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We sure have had our share of storms this season. With them comes power outages. Many members own and operate portable generators and 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:

 

Photo of Ken MaleskiKen Maleski has been promoted to interim manager of communication and public relations for Central Electric Cooperative (CEC). 

Replacing windows is often the most costly and least cost-effective energy-efficiency investment. But there are sound reasons besides saving on energy bills to invest in new or replacement windows, such as comfort, resale value and aesthetics.

 

ATTENTION ALL CENTRAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE (CEC) MEMBERS: THIS IS A PEAK ALERT ANNOUNCEMENT! 
  
PLEASE CONSERVE POWER BY TURNING OFF ALL NON-ESSENTIAL ELECTRIC ITEMS ESPECIALLY LIGHTING, DEHUMIDIFIERS, AND POOL PUMPS; AND SET YOUR AIR CONDITIONER AT A MINIMUM OF 78 DEGREES. 
  
CEC ANTICIPATES A DEMAND PEAK FROM 1 P.M.UNTIL 7 P.M.
  

If purchasing a window air conditioner is on your "to-do" list, you may ask what size is needed to do the job. Here is a simple calculation to help answer the question.

 

Central Electric Cooperative's (CEC) water heater program offers complete peace of mind service for your hot water needs. Let CEC install a 75 gallon Marathon lifetime water heater with our professional contractor, Dr. Waterheater, Inc., for the low price of only $670 (a $1,128 retail value).  

The program is for residential members only (excludes mobile homes and modular homes that are not on a basement due to tank size, seasonal and nonresidential accounts).

June marks the beginning of Peak Alert season for Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) members. We will issue radio and website announcements when electric demand is highest on hot, humid weekday afternoons. Members are asked to conserve energy by turning up or off such items as air conditioners, dehumidifiers and pool pumps.

Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) is warning members of a phone scam that is targeting its members. The co-op is warning members to be aware of suspicious phone calls from those claiming to be representatives from CEC and offers the following tips:

 

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

 

May is designated National Electrical Safety Month. Each year 43,900 home fires result in 438 deaths, 1,430 injuries, and $1.47 billion in property losses. Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) puts safety first and foremost in everything we do in providing energy you need. So let us review how everyone can make safety a high priority around our homes.

 

Spring is a season of changing weather, which can bring some powerful storms. With it can come power outages and other problems. One of them associated with power disturbances is a situation called "Low Voltage." I recently experienced this at my own house. It is easily recognized when house lights become dim and remain that way for a long time period.

 

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