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May 18, 2007

A good rule of thumb to remember with smoke detectors is to change the batteries at daylight savings time, twice a year. If your smoke detector starts chirping or beeping off and on, it's time to change the batteries.
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May 18, 2007

If a meter freezes, it could disrupt the flow of electricity into your home
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May 18, 2007

� Co-ops are owned and governed by the people who use their services or buy their goods − their members.
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May 18, 2007

Caulking and weatherstripping your home saves money, energy and resources. Start at the top and work down!
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May 18, 2007

Don't start or move the combine until you are sure everyone and everything is out of the way!
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May 18, 2007

When people attach signs, posters and recreational equipment such as basketball rims to poles, it can create a serious hazard for the line personnel. Sharp objects like nails, tacks, staples and barbed wire all present imminent dangers for cooperative line crews. Consider that linemen climb poles all hours of the...
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May 18, 2007

* Outdoor electrical products should be plugged in and turned on only when in use, never leave unattended outdoors. Always make sure they are turned off when being carried or hooked up to attachments like mower baskets or saw blades.* Never remove safety guards from lawnmowers, snow blowers, power tools,...
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May 18, 2007

Don't set your thermostat at a colder setting than normal when you turn on your air conditioner. It will NOT cool faster. It WILL cool to a lower temperature than you need and use more energy. To operate your air conditioner unit more efficiently, turn on your ceiling fans. These...
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May 18, 2007

-- Make sure there are safety covers on all unused outlets that are accessible to children. -- Never fly kites around overhead electric lines or climb trees near overhead electric lines. -- Never trespass on or around pad-mounted electrical equipment and transformers (green metal boxes). If the cabinet lock is...
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May 18, 2007

-- Remember electricity and water do not mix. Keep all electrical products away from water. -- Never reach into water to retrieve an appliance that has fallen in it without first turning off the power source at the panel board and then unplugging the appliance. -- Repair or replace an...
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