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2019
November
13,
2019
| 05:25 PM America/New_York
When you use LED lights to decorate for the holidays, you can save energy. Compared to standard incandescent lights, using ENERGY STAR®-rated LED lights are 70% more energy efficient and last 10 times longer, according to the U.S. Department of Energ...
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October
17,
2019
| 03:51 PM America/New_York
Decreased demand for electricity during the winter enables Jackson EMC to pass savings along to you through lower electric rates. Winter rates begin in October and continue through April.   Winter Rates in Effect: Standard Residential Rate* ...
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October
11,
2019
| 09:54 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
| 02:05 PM 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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September
04,
2019
| 03:47 PM America/New_York
(JEFFERSON, GA. September 4, 2019) – Jackson EMC has released 84 contractors to help with the anticipated power restoration efforts in North Carolina from the approaching Hurricane Dorian. The contractors will be assisting Brunswick Electric Membe...
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August
16,
2019
| 02:29 PM America/New_York
Make it a date night – or a night with friends – and enjoy tasting food from some of the best local restaurants at this year’s Good Taste Gwinnett, an event powered by Jackson EMC. This cooking showcase on October 17 allows guests to sample small ...
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August
14,
2019
| 10:35 PM America/New_York
(JEFFERSON, GA. August 14, 2019) – Jackson EMC experienced its highest summer demand for electricity in 10 years on Tuesday, setting a peak demand record between 4-5 p.m. The new record came as the heat index climbed above 100 degrees in recent days ...
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July
26,
2019
| 05:00 PM 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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June
14,
2019
| 03:39 PM America/New_York
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
| 03:38 PM America/New_York
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
| 10:40 PM America/New_York
(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
| 05:25 PM 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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May
15,
2019
| 04:02 PM America/New_York
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
| 03:52 PM America/New_York
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
| 03:10 PM America/New_York
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
| 09:45 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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March
18,
2019
| 07:01 PM America/New_York
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
| 07:00 PM America/New_York
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
| 07:00 PM America/New_York
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
| 06:32 PM America/New_York
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
| 05:26 PM America/New_York
(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
| 11:01 PM America/New_York
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
| 03:02 PM 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
| 03:12 PM 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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November
13,
2018
| 08:25 PM America/New_York
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
| 10:34 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
10,
2018
| 05:00 PM America/New_York
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
| 10:34 PM America/New_York
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
| 05:52 PM 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
| 04:54 PM 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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