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    SAFELY PROVIDING RELIABLE ELECTRICITY AND DIVERSIFIED SERVICES TO THE MEMBERS AND COMMUNITIES WE SERVE. SERVICES SERVICES Electricity Distributing and restoring electric in our seven-county territory since 1939. Fiber Optics Providing homes and businesses with fiber-optic internet and voice services. Community Positively impacting the quality of life in southeast Indiana. ​ ABOUT SEIREMC Southeastern Indiana Rural Electric Membership Corporation (SEIREMC), headquartered in Osgood, Indiana, is a member-owned distribution cooperative with two product divisions – electric and fiber optics. ​ Since its incorporation on April 29, 1939, SEIREMC has served portions of Dearborn, Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland counties in southeast Indiana. ​ The corporation is governed by a board of directors and is one of the largest electric cooperatives in the state. MEMBER CENTER Billing Options Programs Rebates Read More > RESOURCES About Us Educational Resources Employment Opportunities Read More > NEWS CENTER Blogs Media Outage Map Read More > Interactive Map 3,244 Miles of Electric Line 880 Miles of Fiber Line 27,578 # of Electric Services 1,481 # of Fiber Services CONTACT CONTACT Contact Us DO NOT REPORT OUTAGES ON THE WEBSITE! To report an emergency or outage, call our office at 812-689-4111 or report it on SmartHub. Submit Thanks for submitting! Headquarters P.O. Box 196 712 South Buckeye Street Osgood, IN 47037 contact_us@seiremc.com Tel: (812) 689-4111 or 800-737-4111 Fax: (812) 689-6987 Office Hours 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday EDT

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  • Keeping Pets and Energy Bills Comfortable

    Many people consider their four-legged companion(s) part of the family and can’t imagine life without them. That’s why during the winter months, they make sure their whole family, including the four-legged members, is cozy––without taking a big “bite” out of their budget. Here are a few simple ways you can make your home more comfortable this winter, which can ultimately help you save on energy bills. At the onset of the cold weather season, replace the HVAC filter for better air quality and to help the unit operate more efficiently. You can also keep your home cozier by caulking and weatherstripping windows and doors. If your home is particularly chilly, you can tape or affix heavy, clear plastic to the inside of your window frames to create an additional barrier against the cold. Ensure that the plastic is tightly sealed to the frame to help reduce infiltration. Winter can be “ruff”, so set your thermostat at 68 degrees, a “purr-fect” temperature for people and pets. This is especially important for smaller, short hair and senior dogs––not just for warmth, but for their general health. Puppies, kittens and older pets with arthritis or other ailments may have a harder time controlling their body heat and need the additional warmth when it’s chilly out. Pets that sleep close to the floor can be subject to cold drafts that enter your home through windows and exterior doors. If your pet’s bed is near a window or door that feels drafty, tightly roll up a towel and place it near the bottom of the door or window to eliminate the draft. Cutting down on cold drafts helps everyone feel more comfortable during colder months. If possible, elevate your pet’s bed so it’s not placed directly on a cold floor. An old chair or sofa cushion works well. If you don’t use a dog bed, take some old blankets and create a donut shape on the cushion so the dog can snuggle and “nest” within the blanket. You can do the same for cats but on a smaller scale. Blankets enable pets to nestle into them, even when they aren’t tired, and provide a comfortable place for dogs and cats to curl up. During the day, open your blinds and curtains to allow sunlight to warm your home. Close window coverings at night for an added layer of insulation. At Southeastern Indiana REMC, we want to help you save energy and money. Check out our SmartHub app or visit our website and social media channels for additional energy-saving tips. We can’t control the weather, but we can provide advice to help you save energy and keep your family and furry friends more comfortable during the winter season.

  • Bring family together with FIBER

    By B.J. Myers, Director of Communications and Creative Services Staying connected to friends and family is important, especially throughout the holiday season. One of the things I remember most about the Covid-19 pandemic is that many families, including mine, could not gather for the holidays. For me, the impact was greatest during the Thanksgiving holiday. I really missed our Thanksgiving feast, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on television together, playing games, and enjoying a full day of family time like we usually do. Staying connected to those I care about is very important to me. So, even though we couldn’t be together that day, we did our best to be together virtually. None of us had fiber internet at that time, so getting and staying connected to that Zoom meeting was not an easy task. We were figuring it out as we went along. As all of this was happening, I was watching the REMC as they overcame one obstacle after another to keep the work moving forward on the SEI Fiber project. Many businesses came to a standstill during the pandemic, but not the REMC. In fact, the schedule never slowed down. Our leadership and workforce understand how important fiber connectivity is for southeastern Indiana and they have stayed focused on the goal of completing the project as quickly as possible. We now have over 2,000 active subscribers and anticipate adding many more as the construction work continues and new zones are opened throughout the remainder of the year. This is music to my ears because I know that this means that many of our members will finally have the internet speed they need to do whatever is most important for them. For some, it may be Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping online. Others may utilize telehealth options, work remotely, take online classes, stream movies and music, and more. For others, like me, it means they can easily connect with family and friends whenever they want to and enjoy a clear video without buffering and lag times that make conversation difficult. Even though we are no longer required to quarantine, I hope you and your family are able to come together and utilize all the benefits of a fiber internet connection to enjoy your holidays to the fullest. For more information about the SEI Fiber project, visit www.seiremc.com/seifiber.

  • Holiday Food Prep Safety

    During the holidays, family and friends gather to celebrate. Usually, food is involved. But not all feasts turn out festive. The United States Fire Administration estimates more than 2,000 residential fires are reported each Thanksgiving, with cooking the leading cause. “The holidays are supposed to be a wonderful time for families to be together in celebration,” said B.J. Myers, Director of Communications and Creative Services. “We just want them to take precautions and be safe.” Keep your family safe during these joyful times by learning some basic holiday food preparation safety tips before you start cooking. Protect your home and family from fire hazards by installing smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home. Test the batteries in each smoke alarm every month and replace them once a year. Creating an escape plan for the whole family will ensure that no matter the circumstances, everyone knows how to exit safely. Unattended cooking equipment is the leading cause of home cooking fires; always be sure someone takes over the preparation when needed. Before cooking, clean the stovetop and oven to wipe away any grease or dust to prevent a fire. While cooking, it’s easy to forget about something in the oven, especially when you’re entertaining guests. Use a kitchen timer to make sure your dish doesn’t burn to a crisp, creating a fire hazard. When cooking on the stove, protect you and any reaching hands from spills or burns by using the back burners. If children are in the room, keep a close eye on them, or guide them out of the kitchen. If cooking over a hot stove, wear short or close-fitting sleeves to avoid a fire. Always locate appliances away from the sink to avoid any electrical dangers. Plug countertop appliances into Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)-protected outlets and keep cords away from hot surfaces like toasters. When finished with these appliances, always unplug them to save energy and avoid electrical hazards. Before your family can sit down and enjoy the meal you just prepared, be sure all appliances have been turned off. Then you can all enjoy each other’s company during the holiday season with peace of mind knowing everyone is safe. Ingredients for Safety Never leave cooking equipment unattended. Turn off burners if you leave the room or have someone else take over. Clean the stovetop and oven of grease and dust. Keep the cooking area around the stove and oven clear of combustibles, such as towels, napkins and potholders. Wear short or close-fitting sleeves to avoid catching clothing on fire. Use the back burners and turn the pot handles in, away from reaching hands to protect from spills and burns. Locate all appliances away from the sink. Plug countertop appliances into Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)-protected outlets. Keep appliance cords away from hot surfaces like the range or toaster. Turn off and unplug all appliances when cooking is complete. Checklist for Kitchen Safety Are any appliances plugged into extension cords on a permanent basis? If the answer is “yes,” have a licensed electrician install new outlets where needed or move equipment closer to an outlet. Extension cords are for temporary use and can become a fire hazard. Are all appliance cords placed so they will not come in contact with hot surfaces? If you answered “no,” move cords away from all heat sources to avoid them melting or burning from the excess heat. Is any cord cracked, frayed or otherwise damaged? If you answered “yes,” do not use damaged cords, especially if there are exposed wires. Have a licensed electrician replace the cord or replace the equipment. Are cords attached to anything with nails or staples? If you answered “yes,” remove the nails or staples, check the cord and replace it if it’s damaged. Nails and staples can cut or pinch insulation or break wire strands. Are cords kept wrapped up while being used? If you answered “yes,” unwrap the cord. Wrapped cords trap heat, which can lead to melting or weakening of the insulation. Have any of your appliances been recalled by the manufacturer? If you answered “yes” or “I don’t know,” replace your appliances as soon as possible. Visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission website for more info: cpsc.gov/en/Recalls.

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