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Summer Safety Tip

Electricity is essential energy — it keeps us cool in the summer, lights our house, keeps the refrigerator cold, and runs the TV, stereo, and computers. However, water and electricity are a dangerous combination. Whether it’s swimming, boating, or fishing, Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) reminds everyone to avoid electrical hazards during water recreation.

 

Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs

June 2018 Energy Tips

Energy Star

When buying new items for your home or remodeling, consider products that are Energy Star certified. The Energy Star logo is a government-backed symbol for energy efficiency. Products meeting this certification are the most efficient of their type on the market. Purchasing these certified items will lead to greater savings over the product's life. 

 

CEC Continues to Improve System Reliability: Substation Pole Inspection

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. 

 

It's Time to Upgrade to the Latest Version of your Web Browser

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.
 

Ken's E-Tip: High Winter Bills

February doles out some of the highest annual energy costs.

We cannot change the cold weather. But here are some ideas to make changes in your home that can save energy:

 

Lighting 

Replace standard bulbs with compact fluorescent light (CFL) lamps that last between six to 12 times longer and use five times less energy. Light emitting diode (LED) bulbs last even longer, 13 to 15 years, and use about 30 percent less than CFL lamps. LED lamp prices are dropping sharply, making them an affordable choice.

Ken's E-Tip: Phone Scam Warning

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.

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.

 

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