Keep Your Home Safe, While You’re Away From Home

  • Sign up for automated outage texts to stay in the know about any power outages that may happen at your home or business while you’re gone. Enroll here.
  • Have a friend or family member on call who can help secure your property if the power does go out. Catching an outage quickly can prevent frozen pipes or spoiling of frozen/refrigerated foods.  
  • Close your fireplace damper to prevent warm air from escaping! 
  • Save energy while you’re away by lowering your thermostats and potentially turning off your water heater.
  • Unplug unneeded small electronics like robot vacuums, TVs, and computers, and turn off ceiling fans. 
  • Many systems — such as ventilating, heating and cooling, fans, security, and lighting — may continue to operate while you are gone. Although you leave home, energy use continues.

Gone for the Season?

If you have a different seasonal address, let your Co-op know so we can change your mailing address while you are away. Better yet, go paperless and have your bill emailed to you! You’ll receive a .50 bill credit each month when you go paperless. To go paperless, log into your online account, visit “My Profile,” click “Update My Printed Bill Settings,” and turn the printed bill slider to “off.”  

Also, make sure Flathead Electric can still access electrical equipment on your property while you’re away.