Monthly Archives: October 2015

What exactly is a heat pump?

Heat pump technology has been around a while. Understanding how it works isn’t as tricky as it may seem. Think of the name, “heat pump.” It likely conjures all sorts of images to mind, none of which reflect the fact that these systems operate using the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Yes, I hear the groans, but stick with me; it... Read More

Read More

Proper HVAC sizing

When it comes to your HVAC system, are you suffering from the Goldilocks Syndrome? A Department of Energy study shows that most HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems don’t run as efficiently as they could because they are not installed correctly or they are the wrong size. This translates to not having the comfort level you are seeking and... Read More

Read More

The parts of an electric pole

Our electric system is made up of several complex systems, all working in sync. You probably don’t pay much attention to the utility poles found throughout Eastern Illini’s service territory, but did you know these tall structures are the backbone of our distribution network? Strong, sturdy utility poles ensure a reliable electric system, which is why we routinely inspect the... Read More

Read More

Message from the President: Happy Thanksgiving

At this time last year, we wrote a column about our system reliability and new substations that we had planned for construction. Pictured below is progress made on our St. Joseph substation, which we hope to complete by the end of the year.  Site work has been completed on our Loda substation, and the property purchase has been completed for... Read More

Read More