Author Archives: Byron Dudley

Energy Efficiency Tip of the Month

Trim your holiday energy costs by choosing energy efficient LED lights! LED holiday lights use less energy and can last up to 40 seasons. They’re also easier to install – you can connect up to 25 LED strings without overloading a wall socket! Source: Energy.gov

Beware of Scams

Scams targeting utility customers are on the rise, according to reports across the nation. Laclede Electric members are included among those getting recent fraudulent calls. In this widespread scam, a telephone caller poses as an electric utility company employee. The caller threatens to shut off the customer’s power unless an immediate payment is made. LacledeContinue Reading

Birds on a wire safety

Birds you see sitting on power lines are not magic. They stay safe because electricity always looks for a path to the ground, and as long as they are not touching anything to ground the electricity they will stay safe. If that bird makes one wrong move and touches something that is grounded, it wouldContinue Reading