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KILOWHAT?

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Posted on Sep 26, 2020 in Energy

By Carly Nichols A glance at your monthly electric bill shows you the amount of energy powering your home. Yet all the information on the bill may also leave you in the dark about what exactly it all means. Fortunately, we can shed light on it! Measuring Your Energy: Your monthly energy bill includes a… Continue reading.

Residential electrification: Part 3

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Posted on Aug 19, 2020 in Energy

By Blake Kleaving Heating water and heating and cooling the air in your home are two energy-intensive household syastems. Finding ways to reduce the energy they use while increasing comfort can be challenging. Adding to the complexity are the various energy sources available, including propane or natural gas and electricity. When it comes to the… Continue reading.

Efficient electrification: Part 1

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Posted on Jun 27, 2020 in Energy

By Larry Edwards The benefits of electricity are all around us. From increased economic productivity, improved human health and safety to increased customer choice, the efficient use of electric energy has a positive impact on all of us.  These electrical benefits are best seen when electricity is used efficiently. Through a diverse set of technologies,… Continue reading.

Bright Light

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Posted on May 27, 2020 in Energy

By Jake Taylor A beaming summer sun is increasingly cooling people’s homes, washing their clothes, and even freezing their ice cubes. When many people think about solar energy, they picture solar panels installed on home rooftops. Fortunately, new opportunities to invest in renewable energy have emerged for those in participating communities. In community solar programs,… Continue reading.

How to get thermostats to work for you

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Posted on Apr 23, 2020 in Energy

By Barry Lauber As we head into the summer months, keeping your home comfortable and your energy bill low are seemingly at odds with each other. But it doesn’t haven’t to be that way! You can better manage your energy use and the comfort of your home by selecting and using the right thermostat.  There… Continue reading.

When the power goes out, your co-op goes to work

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Posted on Mar 25, 2020 in Energy

By Cindy Denney You may recall a time when you suddenly heard a loud crash or witnessed a bright flash, and then darkness. The lights were out. As frustrating as the moment was, you should rest assured your local electric cooperative was already getting to work. Improved technology has helped electric co-ops quickly identify power… Continue reading.

Help food keep its cool — even in a power outage

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Posted on Feb 19, 2020 in Energy

By Leslie Beard With winter around the corner, weather emergencies are bound to happen — but they don’t have to reach crisis status in your household. If you prepare for power outages before they occur, you can minimize your worries, especially about food safety.  The most important tip to remember is to keep your refrigerator… Continue reading.

The reasons your electric bill may be higher

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Posted on Dec 19, 2019 in Energy

Has your electric bill ever surprised you? If so, chances are it wasn’t because your charge was too low! The initial shock when your energy bill is higher than expected can lead to confusion.  With the holiday season behind us and winter’s chill in the air, here are a couple of variables that could impact… Continue reading.

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