TIPS FOR TOOL SAFETY
SPRINGTIME MIGHT SPARK the desire to tackle projects around the house. If you use power tools, remember to follow basic safety guidelines.
WHY IS MY ELECTRIC BILL MORE THAN MY NEIGHBOR'S?
You have a TV, microwave, electric range, cooktop, refrigerator, heat pump, and computer. So does your next-door neighbor. So why is your electric bill almost twice as high
FEND OFF THE WINTER CHILL - AND THE WINTER BILL
BECAUSE HEATING AND COOLING can make up nearly half your electricity use, you may experience sticker shock
when you open your electric bill. Instead of waiting until after a potentially high bill arrives in your mailbox or inbox,
be pro-active. There are steps you can take now to help manage your energy use efficiently and spend less.
Time for a New Water Heater?
With an average annual cost of $400–$600 for a
household to heat water, choosing the best
replacement is important. When selecting a new
water heater for your home, the two key factors
are capacity and energy efficiency.
FIVE WAYS TO SAFEGUARD YOUR HOME THIS WINTER
As the temperatures drop and the days grow shorter, there’s a natural inclination to create a warm and cozy haven at home.Unfortunately, as we see increased use of heating equipment,candles and electrical items, the number of home fires tends toincrease during winter months.
ELECTRICITY AND LOAD SHEDDING
Electricity Load Shedding and What It Could Mean to JNEC Members
Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative’s (“JNEC”) service territory is located within two different Regional Transmission Operators(“RTO”), Midcontinent Independent System Operator (“MISO”) and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (“ERCOT”). MISO andERCOT are responsible for ensuring that the supply of electricity is sufficient to meet customer demand for electricity to service territory or distribution system.
8 QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER BEFORE INSTALLING ROOFTOP SOLAR
“Free energy from the sun and lower electric bills… Where do I sign up?”
The benefits of installing rooftop solar panels may seem like a no-brainer, but the reality is, not every home (and homeowner’s situation) is always right for solar. There are several factors to consider before pulling the trigger on a rooftop solar system, like determining if your home will receive enough sun to achieve your goals, finding the right contractor, negotiating contracts, and other important details. Investing in solar for your home is a major decision. If you’re considering rooftop solar, Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative can help.
ELECTRIC CAR SAFETY CONCERNS: FACT OR FICTION
Electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids receive a lot of attention in the media. They get a lot of exposure, because the cars are becoming morecommon and because they are, well, just different than their gas-powered predecessors.
ENERGY SAVING PROJECTS
Are you a weekend warrior? If you’re considering home improvement upgrades that save energy and money, we’ve got a few project ideas for you––all of which can be completed in a day or less! Here are three energy-saving projects that you can easily tackle whether you’re a weekend warrior pro or a DIY dabbler.
- Get smart about home cooling and heating.
- Boost your greenery with a rain barrel.
- Create fresh savings with a DIY clothesline.
These are just a few simple ideas to help you save energy and money. So, get out there, roll up those sleeves, and tackle a few projects.
ELECTRICITY AND HEAT
It is often said that electricity is a silent killer. This is true because you cannot see, hear, or smell electricity. Intense summertime heat is also a silent killer. Unlike hurricanes, floods, and tornadoes, the dangers of extreme weather strike without much notice. An average of 702 heat-related deaths occur each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
JASPER-NEWTON ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE'S PATRONAGE ALLOCATION
As a member-owner, you have a share in the margins of your not-for-profit electric cooperative. Your Cooperative’s rates are set to bring in enough money to pay operating costs, make payments on any loans and provide an emergency reserve. Revenues in excess of the cost of doing business are eventually returned to JNEC's members as "patronage capital."
LINEWORKER APPRECIATION DAY IS APRIL 10
You have likely noticed Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative crews out and about, working on power lines and other electrical equipment in our community, no matter the time of day or what the weather is like outside. As we celebrate Lineworker Appreciation Month, we hope you can join us in recognizing just how crucial these unsung heroes are in powering our daily lives.