Weather Alert(2)!
"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until noon EST today... * locations...New York City...Long Island and portions of northeastern New Jersey. * Hazard types...dangerous wind chills. * Timing...this morning. * Wind chill...15 to 24 degrees below zero. * Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. * Impacts...the frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. The combination of very low wind chills and frigid air temperatures have the potential to result in frozen pipes...frostbite and hypothermia. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. Outdoor exposure should be limited. If you are heading outdoors... dress in layers and keep your hands and head covered to protect against frostbite , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold wind chills tonight into Sunday morning... * temperatures tonight into early Sunday morning will fall to zero to 3 degrees below zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...and Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 degrees below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time are expected to reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens...with wind chills likely not rising above zero until mid to late afternoon. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 435 am EST Sat Feb 13 2016 ...Dangerously cold wind chills tonight into Sunday morning... * temperatures tonight into early Sunday morning will fall to zero to 3 degrees below zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...and Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 degrees below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time are expected to reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens...with wind chills likely not rising above zero until mid to late afternoon. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Sunday Feb.14 16,07:24 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

PSEG Long Offers Customers Ways to Save Money and Energy This Summer with Rebates on Energy Efficient Products

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As summer heats up, PSEG Long Island is encouraging its customers to take advantage of some smart savings with rebates on pool pumps, refrigerators, air ...

Uniondale, NY - July 3rd, 2014 - As summer heats up, PSEG Long Island is encouraging its customers to take advantage of some smart savings with rebates on pool pumps, refrigerators, air purifiers, dryers and efficient central air conditioning.

PSEG Long Island offers a wide array of incentives, rebates and initiatives to residential and commercial customers to assist them in reducing their energy usage and thereby lowering their bills.

Customers replacing an old pool pump with a new efficient or ENERGY STAR® Pool Pump using a participating PSEG Long Island contractor for installation is eligible for up to $450 in rebates. A new ENERGY STAR® Pool Pump can save over 50 percent of annual energy costs, saving hundreds of dollars each year.

Central air conditioning keeps the home cool and also increases energy usage. PSEG Long Island offers up to $500 in rebates on new central air conditioning systems and up to $1,000 when customers replace their inefficient units. ENERGY STAR-rated central air conditioners have a higher Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) than standard models, which makes them more efficient, saving energy and money.

Today's ENERGY STAR-certified refrigerators are up to 15 percent more efficient than new, non-certified models. They can help cut your energy bills by nearly $80 annually over the lifetime of your refrigerator. In addition, PSEG Long Island offers a $75 rebate on ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2014 refrigerators, or a $40 rebate on an ENERGY STAR-certified refrigerator larger than 16 cu. ft.

Rebates are also available for ENERGY STAR certified room air purifiers and select Super Efficient Electric Dryers.

An ENERGY STAR certified air purifier is 40 percent more efficient than standard models. That means hundreds in savings over its lifetime and qualifies for a $50 PSEG Long Island mail-in rebate.

The Super Efficient Dryer is 25 percent more efficient than standard electric dryers, saving hundreds of dollars in energy costs over its lifetime and it is eligible for a $150 PSEG Long Island rebate.

Along with upgrading appliances with ENERGY STAR and energy efficient products, customers can use the following tips to help reduce energy use and control costs.

  • Install a programmable thermostat and raise the setting to the highest comfortable temperature. You can save 3 percent on your air conditioning costs for each degree you raise the thermostat.
  • Close doors leading to uncooled parts of your home. If you have central air conditioning, close off vents to unused rooms and always keep filters clean.
  • Even if you have air conditioning, use ceiling and other fans to provide additional cooling and better circulation.
  • Seal holes and cracks around doors and windows. Eliminate air leaks around window air conditioners with foam insulation or weather-stripping.
  • Close blinds, shades and draperies facing the sun to keep out the sun's heat and help fans and air conditioners cool more efficiently.
  • Plug electronics into power strips and turn off the power switch when the items are not in use. TVs, computers and other electronic devices draw power when they are in standby mode or turned off but still plugged in.
  • Use timers and motion detectors on indoor and outdoor lighting.
  • If possible, install whole-house fans that bring in cooler night-time air. These can pre-cool a house and reduce energy use in the daytime if heat is kept out by closing windows and shades.

For more information on how to save energy and money visit https://www.psegliny.com/savemoney.

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