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Ken's Weekly E-Tip: The Right Furnace Filter

Fall is here and most of us are getting ready the house ready for winter. Furnace filters are one of the most over looked home improvement item. Using the right one and maintaining them can save on energy dollars as well as heating and cooling equipment life. Originally, filters were designed to protect the moving parts of the furnace and cooling coil from dust and particles. Technology advancements in filters now permit them to remove harmful particles that can return to the air we breathe.

Ken's Weekly E-Tip: Recent EGS Marketing to CEC Members

Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) members are getting calls from electric generation suppliers (EGS) asking them to switch their generation energy provider to save money on their electric bills. The offers have mainly involved renewable energy suppliers such as solar or wind generation.

These callers are actually marketing to investor-owned customers and not able to switch generation suppliers for cooperative members.

If you get a call from an EGS marketer, simply inform them your electric is provided by the cooperative.

EGS Marketing to CEC Members

Our members are getting calls from electric generation suppliers (EGS) asking them to switch their generation energy provider to save money on their electric bills.

These callers are actually marketing to investor-owned customers and not able to switch generation suppliers for cooperative members.

If you get a call from an EGS, simply inform them your electric is provided by the cooperative. 

Ken's Weekly E-Tip: Lighting Evolution

According to the federal government's Energy Information Administration, residential lighting accounts for 10 percent of all residential energy use. But whether you own or rent your home, lighting is one of the easiest places to save money (besides adjusting the thermostat).

Ken's Weekly E-Tip: Everyone Saves with Load Management

Thirty years ago, Pennsylvania and New Jersey electric distribution cooperatives, collaborating with our wholesale power supplier, Allegheny Electric Cooperative (Allegheny), established the Coordinated Load Management System (CLMS). Now, three decades later, this unique cooperative initiative has saved members nearly $133 million in reduced power costs.

 

Ken's Weekly E-Tip: Sealing Your Home for Winter

Experts tell us that up to 30 percent of home energy loss can be attributable to air leaks. Now is the time to tackle infiltration problems in your home while the weather is still nice outside. If you want to save energy and be comfortable this winter, follow these five do-it-yourself energy saving tips:

 

CEC's Members Elect Directors, Board Elects Officers

Central Electric Cooperative's (CEC's) members re-elected board of director, Kenneth Durrett, representing Butler County; and Rick Weaver, representing Clarion County at their Annual Meeting of the Members on Friday, Aug.

Ken's Weekly E-Tip: Low Voltage

E-Tips normally provides energy-savings advice. But as a member advocate forum, I felt it important to advise members concerning a damaging condition known as "low voltage."  When house lighting becomes dim (old incandescent bulbs) and motors run slow and sometimes have a different sound or "hum," this can signify a low voltage situation.

 

New Scam in Butler Area

PARKER, PA Sept. 16, 2016 - Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) is warning members of two distraction thieves scamming Butler area residents.

The thieves, who are described as two white men with the younger of the two missing his front teeth, were last seen driving a red, newer model Jeep Liberty or Patriot.

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