The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) encourages members to practice caution and safety during summer storms, which at times can be severe. Beware of flooded areas caused by heavy rains – remember, water and electricity do not mix! Below is safety advice to use following a summer storm: Flooded areas — Be careful when attempting… Continue Reading Summer storm safety
THE ENERGY INDUSTRY is undergoing rapid change, and technology is paving the way for innovation in the way energy is used, produced, stored and shared. Consumers are interested in more green energy alternatives while smart homes and apps make managing energy use and paying your electric bill more convenient than ever. While the changing energy… Continue Reading Avoid Solar Scams
BECAUSE OF THE COVID-19 crisis, families across South Carolina have been working and going to school remotely. More time at home likely means a surge in home energy use—and in upcoming electric bills. The annual rising temperatures will play a significant role, as well. Simple money-saving steps can help lower monthly electric bills without jeopardizing… Continue Reading Tips for managing energy use during COVID-19
FAST AND RELIABLE INTERNET is more important than ever as many of us find ourselves spending more time at home. In the past few months, my family has become increasingly dependent on the internet for educational resources, entertainment, and connecting with family and friends. This new “normal” has made me even more excited to begin… Continue Reading Faster internet is coming!
THERE IS NEVER a good time for a scam, unless you are a scam artist. A pandemic like COVID-19 creates opportunities for utility scams as criminals prey upon their victims’ fears. Scammers may threaten you with everything from legal action to turning off power to your home. Utility scams can involve an individual posing as… Continue Reading Bad times are good times for scammers
During this public health crisis, we’ve heard a lot about flattening the curve—the idea that social distancing will prevent a tragically unmanageable spike in COVID-19 cases. We are certainly adhering to recommended social distancing practices here at Lynches River Electric Cooperative, and we hope you are as well. I want to mention about another spike… Continue Reading The meter is still running
EARTH DAY is considered one of the world’s largest civic events, and on April 22, we can all be part of this global movement to help the environment. First, I want to share some things that we’re doing right here at Lynches River Electric Cooperative to better our own little corner of the world. Over the… Continue Reading How will you celebrate Earth Day?
FOR MEMBERS THAT use medical devices like breathing machines or home dialysis equipment, even a brief interruption of electric service has the potential to be harmful. Lynches River members that depend on an electric-powered medical device are encouraged to take every precaution and prepare for the possibility of an outage. Read the instructions: Talk to your… Continue Reading Preparation key for members with powered medical devices
Up-to-date contact information can help speed restoration WE AT LYNCHES River Electric Cooperative are constantly working to improve our operational efficiency so we can provide the most reliable electric service possible for our members—that’s you! We rely on data for nearly every aspect of our operations, which is why we need your help. By making sure… Continue Reading Stay in the know