Meeker Co-op News Articles

Insulate Your Water Heater for Energy Savings

Did you know insulating your electric water heater could reduce standby heat loss by 25% to 45%? This could save you 7% to 16% on annual water heating costs. Insulating your electric water heater is an easy, inexpensive project that can improve energy efficiency and...

Five Ways to Fight the Winter Chill and Save Energy

We all have our favorite season. Some people love crisp, cool weather and bundling up under a favorite blanket, while others prefer the warm temperatures summer brings and all the fun outdoor activities that go with it. But there’s one thing we can all agree on: high...

Energy Efficiency Tip

Is your home heating system ready for the winter chill? One of the easiest ways to keep your system running efficiently is to regularly replace filters. If your central air system has a furnace filter, it should be replaced about every 90 days. If your home is heated...

Report: Rural Broadband Success Driven by Co-ops’ Desire to Help Their Communities

A new study shows that electric cooperatives enter the broadband business to help grow their rural communities and that their efforts are paying off. At least 80% of the electric co-ops that participated in the study are seeing an increase in population, businesses or...
Keeping Pets and Energy Bills Comfortable

Keeping Pets and Energy Bills Comfortable

We consider our four-legged companions as part of the family. That’s why during the winter months, we make sure our whole family, including our four-legged members, is cozy––without taking a big “bite” out of our budget. Here are a few simple ways you can make your...

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How Line Workers Keep Safe

How Line Workers Keep Safe

Lineworkers have a dizzying array of gear they carry and wear to safely do their jobs. Some items, like climbing hooks and hot sticks, have been around since the early days of electricity, though they’ve been updated and improved over the years. Others, like wireless...

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Keep Food Safe When the Power Goes Out

Keep Food Safe When the Power Goes Out

Severe winds, lightning and even squirrels can temporarily cause the power to go out. We understand power outages of any length can be frustrating, especially when your fridge is stocked with perishable foods. Extended power outages are rare, but when they occur, it’s...

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Three Workspace-Friendly Exercises

Three Workspace-Friendly Exercises

Does it seem impossible to squeeze exercise into your daily routine? If so, you’re not alone! However, it’s actually easier than you think. Exercise is any activity that gets your body moving, and there are several exercises you can do at work to help you get...

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The Power of Preparation

The Power of Preparation

With severe weather events occurring more frequently, now more than ever, it makes sense to be prepared. During a prolonged power outage or other emergencies, this means having enough food, water, and supplies to last at least a few days. In honor of National...

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Energy Savings Tip – Seal Air Leaks

Energy Savings Tip – Seal Air Leaks

An easy way to save energy is to seal air leaks and holes where plumbing pipes run through walls in your home. You can also check wall-mounted cabinets for plumbing holes or air gaps in the back. Fill any holes or gaps with spray foam. Wear protective gloves and use a...

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Avoid Distractions While Driving

Avoid Distractions While Driving

Some temptations are hard to resist. While driving, we typically hear that “ding” on our phone, alerting us to a text or call coming through, and we sometimes feel the urgent need to check it. We know we shouldn’t, but we reason that we’re going to make an...

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Large Appliance Energy Savings Tips

Large Appliance Energy Savings Tips

Did you know the combined use of large appliances like dishwashers, clothes dryers, and washing machines account for the largest percentage of electricity use in the average U.S. home? Take small steps to save energy when using these appliances. Only run full loads in...

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