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Learning Your Appliances

Did you know the combined use of large appliances like dishwashers, stoves, clothes dryers, and washing machines accounts for the largest percentage of electricity in an average U.S. home? Most U.S. homes use up to 4,100 watts of energy. But did you also know that small appliances like toasters, microwaves,… Read More

The Starting Point to Reliable Electric Power

You may see these individuals in the field with their iPad, tremble GPS unit, and a measuring wheel. They are essential to our co-op and, most importantly, our members. Our Distribution System Design Technicians (DSDT) do a lot in the field to care for our members’ needs. Whether investing in… Read More

Choosing the Best Lighting

Switching to LED lighting is more energy-efficient and can light up your home more than less-efficient incandescent lights. However, the cost of switching to LEDs may prevent some people from making the switch. LED bulbs use only a fraction of the electricity consumed by traditional incandescent bulbs. Even though traditional… Read More

Electric Cooperative Youth Tour 2023

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) hosts the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C, each June. Union Power and co-ops nationwide promote this program to their local high school juniors. Going through the application and interview process is well worth it because, once selected, these students have an opportunity… Read More

EVs Are Gaining Popularity

More Electric Vehicles (EVs) are on the roads, and companies are changing to accommodate the new EV industry. Regardless of the type of car you drive today, the electrification of the transportation industry is moving into the progression of EVs. At Union Power, we regularly receive inquiries from our members… Read More

Five Ways to Save This Summer

Spring and summer are excellent times for home upgrades and DIY projects. When planning to make home improvements, consider upgrades that promote better efficiency. Here are a few projects that can help you save energy and money to increase the comfort of your home. Install a smart thermostat to manage… Read More

Now is the Time for Spring Planting 

Beautiful weather is on the way, and it is time to plant around the yard. Union Power is here to guide you on planting around our equipment and power lines. Planting and putting fences or other obstructions around utility equipment can be dangerous for you and our employees.   If planting… Read More

Let Our Energy Specialist Become Your Trusted Energy Advisors

When investing in your home’s efficiency, do you ever need advice from a reliable, trusted source? Union Power has the resources and tools to answer any questions or concerns about investing in your home’s efficiency. From understanding your home’s energy use to considering renewable home energy, researching electric vehicles, or… Read More

Power Strips Stop Phantom Load

Many of us are victims of phantom load. Phantom load is used to describe any appliance or electronic that constantly uses energy, even while it is turned off or on sleep mode. TVs, cell phones, chargers, and gaming devices are the most common electronics that create phantom loads. Installing a… Read More