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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.

Preparing for power outages

June 21, 2016, Darrell Erickson

Summer storms can be fun to watch, but they can also leave you without power. Take these tips into consideration to ensure you and your family's safety should you encounter power outages from sever summer weather.

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Beat summer heat without large electric bills

June 13, 2016, Guest Blogger

Summer temperatures are just around the corner, but that doesn't mean your electric bill needs to rise with them. Check out these tips for how to beat the summer heat without large electric bills.

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Saving energy by maintaining your air conditioner

May 31, 2016, Nathan Karels

Learn how to keep your air conditioner tuned up and working properly for summer.

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Go green with energy efficient landscaping

April 13, 2016, Guest Blogger

Don't just make your yard eye-pleasing, make it energy efficient.

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Mark your calendar for WH's Annual Meeting

March 2, 2016, Josh Randt

Get ready for food, fun, and much more at WH's 2016 Annual Meeting!

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Dual Fuel: Why and when it is controlled

February 22, 2016, Guest Blogger

Find out when and why dual fuel and other off-peak programs are controlled.

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Tips for purchasing and operating space heaters

February 9, 2016, Darrell Erickson

Do your homework before buying a space heater, and make sure you know how to operate it safely.

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Set a timer on your engine block heater this winter

January 13, 2016, Guest Blogger

Avoid added costs from heating your engine all night by installing a timer.

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Happy Holidays From WH! Your Cooperative is Returning $2.6 Million in Capital Credits

December 16, 2015, Josh Randt

Wright-Hennepin is pleased to announce that it will again provide capital credit refunds to members this holiday season.

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The wild and wonderful world of programmable thermostats

December 7, 2015, Grant Bowman

One easy way to save money on your energy bill is to install a programmable thermostat.

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Maintaining your water heater is invaluable

November 5, 2015, Darrell Erickson

A few preventative measures and maintenance procedures can keep your water heater operating properly and help you save money.

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Tree-trimming weather: the chillier the better

October 21, 2015, Guest Blogger

As temperatures cool trees become dormant, offering perfect timing for tree trimming because of a reduced risk of spreading diseases.

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An update on the Bantam Solar project

October 15, 2015, Josh Randt

Taking a look at the construction of the first-ever Bantam Solar project between Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association and the City of Rockford.

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Maintaining Your Refrigerator and Freezer is an Easy way to Save Money and Conserve Energy

September 30, 2015, Darrell Erickson

There are a few things you can do to conserve energy with your fridge and freezer to save money while ensuring they are running properly.

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The secret to comfort: air distribution

September 22, 2015, Grant Bowman

A properly designed air distribution system will allow your equipment to run efficiently and won't require an extra oversized motor that will cost more to operate.

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What is an air source heat pump?

September 15, 2015, Nathan Karels

Learn about air source heat pumps: an energy-efficient alternative to your furnace and air conditioner.

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How to properly maintain your mechanical ventilation system

September 8, 2015, Grant Bowman

Whether you hire a technician, or want to take some of the maintenance into your own hands, learn about the importance of maintaining your mechanical ventilation system with this blog.

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WH Solar frequently asked questions

August 11, 2015

Questions about community solar and other offerings from WH Solar? This blog addresses some of our most frequently asked questions.

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Keeping your house cool beyond AC

August 4, 2015, Nathan Karels

When the heat rises most of us simply turn up our air conditioners. But this blog has tips on how to cool your home in other ways.

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Protecting your trees from emerald ash borers

July 22, 2015, Phil Glawe

Learn how you can protect your trees from emerald ash borers in this blog.

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