Newsroom Jackson EMC (savings,energy)

2019
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
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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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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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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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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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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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.   Online Payments Make a payme...
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2017
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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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
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
Most members see their highest bills during the summer. But, while they are the highest you see all year, Jackson EMC members pay some of the lowest rates in the state. To keep rates low we accurately forecast how much electricity we’ll need, build r...
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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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June
19,
2016
As temperatures heat up, no one wants to spend time standing over a hot stove. Use these tips to cut time, and electricity in the kitchen: Nuke it! Microwaves are good for more than popcorn. Use this energy saver to steam veggies, heat soups and...
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