Expert Long Island Conversation Advice
The easiest way to lower your carbon footprint and your greenhouse gas emissions is to improve the efficiency of your home comfort systems. Today's heating systems typically reduce energy consumption by about 30%. When you upgrade, you burn a lot less fuel, so you not only save money, you decrease your emissions and lessen demand for foreign energy sources. To learn more about our high-efficiency heating equipment like boilers, furnaces, fuel tanks, oil burners and more, visit our heating page.
Hart Home Comfort is also proud to offer a clean and green Bioheat® fuel, EcoBlend. It is our own biodegradable, renewable fuel. Read more about how you can conserve with EcoBlend.
Cold Weather Conservation Tips
- Upgrade your heating system. Homeowners who have older fuel tanks, furnaces, boilers, oil burners or other heating systems can lower their fuel costs by 30% or more by installing a new, high-efficiency system. The savings provide a remarkable return on investment that keeps paying off year after year - every time the weather turns cold.
- Have your heating system tuned up annually. Well-tuned boilers or furnaces burn 5% less fuel.
- Insulate your hot water oil tank. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends that you insulate the oil tank or water heater and the first six feet of hot water pipe.
- Clean or replace the air filter in furnaces once a month to ensure the best airflow and efficiency.
- Make sure that furniture or draperies do not block vents.
- Open shades, blinds, curtains and drapes during the daytime and close them when the sun goes down.
- Seal off your attic-circulating fan with polyethylene and tape.
- Wrap your pipes to guard against heat loss and prevent them from freezing.
- Avoid using space heaters. They're expensive to operate and can be dangerous.
Heating Assistance Programs
Need help paying your heating oil bills? You can call these organizations for help. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.
- Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP):* 516-565-4327 or 516-227-7386
- Project Safe (for senior citizens): 516-292-1300
- Nassau County Warm Bed: 866-927-6233
- CAIR Program: 516-485-4600, ext. 219
- St. Bridget's Well: 516-997-0170
- Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP):* 631-853-8825, 631-853-8326 Emergency: 631-854-9100
- Supplemental Home Energy Assistance: 631-854-2368
- Project Warmth: 631-940-3757
- Citizens Energy: 1-877-563-4645
- Catholic Charities: 516-733-7000
- Salvation Army: 516-747-4902
*The LIHEAP and HEAP programs can also help with energy conservation upgrades.