Growing grains feeds the nation, but farmers have to keep a careful eye on energy use. Although we have had an abundance of water this summer, most years, irrigation plays a major role in growing crops. Delivering water to crops costs $2.6 billion energy dollars every year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The […]
Savings Tip: Don’t forget to use the exhaust fans in your bathroom and kitchen while you’re showering/cooking. They remove the warm air, sparing your air conditioner and wallet. For 101 more ways to save energy and money, click here.
Power of Giving Contest Rules 1. Eligibility: For this contest, South Carolina non-profit organizations that are incorporated in Darlington, Dillon, Chesterfield, Florence, Lee and Marion counties are eligible to participate by submitting the required information set forth in the application to Pee Dee Electric Cooperative (“Sponsor”). Non-profit organizations must be tax-exempt under the United States’ Internal […]
As temperatures climb, resist the urge to turn your HVAC thermostat setting lower. Set your thermostat at 78 degrees, or even higher, when the outside temperatures soar. MYTH: Turning the thermostat way down cools the house faster. FACT: Not only will your house NOT get cooler faster, your system will keep running in an effort […]
Only six days into the Hurricane season and we had our first named storm, Andrea. As storms go, she wasn’t bad. Not much wind, but a lot of rain. Tropical storms and cyclones are not like tornados, they do give us a little time to get ready, but now is the time to prepare to […]
We’ve all heard this joke: How many people does it take to change a lightbulb? While the comedic value of the answer sometimes leaves a bit to be desired, the underlying principle—simple changes can needlessly get complicated—stays the same. The average home contains 40 light fixtures. (Yes, you may stop now and count them!) Thanks […]