Meeker Co-op News Articles

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

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...

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...
Power Outages

Power Outages

We do our best to avoid them, but there’s no way around it: power outages occasionally happen. For most Meeker Cooperative members, outages are rare and only last a few hours. But when major storms, extended outages are unavoidable. So when the power goes out, how do...

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Practical Electrical Safety Tips

Practical Electrical Safety Tips

We know the importance of practicing safety year-round. From our co-op crews to you, we recognize that everyone has a part to play in prioritizing safety. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, thousands of people in the U.S. are critically...

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Trimming Trees Around Power Lines

Trimming Trees Around Power Lines

We all love trees. We know everyone in our communities enjoys the beauty and shade trees provide. However, trees and power lines are a dangerous mix without regular trimming during the growing season. If you see us out in the community trimming, remember the many...

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How is Power Restored?

How is Power Restored?

Electricity is part of our everyday lives and we end up taking it for granted. We expect electric power to be there when we wake up to an alarm, brew our coffee, check our email, heat our water, cook our breakfast and nearly everything else we do throughout the day....

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Severe Weather and Downed Power Lines

Severe Weather and Downed Power Lines

Severe weather can cause damage to power lines and utility poles. You should take caution if you come across any downed power lines.  “If you see a downed power line, call 911 to report it immediately and stay away. There is no way to tell if a line is energized...

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Trip Wire Alerts from Heartland Security

Trip Wire Alerts from Heartland Security

The latest security cameras from Alarm.com use video analytics technology that helps pinpoint only the events that matter to you. This technology can recognize the difference between important activity versus other events. Rather than get alerted every time...

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Five Ways to Save Energy When Working from Home

Five Ways to Save Energy When Working from Home

Today, more Americans are working from home than ever before. More time spent at home means more energy used throughout the day. If you’re punching the clock from home, there are small steps you can take to reduce your energy use and save on electric bills. Here are...

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Learn to Lower Your Winter Energy Bills

Learn to Lower Your Winter Energy Bills

Wondering why electricity bills can generally be higher in the winter? This video talks about why that is and shows you some ways you can keep your energy costs more manageable. Contact our Energy Services department to learn how you can save on your energy bills....

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Are Portable Space Heaters Efficient for My Home?

Are Portable Space Heaters Efficient for My Home?

Small space heaters are meant to do exactly as their name says: heat a small space. But unfortunately, many people use portable space heaters to heat their entire home, which can really take a toll on your energy bills. The truth is, whether you should use space...

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