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Power for your Life Podcast

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This podcast provides information for you about how to stay safe around electricity, save energy and money, learn about new energy technologies and the value of your cooperative membership.


Summer safety tips - Season 1 Episode 11

Now that summer is officially here, your electric cooperative urges you to stay safe while working on home improvement projects, traveling or working on your job site. Learn summer safety tips from Greg Hambrick, safety and loss control instructor at the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives. Plus, discover how the wet bulb globe temperature impacts stress on the body in the summer heat from Sid Sperry. 


Smart thermostats - Season 1 Episode 10

Have you heard of advanced, or smart, thermostats? Do you wonder if you could save money with one? Listen to our expert guest, Tom Hulse, from Co-Mo Electric Cooperative, discuss benefits, energy-saving potential, purchase tips and more.


Mental health tips during crisis - Season 1 Episode 9

Just because we are isolated, does not mean we are in isolation. Reach out for help if you are feeling down or depressed during this stressful time. Learn more as you listen to guest speaker Kevin Schriver, PsyD. discuss this month's important topic of mental health during the coronavirus pandemic. 

We are bringing you this unique and different topic from those we typically discuss, because we want our members to know we are here for you for more than just your electricity. One of your electric cooperative's guiding principles is “concern for community.” Because we live in your community too, and we want the people in our community to thrive together. 

*Kevin is the dean of education and social sciences and professor of psychology at Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, Mo.


Special edition: Arbor Day, tree planting - Season 1 Episode 8

Trees provide the very necessities of life itself. They clean our air, protect our drinking water, create healthy communities, and feed the human soul. But these life necessities are threatened around the globe. In this episode, expert guest Nancy Gibler from Central Electric Power Cooperative in Jefferson City, Mo. shares the importance of planting the right trees in right location, away from power lines.


Value of electricity - Season 1 Episode 7

"My electric bill is too high this month! Why?" The most common question homeowners ask today concerns the price of their electric bill. Listen to expert guest Travis Mathes talk about the value of electricity versus the cost of other products we consume, plus ways members can lower their bill.


Designing homes for energy efficiency - Season 1 Episode 6

From heating and cooling to insulation and water heating, this episode focuses on designing and building homes for energy efficiency. We discuss these money-saving ideas with expert guest Mark Boyer from Three Rivers Electric Cooperative.


Value of cooperative membership - Season 1 Episode 5

Electric cooperatives provide best in class service. Listen to expert guest Anne Harvey from Touchstone Energy Cooperatives share how electric co-ops are different and why it matters to you.


Winter safety tips - Season 1 Episode 4

In this episode of Power For Your Life, we discuss winter safety tips with expert guest Molly Hall from Safe Electricity. Half of all fires occur in the home during the winter months. Space heaters are one of the major culprits in those fires. Learn the safety tips to keep in mind when using space heaters.


Ground-source heat pumps - Season 1 Episode 3

In this episode of Power For Your Life, we discuss ground-source heat pumps (GSHPs) with expert guest Scott Blue from Associated Electric Cooperative. We talk about what they are, if a GSHP is right for you, how to choose the correct model and size, what makes them so great and more!


Vehicle crash safety - Season 1 Episode 2

In this episode of Power For Your Life with expert guest Linda Stander from Ozark Electric Cooperative, we discuss what to do in the event of a vehicle crash involving power lines.


Introduction - Season 1 Episode 1

This introduces the "Power For Your Life" podcast. Learn the power of your membership with electric cooperatives.


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