When winter arrives, Hoosiers are never sure of what to expect. Heavy snows, freezing rain, ice storms can create electrical hazards warns Indiana Electric Cooperatives. “Being safe around electricity is something you should focus on year-round,” said Jon Elkins, vice
A lot of people won’t plug in their new TV or toaster without reading the instruction book at least once. But many will move into a new home without understanding the electrical system that makes everything work. Would you know …Read More.
During the summer, many people are concerned about staying cool. Whether you rely on a central air-conditioning unit, a fan or a window AC unit, be aware of safety threats they may pose. Air conditioners and fans are everyday appliances, and …Read More.
It’s easy to underestimate the dangers posed by the appliances in your home because, let’s face it, they weren’t something you were taught to worry about. When you were a child, your parents handled all of the household duties. When …Read More.
A lot of people won’t plug in their new TV or toaster without reading the instruction booklet at least once. But many will move into a new home without understanding the electrical system that makes all the electronics work. Would …Read More.
Farming is the sixth most dangerous job in the United States, according to a 2014 report from TIME magazine. Those at Indiana Electric Cooperatives want you to be aware of a hazard on farms — electrocution. Every year, 62 farm workers are …Read More.
After a long, cold winter, Hoosiers can’t wait to get outdoors during longer days of sunshine to begin long, put-off chores in the yard. But before heading out with a ladder or a shovel, looking up and down for electric …Read More.
The quick action of three Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative employees saved the life of a contracted employee in late February and on Friday, March 13, were recognized for their acts. Read More
Is your home and its electrical service safely ready for winter? The best time to find out is long before the temperature drops, suggests Rick Coons, CEO at Indiana Electric Cooperatives. “Taking a little time to winterize your home and …Read More.
Whether it’s your workshop, a storage facility, or simply the place your car spends the night, a garage is a favorite feature of many homes. Garages have come a long way from the shed-like buildings of a couple generations ago. …Read More.