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Life is full of choices

Does everybody care about his or her utility bill? The answer is “yes.” We all relate to our own comfort and utility bill. Well, that is understandable and the purpose of this column has always been to help you have a comfortable house and a ­reasonable electric bill. However, we sometimes confuse our electric bill […]

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Let’s just do it…others have!

Wow, time really does pass quickly. Since my last column, major winter storms have pounded the United States. The storms left many without electricity. Hundreds of crews were sent by electric ­utilities, including Arkansas’ electric ­cooperatives, to help restore this ­wonderful product called electricity. I heard several families say on TV that they did not […]

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All-electric homes are safer

National Fire Awareness week took place recently, and I am fairly certain that it was so designated because it was the beginning of the heating season. They gave several safety tips, which included having the gas furnace checked by a ­qualified person, ­checking or ­installing a smoke detector and ­installing a carbon monoxide detector. And […]

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From hot attics to frost

Yippee. It is fall, school is in full swing, football is being played, the leaves are changing to beautiful colors and attics are no longer super-hot. And, yes, the utility bills will be lower because little, if any, heating or cooling is needed in October. If you want to know about what it costs to […]

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The attic is still hot

Publication schedules require that I submit this article almost 30 days before it reaches your mailbox. I decide what I am going to write about and how I can best help you by the number of calls I get that relate to a particular subject, and by what I think the situation will be in 30 days. […]

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Cooling off the hottest place on earth

Based on the comments I have received from some of our ­readers, you have enjoyed the last few columns about energy origination and the ways that heat travels from one location to another. I have included some of these same principles in my energy efficiency presen­tations, and they have also been well received. So, once […]

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