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Your source for all things energy-related: the WH blog offers energy-saving tips, maintenance guidelines, program information and much more.

Ways to improve your energy efficiencyWays to improve your energy efficiency

Ways to improve your energy efficiency

October 30, 2017, Darrell Erickson

Being efficient is a good thing and it’s interesting how efficient we can become when we are the ones paying for that resource. Especially if you run into a situation where your electric bill is just too high.

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Understanding clearances and right of way Understanding clearances and right of way

Understanding clearances and right of way

October 23, 2017, Nathan Karels

When members plant or place items in front of our equipment, we have a hard time performing our work.

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Beware of Power Shut Off Scams Beware of Power Shut Off Scams

Beware of Power Shut Off Scams

October 19, 2017, Guest Blogger

Scammers have been calling homes in our service area claiming to be from a utility company.

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Cooperatives--Communities at their very bestCooperatives--Communities at their very best

Cooperatives--Communities at their very best

October 9, 2017, Guest Blogger

Electric cooperatives have been a part of the fabric of Minnesota for more than 80 years. Fourth and fifth-generation members today enjoy the same benefits of membership as the pioneers who strung the first wires into Minnesota’s countryside.

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Wright-Hennepin invites you to a Halloween event for cooperative monthWright-Hennepin invites you to a Halloween event for cooperative month

Wright-Hennepin invites you to a Halloween event for cooperative month

October 2, 2017, Guest Blogger

October is cooperative month. To celebrate, we are hosting an event from 3 – 5 p.m. on October 31 at our headquarters in Rockford, Minn. This event is for children, who will receive a bag of candy and…

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Electric vehicles look to boom as prices come down and big automakers get involvedElectric vehicles look to boom as prices come down and big automakers get involved

Electric vehicles look to boom as prices come down and big automakers get involved

August 20, 2017, Nathan Karels

It is estimated that multiple electric vehicles (EV) will be similarly priced as their gas-powered counterparts by 2020.

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Operation Round Up donations help fund Lunch Box Fever program Operation Round Up donations help fund Lunch Box Fever program

Operation Round Up donations help fund Lunch Box Fever program

August 13, 2017, Josh Randt

Eight years ago, Lunch Box Fever began as an idea by college student Emily Pennuto to help feed children who don’t always have reliable access to food. In 2014, RiverWorks Community Development in…

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Pole inspections begin in AugustPole inspections begin in August

Pole inspections begin in August

August 1, 2017, Josh Randt

Each year, Wright-Hennepin (WH) performs pole maintenance, which begins with an inspection of all poles within a designated portion of WH’s service territory. The inspection is designed to identify…

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Storms, trees and responsibilitiesStorms, trees and responsibilities

Storms, trees and responsibilities

June 27, 2017, Josh Randt

Though we’re barely into the summer season, we’ve already experienced storms that have downed, damaged or weakened trees. Given the volatility of summer weather, we could experience additional severe…

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Tips to help you maintain your AC this summerTips to help you maintain your AC this summer

Tips to help you maintain your AC this summer

June 19, 2017, Grant Bowman

It’s that time of year again that we all dream about – time to get outside and enjoy all the great outdoor experiences Minnesota offers during summer. That also means you are going to be shutting up…

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New water heating program introduced for 2017New water heating program introduced for 2017

New water heating program introduced for 2017

April 4, 2017, Nathan Karels

In the market for a new water heater? We've got a program for you!

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Could air infiltration be sucking money from your wallet? Could air infiltration be sucking money from your wallet?

Could air infiltration be sucking money from your wallet?

March 14, 2017, Grant Bowman

Air infiltration is a natural occurrence. Differences in air temperature and pressures are always at work trying to even out the pressure between the inside and outside of your home. Every time you…

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LEDs let you trim the tree efficiently LEDs let you trim the tree efficiently

LEDs let you trim the tree efficiently

December 2, 2016, Guest Blogger

If your holiday chores include unraveling the same old tangle of decorative lights, maybe you should consider and upgrade to more reliable, efficient and longer-lasting LEDs.  LEDs, or light-emitting…

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The importance of changing your furnace filter The importance of changing your furnace filter

The importance of changing your furnace filter

October 21, 2016, Grant Bowman

It may not seem like it, but replacing your furnace filter is important for the operation of your heating system.

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Co-op Month Celebrations in OctoberCo-op Month Celebrations in October

Co-op Month Celebrations in October

September 12, 2016, Josh Randt

Stop in at Wright-Hennepin throughout October to help us celebrate Co-op Month!

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Wright-Hennepin returns sales tax to membersWright-Hennepin returns sales tax to members

Wright-Hennepin returns sales tax to members

August 31, 2016

On behalf of our members, Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association (WH) has sought and successfully recovered refunds from the State of Minnesota for certain sales tax previously paid by its…

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Knowing Who to Call and Getting a Second Opinion for Electric Appliance and Equipment RepairsKnowing Who to Call and Getting a Second Opinion for Electric Appliance and Equipment Repairs

Knowing Who to Call and Getting a Second Opinion for Electric Appliance and Equipment Repairs

August 23, 2016, Darrell Erickson

Electrical appliances and equipment need repairs like anything else. But knowing who to call and getting a second opinion can be valuable information.

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Consider a Ground or air Source Heat Pump When Replacing Your air ConditionerConsider a Ground or air Source Heat Pump When Replacing Your air Conditioner

Consider a Ground or air Source Heat Pump When Replacing Your air Conditioner

August 1, 2016, Grant Bowman

Instead of replacing your air conditioner with another similar unit, consider an air or ground source heat pump, and save big with rebates from Wright-Hennepin!

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