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Heat Pump Water Heater

An electric water heater consumption is about 45 percent of the average member's monthly bill. If your tank is over ten years old, consider purchasing a heat pump water heater (HPWH).


How Does It Work?

A HPWH uses electricity to move heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly. Therefore, it can be two to three times more efficient than a standard resistance electric water heater. 

Comfort With Load Management

Central Electric Cooperative's (CEC) load management program for electric heat affords members a safe, reliable, low-cost heating option to propane or fuel oil. Power to electric heating systems is curtailed during high energy demand periods when electricity is most expensive. Members are offered an electric rate that is 40 percent lower than our residential cost. 

What Is The Best Electric Space Heater? 

The nip in the air reminds us that winter is right around the corner. That means turning on your heating system. Many members use electric space heaters to help supplement their main heating system, or to heat one room or work area. 

Attic Insulation  

If a person can only insulate one area, the attic would be the place. Heat naturally rises and  attic insulation will do more to keep warmth in your home longer for you to enjoy. There are three basic types of attic insulation that can use in your home:

Choosing A Light Bulb       

Replacing a light bulb used to be a simple task. It is not as easy today with the many different types of lamps available. Production of incandescent lamps, the old-fashioned kind with a filament, has been banned by the federal government.

PARKER, Pa., Oct.13, 2014 - As part of Central Electric Cooperative's (CEC's) ongoing effort to improve system reliability, contracted line-clearing crews are clearing lines originating from Mineral Substation in Venango County. Hazlett Tree Service (Hazlett) is clearing the Raymilton feeder of Mineral Substation. Crews are working north of route 62 toward Utica.

Getting Your Ducts in a Row

Energy efficiency studies show that anywhere from 10 to 30 percent of conditioned air is completely wasted due to duct work leakage. So whether you're a business owner, contractor or homeowner, making sure that your heating and cooling (HVAC) system is functioning at its best is extremely important. Duct work sealing is something that can be tackled by all those DIY (Do It Yourself) folks.


PARKER, Pa., Oct. 9, 2014 -- Central Electric Cooperative's (CEC's) members re-elected board of director, William J. Eichner, representing Butler County; and elected new board member, Nancy Lendyak, representing Armstrong County at their Annual Meeting of the Members on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 at Whitehall Camp & Conference Center in Emlenton. 


At its September meeting, CEC's board of directors elected officers:

Get Ready Now For Winter

Mild weather will not stay with us for long. Now is good time to consider some steps to take to stay warm and keep energy costs at bay:

Weatherproof Doors For Winter

Now is a great time to check your doors for air leaks before winter arrives. Here are some steps to follow.


Inspect Around The Door

Visually inspect the "reveal" or where the edge of the door meets the frame opening . If light gets through, air will too. Look for light coming through and around exterior doors. 


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Inside This Issue

November 2014: How We Compare, How To Use a Chainsaw Safely, CEC Holiday Closings, CEC Sponsors Emergency Preparedness Symposium, Get Ready for Winter, CEC's 77th Annual Meeting, Cranberry Salad Recipe. read this issue »

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