When planning home improvement projects, do you know when to DIY and when to hire a professional? Indiana Electric Cooperatives offers the following tips to help keep you safe. Those wanting to do it themselves can tackle many types of projects, but …Read More.
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Most teenagers would never consider the morning rush before school life-threatening. There will be those days of drama: remembering a homework assignment due first period, or seeing the tiny zit on their forehead now looks like a third eye — …Read More.
In the mid-1960s, the Beatles jauntily sang about what life would be like “When I’m Sixty-Four.” Now, a half-century later, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are in their 70s, and those who are 64 and older are continuing to increase …Read More.
Batteries provide a portable, and usually safe, source of electricity. From batteries in our cell phones to industrial-sized backups, we rely on them every day. Although they may seem harmless, safety should always be a top concern when using and …Read More.
When Ralphie Parker’s dad attempts to plug his glorious but tragically fra-gee-lee “Italian” leg lamp into an overloaded wall outlet in the holiday movie classic “A Christmas Story,” there first came a “snap of a few sparks” and the “whiff …Read More.
Electricity is something we all take for granted. Unless there’s a power outage, we assume when we flip the switch or turn on an appliance, everything will work as expected. We don’t always consider what will happen if something is …Read More.
Surge protectors save your electronics from power surges or increases in voltage significantly above the intended level in the flow of electricity. While power surges are commonly associated with lightning and storms, surge protectors have everyday purposes. Power surges, unfortunately, …Read More.
With heat and humidity often overwhelming during Indiana summers, air conditioners and fans are essential for staying cool and comfortable. Even though air conditioners are everyday appliances, it’s important to be aware of their potential hazards. Contact with electric current …Read More.
The allure of an electrical outlet can be too much for a curious child to resist. The tiny slots are just the right size for a paper clip, coin, key, or bobby pin. Leave a child unsupervised for just a …Read More.
Old Man Winter’s firm grip has many in the Midwest looking for ways to keep warm on these frigid nights and look to an electric blanket to stay warm and comfortable. When purchasing and using an electric blanket, safety is …Read More.