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2019
June
14,
2019
Using energy efficient products can help you lower your monthly energy bill. Jackson EMC offers rebates to members to help pay for the replacement of certain energy efficient products. When you use energy efficient technologies, the amount of elec...
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June
14,
2019
Whether you rent or own your home, anyone can take steps to save money on their electric bill.  For renters, it may be difficult to make major energy efficiency improvements – like replacing a heat pump or water heater – when you don’t have contro...
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May
24,
2019
(JEFFERSON, GA. May 24, 2019) – As temperatures climb into the 90s, Jackson Electric Membership Corporation encourages members to reduce energy use where possible to save money. When temperatures outside are high, heat pumps must work overtime to kee...
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May
23,
2019
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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May
15,
2019
When temperatures rise in the summer, the demand for electricity to keep homes and businesses comfortable also rises, along with costs for providers to generate electricity. But, for Jackson EMC members, the cost of electricity in the summer  is a...
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May
15,
2019
When it comes to buying a new home, location matters. But, if you’re in the search for a new home, are you also considering energy efficiency? For any home, heating and cooling are typically 42% of the energy consumption, according to the U.S. Dep...
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April
15,
2019
Low interest loan program helps members make home improvements Thinking of making energy efficient improvements to your home? As a member of Jackson EMC, you may qualify for our HomePlus Loan program. The low-interest loan program allows members t...
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April
03,
2019
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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April
03,
2019
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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March
18,
2019
Parents may understand that saving energy is a part of managing a household budget. But, kids? Most likely, they need some help. The good news is that teaching kids about energy efficiency can be fun. By making energy-saving steps entertaining for...
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March
18,
2019
Sign Up Now for Energy Savings Making small changes to when you use energy could help you save on your electric bill. By signing up for Jackson EMC’s Time-of-Use rate, you can take advantage of a year-round lower electric rate for reducing your...
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March
18,
2019
Jackson EMC doesn’t have customers. We have members. If you receive power from Jackson EMC, you’re a member-owner of this cooperative. Along with receiving margin refunds and having a say in the management of the cooperative, you have access to...
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February
13,
2019
Traditional incandescent lightbulbs are making way for more energy efficient options, like light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. LEDs use only 20-25 percent of the energy of traditional incandescent bulbs and last 15 to 25 times longer, according to Ener...
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January
21,
2019
(JEFFERSON, GA. Jan. 21, 2019) – When frigid temperatures linger, energy use typically increases as heating systems work harder and longer to keep homes and businesses warm. Jackson EMC offers tips on how to manage energy costs during cold winter mon...
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January
14,
2019
Need to know 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 refl...
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2018
December
12,
2018
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
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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