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With hot weather finally back with us, pools are starting to get a workout.  Here are some quick tips to save you money while enjoying your pool.  

 

Humidity is the number one cause of summertime discomfort. Air conditioners and dehumidifiers are the best way to remove it. Both are costly to operate. Here are some ways to mitigate humidity levels that help dehumidifiers and a/c units to work less.

 

PARKER, PA, July 13, 2015 - Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) members are invited to attend its Annual Meeting of the Members Friday, Aug. 21, at Whitehall Camp & Conference Center in Emlenton. Members will elect cooperative board members from Forest and Venango 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. 

Everyone seems to be in agreement that when it comes to rain -- we have had enough! Allergy sufferers are not having a great time. Damp, musty basements, storage rooms, campers and many other areas are expensive to keep dry. Most turn to the trusty old dehumidifier. They can be costly to operate and water disposal is a constant job if it cannot be run to a floor drain. 

PARKER, PA July 10, 2015 - Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) is warning members of a recent phone scam that has targeted its members. The co-op is warning its members to be aware of suspicious phone calls from those claiming to be representatives from CEC.

The phone scammers generally will call impersonating a co-op employee and will demand immediate payment over the phone via a debit or credit card, and threaten disconnection. 

Summertime oven cooking often gives way to the gas grill. No one wants to add more heat to an already sticky kitchen -- not to mention the extra heat created for the air conditioner to handle. If you don't want to grill out, a halogen oven may be a great solution for comfort and energy savings. It can cook about 40 percent quicker than a conventional oven and takes up far less kitchen space.

 

Peak Alerts Notification     

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. 

 

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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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