When used correctly, ceiling fans can help lower summer cooling costs and make the air seem cooler than it actually is. During the summer, the fan blades need to spin counterclockwise to push the air downward. Moving the air around is no different from folding a piece of paper and fanning your face, so remember to only run the fan when someone is around to enjoy the breeze. Left on and unattended, ceiling fans are just spinning up your electric bill. Flipping the switch or pulling the chain to turn off the ceiling fan when you are leaving the room is a cool summer energy tip.
If you were awarded a 2019 Amicalola EMC scholarship earlier this year, it’s time to claim your money. Please visit www.amicalolaemc.com, My Community, Scholarships. Click on the link on the left side of page “2019 Scholarship Award Form” and complete the online form. You will need the mailing address of the college. You may also enter the name of a contact person, but that is optional. We must have this information by August 1. Your scholarship will be mailed during the first week of September. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or need more information.
• Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible. The smaller the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures, the lower your cooling costs will be.
• Use ceiling fans wisely; living room and kitchen during the day; bedrooms at night.
• Close window coverings, like curtains and blinds, during the day to block sunlight.
• Use caulk and weather stripping to seal air leaks around doors and windows.
• Remember to avoid using the oven when you can. Cooking on the stove, using the microwave and grilling outside will help you avoid heating up your kitchen.
Russell Segers of Amicalola EMC was one of 13 recipients of the Honorary State FFA Degree awarded at the state convention held in Macon on April 25-27, 2019. The Honorary State FFA Degree is given to individuals who have rendered outstanding service to agricultural education and the National FFA Organization. A total of 44 individuals have received Honorary State Degrees based on their exceptional work in the state of Georgia. All recipients received a plaque and a medal in recognition of their service.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, changed its name in 1988 to reflect the growth and diversity of agriculture. There are nearly 670,000 FFA members nationwide. The Georgia Association has more than 42,000 members, making it the third largest Association in the nation. The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success, through agricultural education.
Amicalola EMC is a not-for profit electric utility providing electricity and related services to over 49,000 locations in Bartow, Cherokee, Dawson, Fannin, Forsyth, Gilmer, Gordon, Lumpkin, Murray and Pickens counties.