December 2022

Keeping Pets and Energy Bills Comfortable

Keeping Pets Comfy

I don’t know about you, but I consider my four-legged companion(s) part of the family. That’s why during the winter months, we make sure our whole family, including our four-legged members, is cozy––without taking a big “bite” out of our budget. This month, I’d like to share a few simple ways you can make your home more comfortable this winter, which can ultimately help you save on energy bills. 

November 2022 Newsletter

FIVE WAYS TO FIGHT THE WINTER CHILL AND SAVE ENERGY

Thermometer in Snow

1. Mind the thermostat. This is one of the easiest ways to manage your home energy use. We recommend setting your thermostat to 68
degrees (or lower) when you’re home. When you’re sleeping or away for an extended period of time, try setting it between 58 and 62
degrees; there’s no need to heat your home when you’re away or sleeping and less active. 
2. Button up your home. The Department of Energy estimates that air leaks account for 24% to 40% of the energy used for heating and
cooling a home. Caulking and weather stripping around windows and doors is another simple, cost-effective way to increase comfort
and save energy. If you can feel drafts while standing near a window or door, it likely needs to be sealed.

October 2022

OCTOBER IS CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH

IMAGE OF A COMPUTER

 

Four Ways to Boost Your Cyber Hygiene

In today’s digital world, cyberattacks are unfortunately nothing new. Cyber criminals can attack on a multitude of levels, from large-scale attacks targeting corporations to smaller phishing attacks aimed to gain an individual’s personal information.

September 2022

PREPARING FOR DISASTERS

Do you have a Plan?

DO YOU HAVE A PLAN?
September is National Preparedness Month, reminding us all to prepare for disasters, whether weather-related (storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, or floods) or human-created (acts of terrorism, wildfires, or collisions). All require planning and action to withstand them safely. National Preparedness Month offers a reminder to plan. You can take several steps to better prepare for any disaster.

August 2022

KNOW HOW TO STAY SAFE FROM LIGHTNING STRIKES

Storm near Power LinesA RAINY DAY can all too quickly turn into a disaster when thunder and lightning are present. The high level of voltage in lightning is not something with which to take chances. Knowing how to stay protected in a storm is key to preventing a tragedy and costly injuries. 

July 2022

KNOW THE SIGNS OF A SCAM

Scam Alert Sign on Top of Keyboard

It’s no secret that consumers with a water, gas, or electricity connection have long been targets for utility scams, but fraudsters have changed their tactics since the Covid-19 pandemic. As consumers became more reliant on technology for work, school, and commerce, scammers noted these shifts and adapted their tactics to this changed environment...

June 2022

MARY DID EVERYTHING RIGHT: KNOW WHAT TO DO AROUND DOWNED POWER LINES

Electrical Safety Infographic

Springfield, Ill. — Seventeen-year-old Mary Gehrig was driving home from a friend’s house on a stormy June night, from Fargo to Kindred, N.D. Although some cars had pulled over to wait out the storm, Gehrig was close to home and she thought she could make it...

May 2022

JASPER-NEWTON ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE'S PATRONAGE ALLOCATION

Dollar Bill on Counter

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...

April 2022

THE POWER BEHIND YOUR POWER LINEWORKER APPRECIATION DAY IS APRIL 11

#ThankALineman

You’ve likely noticed Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative’s crews out and about, working on power lines and other electrical equipment in our community. It’s no secret that a lineworker’s job is tough––but it’s a job that’s essential and must be done, often in challenging conditions. This month, as we celebrate Lineworker’s, I thought I’d share some interesting facts about electric lineworkers with you...

February 2022

HOW TO SEAL AIR LEAKS WITH CAULK

Caulk and Home Improvement Supplies

Air leaks can waste a lot of energy dollars, letting hot air inside during the warmer months and allowing drafts during the cooler season. Sealing all those cracks and large openings to the outside is one of the quickest energy and money-saving tasks, according to the U.S. Department of Energy...

January 2022

YOUR UNIQUE ENERGY NEEDS

Happy New year

Many members are looking for ways to control their energy use and reduce their impact on the environment. The best way to do this is to be aware of how much energy you use each month and where it is being used. You can use JNEC's online billing tool (or read your meter) to track your electricity use. This information will help incorporate more energy-efficient habits into your daily routine. If you still have questions, give us a call. We are here to help!