February 2005 Newsletter - New Hampshire Electric Co-Op

Consumer Report
Volume 63. No. 2
Putting the Power in Your Hands
NewsBrief
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Clear a Path,
Help a Meter Reader
Deep winter snow makes for slow going for
Co-op meter readers.You can help by
clearing a path to your meter.Timely meter
reading saves the Co-op and its members
money and avoids the need for estimated
readings. If you’re able to clear a path to
your meter or have already done so –
thank you.
KISS THAT OLD FLAME
GOODBYE!
Take 50% Off Marathon Water Heaters
Is that oil or propane water heater leaving you cold? Valentine’s Day is the
perfect time to kiss that old flame goodbye.
Co-op members who convert from an oil or propane
fired water heater can save 50% on the cost of an
electric Marathon water heater. That’s half-off the most
energy-efficient electric water heater on the market.
Board of Directors Meetings
The Co-op Board of Directors meets the
second to last Tuesday of each month at
Co-op headquarters in Plymouth, unless
otherwise noted.The Board is scheduled to
meet on February 15, 2005 and March 22,
2005. For more information, contact Sharon
Yeaton at (603) 536-8801, or e-mail
nhechq@nhec.com.
Marathon water heaters feature a technologically
advanced plastic inner and outer tank design that, unlike
steel water heaters, will never rust or corrode. And
Marathon stands behind every water heater with a
lifetime warranty.
If you’re building a new home anywhere in Co-op
territory or switching to the efficiency and cleanliness of
electricity, you’ll want to take advantage of this great
offer. This half-price offer also applies to Co-op
members building new homes in Co-op service territory.
Buy a Marathon for your new home and save 50%.
Convert from oil or propane and save 50%. Either way,
you’re getting the best product on the market.
Child I.D. Kits Available
The Co-op is distributing 10,000 child
identification kits free of charge to
members.The kits, produced by the
National Child Identification Program, allow
parents to collect specific information by
recording DNA and fingerprints of their
children on identification cards that are kept
at home by the parent or guardian. If ever
needed, this kit will give authorities vital
information to assist their efforts to locate
a missing child. Kits are available on a
first-come first-served basis and can be
picked up at the following town police
departments: Alton, Colebrook, Conway,
Lincoln, Meredith, Newport, Plymouth, and
Raymond. Kits are also available at the
NHEC headquarters building on Tenney
Mountain Highway in Plymouth.
February 2005
Marathon water heaters come in a variety of sizes –
from 15 to 105 gallons – and can be purchased directly
from your Co-op. Tap into our network of plumbers for
professional installation, too. Plus, we’ll arrange for
delivery of your Marathon to one of our 11 convenient
locations throughout the state.
For more information, pricing, or to order your Marathon water heater for
half-price, call Co-op Member Solutions at 1-800-698-2007. Want more
information about the Marathon Advantage? Visit our website at
www.nhec.coop/marathonwaterheater.
High School Juniors
Win a Free Trip to Washington D.C.
High school juniors who are the children of Co-op members or attend a
school served by the Co-op are eligible to win a free five-day trip to
Washington D.C. as part of the 2005 National Rural Electric
Cooperative Youth Tour.
To enter, students must write a formal letter, approximately 400 to 500
words, to an elected official voicing their personal opinions to their
elected officials on any issue, problem or success. In the letter, the topic
of concern should be stated and thoroughly discussed. If appropriate,
students should also suggest a course of action they wish the elected
official to take. The letter should be addressed to the respective local,
state or federal official in formal letter format.
Letters will be judged on originality, persuasiveness, neatness, spelling,
grammar and punctuation. Students should send their letters to their
intended recipients and send a copy to the Co-op for entry in the Youth
Tour contest. All entries should include student’s name and school.
Finalists will be selected based on the letters, and personal interviews
will be conducted to select the winners. The deadline for submitting
contest entries is Friday, March 25, 2005. The 2005 Youth Tour is
scheduled for June 17-24 and will feature extensive sightseeing, visits
with New Hampshire Congressional representatives, a dinner cruise on
the Potomac River and an interactive Town Hall meeting that features
nationally known speakers.
Send contest entries to:
Seth Wheeler, Youth Tour Director
579 Tenney Mountain Highway, Plymouth, NH 03264
Or e-mail: wheelers@nhec.com
Dollars for
Scholars
Applications are now being accepted for
scholarships being awarded in 2005 by
the New Hampshire Electric Co-op
Chapter of Dollars for Scholars.
Now in its third year, the Co-op’s
scholarship program will be offering
four $1,500 scholarships.
Scholarships are available to current
high school seniors planning to enroll in
college and current and non-traditional
students at accredited schools.
Applicants must be Co-op members or
reside with a parent or legal guardian
that is a member of the NH Electric
Co-op. Scholarship winners will be
chosen based on a 500- to 1000-word
essay written by the applicants about
their contributions to the community
and personal accomplishments and
goals, as well as a personal interview
conducted by the Co-op. Academic
performance will also be considered.
Now Available Online
nhsaves Lighting Catalog
The Co-op is pleased to offer a new and
convenient way to shop for energy efficient
lighting for your home or business.The nhsaves
lighting catalog, featuring ENERGY STAR® and
other energy-efficient lighting products, can now
be viewed online at the Co-op website.
This catalog, a collaborative effort of the state’s
four electric utilities, makes it easier for you to purchase safe, stylish and
affordable products without sacrificing comfort and convenience.You can save
as much as $2 on compact fluorescent light bulbs, $10 on efficient exterior
lighting and $15 on interior light fixtures and torchiere floor lamps.
A line of new products will be added to the catalog with the debut of the
2005 nhsaves lighting catalog in March.To view the catalog online now, visit
our website at www.nhec.coop and look for the link on the home page.To
request a catalog by mail, call Co-op Member Solutions at 1-800-698-2007.
Applications are due by Friday, March
11, 2005 and are available for
downloading at www.nhec.coop, or by
calling the Co-op at 1-800-698-2007.
The winning candidates will be
recognized at the Co-op’s Annual
Meeting in June 2005.
The Co-op is proud to have granted
$8,000 in scholarship aid – all raised by
donations and fundraisers - to members
since 2002. We look forward to
expanding the number and quantity of
grants to be awarded in the future. For
more information about the NHEC
Chapter of Dollars for Scholars, or to
make a tax-deductible donation, please
contact Judy Gove at 603-536-8666, or
govej@nhec.com.
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Life Lines
The Co-op has completed a major system improvement project that will greatly
enhance electric service in the North Lincoln area.
Work was completed at the end of last year with the replacement of direct-buried
cables that had served areas of North Lincoln since the mid 1970’s. Though the
lines hadn’t failed recently, the prospect of a lengthy outage if they did made the
line replacement a priority for the Co-op.
The project required more than 1,500 feet of trenching under bridge abutments
near Interstate 93 in the Exit 33 area. The four newly installed distribution
conductors, each installed in its own conduit, greatly improve electric service
reliability for the members served in this area.
New Hampshire Electric Co-op • February 2005
Your Co-op…
At Your Fingertips
Check out the many member services available online at
www.nhec.coop
View My Bill –
Direct Payment –
Set It and Forget It
See It Before You Get It
Why bother with the check, the stamp and the
envelope every month? Set up a monthly payment
schedule that automatically deducts the amount of
your bill from your checking or statement savings
account. Once you’ve signed up for Direct Payment
you’ll never have to worry about late or lost
payments. You’ll still receive a monthly bill stating the
date that the total due is deducted from your checking
or statement savings account (approximately 20 days
later). At the bottom of the bill you’ll see the amount
of your bill and the date it will be drafted from your
account. Simply log the bill amount and draft date
into your checkbook. Your bank account statements
will reflect your electronic payment activity.
Click “View My Bill” to see an electronic copy of your
bill on the same day it’s posted. When you register for
this member service, you’ll create a password you
can use to access the secure portion of our site. Once
you’re in, you’ll be able to view an electronic copy of
your bill, exactly as it appears in your mailbox. And
because you can view your bill several days before it
arrives at your home, you’ll be able to plan ahead
when you’re budgeting that month’s expenses.
Pay Online –
Pay What You Want, When You
Want
Energy Calculator –
Click “Pay Online” to send an electronic check to the
Co-op. Our secure registration form will log your
banking information and in seconds you’ll be ready to
pay any amount you choose towards your account
balance. You can use Pay Online with confidence – a
multi-level server system with the latest in encryption
technology is used to ensure the highest level of
security for your sensitive data. Within seconds of
paying online, you’ll receive a confirmation that your
payment transaction was processed. It’s a safe and
easy way to skip the check and the stamp.
Ever wonder how much it costs to run that home
appliance? The Energy Calculator can tell you down
to the penny. This powerful tool has two features – a
Single Appliance calculator which allows you to see
the monthly cost of operating close to 100 different
household appliances; and an Entire Household
calculator which lets you estimate the monthly cost to
operate all the appliances in your home. The Energy
Calculator is updated periodically to reflect current
rates so it always gives you an accurate look at your
household’s electric use.
New Hampshire Electric Co-op • February 2005
Put the Power in Your Hands
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FOR SALE
WANTED
FOR SALE
Vintage snowmobile & Japanese motorcycle parts,
good used, Skidoo, Matoski, Arctic Cat, SnoJet,
Yamaha, Kawasaki, Honda, proj sleds parts in storage
big inventory. 934-4623.
Tan Bucket seats, $100. Jotul woodstove, $100. Nordic
Track Pro, $200. Weslo easy glide, $20. Sears exercise
cycle, $20. Weslo treadmill, $25. Shark steamer, $50.
Electric scooter, $75. 356-3601.
Old musical drums, cymbals, catalogs, etc. Preferably
from the 1960s & earlier, from the US or Europe
(including Turkey). I pay cash & will travel to you. John
781-405-4477.
Snow blower, Ariens 7.5 HP 724 6 fwd/2 reverse, 2003
used 2x, cost $779 asking $650. Carport new 20’x6 ‘1/2’
mfg Canada cost $550, asking $400 745-2649.
1969 Antique Bombardier snow mobile, Olypmic 12/3.
Has not had a great deal of use. May be seen in
Acworth, NH. Please phone days 617-373-4569, eve.
781-899-5531.
Hammond organs, B-2, C-3, A-100, Leslie speakers
only. We pay cash. Call Dave 679-2703.
Guild professional guitar model F47 RCE,
acoustic/electric w/hard-shell case, used only a few
times in perfect condition. $1100. 735-5198.
Quadra-Fire woodstove fireplace insert model #5100-1.
4 seasons old & comes complete w/27’ of stainless steel
chimney liner $1,500 BO 253-6250.
Framed scenic photos of the White Mountains $60 &
up. Unique gifts! White Mt. Photography. 3425 White Mt.
Hwy, N. Conway, NH. View at gallery or
www.whitemountainphoto.com 374-6050.
Kayaks used or blemished, Old Town kayaks excellent
condition, start @ $279. Touring models & canoes.
Andover NH, 735-5000 or info@kayakcountry.com.
Natural NH stone sculpture rockery/fireplace stone,
landscaping projects, patio & walks, random lengths &
sizes, boulders or slabs. 764-9897.
Piano & French lessons, award winning local certified
Teacher w/ Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees, 463-5926.
Fly fishing gear, tying materials, casting lessons. FFF
Certified Instructor. Pond on-site in Raymond, NH.
895-3500 or www.mountainroadfly.com.
Thule box evolution 1800, $300 firm. Great shape,
383-9683.
Wood/coal stove, Citation, glass doors & blower. Works
great $200, 476-6674.
Store fixtures, slat wall accessories, antique cash
counter, glass top show case, 3 tier display tables,
earring cases, 4 & 2-way racks, wood hangers, marking
gun & more, 476-6674.
Vintage coal/wood stove. Upright w/brown enamel
finish. Relined. Great camp stove. Best offer. Call Robin
968-3121 & leave message.
Maytag washer & dryer, $150 both. GE electric range
& hood, $150 both. Teel 1/2 HP SS submersible sump
pump, never used - paid $170, sell for $85. Steele ext.
door w/window, $50. 483-9814.
Delta 10” compound miter saw (model 36-225) $100
BO. Complete with carbide blade, manual and all
accessories. Nearly new, 638-4334.
Temper visco Swedish memory foam mattress set,
queen $745, King $965, new in plastic. Can deliver.
968-8366.
Lionel & American Flyer elec. Trains, any amount or
cond. 1 piece or collection. Turn your unused trains into
cash! 978-922-2485. E-mail bkrsdoz@comcast.net.
Old Oriental rugs - will purchase any size & almost
any condition. 356-2309.
Old magazines & books - adult, women, men, life,
etc. Postcards, sheet music, diaries, letters, scrapbooks,
playbills, posters, & photos. Frank 1-800-225-9019.
Old swords & bayonets. Fraternal, military, Civil War,
Japanese, etc. If it has a blade I’m interested. Frank
1-800-225-9019.
Old books, diaries, scrap books, postcards, photo
albums, letters, pin-up calendars, posters, lobby cards,
magazines: adult, movie, women, men.
1-800-225-9019.
Old Fraternal swords, hunting knives, bayonets,
military swords, uniforms, photos, books, medals,
helmets. Frank 1-800-255-9019.
Old fishing creels, fly rods, tackle boxes, old wood
working tools, gouges, chisels, spoke shaves, bits,
drills, tool chests, catalogs, downriggers, etc.
Frank 1-800-225-9019.
Fly fishing lessons given on private trout pond in a
beautiful mountain setting. FFF certified casting
instructor. Gift cert. available. Call Kathy 356-6240
www.mountainviewflyfishing.com.
Leather living rm set, 4pcs, tan colored, $1,685.
Fabric & micro fiber couch & love seat, $1285, all new in
packages, can deliver. 968-8366.
Tubes, power supplies, oscilloscopes, test equip., wire
mold conduit parts & pipe. Let me know what you want.
673-4706 or treadbar6@aol.com.
Roofing contractor, looking for estimates for spring job
on two residential roofs - now asphalt shingles. Alton,
call Don 875-3988.
Want to Buy an Ad?
Moose Antlers for sale, also items made w/deer &
moose antlers. Three-door antique icebox shaker
pegboard from 1793 building. 279-8250.
60Ft Rohn 250 radio tower. In place now, you remove.
522-3486.
How about 11 for $50!
Curtis 6’ hydraulic angle snowplow. This is a tractor
loader snow blade. Excellent condition. Was $1,475 sell
for $750. 942-8320.
Co-op newsletter classifieds are a
great way to buy and sell everything
from moose antlers to motorboats. And
at just $5 per ad, it’s a real bargain,
too. Got an ad that you want to run for
a year? Take $5 off the monthly price
and pay just $50 for your ad to appear
in all 11 issues of the Co-op Consumer
Report (newsletter does not publish in
May). With a circulation of 78,000
members, the Co-op newsletter has a
potential audience of more than
160,000 people. That’s a lot of
exposure for $50! The best part – all
proceeds benefit the NHEC chapter of
Dollars for Scholars.
If you’re a Co-op member and you
want to buy an ad, send the text of
your ad and a check made payable to
NHEC to:
N.H. Electric Co-op
Classified ads
579 Tenney Mountain Highway
Plymouth, NH 03264
Ads specs: max. 150 characters,
no ads accepted for real estate, cars,
firearms, ammunition. No personal ads
accepted.
2000 Utility trailer 4’X8’ w/roof racks, white. $1,500.
279-1197.
Piano, spinet w/bench, beautiful shiny wood, “Winter”
brand. Pd $1250, looking for $800 OBO. Can be seen in
Haverhill, MA 978-373-1891.
IBM Net Vista P3 PC 40 GB HD. 500 MB mem. XP w/
XP office. 15” NEC flat panel, excellent cond., $400.
781-599-0533.
Ski lift chairs - original Wildcat Mt Lynx chairs, $250.
Refinished w/legs as a bench $375. Very limited.
356-7877.
3’X5’ Drafting/art table. Includes universal drafting
machine & florescent lamp, $75. 286-8895.
Shed 8’x12’ w/front & side doors for easy access &
storage. Well built, solid as can be. Must be removed
from current location in Alton. Have built a garage in its
place, $1,000. 362-8466.
Consignors/antique dealers for Baileys consignment
gallery, 328 NH Rte 25, Warren NH. Used dining, living
& other decor; quality condition. No appliances or
clothing. 764-9910.
Buffet table, early Dutch American, 3 drawers, 2
cabinets, nice condition, all wood, $100 or BO.
463-5525.
Xerox 5009R/E copier, $75. 279-8363.
Bedroom set - 10pc Cherry Sleigh, dresser, mirror,
chest, 2 nightstands, 12” pillow top mattress set, never
opened, $1950. Can deliver, 968-8366.
Dining room, 10pc cherry, neutral upholstered chairs,
lighted china hutch/buffet, new in boxes, $1750.
968-8366.
Mattress, queen/king pillow top mattress set new in
plastic. Queen $350, King $495, also have twin & full.
Can deliver. 968-8366.
Hot tub, 2004 model, 6 person, 31 jets, isolator, 5HP,
redwood cabinet, waterfall, new in pkg. Includes 5”
cover, $3950. Can deliver, 968-8366.
Snow tires p185/65x14, 5 lug Chrys. rims used 1 winter,
$75 pair. Electronic Organ - Yamaha SK-100 console
w/bench, call for features. $300. 463-8886.
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Music Lessons, piano/organ/keyboard/voice and theory
by professional musician/entertainer/author, in your
home or in Lakeside Studios. 859-7873.
Loren Percy painting, BO. 2 Annalee limited edition
dolls in original glass cases, Robin Hood & Johnny
Apple Seed. In perfect condition. 875-3442.
Asthma/Allergies? Need people who desire relief to
evaluate a new compact hi-tech home air purification
system at no cost or obligation, 800-536-8447.
Clearance sale, both items like new - NordicTrack
Aerobic Exerciser TM computer, $300. Sierra 3400C
Electric Typewriter w/extras, $100. 356-7962.
Lange woodstove, 34” high, in working condition. 787808-3523 or 835-6154.
New Hampshire Electric Co-op • February 2005