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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.

Heating System Inspection

Hope you had an enjoyable Labor Day. We have Furnace maintenancelots of summer weather left, but now is the time to have that furnace or heating system inspected before cold weather arrives.

More Summer Tips 

We still have a lot of summer cooling days ahead, so there is time to save energy and money for vacation. 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.

 

Cooking Up Savings!

Most people are concerned about reducing energy, not only for economic reasons, but for environmental reasons as well. Here are some energy-saving cooking tips that will help stretch your dollars and help protect the environment at home -- and outside!

 

Cooking Up Savings!

Most people are concerned about reducing energy, not only for economic reasons, but for environmental reasons as well. Here are some energy-saving cooking tips that will help stretch your dollars and help protect the environment at home -- and outside!

 

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September 2014: What We're Doing About It, Autumn Safety Tips, 2014 Youth Tour, Electrical Safety Programs, Energy Efficiency Demonstrations, Photo Contest Voting and Mert's Grape Salad Recipe. read this issue »

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