn to dusk. Most often, you land somewhere in the middle of those two extremes. But what does all that look like on your bill… Continue reading.

Upgrade to save

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Posted on Mar 23, 2022 in Energy

By Matt Strahl From cabinets to countertops, those building new homes have plenty of decisions to make. Some of those decisions go beyond the surface, affecting how comfortable you’ll be in your new home – and could lower your long-term energy use, saving money on utility bills. If you plan to build a new home,… Continue reading.

Continuing to explore EVs

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Posted on Feb 24, 2022 in Energy

By Nick Geswein With the government directing funds to build a robust charging infrastructure and automobile manufacturers ramping up production, the interest in electric vehicles is growing. We received several responses after a recent article on EV myths, so we want to explore some of those questions in a follow-up article. How much does it… Continue reading.

Gain a clearer perspective on windows

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Posted on Jan 24, 2022 in Energy

By Kim Burton Homeowners may grumble this time of year that their windows welcome the wintry chill into their house. Some may think that replacements clearly are the answer to energy savings. Yet it’s important to get the full picture to make the best decision for your home. The Moving Truth In most circumstances, upgrading… Continue reading.

Pulling the Plug on Some EV Myths

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Posted on Dec 26, 2021 in Energy

By Linda Margison As the push for cleaner energy continues to pick up the pace, so too does the interest in electric vehicles. EVs, as they are known, are being manufactured in an increasing number of shapes, sizes and capabilities. Unfortunately, misleading information continues to surround electric vehicles. Let’s take the opportunity to bust a… Continue reading.

Daylight saving

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Posted on Oct 27, 2021 in Energy

By Jackie McGlin Daylight saving time has had a rocky past in the U.S. In 1918, the shift in time was first observed — often seen as a World War I effort. Following the war, the time change was repealed in 1919 leading to a variety of times being observed across the nation. The same… Continue reading.

How the cost of electricity remains stable

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Posted on Aug 25, 2021 in Energy

By Larry Edwards As we go grocery shopping or fill up at a gas station, we see first-hand how the cost of goods fluctuate.  Today, price changes are driven by factors beyond supply and demand. Cyber attacks can shut down systems as seen in the ransomware attacks on the Colonial Pipeline and meat processor JBS…. Continue reading.

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