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 »

Fill the Air with Love on Valentine’s Day, Not Metallic Balloons

Posted February 14, 2020 at by & filed under Blog.

Valentine’s Day is here and Kissimmee Utility Authority is warning residents about the public safety risks associated with helium-filled Mylar or metallic balloons. More metallic balloons are sold on Valentine’s Day than any other holiday and, not surprisingly, it’s also the same day that utilities across the country experience numerous metallic balloon-related power outages. Metallic… Read more »

5 Ways to Have a Romantic & Energy-Efficient Valentine’s Day

Posted February 7, 2020 at by & filed under Blog.

Valentine’s Day is almost here—have you made plans? Whether you’re staying home to cook dinner for that special someone or going out for a romantic experience, consider energy-efficiency this Valentine’s Day. Fall in love with these cost-saving tips:  1. Choose an Energy-Efficient Dinner If you plan to cook, remember our energy saving cooking tips. Use… Read more »