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Working for our members: a look back at 2014

At the close of each year, Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative takes time to reflect on the year that has passed. In 2014, your cooperative continued to focus on its mission to be a leader in delivering cost efficient, reliable energy with value-added service to our members.

Increase energy efficiency with a Home Energy Audit

Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative will help you take the first step toward making your home more energy efficient by ordering a home energy audit for members who are homeowners.

A home energy audit consists of:

Be aware: HOEC members may hear from scam artists

Often we hear about people being scammed. Those who have been victims of scammers have spoken to someone on the phone who claimed to be someone they are not. In turn, dollars have been taken from innocent people who think they are paying a bill or buying a product or service. Unfortunately, scammers are out after their own interests and use shady tactics.

HOEC's Dan Singletary appointed to AMEC committee

Dan Singletary, CEO/General Manager of Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, was recently appointed as a district representative to the Internal Operations Committee of the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives (AMEC), Jefferson City. AMEC is the service organization of the state's 47 electric cooperatives, which serve more than 560,000 rural consumers.

Winona preschool students learn about electricity

At Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, we are proactive in the communities we serve and are available to speak to civic organizations and students of all ages about electrical safety. HOEC Crew Foreman Bill Wolford recently spoke to a group of preschool students in Winona about the convenience of electricity and, more importantly, staying safe around electricity.

Humidity and Energy Efficiency 101

Too much or too little humidity can cost you energy dollars

What in the world does humidity have to do with energy efficiency? It turns out a lot, because humidity affects our comfort and can lead us to use more energy than we need to.

HOEC team takes part in CASA fundraiser

A number of HOEC employees and family members (pictured above) took part in the "Color me CASA" 5K walk/run fundraiser for 37th Judicial CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children), held on Saturday, September 27th.

Ten simple ways to lower your electricity bill

1. Change that filter
A clogged furnace filter can force your heating and air-conditioning system to work harder. Keep a good supply of filters on hand so that you don't run out. Write the date you changed your filter on the end of the filter. Mark your calendar to as a reminder to change the filter monthly.

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