Special Offers to Help You Save
CCEC offers several incentives for members' purchases of energy-efficient appliances, including:
• Heat pump water heaters ($200 rebate)
• Air-source heat pump systems rated 14 SEER and above ($25)
• Geothermal heat pump systems ($250)
Click here for details and form.
Fridge & Freezer Farewell Program: Free pickup; Free recycling
Thanks to many of you, we ranked 3rd among cooperatives in the state for recycling 75,558 pounds of materials from 514 old, energy-hogging refrigerators and freezers through the Fridge & Freezer Farewell program.
Getting rid of old working refrigerators or freezers taking up space in your garage or shed can be cumbersome and even costly. Co-op members can participate without lifting a finger. We pick the refrigerator or freezer at no charge. Just as important, CCEC’s partnership with the Appliance Recycling Centers of America (ARCA) ensures that everything in the units that can be recycled is recycled – from the coolant to the insulation – and that these energy-hogging appliances are taken out of service. There is a limit of two appliances per member, per program year.
To sign up, call 1-877-341-2310
- You must be an active Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative member with a valid account number.
- You must own the refrigerator or freezer, and it must be picked up from the residential address listed on the CCEC account.
- The appliance must be 10 to 30 cubic feet, must be working (cooling), and must be a “secondary” unit.
Feeling the warmth?
Whether its winter or summer, if the outside of your electric water heater is warm to the touch, it is losing heat and you are losing energy dollars.
Electric water heating accounts for nearly 15% of your monthly electric bill, but you can reduce that cost with a hot water heater efficiency kit from CCEC. The kit, which is valued at more than $50, includes a water heater blanket, pipe insulation, an Earth Massage water-efficient showerhead and faucet aerators. Installing an insulating blanket on your electric water heater is one of the most effective do-it-yourself energy-saving projects you can perform.
The blanket will reduce standby heat loss (heat lost through the walls of the tank) by 25-40%. Insulating your hot water pipes will reduce heat loss as the hot water is flowing to the faucet and will reduce standby losses when the tap is turned off and then back on within an hour or so.
A lot of energy and water is wasted waiting for hot water to reach the tap. Another big savings opportunity is in the use of less hot water. Low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators significantly reduce the amount of water you use in your home. You could save anywhere from 42-82% percent with a low-flow showerhead alone, depending on the flow rate of the showerhead you are replacing. And, when you use less water overall, you will need less water from your water heater as well.
The kits are available while supplies last for $16 for active CCEC members and are available at our offices in Newport, Havelock and Harkers Island.