Digging Into Spring Yard Projects? Remember To Call 8-1-1

Posted April 9, 2020 at by & filed under Blog.

Safe digging is everyone’s responsibility. But when someone decides to take shortcuts, weekend projects can lead to power, internet, phone and cable outages, injuries and sometimes worse. That’s why it’s so important (actually, it’s the law) to have buried utilities in your yard located and marked before you dig. Here are the 5 steps for… Read more »

Tips to Reduce Household Energy Use During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted March 26, 2020 at by & filed under Blog.

Woman doing laundry

With more people remaining at home for extended periods of time because of the coronavirus outbreak, households may see an unexpected increase in their monthly energy usage. Kissimmee Utility Authority understands the increasing financial hardships facing families and businesses and offers these helpful room-by-room tips to reduce home energy costs: Living/Family Room * Lower the… Read more »

Kissimmee’s “Electric Cowboys” to Compete in Statewide Rodeo on Saturday in Tallahassee

Posted March 13, 2020 at by & filed under Blog.

These twelve linemen from Kissimmee Utility Authority will compete against linemen from other utilities across the state in Saturday’s 20th annual Florida Lineman Competition in Tallahassee. Hosted by the Florida Municipal Electric Association, the day-long rodeo allows electric linemen to demonstrate their skill, safety and teamwork in a series of timed events based on traditional… Read more »

Space Heater Safety

Posted February 28, 2020 at by & filed under Blog.

With the cooler weather in Kissimmee sticking through the weekend, KUA reminds you to exercise caution when using space heaters. Check out these tips to keep yourself and those around you safe: Before using any space heater, read the manufacturer’s instructions and warning labels carefully. Inspect the heater for cracker, broken plugs or loose connections… Read more »

Switch Your Ceiling Fan’s Spin Direction to Warm Your Home in the Winter

Posted February 21, 2020 at by & filed under Blog.

With cooler weather back in the forecast this weekend, now is the time to switch the direction of your ceiling fan to receive maximum performance and energy savings. In the winter, a ceiling fan should operate at a low speed in the clockwise direction. This produces a gentle updraft, which forces warm air near the… Read more »