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Stay Warm Cheaply

Some people like a cold bedroom. If you are not one of them, it can be somewhat expensive to use an electric space heater all night (about $25 to $30 a month). Why not consider some other options.

 

2014 CEC Year-End Report: Our Power is in Our Members!

PARKER, Pa., Jan. 14, 2015 - In 2014, Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) continued providing safe, reliable electricity at a reasonable cost to its member-owners, was committed to the communities it serves, and dedicated to the Cooperative Difference.

 

Daily Electric Usage

Members can now review daily electric usage with CEC's "SmartHub." This application is valuable especially if you want to see how much your bill is going to be before you receive it. The process is quick and simple.

 

Create a SmartHub Account

Simply log onto our website at  www.central.coop and click on the SmartHub banner at the top right side of our home page.

Winter Savings With Ceiling Fans

Most members are aware ceiling fans are effective for summer comfort and energy savings. But many are surprised to learn how effective they can be in winter. Ceiling fans can help you feel warmer and may actually reduce heating costs -- we all need some savings after that hefty Christmas shopping credit card bill coming due in January!

 

Tank Less Electric Water Heaters

I receive calls from time to time asking if a tank less electric water heater is the way to go. The idea of constantly heating water in a big conventional tank sounds mighty inefficient and wasteful. Lets look at the pros and cons of a tank less water heater. Then you be the judge for your own situation.

 

Extra Holiday Guests

The week between Christmas and New Year's Day often means extra guests in your home. Your electric bill can grow from kids home from college, and out of town 
relatives making an extended stay. Here are some ideas to help keep the bill a little lower:

 

Video Game Energy Use 

If your Christmas shopping for video games for the first time, beware that they will increase your electric bill by some degree. A few systems have electric usage comparable to a new refrigerator! The top three game systems are X-Box 360, Nintendo Wii, and PlayStation 3. Each have different energy usage levels (listed below).

The newest consoles have reduced energy consumption by as much as half that of older systems.

LED Christmas Lights

The Christmas holidays are almost upon us. For those who have not started decorating, it is not too late to consider replacing those old inefficient traditional incandescent holiday lights with energy-efficient light emitting diode (LED) lamps.

 

Fireplaces and Efficiency

There is nothing like the warm, cozy feel of a fireplace on a cold winter's night. That's if you are sitting directly in front of it. Unfortunately, most fireplaces lose more heat than they produce and cost you money. Here is why:

Saving Energy At Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a great time to be with family. If you want your electric bill to look as good as your Thanksgiving dinner, here are some tips to accomplish that. 

 

Watch That Thermostat

Lower the thermostat by two degrees. The extra heat generated by cooking and extra people in the home will make up the difference in comfort.

Turn on the ceiling fan to blow up to distribute the extra heat evenly.

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January 2015: Our Mission, Trailer Towing & Setup, Good Neighbor Scholarship, Youth Tour, Ice Dams and Melt Cables, Baked French Toast Recipe. read this issue »

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