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.
Act Now to Take Advantage of the Fridge & Freezer Farewell Program
Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative members have until Friday, May 9, 2014, to schedule with Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. (ARCA) for pickup of old, secondary refrigerators or freezers under the Fridge & Freezer Farewell program.
CCEC and North Carolina cooperatives contracted with ARCA to provide the free pickup and recycling service to their members. ARCA currently services both cooperatives and surrounding Duke Energy Progress customers. As a result of vendor consolidation by Duke Energy Progress, ARCA is closing its Morrisville, NC, recycling center. The last pickups by ARCA are expected to take place no later than Friday, May 23.
“Thanks to many of our members, we rank third among cooperatives in the state for recycling 76,587 pounds of materials from 521 old, energy-hogging refrigerators and freezers since late 2011,” said CCEC Director of Communications Lisa Galizia. “By giving up old, inefficient appliances, members have not only saved energy and money; they also have assured that steel and other materials are properly recycled. We would like to see more members sign up before the deadline.”
Those who give up their working secondary refrigerators or freezers can save up to $200 a year on energy costs, and don’t have to lift a finger. ARCA picks up these old appliances free of charge, disables them so they cannot be reused, and trucks them its the Morrisville recycling facility, where 98 percent of the materials are recycled.
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.