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Ken's E-Tip: Getting the Temperature Just Right

Everyone's schedules seem hectic these days. Remembering to lower or raise the thermostat is just one more job we don't need. Why not install a programmable or even a smart thermostat to change your home's temperature so you don't have to. This can reduce energy bills by up to 10 percent or about $180 on heating and cooling bills.

 

Ken's E-Tip: Reducing Dehumidifier Costs

Anyone who uses them regularly knows that dehumidifiers are among the biggest electricity hogs. Using a dehumidifier to suck moisture out of the air can cost more than $100 a year on electricity bills.

There are actually many ways to minimize dehumidifying costs and still remove excess moisture. Here are a few:

 

Ken's E-Tip: Appliance Rebate Program to End for Year

Central Electric Cooperative's (CEC) Appliance Rebate Program will officially end on Aug. 25, 2017 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 2018.

 

Energy Star Certified      

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

PEAK ALERT! CEC Urges Members to Conserve Energy Today (July 21)

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


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


CEC ANTICIPATES A DEMAND PEAK FROM 1 P.M.UNTIL 7 P.M.


CEC does everything it can to keep electricity affordable for members. If the co-op can reduce electricity purchased during high-demand periods, it helps keep energy costs stable for all members.

CEC Invites Members to Annual Meeting

Photo of family eating at annual meetingCentral Electric Cooperative (CEC) invites members to celebrate 80 years of service by attending its annual meeting Friday, Aug. 25, at Whitehall Camp & Conference Center in Emlenton. Members will elect cooperative board members from Venango and Clarion counties, learn what is happening in the electric industry and enjoy great entertainment and food.
 

Ken's Weekly E-Tip: Ductless HVAC Systems

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.

 

Ken's Weekly E-Tip: Generator Safety

We sure have had our share of storms this season. With them comes power outages. Many members own and operate portable generators and safety is one of Central Electric Cooperative's major concerns in everything we do. Here are a few safety ideas to consider before using a portable emergency generator:

 

CEC's Maleski Promoted

Photo of Ken MaleskiKen Maleski has been promoted to interim manager of communication and public relations for Central Electric Cooperative (CEC). 

"Ken is very prepared for his new position of interim manager of communication and public relations. He has 23 years of experience serving the cooperative members and the communities within our service territory," states Lisa Hoover, director of Member Services. 

Ken's Weekly E-Tip: Window Replacement

Replacing windows is often the most costly and least cost-effective energy-efficiency investment. But there are sound reasons besides saving on energy bills to invest in new or replacement windows, such as comfort, resale value and aesthetics.

 

Reducing Energy Costs 

Think about your goals. According to Remodeling Magazine's annual Cost versus. Value Report, the average cost of vinyl window replacement is $11,319; wood window replacement comes in slightly higher at $12,229.  

PEAK ALERT! CEC Urges Members to Conserve Energy Today (June 13)

ATTENTION ALL CENTRAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE (CEC) MEMBERS: THIS IS A PEAK ALERT ANNOUNCEMENT! 
  
PLEASE CONSERVE POWER BY TURNING OFF ALL NON-ESSENTIAL ELECTRIC ITEMS ESPECIALLY LIGHTING, DEHUMIDIFIERS, AND POOL PUMPS; AND SET YOUR AIR CONDITIONER AT A MINIMUM OF 78 DEGREES. 
  
CEC ANTICIPATES A DEMAND PEAK FROM 1 P.M.UNTIL 7 P.M.
  

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