Indoors & Around the Home


Electric Safety Poster Contest

Kids, get out your art supplies!

Draw a poster that displays a clear, creative and colorful picture of the theme: “How do you and your family stay safe at home when around electricity?” No matter what, have fun! We can’t wait to see what you come up with. Cash prizes will be awarded in each division. 


  • Preschool and Kindergarten
  • 1st to 3rd grade
  • 4th and 5th grade


  • Posters must be on white, 8.5-by-11-inch paper.
  • Posters must depict the theme, “How do you and your family stay safe at home when around electricity?”
  • Print the child’s name, grade, school, and teachers name on the back of the poster.
  • Homeschool students welcome to apply.


Winning posters will be featured on SIEA’s website and in the May edition of Colorado Country Life magazine.


Posters can be dropped off or mailed to San Isabel Electric’s Pueblo West office and received no later than 5 p.m., March 1. Entries can also be emailed to communications@siea.com. If emailed, please do not forget to include the child’s name, grade, school, and teachers name with each entry.

Mail entries to:
San Isabel Electric
Attn. Communications
781 E. Industrial Blvd.
Pueblo West, CO 81007


Each division will be awarded three prizes: first-place prize of $100, second-place prize of $50, and third place prize of $25.


Email communications@siea.com.

Avoid Overloading Your Home’s Electrical System

We’re often told to not overload our schedules, but what about our home’s electrical system? Turns out it is not a good idea, since doing so can cause damage and put your family at risk.

An overload simply means that you have too many things running on one or more electrical circuits or pathways in your home and there is more demand than supply. When this happens, it can cause a minor inconvenience like damage to an appliance or a major one like a power outage or a fire.

To prevent overloading circuits, consider the following tips:

  • Although tempting, don’t plug too many things in by using extension cords, power strips and multi-outlet converters. Overdoing it can overload and overheat a circuit.
  • Be on the lookout for loose connections or damaged or corroded wires, which can also cause an overload or fire.
  • If you continually upgrade your home with more lighting, appliances, and electronics, your home’s circuits may not be able to handle the increased load.
  • Do not plug in multiple devices or appliances into an outlet at the same time, exceeding the outlet’s capacity. Do not use extension cords with major appliances.

Consult an electrician if you notice the following:

  • Warm or discolored outlets or outlet cover plates
  • Flickering, dimming or blinking lights or any other strange lighting behavior
  • Items in your home frequently cause a mild shock
  • Other strange happenings like a burning odor that has no source or unusual sounds coming from outlets
  • Fuses that blow or trip frequently

Do what you can to avoid overloading the circuits in your home. Although the majority of a home’s electrical system is out of sight, out of mind, don’t take overload symptoms lightly and consult an electrician with concerns.

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