THE MESSENGER A Publication for North Arkansas Electric Cooperative Members
The Energy Efficiency Conservation Loan Program can fund weatherization improvements, such as added insulation in an attic.
Improve home’s efficiency with loan program
Updated info helps co-op serve you North Arkansas Electric Cooperative asks that members let us know if their contact information, such as phone numbers or mailing address, needs updating. Accurate information allows us to serve you better in several ways, including speeding up outage reporting and ensuring any capital credits checks are mailed to the correct address. You can update your contact information by visiting an NAEC office in Ash Flat, Mountain Home or Salem; calling 870-895-3221; or filling out the form at www.naeci.com/contact.
North Arkansas Electric Cooperative’s Energy Efficiency Conservation Loan Program allows members to borrow money from the cooperative at low interest to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Not only do energy efficiency upgrades improve the comfort of your home, but they also can lower energy costs. The interest rate for these fixed-rate loans is 3 percent; however, this rate is subject to change. All loans require an application process, which does include a credit check. Also, board approval is required for loans exceeding $20,000. Please note that new construction is not eligible. Below are the types of loans available: • Air Source Heap Pumps — All air source heat pump loans require a SEER rating of at least 14 and an HSPF of 8.2 with an amortization schedule for eight years. A $100 blower door test is required and can be financed. • Geothermal Heat Pumps — All geothermal heat pump loans will have an amortization schedule for 12 years. A $100 blower door test is required and can be financed. See LOAN PROGRAM on back.
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• Weatherization — Weatherization loans can apply toward Energy Star windows, Energy Star doors, insulation (ceiling, floor or wall) and electric water heaters with efficiency of 91 percent or greater. The amortization schedule is five years with a required minimum loan of $500. • Energy Efficient Lighting — Energy efficient lighting loans will cover LED installations with an amortization schedule for five years. The minimum loan amount is set at $500 with no maximum amount set at this time. You can have more than one loan and can combine weatherization measures with a heat pump loan. The EECLP application is available at www.naeci. com/credit-application. A print application may be picked up at an NAEC office.
NAEC has an item for sale to the highest bidder. It may be viewed during regular office hours at the Salem office at 225 South Main Street. Send this completed form in an envelope marked “Bid” to P.O. Box 1000, Salem, AR 72576; drop it off at an NAEC office; or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bids must be received by 1 p.m., Jan. 25, 2019. NAEC reserves the right to refuse any or all bids. Please call NAEC at 870-895-3221 with any questions.
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ENERGY EFFICIENCY TIP OF THE MONTH Laundry Tip: Dry towels and heavier cottons separately from lighter-weight clothing. You’ll spend less time running the dryer for lighter-weight items, which saves energy. — energy.gov
DAILY HIGHS & LOWS — NOVEMBER 2018 Average Daily High: 53.26° compared to 64.04° in 2017
Average Daily Low: 30.1° compared to 35.92° in 2017 Total Rainfall Amount: 1.79” compared to 0.53” in 2017 Warmest Day: Nov. 24, 70° at 3 p.m. Coolest Day: Nov. 28, 18.5° at 2:30 a.m.
CONTACT NAEC 870-895-3221 email@example.com naeci.com
RIGHT-OF-WAY West Tree Service: Moko, Salem, Mountain Home (Northern Hills) and Norfork areas
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ON THE FRONT A Highland Middle School student tries on NAEC line technicians’ safety gear at a career fair Nov. 28.
2019 January NAEC The Messenger