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Ken's E-Tip: Water Heater Program

Central Electric Cooperative's (CEC) water heater program offers complete peace of mind service for your hot water needs. Let CEC install a 75 gallon Marathon lifetime water heater with our professional contractor, Dr. Waterheater, Inc., for the low price of only $670 (a $1,128 retail value).  

The program is for residential members only (excludes mobile homes and modular homes that are not on a basement due to tank size, seasonal and nonresidential accounts).

 

Ken's E-Tip: Fresh Air Year-Round

As winter approaches, energy consciences members will be sealing up their homes to make them air-tight. Stale air and a buildup of pollutants are common problems associated with super insulated houses.
Poor indoor air quality symptoms include irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, headaches, dizziness and fatigue. The answer to the problem is simply bringing in fresh air. To do this properly, fresh air must replace stagnate air at the same volume level. The fresh air will also dilute pollutants inside our homes such as molds, allergens and cooking odors.

 

Ken's E-Tip: Attic Insulation

If a person can only insulate one area, this would be the place to spend your money. Heat naturally rises and the attic insulation will do more to keep it in your home longer for you to enjoy. There are three basic types of attic insulation you can use in you home: 

Ken's E-Tip: Getting the Temperature Just Right

Everyone's schedules seem hectic these days. Remembering to lower or raise the thermostat is just one more job we don't need. Why not install a programmable or even a smart thermostat to change your home's temperature so you don't have to. This can reduce energy bills by up to 10 percent or about $180 on heating and cooling bills.

 

Ken's E-Tip: Reducing Dehumidifier Costs

Anyone who uses them regularly knows that dehumidifiers are among the biggest electricity hogs. Using a dehumidifier to suck moisture out of the air can cost more than $100 a year on electricity bills.

There are actually many ways to minimize dehumidifying costs and still remove excess moisture. Here are a few:

 

Ken's E-Tip: Appliance Rebate Program to End for Year

Central Electric Cooperative's (CEC) Appliance Rebate Program will officially end on Aug. 25, 2017 due to funding depletion. Hundreds of members have taken advantage of rebates to become more energy efficient. We are anticipating offering it again in January 2018.

 

Energy Star Certified      

Rebates are still available for the following Energy Star qualifying appliances:

PEAK ALERT! CEC Urges Members to Conserve Energy Today (July 21)

ATTENTION ALL CENTRAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE (CEC) MEMBERS: THIS IS A PEAK ALERT ANNOUNCEMENT! 


PLEASE CONSERVE POWER BY TURNING OFF ALL NON-ESSENTIAL ELECTRIC ITEMS ESPECIALLY LIGHTING, DEHUMIDIFIERS, AND POOL PUMPS; AND SET YOUR AIR CONDITIONER AT A MINIMUM OF 78 DEGREES. 


CEC ANTICIPATES A DEMAND PEAK FROM 1 P.M.UNTIL 7 P.M.


CEC does everything it can to keep electricity affordable for members. If the co-op can reduce electricity purchased during high-demand periods, it helps keep energy costs stable for all members.

CEC Invites Members to Annual Meeting

Photo of family eating at annual meetingCentral Electric Cooperative (CEC) invites members to celebrate 80 years of service by attending its annual meeting Friday, Aug. 25, at Whitehall Camp & Conference Center in Emlenton. Members will elect cooperative board members from Venango and Clarion counties, learn what is happening in the electric industry and enjoy great entertainment and food.
 

Ken's Weekly E-Tip: Ductless HVAC Systems

Ductless HVAC systems are now a preferred option over conventional ducted systems in many parts of our service territory. They have proven to be more efficient and less timely to install. Here are some valid reasons why a ductless split system will help reduce cooling and heating costs.

 

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