Boone REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Lebanon, Indiana. As a cooperative, Boone REMC follows seven core principles that are universal to cooperatives worldwide. Among those principles is one stressing education, training and information. Electric Consumer, a monthly magazine published especially for Indiana’s electric cooperative members, is one way the REMC informs and educates its members. Electric Consumer is available not only in a print format, but as an electronic publication for those who prefer getting their information on their electronic devices.
As technology transforms the way we live, appliances have evolved as well. New smart, internet-enabled appliances keep you comfortable, while other upgrades also reduce your energy use to save you money. As more internet-enabled technology becomes available, it’s important to see how these devices’ energy use compares to your current equipment. Different appliances will vary… Continue reading.
Tourists visiting Alcatraz learn about the island’s prison history under light bulbs energized by the high-tech future — one of the nation’s largest microgrids, which powers the site. Microgrids are localized energy grids that can operate independently. As new energy sources power more of the nation’s towns and cities, new technologies ensure that these sources… Continue reading.
The summer sun quickly drives up outdoor temperatures — and energy bills with it! Rather than perpetually running your air conditioner, some strategic planning can save you energy, leading to lower electric use. Steps you can take to reduce your energy costs are to: Open the windows on cool summer evenings and nights. A cool… Continue reading.
Where would you be without those time- and labor-saving appliances in your kitchen and laundry room? You’d probably be right there in the kitchen and laundry room a lot longer than you are now, tackling chores the hard way like folks did before electricity. And that’s certainly not practical, considering today’s hectic lifestyles! Those appliances… Continue reading.
Did you know you may be eligible to receive a federal tax credit and a $1,500 POWER MOVES® rebate to install a geothermal heating and cooling system? In February, the U.S. Congress passed a budget deal reinstating a federal income tax credit for geothermal heating and cooling systems, also referred to as geothermal heat pumps…. Continue reading.
When it comes to power, it’s important to mind your Ps and Qs — and all the other letters of the alphabet! Since May is Electrical Safety Month, we thought it was important to review how to stay safe around electricity — letter by letter. A — APPLIANCE CORDS: Appliance cords should be out of… Continue reading.
This tax season, embrace the audit that will help you save money! An energy audit will include a thorough review and testing of electricity use in your home — along with recommendations on steps you can take to save! An energy audit will help you in several ways. It will: Inform you about your home’s… Continue reading.
Each spring, Boone REMC sets aside a day to recognize the hard work and dedication of our linemen. On April 9, we will honor these individuals who work in challenging and dangerous conditions to keep the lights on for us all. “Our linemen are the first responders of our electric cooperative, and they’re always ready… Continue reading.
You don’t have to be a farmer or historian to realize how much bigger everything is these days out on the farm: Bigger farms, bigger fields, bigger machinery, bigger yields, bigger barns and bigger bins. Shiny metal barns and buildings now house today’s giant machinery. The old wooden barn may be quaint, but it’s antiquated…. Continue reading.
As a member of Boone REMC, you make an investment in the co-op every time you pay your bill. This collective investment in the co-op benefits you and the community immediately and over time. So what exactly is this monthly investment, and how do you benefit from it? Boone REMC’s monthly customer charge is a… Continue reading.
Notify REMC for medical alert If you or someone in your household has a note from a physician stating that electricity is a medical necessity, you can have a medical alert placed on your Boone REMC account. The alert is valid for one year; we must have an updated note from your doctor each year…. Continue reading.
SmartHub is a secure Web and mobile app that can help you manage your Boone REMC account. You can: • Monitor your daily electric use. • Report an outage and view our outage map. • Make payments or set up recurring payments. • Change account information. • View billing history. • Sign up for notifications via email or text message. The… Continue reading.