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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Saving You Money: Spring Cleaning Tips

Do you look forward to spring cleaning? Probably not, but what if you got paid for doing it? Including these simple tasks on your annual spring cleaning list will help lower your energy costs all year, and add a little jingle in your pocket: Change your furnace filter Clear dust from your dryer vent and hose, and your refrigerator grill... Read More

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Your Account: So, What is the Base Charge?

The base charge on your bill is a key component of providing you with reliable electricity. As a member of Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative, you make an investment in the co-op every time you pay your bill. This collective investment in the co-op benefits you and the community immediately - and over time. So what exactly is this monthly investment,... Read More

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Saving You Money: Small Steps to Big Savings

At Eastern Illini, we’re about much more than electricity. We want to help you - our member/owners - in any way we can. Life costs money, and the more life your income supports—like kids, pets, dependent parents, tutors, hobbies, vacations—the harder it can be to save. Fortunately, small steps can lead to significant savings. Here are a few tricks you... Read More

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Saving You Money: Steps to Greater Efficiency

Limited time, funds and patience can make saving on your energy bills tough. According to the Department of Energy, a “typical American family” spends nearly $2,000 per year on their home energy bills. Much of that money, however, is wasted through leaky windows or ducts, old appliances or inefficient heating and cooling systems. Luckily, there are several relatively easy ways... Read More

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Message from the President: Co-op Membership

You have seen many references to our commitment to safety in my previous articles. Safety for employees, member/owners, and the general public is our highest priority. I am pleased to announce that EIEC was one of only six Illinois cooperatives to receive the 2016 Safety Leadership Award from our statewide organization. The award recognizes the demonstration of leadership in developing... Read More

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Your Account: Take Control with SmartHub

With SmartHub, you have complete control over your electric account. SmartHub is the quick and simple way to view and pay your bill, report outages, manage your electric account, and track your electric use...all from the palm of your hand or from your computer! With SmartHub, you have access to charts and graphs that let you easily track your monthly,... Read More

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Cooperative Benefits: Nominating Petitions Available

Nominating petitions for the June 8, 2017 director election will be available February 23. John Lee of Wellington, Jason Neiman of Chatsworth, John Rothermel of Homer, Steve Smith of Broadlands, and Doug Walder of Hoopeston have been appointed by Eastern Illini’s Board of Directors to each serve a 1-year term on the Credentials Committee. The Credentials Committee will meet at... Read More

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Safety Spotlight: Winter Preparedness

Make sure you’re ready in case of a major winter storm. Heavy accumulations of ice and snow coupled with fluctuating winter temperatures can bring down utility poles, trees and limbs with the ability to disrupt power for days on end. With this comes a threat to property and also to life itself. Utilities are devoted to restoring power to customers,... Read More

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Saving You Money: Weather Related Fluctuations

Weather plays a huge part in why your bill fluctuates from month to month. Most people realize that if your air conditioner runs all summer long, your electric bill will be higher than normal. During the winter, though, it is often tougher to make the correlation between weather and energy use - especially if you have a heating system that... Read More

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