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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. 

 

Insulated Curtains

Cold weather is just around the corner. Space heating accounts for about 50 percent of winter energy costs. Windows are a great source of heat loss that reduces  comfort and drives up heating bills. If window replacement is not in your budget, consider insulated drapes.

 

System Make-Up?

There are four types of insulated drape systems:

1. Outer decorative layer protected by an inner lining

Water Heater Program =  A Great Deal!

A leaking water heater always seems to happen at the most inconvenient time. Then there is the hassle of removing the old tank and installing the new unit. 

Clothes Dryer Maintenance

Clothes dryer maintenance is important for both safety and energy savings.

Dryer lint buildup causes thousands of residential fires across the U.S. and Canada every year.

Clogged dryer lint traps and exhaust vent pipes cause loads to run longer than necessary and use more energy. In fact, clothes drying makes up about 11 percent of a member's electric bill Here are some tips to help make your dryer runs more efficiently:

 

PEAK ALERT!  CEC Urges Members to Conserve Energy Today

(Please run until 6 p.m. tonight)

ATTENTION ALL CENTRAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE MEMBERS: THIS IS A PEAK ALERT ANNOUNCEMENT! 

PLEASE CONSERVE POWER BY TURNING OFF ALL NON-ESSENTIAL ELECTRIC ITEMS ESPECIALLY LIGHTING, DEHUMIDIFIERS, POOL PUMPS, AND SET YOUR AIR CONDITIONER AT A MINIMUM OF 78 DEGREES. 

CEC ANTICIPATES A DEMAND PEAK FROM NOON UNTIL 6 P.M.

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October 2014: Questions from the Floor, Safe Work Practices for Buried Utilities, CEC Holiday Closings, Fall Into Energy Savings, Heating System Tune Up, Make A Difference: Join ACRE, Pumpkin Pie Dip Recipe. read this issue »

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