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LIVEWIRE DECEMBER 2011 | VOLUME 62 ISSUE 12 | PUBLISHED FOR MEMBERS OF TRI-COUNTY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE Local Members Lead by Example B


ill G. and Louise Smith know the value of electricity and the resources it takes to generate it. They were the fi rst ones to answer the Quarterly Question and their response was thorough.


“I think everyone should do what they can to conserve electricity,” said Louise. She said they used these tips to save on their winter energy bills:


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 Use ceiling fans in winter mode to circulate warm air.  Use an infrared space heater to heat the area used the most.  Adjust the drapes to make the best use of the sun’s heat  Use a programmable thermostat or manually adjust the thermostat by turning it down when away from the house for an extended period and at night.


 Turn the water heater off if gone four or more days.


Bill added that they also replaced their windows with more energy effi cient ones and have storm doors to help keep cold air out.


“You’d be surprised,” Bill said. “Every little bit helps. Saving for our future is important to us.”


The Smiths have been members of Tri-County Electric more than fi ve years. They reside in Boise City, Okla., where they have lived for more than 34 years.


BILL G. AND LOUISE SMITH SUBMITTED THE FIRST ENTRY IN THE QUARTERLY QUESTION CONTEST. ALL ENTRIES ARE DUE DEC. 31.


“As a local electric cooperative, we want to help our members manage their energy use,” said Zac Perkins, vice president of Corporate Services at Tri-County Electric Cooperative. “It’s no coincidence that we’re asking our members how they’re saving on their winter energy bills in the Quarterly Question contest. Helping our members fi nd ways to save matters to us.”


The Quarterly Question is “How do you save on your winter energy bills?” and responses must be received by Dec. 31. To enter, send your response to the question to Tri-County Electric at info@tri-countyelectric.coop or P.O. Box 880, Hooker, OK 73945. One member will be randomly drawn to win a $50 credit on their February electric bill. Full details on the Quarterly Question contest are on the cooperative’s website at www.tri-countyelectric.coop.


The cooperative’s main offi ce will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, and Monday,


Dec. 26, as well as Monday, Jan. 2, in observance of Christmas and New Year’s. Members can make payments or report an outage by calling 800-522-3315. Visit www.tri-countyelectric.coop to manage your account anytime. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


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