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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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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
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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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
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
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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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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January
16,
2018
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.   Pay in Person Visit us insid...
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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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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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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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2015
June
17,
2015
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
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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