Electric Heating Options
Your home is your castle, as the saying goes.
So you don't need uninvited guests such as
cold drafts and chilly breezes. Nobles Cooperative
Electric has several programs to save you money.
Consider a central off-peak storage furnace, room storage, slab storage heat or a combination of storage heating technology. Warming up cold basements, additions, three-season porches and other hard to heat areas is no problem with storage space heating. There are lots of different choices to consider that will blend in with your decor very nicely. With special rates, enjoy both comfort and energy savings.
All electric usage used by the system shall be submeterd and member will receive a 1.4 cents credit per kilowatt-hour. The controlled load shall be a minimum 7.5 kW with the exception of an electric heat pump.
How does Dual Fuel work?
An electric heating system is used to as the primary heat source, supplemented on days of peak demand periods with an alternative source of heat such as oil, natural gas or LP gas. When the demand for electricity is high the electric heat source is shut off, or controlled, the member's supplemental heat provides the warmth needed.
Members pay only 7.1 cents versus 8.3 cents per kilowatt-hour (on metered electric heat usage). The controlled load shall be a minimum 7.5 kW with the exception of an electric heat pump and it must be an automatic, thermostatically controlled.
Some accepted electric heat sources:
- Electric boiler
- Air Source Heat Pump
- Ground Source Heat Pump
To sign up, fill out the Load Management Agreement and we will be in contact with you to set up a time to install the required metering equipment.
Ground Source Heat Pump
Looking for the most energy-efficient heating and cooling system on the market today? A ground source heat pump can provide all of your home's space heating, air conditioning and water heating requirements in a single package at an operating cost that's less than even the most efficient gas furnace! Ground source heat pumps operate with 300 to 400 percent energy efficiency.With a ground source heat pump, you have several options to consider.
Because these systems use free heat available from the earth, they deliver $3-$4 worth of heat for every dollar of electricity they use in electrical energy. This kind of efficiency provides you with outstanding energy savings on your heating, cooling and hot water.
Air Source Heat Pumps
An Air Source Heat Pump is the best of both worlds, providing your cooling and heating needs. Consider an add-on heat pump in combination with a gas or oil furnace. The heat pump uses free heat available in the air to give you $2-$3 worth of heat for every dollar of electricity used. On very cold winter days your fossil fuel furnace will take over. On a dual fuel rate, heat pumps provide much lower annual heating and cooling bills than can be achieved by conventional combustion furnace/air conditioner combinations.