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January 24, 2012

For climates with moderate heating and cooling needs, heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners. Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space into a warm, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the heating season,...
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December 16, 2011

After a long day at work, I’m ready to go home and relax. Our homes should be an oasis for all of us—where we can kick back and get comfortable. But there’s no oasis of comfort when your home is too cold in winter. That means it’s leaking air—and wasting...
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November 28, 2011

Few traditions are as unique to the holidays as festooning our homes and yards with twinkling lights and festive decorations. While these displays add to the magic of the season, they also increase our risks for holiday fires and injuries. So follow these steps to ensure that your traditions result...
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October 31, 2011

Finding and sealing air leaks can save you energy and money. Here’s a tip from the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives that can help keep your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter while lowering your utility bills. Caulking cracks and openings can save you $212 a year. Find...
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September 8, 2011

Every year, an average 62 farm workers are electrocuted in the United States and many more are injured, according to Labor Department statistics. The Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives urges farm operators, family members, and employees to beware of overhead power lines, to keep farm equipment safely away and to...
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April 26, 2011

Flooding is a threat nearly every month of the year according to the National Weather Service.
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April 10, 2011

Any part of an implement that can touch a power line offers a potential path to the ground for the electric current.  Farm equipment operators who are working on the ground with the equipment can become the path for the deadly current flow.

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April 1, 2011

Changing seasons bring unsettled weather. Iowa’s Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 4-8, and Iowa’s electric cooperatives reminds everyone to be prepared and know how to stay safe during and after the storm.   You never know when a storm may hit, creating potential electrical hazards for your family.  The best solution is to plan ahead and be prepared for the inevitable.
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March 19, 2011

Doors have rolled open on many farm machine sheds, as farmers prepare tillage equipment, sprayers, and planters for spring field work.  Getting ready for planting, not only includes equipment adjustments, but also looking for any potential electrical hazards such as inadequate clearance for equipment entering and leaving fields.

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February 1, 2011

When ice and heavy snow bring down limbs and power lines, safety is a consideration indoors and outside.  Make sure you know how to weather the storm.
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