Residential Energy Audits:
Residential energy audits are available to assist homeowners in determining ways to use energy more wisely. Our energy advisor can be especially helpful if the homeowner suspects appliance problems. You may also click here to calculate your energy use.
Central Electric offers a variety of rates to help meet customers’ different needs. Contact Central Electric for additional information about which rate will work best to meet your needs.
Rebates are available to assist homeowners in buying energy-efficient water heaters and heat pumps. For new construction, a $200 rebate is available to members who install a heat pump with a minimum 15 SEER efficiency rating. Rebates of $100 are available for both new and replacement water heaters with an energy factor rating of 94 or higher.
The Cooperative will finance energy-efficient water heaters at a low 9.9 percent interest rate for 1-2 years as a line item on your bill. In addition to financing, we also offer the convenience of installation by a licensed plumber. This service is available to qualified members.
Water Heater Maintenance:
With this maintenance program, Central Electric will have a licensed plumber repair your electric water heater for $1.25 a month – regardless of where you bought it or how old it is. The program covers heating elements, pop-off valve and thermostats on the water heater. It does not cover replacement of the entire unit. The service is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day to members who own their homes. All you need to do is call Central Electric to report your trouble.
Surge Suppression is available for members who want a high quality power protection system. Devices are provided to protect sensitive electronics and motors. The three most likely places a damaging surge can enter your home is through your electrical lines, your phone lines and your cable/satellite lines. Financing for one year is available. For more information, please call 800-446-7752. This service is available to qualified members.
For a low monthly charge you can feel a little more secure—and extend the amount of time you can devote to outdoor activities with a security light. A Central Electric representative can help determine the size you need.
Through statewide partnerships, Central Electric offers a renewable energy alternative called NC GreenPower. The program operates upon voluntary participation by members who elect to contribute at least $4 a month on their utility bill to help support a cleaner environment through electricity produced from renewable resources. None of the utilities participating in the NC GreenPower program keep these funds; all contributions are forwarded by the utilities directly to NC GreenPower for the purchase of renewable energy for the North Carolina electric grid. Contributions are tax-free and qualify as a tax-deductible contribution for income tax purposes.
Formed in 2003, NC GreenPower is an independent nonprofit improving the quality of our state's environment through a program that connects consumers with green energy and carbon offset providers. Contributions to renewable energy and carbon offsets can be given to NC GreenPower through your utility bill as a separate line item.
Learn more about NC GreenPower at www.ncgreenpower.org