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Breaker Box Safety and AFCIs

With so much electricity funneling through our breaker boxes through the rest of your home to your outlets and switches, it is important that the home owner not only knows how to use a breaker box, but also how to do so safely. The breaker box houses a panel of breakers and fuses that protect […]

Quality Surge Protection

There is little, if anything, you can buy today that does not have some electronic component. Make sure your electronics last as long as possible, not replacement plans or extended warranties, but by protecting your products from electrical surges. What is a surge? Computer Hope ( on the ‘Net’ says: “Alternatively known as a line […]

Space Heater Safety

As temperatures drop this winter, many will look for supplemental heating sources for their homes. Space heaters can be a good alternative for those who want to warm one area of their home without turning up the thermostat on the central heating system. However, space heaters are also responsible for 32 percent of house fires, […]

Holiday Cooking Safety Tips

The kitchen is the heart of the home. Sadly, it’s also where two out of every five home fires start. Many home fires occur during what’s supposed to be the happiest time of the year–the holidays. Thanksgiving, Christmas and Christmas Eve hold a tradition of cooking, and safety should always be considered in the kitchen. […]

Safety for All

Access Energy Cooperative is dedicated to providing safe, reliable and efficient utility service to you, our member-owners. The lengths we go to keep you, your family and our linemen safe are a point of pride for us and are never taken lightly. From acquiring new equipment and implementing new procedures—including installation of new breaker systems […]