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Shopping for a new appliance can be a daunting task. Before purchase, many factors must be considered such as brand, features, initial price and operating cost. 

Refrigerator Savings 

The refrigerator uses the most energy in your kitchen. It is running whether you are sleeping, away for work, on vacation, or watching television. Here are some helpful maintenance tips to save you some cash:


PARKER, Pa. April 6, 2015 - Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) is proud to announce that five local high school juniors were recently selected to attend the 2015 Rural Youth Tour in Washington D.C. This years' winners are Ashley Janecek (Keystone Area High School), Samantha Gallaher and Andrea Shay (Karns City Area High School), Skye Mitchell (Cranberry High School) and Jonathan Best (Union Area High School).

Appliance Rebates 

Spring has sprung and Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) is springing into action to help members become more energy efficient. Starting April 1 CEC is offering six rebates towards the purchase of Energy Star rated appliances. Here is how the program will work.


Qualifying Appliances

The following six appliances qualify for a CEC rebate:

PARKER, Pa. March 23, 2015 - Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) is excited to announce to members its appliance rebate program beginning April 1, 2015. Qualifying appliances must be Energy Star rated. This rating promotes efficiency while protecting the environment. 

Six appliances that qualify for rebates are:

It seems that everything we buy has some kind of electronic component. For instance, that fancy digital clock on the range is not just to tell time, but in fact is the oven timer, too. If the clock is damaged by a power surge, the oven is rendered inoperable.


What Is A Surge?

So what is exactly a surge? Here is one definition from "Computer Hope" (website): 

Central Electric Cooperative Continues to Improve System Reliability: Pole Inspection Karns City Substation

PARKER, Pa., March 18, 2015 - As part of Central Electric Cooperative's (CEC's) ongoing effort to improve system reliability, crews will be inspecting poles on circuits originating from Karns City substation in Butler County beginning April 1.

Chimney Balloon 

A recent article on fireplaces and energy savings stirred an interest in a chimney balloon. The device greatly improves energy efficiency by blocking heat loss around fireplace dampers. 

Chimneys not in use pull cold air into the home. Dampers stop some of this from occurring, but may not form a complete seal. A chimney balloon helps solve this.


Heating and cooling account for as much as 45 percent of your home's energy costs. Simply resetting your thermostat when you are asleep or away from home can save 10 percent or about $180 a year. You can do this automatically without sacrificing comfort by installing an automatic setback or programmable thermostat.


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Inside This Issue

April 2015: Born in Politics, Annual Pole Inspection, CEC Celebrates National Linemen Appreciation Day, Spring Cleaning Supplies Safety, Appliance Rebates, Members' Economic Participation, 2015 Photo Contest, Creamy Herb-Deviled Eggs Recipe. read this issue »

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