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Halloween Safety is No Trick

A Treacherous Night to Prowl for Treats Although there are many make-believe dangers on Halloween, others aren’t imaginary. Did you know, for instance, that kids are twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween night than on any other day of the year? This is...

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Staking out Your Energy Vampires

It’s Not your Imagination: These Vampires Are Real At GVEC, we can’t stop thinking about vampires—but not the bloodsucking kind! We’re talking about energy vampires! They lurk in virtually every room of your home, with glowing eyes of red or green that never blink and...

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October is National Fire Prevention Month

Sobering Statistics About Electrical Fires According to The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), around 51,000 homes catch fire each year due to electrical malfunctions. On average, these incidents result in almost 500 deaths, over 1,400 injuries and...

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Hurricane Power Outages: Are You Prepared?

Hurricane power outages are different from your typical thunderstorm-related outages, as many GVEC members experienced during Hurricane Harvey. It may take longer for power to be restored because of unsafe conditions. You may face additional hazards around your home...

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Sneaky Energy Wasters in Your Home!

With the hot weather we’ve experienced lately, you’ve probably been more mindful about energy consumption in your home. While there are obvious ways to conserve electricity—turning off lights and fans in rooms you’re not using, turning your AC up when you’re away from...

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