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Stay Safe All Year Long PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 17 June 2011 12:43

When a light goes out, it's hard not to notice the bulb needs to be replaced (unless you like to stay in the dark). But how can you tell if your power outlets are working properly? You don't want an electrical fire to serve as your wake-up call that's something is amiss.

"Many homes are equipped with new technologies to help prevent electrical fires and injuries," explains Brett Brenner, president of the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI). "Unlike a light bulb that goes dark when it needs to be replaced, there may not be any indication when these safety features aren't working properly. That's why ESFI recommends testing them every month."

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Friday, 14 January 2011 16:06

West Central members wishing to hand-deliver their payments may do so locally at the First Central Bank (southern location) at 1310 S. Maguire in Warrensburg.


First Central Bank Payment Drop Hours:



9 a.m -3 p.m. Monday-Friday



8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday

8 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday



Available in the drive-through 24/7


*Billing slips MUST be included with payments, as bank employees will NOT have access to WCE member account information.

PEAK ALERT: Your 'peak' time to save money PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 January 2011 13:16

PEAK ALERT is a voluntary program designed by your electric cooperative to hold down the cost of generating electricity by reducing the highest demand for electricity during the year.

When you hear a PEAK ALERT announcement, it doesn't mean we are running out of electricity. It means that even a small reduction in your use of electricity at that time can pay BIG dividends. In other words, a PEAK ALERT is a "peak" time for savings because it costs more to generate electricity during peak demand periods.

When you hear a PEAK ALERT announcement, you can hold down your electric bill by limiting your use to one major electrical appliance at a time, and turning off any lights, televisions or small appliances you are not using. Typically a PEAK ALERT will be issued on extremely cold winter days between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. and between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. On extremely hot summer days, a PEAK ALERT is typically issued between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

So use all the electricity you need. But make sure you really need all you use. Remember YOU have the power to make a difference!

How to keep the air in your duct system and money in your wallet PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 January 2011 09:03

You have identified leaks in your home's duct system, and they are costing you money. Here is a tip from West Central Electric that can help your heating and cooling system work efficiently and reduce your utility bill.

According to TogetherWeSave.com, sealing the air ducts in your home can save you up to $177 a year. While some ducts are concealed in walls and between floors, others are exposed -- in attics, crawlspaces, basements and garages -- and can be repaired by sealing. To start, you will need mastic sealant or metal tape. Experts advise against using duct tape, which can dry out and disintegrate when used on ductwork.

In addition to sealing any leaks that you have found, check the connections at vents and registers. They should be well-sealed where they meet the floors, walls and ceiling.

It's also important to insulate your duct system. As air travels through your ducts, you want it to stay cool during the summer and warm during the winter. Ductwork located in areas with little or no insulation -- crawlspaces, attics or garages -- will need to be insulated to make sure that the air running through the ducts isn't affected by temperature extremes.

For other tips on how to save energy and money, visit TogetherWeSave.com, or contact the energy experts at West Central Electric Cooperative to find out how little changes can add up.

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