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Ken's Weekly 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.

CEC's Fred Terwilliger Promoted

Fred Terwilliger has been promoted to assistant general manager/chief operating officer for Central Electric Cooperative (CEC), located in Parker.

Fred holds a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering degree from Grove City College.

After graduation, Fred began his career at CEC in 1989 as an assistant staking engineer. He progressed through the positions of system engineer, manager of engineering, and director of engineer and operations. 

He and his wife, Jenny, have four children: Reed, Cole, Makayli and Josey. They reside in Emlenton.

2016 CEC Year-End Report

In 2016, Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) continued providing safe, reliable electricity at a reasonable cost to its member-owners, was committed to the communities it serves, and dedicated to the Cooperative Difference.


Member Benefits

Last year members received:

Ken's Weekly E-Tip: Sealing vs. Ventilation

Most energy experts highly recommend sealing homes as airtight as possible. But we can over seal our homes and make them unsafe. So what is a person to do? Here are some ideas to help members understand this dilemma. 


Ken's Weekly E-Tip: Winter Indoor Humidity

The following topic suggestion was submitted by Bruce Tomcik, seasonal member from the Tionesta area. A special thank you to Bruce.

Indoor home humidity moisture levels are usually more of a concern to homeowners in the summer when the air can make it feel clingy and sticky. But low winter humidity is of equal concern. 


Apply for a Free Trip to Washington, D.C.!

Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) believes tomorrow's leaders are today's youth and is again proudly sponsoring a group of high school juniors to attend Youth Tour 2017 from June 11-16.

Ken's Weekly E-Tip: Appliance Rebate Program

CEC is excited to announce that our rebate program resumes Jan. 1, 2017. Qualifying appliances must be verified as Energy Star. 


Qualifying Appliances

Rebates are available for the following appliances:

  • Refrigerators $100
  • Freezers $50
  • Clothes washers $50
  • Dishwashers $25
  • Dehumidifiers $25
  • Window air conditioners $25


Ken's Weekly E-Tip: Kids & Energy Savings

The Christmas holiday means that children are home from school or college. It is a great time to teach about saving energy. Here are a few ideas from Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) to get you started.


Use Power Strips

Younger adults at home means more electronic device use (laptop computers, gaming systems, chargers, etc.). Encourage them to use power strips that can be turned off when devices are not in use.


Ken's Weekly E-Tip: Christmas Energy Savings

The Christmas giving spirit is reaching a crescendo as we busily purchase those last minute items. Most of us spend more than we intended, making it a season of "red" for our check books. Here are a few ideas to help save on your energy costs so you have a little "green" when your January electric bill rolls around.


Switch To LED Christmas Lights

LED Christmas lights have come a long way. Their prices are reasonable (as low at about $10 per strand). Here are some advantages to using them:

Ken's Weekly E-Tip: Stay Warm Cheaply

Some people like a cold bedroom. If you are not one of them, it can be somewhat expensive to use an electric space heater all night (about $25 to $30 a month). Why not consider an electric blanket as an option. At about 50watts per hour a person, members can stay warm for about $1.30 a month.



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