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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:

 

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 A

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.

 

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.

Hope you had an enjoyable Labor Day. 

We have lots of summer weather left, but now is the time to have that furnace or heating system inspected before cold weather arrives. The best analogy I can think of is going to the dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning; probably not always necessary, but recommended. I've heard some HVAC contractors recommend getting newer furnaces checked every other year, but once they're over 10 years old, have them checked annually.

Many members own and operate portable generators for infrequent power outages. Safety is one of Central Electric Cooperative's major concerns in everything we do. Here are a few safety ideas to consider before using a portable emergency generator:

 

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Store your generator in a clean, dry place that's easy to get to. Tripping over junk in the dark is not a good way to start during a power outage.

PARKER, PA Aug. 31, 2016 - Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) is warning members of a recent phone scam that has targeted its members. CEC is warning members to be aware of recent suspicious phone calls from those claiming to be CEC representatives.

The phone scammers generally call impersonating a co-op employee and will demand immediate payment over the phone via a debit or credit card and threaten disconnection. 

Recent sultry weather has given rise to higher electric bills. Part of energy cost increase has been attributable to dehumidifier use. Here are some other options that may help lessen your electric costs in place of using a dehumidifier.

 

Ductless HVAC systems are now a preferred option over conventional ducted systems in many parts of our service territory. They have proven to be more efficient and less timely to install. Here are some valid reasons why a ductless split system will help reduce cooling and heating costs.

 

School starts in just a few weeks. Now is a good time to do some teaching yourselves. Show them how to be responsible adults by using energy wisely. Remind them that everything we do uses energy: heating our homes, lighting a room, cooking a meal, using the computer. Each day we all seem to need more energy. That is why energy efficiency is so important. Here are a few ideas for starters:

 

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