Co-ops oppose collecting 911 fees

August 14, 2019 -- In a world full of disagreements, we can all agree that 911 services are vital to our community. Whether it’s an elderly person who had a fall, a young child who swallows something harmful, or a driver injured in a car crash, being able to call for immediate assistance is an invaluable community service.

Yet the question of how to pay for this service is a real challenge. As local governments spend more on 911 equipment and personnel, the traditional funding source for 911 is shrinking. Because fewer people use landline phones these days, the fees on landlines that local governments spend on 911 services cannot keep up with 911 expenses. For that reason, efficiency is more imperative than ever to keep costs as low as possible while still offering superb service.

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Tips for Maintaining an Efficient HVAC System

July 15, 2019 -- Ah, summer. Cookouts, swimming pools, camping––it’s the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. And when it’s time to come back indoors, there’s nothing better than that cool blast you feel from your home’s air conditioning unit.

Your heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system is essential to keeping your home comfortable during summer months, and if it breaks down, it’s also the most expensive equipment to repair or replace. Luckily, there are simple steps you can take to lengthen the life of your HVAC system.

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Safety starts with you

Tips for spotting electrical hazards in your home

May 2, 2019 – Electricity plays many roles in our lives, from powering baby monitors, cell phones, and lighting, to running heating and air systems and appliances. No wonder we get so comfortable with its instant availability that when we flip a switch, we expect most systems or devices to do the job.

May is National Electrical Safety Month, and here at West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation, we think it’s a great time to look around your home and check for potential safety hazards.

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