Fulton County REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Rochester, Indiana. As a cooperative, Fulton County 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 summer draws to a close, harvest season is quickly drawing near. When tractor, augers, combines and wagons take to the fields, it usually results in anxiety, hyperactivity and sleepless nights from farming families in this area of the country. But, please don’t forget safety. Each fall, farm-related accidents injure children and adults. Most of… Continue reading.
We talk about it all the time. Stay away from power lines or you may get electrocuted. But we drive down the road and see birds sitting on them all the time. It’s as if they are looking down at us almost daring us to get a little closer. But don’t fall for it! They… Continue reading.
The cooling temperatures and kids once again climbing the school bus steps to head to school mean that fall is quickly approaching! The changing season also can serve as an alarm clock to prepare for what is to come – winter. Early fall is the perfect time to prepare your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning… Continue reading.
You deserve it. You work hard all year. It’s time to enjoy a holiday together. But please use a little caution as you celebrate. Make sure someone is always in charge of the barbecue, grill or campfire. Make sure your outdoor cooking takes place away from dry grass and bushes; avoid the wind. Don’t use… Continue reading.
Fulton County REMC has hired Tree Servants to do the spraying of rights-of way. The areas that will be sprayed will include the areas served off the Lawton and Bruce Lake Substation. Tree Servants will start this project Sept. 4.
What is an overloaded circuit? What causes an overloaded circuit, and why should I be concerned about it? This month, we are going to try to answer these questions and more. They can cause nuisance tripping of breakers, a fire or other serious safety hazards. We need to know what they are and how to… Continue reading.
Unfortunately, in today’s world, scams are inevitable. Scammers can threaten you with everything from legal action involving the IRS to turning off power to your home. Utility scams often involve an individual or group posing as an employee of your electric cooperative. The scammer may use threatening language in order to frighten you into offering… Continue reading.
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.
I have had members ask me “how often should I change my air filter?” I’ll answer this question below. If you still have questions, give me a call at 574-223-3156 or 1-800-286-2265, and we will be happy to help you. Forced heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems require effective air filtration for optimum energy… Continue reading.
Electronic and mobile devices, TVs, computers and gaming stations have become ubiquitous fixtures in our homes, particularly those with children. Consumer electronics coupled with the proliferation of smart home appliances, technology and electric vehicles have slowly but steadily changed our homes and lifestyles. With lifestyles increasingly reliant on technology and in turn, energy consumption, teaching… Continue reading.