SIEC 75 YEAR ANNIVERSARY....The Cooperative Purpose
Imagine if you will, what it must have been like after dark in the farms and small towns of southern Illinois 75 years ago...before there was power...before there was electricity. But that was all about to change, and change it did, when farmers and rural families banded together to shine a light on the need to turn the on the lights in rural America. WATCH VIDEO HERE. (photo courtesy of NRECA)
Chris L. Bennett Named New GM
Chris L. Bennett has been named SIEC's new General Manager by the Board of Directors. He will assume the responsibilities of this position effective July 12. Click here for details.
During long-term power outages, many rely on portable generators for emergency power. The growing popularity of portable electric generators has resulted in millions being placed in homes and small businesses across the nation. But, it's estimated only a small percentage is hooked up correctly. Safe Electricity and SIEC urge members to understand the proper safety steps that must be taken.
Read more by clicking the safety tab on the menu to the left.
(Photo courtesy of SIEC Dir. Admin & Finance Chris Bennett)
|Marathon Water Heater|
We are proud to bring you the Marathon Water Heater, offering a lifetime no-leak warranty, guaranteed to last as long as you own your home!
The Marathon electric water heater offers these advantages:
Technologically advanced design is clearly differentiated from short lived steel water heaters.
It's the most durable water heater made, with a warranty to match.
Envirofoam insulation is completely free of CFC and HCFC ozone depleting gases. Marathon leads the way in environmental friendly manufacturing, design and operation.
Tank comes complete with a factory installed vacuum relief valve, 3/4" brass tee and 3/4" brass nipple for easy, professional installations.
Replaceable brass drain valve.
All wiring run in conduit for easy control wiring.
Seamless blow molded polybutylene tank with no anode rod required for a corrosion free life.
High temperature, commercial grade dip tubes for greater durability.
The filament wound fiberglass outer tank is designed to be more flexible and withstand more pressure than conventional tanks.
Our unique high temperature dip tube is offset from the concave bottom, creating a "whirlpool effect" which helps prevent sediment build-up.
Every tank includes 4' of pipe insulation for even greater savings.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much more is the Marathon than a conventional water heater?
Is it worth more than a conventional water heater?
Why should I bother, my last water heater lasted 22 years?
I am building a new house, wouldn't gas be cheaper?
Many people are now building tighter, more efficient homes than they used to and indoor air quality is becoming a concern. Any fossil fuel water heater can be a problem with carbon monoxide, NOX, and other pollutants needing to be vented. You can eliminate this issue entirely, however, with the energy-efficient, electric Marathon.
For more information on the Marathon water heater, please contact us at 618.827.3555 or 800.762.1400. Or please email us and we will contact you!
Would you like some additional information on the tankless water heater vs. the conventional one? Click here!