Over time, North Central Electric Cooperative has transformed from a winter-peaking utility to a summer-peaking utility as air conditioning systems have become more prevalent throughout the area.
During summer peak demand periods, late afternoon and possibly the early evening, the Cool Returns switch, when activated, will automatically cycle off and on the compressor during peak summer times, usually in the late afternoon on extremely hot days during the months of June, July, August and September.
The switch will cycle the compressor on and off during a peak demand period for 8 or 12 minutes out of every 30 minutes. During these cycles, the air handler continues to run to keep air circulating throughout the home. Your home will remain in a relatively cool state.
Members will receive a $100 credit on their electric bill for installing a Cool Returns switch. After the switch has been in service for two years, a $6 per month credit will be applied to the member's bill during the months of June, July, August and September.
More information on Cool Returns is available by viewing North Central's online Cool Returns Brochure.
Enrollment for this program is available by contacting the Member Services Department by email
or at 419-426-3072. Cool Returns Agreement
*Some high efficiency units may not be eligible for the Cool Returns program. Contact the cooperative to find out if your unit is eligible