As children, we’re taught simple etiquette, including saying “please” and “thank you.” But, we typically aren’t taught “electricity etiquette.” Is there etiquette for electricity? Many electric cooperatives would say, “Yes!” Not heeding proper rules regarding electricity can lead to serious …Read More.
Plug into Safety
Laundry. It’s a necessary chore for each and every household. But, while you’re making your whites whiter and your colors brighter, are you making sure that you and your family are safe? While doing laundry may seem like a harmless, …Read More.
Electricity is such a necessity that some people — especially those who rely on electricity for life-sustaining devices — keep a portable generator on hand in case the power goes out. Generators are useful as a backup power source during …Read More.
When winter arrives, Hoosiers are never sure of what to expect. Indiana winters include everything from heavy snows, to freezing rain, to ice storms — and sometimes, all of those in a single day. All of those forms of winter …Read More.
When the power goes out, having a generator means that you can continue to have heat, light, and many of the other conveniences we’ve come to enjoy. But there’s a darker side to generators that many people fail to consider. …Read More.
The holidays may be the most joyous time of year, but statistics show that they’re also the most potentially dangerous time for home fires and injuries. Christmas trees and other decorations are a major cause of both fires and injuries, …Read More.
Decorating makes your home even more beautiful during this festive time of year. Decorating safely will help you make sure your home is in good shape for many holiday seasons to come, notes Rick Coons, CEO at Indiana Electric Cooperatives …Read More.
It’s one of the most commonly used electrical products in Indiana homes and workplaces. In fact, most people don’t give it a second thought. But just because extension cords appear to be simple doesn’t mean they can’t be dangerous, cautions …Read More.
When we think about the lighting in our homes, we tend to focus on the convenience. But beyond turning the night into time we can use, lighting can also have a significant impact on the safety of local homes, reminds …Read More.
When Indiana’s temperatures get really cold, water pipes in your home can freeze and burst. Besides creating a mess, busted pipes can also create hazards involving electricity, advises Rick Coons, CEO at Indiana Electric Cooperatives. “Water and electricity just don’t …Read More.