Includes both Central Air Conditioners and Air Source Heat Pumps
- Electricity is sold for 5.1 cents per kWh.
- Electricity is available to run the central air-conditioner and air-source heat pumps except during peak periods.
During peak periods, the unit is cycled ON and OFF in 15 minute intervals. The cycling can continue
up to 6 hours per occurrence and up to 200 hours per year.
- Peak periods occur at any time.
- There are no specific times. North Itasca Electric is never sure when a cycled air-conditioning control period will occur; there is a high likelihood that control will occur when the outside air temperature reaches +90 degrees.
- A/C units can be cycled up to 200 hours per year.
- To qualify for the program, a central air-conditioner must be used. Window air-conditioners do not qualify. All air-conditioners at the location must be cycled.
- If installing a new system, give some thought to installing an "Air Source Heat Pump" which not only cools the home in the summer months, but will also heat it in the winter months, reducing yearly heating costs. Heat pumps can be as much as 300% efficient and be placed on North Itasca Electric's Dual Fuel program, reducing heating costs even farther.
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