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A dozen tips for summer-proofing your home

Take steps now to cool down your house

Install radiant barrier – Energy consultant Michael Bluejay suggests adding a layer of aluminum-foil type material or special paint to the rafters under the roof. This will reflect heat from the sun back out through the roof. Note that a radiant barrier should not completely block air flow, so leave cutouts at the end of the barrier. Also, while a barrier is good in the summer, it will reduce the amount of heat gain in the attic in winter. A barrier can reduce energy use by 3 to 8 percent.

Don't put safety on autopilot

Farming among top 10 civilian occupations with high fatal work injury rates

Accuracy and consistency when planting make for impressive straight rows that also help maximize potential productivity. Global Positioning System (GPS) technology is helping farmers do just that. It can provide real-time, accurate location data about a field, which can be used for crop planning, map making, navigation assistance, and tractor guidance.

Cuivre River earns 16th Tree Line USA recognition

The Arbor Day Foundation has named Cuivre River Electric Cooperative a 2017 Tree Line USA utility. This is the 16th consecutive year the cooperative has been honored for its commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care.

Tree Line USA, a partnership between the Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters, recognizes public and private utilities for pursuing practices that protect and enhance America's urban trees. Tree Line USA promotes the dual goals of delivering safe and reliable electricity while maintaining healthy community forests.

ACSI survey leads to high marks

ACSI 88: Members say reliability, affordability are most important

 

Results from the 22nd Annual Member Satisfaction Survey conducted this spring show that reliability (48%) and affordability (45%) compete for the top spot as the most important service qualities favored by members, valued nearly equally by members participating in the 2017 survey. Environmental qualities remain in distant third place as the top concern for the remaining seven percent of members responding.

Cuivre River announces Youth Tour winners

Twelve high school juniors made their parents and teachers proud as they competed for trips to Washington, D.C. and college scholarships. All 12 finalists walked in as winners in Cuivre River's 49th Annual Youth Tour contest. Final judging helped determine the prize.

Six high school juniors earned the chance to visit historic landmarks and enjoy many other sights at our nation's capital this summer. Six earned $500 scholarships to the universities of their choice.

Use the most important safety tool: your brain!

May is Electrical Safety Month, and a good time to put the most important safety tool you have — your brain — to work. Electricity is so much a part of our lives that it's easy to overlook possible electrical hazards, even in the safety of our own homes.

“Knowledge is key when it comes to electrical safety,” says Amber Sabin, Safe Electricity Advisory Board member. “Knowing what to lookout for and knowing the safe steps to take can make all the difference in preventing accidents.”  

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