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Peak Alert Season officially began June 1. My E-Tip on that date asked members to be proactive in

Ceiling Fans

Research shows that more than 75 percent of all U.S. homes have ceiling fans. They can help lower summer cooling costs and make the air near the fan feel cooler than it actually is.

 

Efficient Indoor Lighting

There are many options available when it comes to lighting our homes. It can be a little daunting choosing what works best. When shopping for lighting remember that wattage refers to how much electricity a lamp consumes, not how much light it produces. The amount of light given off from a lamp is measured in units called lumens. A 60-watt incandescent light bulb produces about 800 lumens of light and a 100-watt lamp about 1,600 lumens.

 

Fuel efficiency for vehicles (stated in miles per gallon) is common to most folk. The higher the miles per gallon (mpg),the more fuel efficient the vehicle.

When it comes to shopping for the best energy efficient air conditioner or heat pump, look for a unit's SEER ratio. 

 

PARKER, Pennsylvania. May 26, 2015 - Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) announces its 2015 Good Neighbor Scholarship winners. Eleven students whose parents are cooperative members were chosen to receive a $2,000 scholarship to a post-secondary educational institution of their choice. Recipients were selected based upon the merits of their non-paid service to community, church and school.

 

Peak Alert Season        

Now that warm weather is on us, it is officially Peak Alert season. A Peak Alert is a radio, website and email broadcast throughout our service territory on certain summer weekdays between noon to 6 p.m. It informs our members to conserve energy use.

 

Central Electric Cooperative Improves System Reliability

PARKER, Pa., May 26, 2015 - As part of Central Electric Cooperative's (CEC's) ongoing effort to improve system reliability, crews will inspect poles on circuits originating from Rockland substation, Venango County, beginning June 1.

Shedding Light on New Technologies

When one considers an electrical receptacle there is not much to think about. But a new technology has been introduced by SnapPower that provides new functionality to the lowly receptacle. 

 

Heat Pump Water Heater

An electric water heater's energy consumption is about 20 percent of the average member's monthly bill. If your tank is over 10 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. 

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July 2015: You Have a Voice, Board of Director Nominees, Our Future Rests in Your Hands, Cooling Tips for Every Budget, Register for Annual Meeting, Bicycle Safety, Summer Squash Soup Recipe. read this issue »

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