Goodhue County Coop News
SCAM Alert!!! Once again one of our members was contacted via phone and asked for thier GCCEA account number. The caller ID showed our main office number even though we did not make the call. Please be aware that GCCEA will never call you and ask you for your account number. We may ask you to provide your account if you call into the office, but we would never initiate the call and ask you for that information since we already have it. If you receive a call such as this, please contact the office and let us know.
doing something no energy provider has ever done.
SECURITY FYI: A neighboring MN Coop had reports of individuals posing as Cooperative employees on a member's property. GCCEA does use independent contractors for certain tasks such as tree trimming and right of way maintenance. We provide magnetic door tags as often as possible to those working on our behalf. Please do not hesitate to question anyone doing work on your property or call us at 1-800-927-6864 for verification of work being done in your area.
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AIR-SOURCE HEAT PUMP vs. CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER
SAVE MONEY & STAY COOL AT THE SAME TIME!
A central air conditioner will cool and dehumidify your home, but that is all it will do. There is a better option in most situations: an air-source heat pump (ASHP). An ASHP will cool and dehumidify a home and will also supply about 50% of a home's heating needs. It can be used 9 - 10 months of the year! The initial invesment for an ASHP is greater than that for central air conditioning, but the payback will be just a few years due to the efficiency of the heat pump. The ASHP has an operational efficiency between 200 - 300%. So technically, for every 1 watt of input, there are 2 - 3 watts of output. We also offer rebates on Energy-Star rated heat pumps. For more information contact our Energy Services Manager Ross Matthees at 800-927-6864!
Register for Outage Texting!
Visit the Outage Center page (tab at the top) and click on the SIGN UP link to register your account and phone for outage texting! You will be able to enter the word Outage along with a keyword and send it via text to 55050 to report an outage. That's it. No phone call to make, just a simple message and dispatch will be alerted. Make sure you read the instructions (along the left hand side) while you are signing up. You need to register your account number, phone number, and a keyword (such as 'home' or 'farm') in order for the feature to work properly.
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