Safety on all Sides

As technology advances, so do the tools and equipment we use at Union Power Cooperative. With the increase in new residential construction in our service area, more and more power lines are being installed underground. While special tools and safety equipment is required to keep our linemen safe on overhead lines, the same principle applies […]

Move Over for Crews

When the power goes out, so do Union Power Cooperative’s line crews. Line workers are the first to respond after an outage occurs, and they work tirelessly to restore power to the communities we serve. If you’re traveling and see one of our crews on the side of the road, we kindly ask that you […]

Properly Sizing your HVAC Unit

When the “rule of thumb” doesn’t work When it comes to your home’s HVAC system, are you suffering from the Goldilocks Syndrome? Perhaps your system is too big or too small – or maybe it’s just right. The Department of Energy study shows that most HVAC systems don’t run as efficiently as they could because […]

7 Simple, No-cost Ways to Stay Cool this Summer

It’s August, and it’s hot. Not just hot, but that thick, sweltering, “we’ve already dealt with this for two months” kind of hot. Autumn’s crispness is just around the corner, but until then, hang in there – and save energy – with these seven simple tips for tackling summer’s remaining heat. Shift your use. Use […]

Prepare for Summer Storms

Summer storms can swirl up quickly, causing thunder, lightning, strong winds, hail and even flooding. These conditions can be inconvenient – and also dangerous. When severe weather hits, a reliable plan is your best defense. Make sure your family is ready: Create a family disaster supply kit with non-perishable food, water, a battery-operated radio, flashlights, […]