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July 20th, 2017 by T.W. Cooper Insurance

Energy Saving Tips for Hot Summer Months

Keeping your home cool in the hot summer months can be as costly as keeping it warm in the wintertime. These energy-saving tips can help you minimize your electricity bill while staying cool and comfortable during the heat of the summer months: Set your thermostat to 78° or higher. This can lower your cooling bill by approximately 12%. While you are away from home, set... Read Article

More Grandparents are Raising Grandkids: 3 Things to Know

Grandparents are great for passing down family recipes and stories of the “good ol’ days.” Today, an increasing number of grandparents are also raising their grandchildren. Pew Charitable Trusts data shows that 2.9 million grandparents were raising their grandchildren in 2015, compared with 2.5 million in 2005. Oftentimes, grandparents become primary caregivers due to unforeseen circumstances. Regardless of what those circumstances may be, there are... Read Article

Get Ready to 'Roar'

If you’re a motorcycle rider, there’s a good chance you’re planning to attend at least one bike rally this summer. One of the most popular ones around is Roar on the Shore, a bike fest in Erie Insurance’s hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania. This year’s rally will be held July 12-16. More than 170,000 riders will come to Erie to enjoy live music (including headliners Jackyl, Molly Hatchet, Great... Read Article

ERIE Cofounder‘s Legacy Honored in Hometown

On June 6, ERIE Co-founder O.G. Crawford was remembered during a special dedication ceremony in his hometown of Kane, Pennsylvania. A new amphitheater was built in his honor as a part of the Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (K.A.R.E.). Erie Insurance was one of the many businesses to provide funding for the project in this town of 5,400, located 90 miles southeast of Erie. Erie Insurance... Read Article

Road Travel Maintains Increasing Trend in 2017

U.S. road travel is already up 1.5 percent over last year.  So far, motorists have traveled 1.01 trillion miles on U.S. roads and highways in 2017. This matches similar travel trends seen in 2016. This is positive news for oil refiners, as the driving season (typically the summer months) is just about halfway over. Increases in motor travel will likely have an effect on gasoline... Read Article