Newsroom Jackson EMC (energy,saving)

2018
January
08,
2018
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
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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December
14,
2017
Need to know exactly how much your electric bill will cost each month? With Jackson EMC’s budget billing program, you pay the same amount each month. In winter and summer months, heating and air conditioning systems are used more often, which is r...
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December
14,
2017
For many people, winter's chill often signals a rise in electric bills. Which has many asking, is Mother Nature the sole culprit? Perhaps. But, if weather isn’t the only cause of higher electric bills, do you know the other sources? If you’re n...
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November
14,
2017
ONE OF THE BIGGEST WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR ENERGY COSTS IS SOMETHING YOU MAY HAVE CONSIDERED ONLY WHEN YOU BOUGHT YOUR HOUSE. Proper insulation can save up to 30 percent of your heating and air conditioning costs. But, according to one study by...
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November
14,
2017
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
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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July
14,
2017
Every year as March gives way to April, I vow to add to spring cleaning tasks an analysis of my energy use with plans to address the culprits that pump up my power bill. But before I know it, summer’s almost over and I’m getting the kids ready for sc...
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July
14,
2017
There was a time as a child when I thought “budget” was a bad word. I wasn’t sure exactly what the word meant, but I knew that most times it meant we didn’t have the money for something I thought I needed. Maybe you experienced it, too. “Dad, can ...
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June
16,
2017
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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June
08,
2017
About half of your electric bill goes to heating or cooling the air inside your home. Make the most of your investment in comfort by keeping that conditioned air inside your home. ...
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May
22,
2017
Electric bills often increase in the summer. The increase in summer bills is due to higher cost per kWh and because on average, members use more electricity in the summer compared to the rest of the year. While no one likes higher bills, Jackson EMC ...
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May
10,
2017
“When we got our first electric bill I thought it must’ve been for a partial month; it was so low,” Leo Cortjens said about his Right Choice home in Hall County’s Cresswind community. “The next month it was the same. Our bill is easily a third of wha...
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April
17,
2017
Join TV host and home expert, Ty Pennington, as he shares ideas about energy efficiency. In this Ty Talk, he gives advice about smart water heaters. ...
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April
10,
2017
The light-emitting diode, or LED, bulb is a rapidly-developing lighting technology—and today’s most energy efficient bulb. These brilliant innovations emit less heat and use less electricity than both their incandescent and CFL counterparts. In fa...
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April
09,
2017
Refrigerators are not the energy hogs they used to be, thanks to improvements in insulation and compressors that enable today’s models to operate using significantly less energy than their older counterparts. In fact, according to the U.S. Departm...
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March
16,
2017
Clogged, dirty filters block normal airflow and reduce the efficiency of your HVAC unit. According to the US Department of Energy, replacing a dirty filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5 to 15 percent.  F...
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March
14,
2017
If you'd like to save money while conserving energy, our Time-of-Use rates may be for you. To participate this summer, sign up by May 1; members who sign up after May 1 will begin Time-of-Use rates next summer. For members who sign up for Time-of-...
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February
21,
2017
Ty Pennington shares useful tips on how to maintain an energy efficient home. A few small changes can add up to big savings! ...
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February
14,
2017
Residential members now have access to their hourly, weekly and monthly energy use through their online profile. Our advanced metering infrastructure, or smart meters, provides energy use information by the hour. Tools like "My Energy Use", which Jac...
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February
05,
2017
For most homeowners, about half of your electricity is used to cool or heat the air inside your house. And, in most of these homes a programmable thermostat can be used to save you money without sacrificing comfort. While thermostats can be adjusted ...
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January
10,
2017
No coach worth his salt steps onto the field or court without a playbook. Just as a sports team makes the best plays by planning before each game, electricity consumers can save energy and money by planning ahead. Let Jackson EMC be your energy co...
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January
05,
2017
You can lower your power bill by using energy efficient products, and Jackson EMC will help you pay for them! When you use energy efficient technologies, the amount of electricity we need to generate decreases, resulting in savings for the coopera...
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January
05,
2017
Making a decision about renovating or remodeling your home can be overwhelming. Take advantage of the one-stop-shopping available at local home shows this February and learn about products you’ve been considering purchasing for your home. Experts ...
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2016
December
13,
2016
Two years ago we decided to take steps to make our home more energy efficient. Partly, so I wouldn’t be hypocritical in telling our members what they should be doing, all the while disregarding my own advice, but also because I wanted to see if these...
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December
08,
2016
Trying to balance your family budget? Jackson EMC can help. In winter and summer, heating and air systems are used more, and your electric bill rises to reflect the increase in use. To avoid high power bills in the coldest and hottest months, sign...
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November
15,
2016
Planning to deck the halls? Check out these products designed to save electricity and time. Battery-powered bulbs offer limitless options for decorating places where there’s no outlet. Think wreaths, centerpieces or ugly sweaters. LED bulbs are...
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October
04,
2016
The average family washes about 300 loads of laundry a year. All those dirty clothes use a lot of electricity, but there are some easy ways to cut energy use and save money in the laundry room. Use Cold Water Almost 90 percent of the energy use...
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August
04,
2016
Programmable thermostats save money by turning up the temperature when you are away from home or at night, limiting the amount of time air conditioning equipment runs. You can save as much as 10 percent on heating and cooling by simply turning bac...
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July
14,
2016
Managing your electric bill is a lot easier if you know where to cut back. Cooling, heating (45%) and water heating (18%) are the top energy users at home. But, you don’t have to sweat to cut back on your electric bill. Knowing what uses a lot of ele...
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