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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:


Central Electric Cooperative's (CEC) Appliance Rebate Program will officially end on Aug. 26, 2016 due to funding depletion. Hundreds of members have taken advantage of rebates to become more energy efficient. We are anticipating offering it again in January 2017.


Energy Star Certified      

Rebates are still available for the following Energy Star qualifying appliances:

We really have been having our share of hot weather this summer. If your air conditioning system is not providing the comfort you seek, here are some reasons for poor performance:


We still have a lot of hot summer weather ahead, so there is time to save energy while maintaining comfort. Here are some quick tips:

Home Humidity - Monitor your home's relative humidity in the summer. If it consistently stays in the 60 percent range or higher, ask your HVAC technician about lowering your central air conditioning unit's indoor fan speed. 

Members always ask what they can do to save money on their electric bill without spending a fortune. There are some common sense approaches like shutting off lights when you leave the room, and generally, turning off what you really don't need, especially when you are leaving the house for an extended period of time. These sound so simple, but try them and see the savings add up.

PARKER, Pa., July 11, 2016 -  Central Electric Cooperative's (CEC's) Saxonburg substation will be taken out of service Saturday, July 16 from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m., with an inclement weather date of Saturday, July 23 to allow our power supplier, West Penn Power, to replace their equipment damaged in one of their outages. CEC thanks members for their patience during this time.

Grilling season is underway and some of you may have sadly found that your trusty (but rusty) old grill needs replaced after heavy use. An electric grill is a great replacement option that you may not have considered. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of electric grills compared to propane and charcoal outdoor grills.


PARKER, Pa., July 5, 2016 - Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) invites members to attend its annual meeting Friday, Aug. 26, at Whitehall Camp & Conference Center in Emlenton. Members will elect cooperative board members from Butler and Clarion counties, learn what is happening in the electric industry and enjoy great entertainment and food.

Registration will open at 4 p.m. Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

Peak Alert Season officially began June 1 and runs through September 30. Members are asked to be proactive in reducing electric demand on hot, humid weekdays. Future electric costs can be stabilized by purchasing less power when it is expensive. Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) announces Peak Alerts on the Forever Broadcasting Stations in the Oil City/Franklin area (WGYI 98.5 FM, WHMJ 99.3 FM and WUZZ 107.7 FM. Not every member can receive these stations due to their location.


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