2020 April North Arkansas Electric Center Pages

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Scholarship apps being accepted through April 13

Remember to thank lineworkers April 13 Lineworkers serve on the frontlines of our nation’s energy needs. On April 13, North Arkansas Electric Cooperative, along with other electric cooperatives across the country, will honor the men and women who work hard to keep the lights on. Line crews work around the clock, sometimes in difficult and dangerous conditions, to keep power flowing to our local communities. Whether they’re restoring power after a major storm or maintaining critical infrastructure to our electric system, lineworkers are at the heart of our co-op. When a storm hits, they set aside their personal priorities because Mother Nature doesn’t work around holidays, vacations and birthdays. A service-oriented mentality is one of the many admirable characteristics of an electric lineworker. NAEC is proud to honor the lineworkers who maintain roughly 5,000 miles of power lines in our service territory. NAEC invites all co-op members to take a moment and thank lineworkers for the important work they do. On April 13, you can use #ThankALineworker on social media to show your support for the brave men and women who power our lives.


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HAPPY EASTER — NAEC offices will be closed April 10 in observance of Good Friday. In the event of an outage, please call 870-8953221 or use the NAEC Mobile App to report.


From left, line technicians Joe Young, Dylan Skaggs and Preston Gurley dig a trench for underground conduit in Horseshoe Bend on March 12. Lineworkers are responsible for building and maintaining NAEC’s electric system.

North Arkansas Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for the Operation Round Up® Scholarship Program. The application is available at www.naeci.com/operation-roundup-scholarship. It is due April 13 along with a transcript and three letters of recommendation. To be eligible, high school seniors must graduate at the end of the 2020 school year, and their parents or guardians must be NAEC members. Applicants also must have a high school grade-point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale through the first semester of their senior year. For more information, please see the application, call 870-895-6210 or email tmoss@naeci.com.

Energy Tips for Manufactured Homes If you own a manufactured home, consider measures to ensure you have an efficient heating and cooling system. You can make simple improvements that save energy and make your home more comfortable. Call 870-895-3221 for more information.

$ Install ceiling fans Install ceiling fans throughout your manufactured home. They are energy efficient and can be used to keep warm or cool air moving throughout a home. Turn them off when you’re away as they cool people, not rooms.

$ Option for smaller budgets $$ Option for flexible budgets $$ Efficient roof color Choose a light-colored roof as we are in the southern part of the United States.


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$$ Install a mini-split system Eliminate unnecessary heating and cooling by installing a single zone strategy throughout your manufactured home. A zone system allows you to save energy by only heating or cooling rooms that are occupied


$ Install awnings

Install awnings over windows to keep sunlight from overheating your home during the $$ Add insulation summer. If you have a home that was manufactured before 1976, you could add insulation to the underbelly to reduce any heat loss.

Source: U.S. Department of Energy



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