2022 April NAEC Arkansas Living Center Pages

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Scholarship applications due April 13

NAEC line technicians replace a pole near Viola on March 2.

Lineworkers to be honored Lineworkers serve on the frontlines of our nation’s energy needs. On April 11, 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, line personnel 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 employees 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 11, you can use #ThankALineworker on social media to show your support for the brave men and women who power our lives.

UP FOR BID — NAEC is accepting bids on equipment. For a list of items as well as photos and a bid form, visit naeci.com/equipmentsales. 22

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The North Arkansas Electric Cooperative memberfunded Operation Round Up® program awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to local graduating high school seniors each year. In 2021, 20 students each were awarded a $1,000 scholarship. NAEC is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 scholarship program. The application is available at naeci.com or through high school counselors’ offices. Applicants must mail or deliver the typed application to NAEC by April 13. They must include a high school transcript and three letters of recommendation. To be eligible for the scholarship, high school seniors must graduate at the end of the 2022 school year, and their parents or legal guardians must be NAEC members. Applicants also must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale through the first semester of senior year. The scholarship must be used to attend an accredited institute of higher learning on a full-time basis. For more information, please contact Tori Moss at tmoss@naeci.com or 870895-6210.


Digging into an outdoor project?

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Before you dig, dial 811 or visit call811.com to protect underground utilities. Careless digging poses a threat to people and utility services. Call 811 first and keep our communities safe.

Happy Easter NAEC offices will be closed April 15 in observance of Good Friday. In the event of an outage, please call 870895-3221 or use the NAEC app. More co-op news on page 26

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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.

$$ Install a mini-split system ZONE 2

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

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$ 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.

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