Newsroom Jackson EMC (energy,saving)

2018
November
16,
2018
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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November
13,
2018
The holiday season is a busy time of year – but a few smart moves in the kitchen can help you save energy and money. Make meal preparation easier by following some of these tips. Replace Warped Pans Flatbottom cookware allows for more conta...
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October
17,
2018
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
10,
2018
These ‘Energy Vampires’ Could be Draining Your Power & Money Even if appliances and devices are turned off — if they’re still plugged in to electric outlets — they’re sucking up power. And, that could cost the average household up to $100-$200 a y...
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October
09,
2018
Decreased demand for electricity during the winter enables us to pass savings along to you through low electric rates. Winter rates begin in October and continue through April. Regular Residential Winter Rates* Service Charge: $20 per month Fi...
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October
05,
2018
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
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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August
21,
2018
Everyone likes to save money - and your electric bill is no exception. By making small adjustments to how you use energy in your home, you can begin to see lower electric bills. Follow these money-saving tips to reduce your energy use, and in turn, y...
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June
28,
2018
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
20,
2018
As temperatures ride during the summer months, it’s not unusual to see your energy use increase, too. That’s because cooling your home generally means your air conditioner is working harder to keep you comfortable. But, with Jackson EMC’s My En...
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June
04,
2018
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
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
10,
2018
“Location, Location, Location.” It’s a familiar phrase that’s on your mind if you’re buying a home. But, are you also thinking about your new home’s energy efficiency? Thanks to its Right Choice home program, Jackson EMC makes it easier for homeow...
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May
10,
2018
When the summer months hit, Jackson EMC members typically use more electricity to cool their houses and businesses. But, take heart: You’ll spend fewer energy dollars than most households in Georgia. Higher temperatures increase the demand for ele...
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May
09,
2018
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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April
18,
2018
Your house is a major investment. Jackson EMC makes it easy for members to save money when making energy efficient improvements. All you need is a blueprint to get started. Here’s how we can help. SECURITY SYSTEM Protect your home and family’s ...
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April
18,
2018
When shopping for new appliance, you may have noticed an ENERGY STAR label on products. But, what does that label really mean? WHAT IS ENERGY STAR®? Most consumers recognize ENERGY STAR’s product label which is a government-backed standard for ...
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April
18,
2018
One of the benefits of cooperative membership is receiving capital credits. Jackson EMC is a not-for-profit electric cooperative owned by our members. Each year, amounts collected above the cost of providing electric service are credited to member...
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March
13,
2018
If you can shift using high energy users – such as air conditioning and electric water heaters – to off-peak hours, time-of-use rates may be for you. By signing up for Jackson EMC’s Time-of-Use rates, you can take advantage of a year-round lower e...
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March
13,
2018
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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March
13,
2018
Lightning is a giant spark of electricity in the atmosphere. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimates about 25 million lightning strikes hit the ground each year in the United States. When lightning hits the ground, it can...
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February
15,
2018
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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February
13,
2018
Saving money on your electric bill can be as simple as using more energy efficient LED light bulbs or making bigger changes, like installing additional insulation in your home. But, where do you start? Jackson EMC’s DIY Home Checkup Kit, which inc...
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February
13,
2018
Every home could use an indoor security camera as an extension of their home security system. They are great for extra security and protection against crime. But, if you have an indoor security camera, where should you place it? Consider these spo...
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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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