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2020
June
18,
2020
| 13:36 PM America/New_York
Changing your heating and air system’s filters can be easy to forget because they’re out-of-sight, out-of-mind. By the time you remember they’re due for a change, you may not have any on hand at home. If you’re like me, when you’re shopping, air filt...
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June
03,
2020
| 14:04 PM America/New_York
It’s a phrase that points to trouble: Saying someone is in “hot water.” Whether it’s that person’s fault or not, the phrase usually implies someone is likely to be punished or has a price to pay, as they say. As far as idioms go, you most certainly d...
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February
04,
2020
| 16:48 PM America/New_York
After learning more about surge protectors, I recently gave each of my kids a surge protector. My children are grown. Maybe they already have their key electronics plugged into surge protectors. Maybe they know the difference between power strips ...
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2019
November
19,
2019
| 10:53 AM America/New_York
My parents taught me how to balance a checkbook and maintain a budget. I can’t imagine getting through life without those skills. My daddy grew up during the Great Depression and monitored every dime he spent, ensuring his life was absent of finan...
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October
11,
2019
| 15:54 PM America/New_York
The month of October may be my favorite. Fall is in the air. Days in Georgia are still relatively warm, but nights are cool. Leaves change colors, producing free roadside art at every turn. And, of course, there’s Halloween, the spookiest day of the ...
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September
24,
2019
| 08:05 AM America/New_York
I hate going to the doctor. I probably picked that up from my dad, who preferred to bite down on a dime rather than visit a physician. I’m the same, and nowadays, with health information as near as a computer or cellphone, I can type in my symptom...
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July
26,
2019
| 11:00 AM America/New_York
I’m all about energy efficiency. I adhere to the “Golden Rule of the Thermostat” by keeping my home’s thermostat set at 78 degrees in the summer and 68 degrees in the winter to save energy. I turn lights and fans off when exiting a room, and I ...
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May
23,
2019
| 11:25 AM America/New_York
I became a fan of Ty Pennington in 2010 when he brought “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to Georgia to renovate the home of a couple who lived near me. It touched me to realize the difference that renovation would make in the lives of their wheelchai...
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April
03,
2019
| 15:45 PM America/New_York
Do the words — “Do it yourself” — instill fear and trepidation in you? I must admit, when it comes to DIY home projects, that phrase makes my pulse race and my head spin. Do it yourself. But, that’s what plumbers, electricians, tile layers a...
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2018
December
12,
2018
| 09:02 AM America/New_York
When the weather changes each season, your home’s energy efficiency changes, too. And while you may not be able to do all energy-saving steps at once, you can tackle a few tasks each season. Follow our energy-saving checklist to stay on track. Win...
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November
16,
2018
| 09:12 AM America/New_York
With Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah approaching, it’s a good time to start preparing for holiday guests with hospitality — and energy efficiency — in mind. It’s usually after the holidays, when the January energy bill arrives, when homeowner...
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October
17,
2018
| 16:34 PM America/New_York
In many households, the kitchen is like a living room. It’s not just where meals are prepared; it’s where conversation is shared while cooking and while eating. It’s where mom gets her coffee, where bookbags land when the kids get home from school, a...
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October
05,
2018
| 11:52 AM America/New_York
I can almost hear my daddy saying, “The best time to shop for a car is when the one you have quits running.” I’m of the opinion that’s the best time to shop for kitchen appliances, too. Why replace something that still works? My stove has been ...
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August
30,
2018
| 10:54 AM America/New_York
Lightbulbs have been around more than a century, but nowadays harder-working bulbs are on the market. In recent years, the industry has shifted from producing incandescent lightbulbs to making more energy efficient CFL and LED lightbulbs. Even the...
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June
28,
2018
| 16:47 PM America/New_York
I would never dream of leaving my childhood room, much less the house, without turning the lights off. Mama and Daddy drilled it in my head from infancy: Turn off the lights when you leave your room. It was old-fashioned common sense: Don’t waste wha...
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June
04,
2018
| 16:44 PM America/New_York
My dad was a mechanic and knew a lot of mechanics, and because of that, I grew up with no worries when it came to auto repair. There were plenty of people I trusted to care for my car. In recent years, with the absence of my dad and his mechanic f...
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May
17,
2018
| 07:00 AM America/New_York
With the multitude of electronic gadgets available in the 21st century, charging them smartly is more important than ever. Overloading electric outlets can damage electronics, their cords and your receptacles. Using power strips and surge protecto...
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May
09,
2018
| 13:14 PM America/New_York
My mother would not have dreamed of washing dirty laundry in cold water. How could anything worn in a day come clean without agitating in hot water? It was simply unimaginable. Fast forward. That’s not the case with today’s machinery and cleaning ...
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February
15,
2018
| 10:03 AM America/New_York
How many times has cost prohibited you from doing something you wanted or needed to do? If you’re like me, the answer is probably “too many times to count.” And that’s why the rebates, incentives and financing offered by Jackson EMC are excitin...
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January
16,
2018
| 08:00 AM America/New_York
Jackson EMC offers a variety of ways for members to pay their power bill. Whether you prefer to mail your payment, pay in person, or handle your transaction online, we have a payment method that fits your life.   Online Payments Make a payme...
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January
08,
2018
| 17:52 PM America/New_York
On the day before Thanksgiving, an able crew completed the task of repairing and repainting my home’s wood siding. Over the past 14 years, the sun had faded the yellow body and green shutters, and the dogs (when puppies) had chewed a few of the lowes...
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2017
December
16,
2017
| 01:00 AM America/New_York
When working as a crime reporter for a daily newspaper in the 1980s, I discovered one thing was sure to occur each holiday season: Someone’s house would burn and their family would be left homeless and distraught during what was supposed to be the ha...
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November
14,
2017
| 10:30 AM America/New_York
My son and his bride are experiencing an age-old dilemma of new marriage: When he sheds his jacket, she reaches for a sweater. Their cool/warm comfort levels aren’t quite in the same zone. As with marriage in general, when it comes to a comfortabl...
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September
20,
2017
| 13:24 PM America/New_York
I absolutely adore the family room in our home. The leather sofa and loveseat are worn in just the right places and the perfect spots to catch up with the kids—or catch a nap. Family photos are on display, along with a huge painting of magnolia bloss...
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June
16,
2017
| 00:00 AM America/New_York
My birthday is this month and I’ve asked the kids for an electric knife. They laugh. But as I labor to peck out this blog, I’m painfully serious. My right hand, my writing hand, is in a splint. The accident happened Easter morning while sawing a h...
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2015
June
17,
2015
| 00:00 AM America/New_York
You may already know where some air leaks into and out of your home, such as under the door. Find leaks and plug them to avoid paying to condition the air outside of your house. Save energy and money by making some easy and inexpensive improvements t...
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January
09,
2015
| 00:00 AM America/New_York
Just like every other year, I have once again resolved to become more physically fit. While I’m at it, I think I’ll ramp up our home energy fitness too. I’ve already completed my home fitness monitor and uncovered some savings. To extend my education...
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