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Ken's E-Tip: Rebate Program

Central Electric Cooperative (CEC)  rebate program is expanding in January 2018. We are now offering first-time rebates for Energy Star heat pumps, electric clothes dryers, and mini compact refrigerators that promote efficiency while improving our environment.

 

CEC Continues Line Clearing to Improve System Reliability

Trees are the number one cause of power outages and service interruptions. As part of Central Electric Cooperative's (CEC's) ongoing effort to improve system reliability, contracted line clearing crews are working on circuits originating from Prospect, Coaltown and Fredericksburg substations in Butler and parts of Armstrong Counties. 


CEC will be utilizing a variety of contractors in 2018 which include Hazlett Tree Company, Asplundh Tree Expert Company and Davey Tree Service. 

Ken's E-Tip: Electric Space Heaters

Electric space heaters are a good way to provide extra heat for rooms that seem to stay cold or for someone is always chilly. 

Please remember that they are single largest contributor to high winter electric bills and a leading cause of home fires. 

 

Cost Calculation 

All space heaters are rated in watts found on a tag located on the back of each unit. Most heaters are 1,500 watts.

Ken's E-Tip: Home Energy Adventure

Most people believe they are energy-smart when it comes to saving money. Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) has a great application from Touchstone Energy to test your knowledge and skill set. It is called "Home Energy Adventure". Simply visit our website at www.central.coop and click on the above icon found at the bottom of our web page.

 

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:

 

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