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According to Energy Star, 9 out of 10 homes in the U.S. are under-insulated. Sealing air leaks around your home and adding insulation can help you be more comfortable and can save up to 11 percent on your home’s energy bills. A current promotion by Energy Star, Rule Your Attic, will offer some insight into what our homes should have and how to make improvements.

Making an effort to save energy in our homes tends to be one of those things we often put off for another day. From big tasks like heating and cooling to small changes in our habits, there are seemingly endless ways to be more energy efficient. In this newsletter, we will share some simple things to consider and will direct you to energy-saving resources.

Today’s growing array of smart-home appliances and technologies have slowly, but steadily, changed our homes and lifestyles. The increased reliance on so many devices has new implications for home energy use and efficiency. Read below to learn how you can manage energy more wisely with the use of technology. 

You are welcome to contact me with questions, or to make a topic suggestion. Please email me at lhensley@central.coop

Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) is warning members of a phone scam that is targeting its members. Scammers are calling members stating that a service order has been issued to disconnect their electric service.

As part of Central Electric Cooperative's (CEC's) ongoing effort to improve system reliability, contracted pole inspection crews will be inspecting poles on circuits originating from Nectarine, Mineral, and Sandy Creek substations in Venango County. Pole inspections will occur out of the Starr substation (German Hill area) in Forest County if funding permits. 

 

As cyber threats can happen anytime, we want to ensure SmartHub is as secure as possible. To do that, we've increased our encryption security for our SmartHub web and mobile solution.
 

Local PA state police have  been receiving reports of phone-scam ring calls. Please be advised that if you receive a phone call from someone posing as Central Electric Cooperative threatening to "shut off your electric" unless paid in "MoneyPak" or some other form of untraceable payment method, be sure to call our office at 800-521-0570 to verify that we made a call to you concerning your account.

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.

 

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. 

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.

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