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METUCHEN, N.J.--Family owned and privately operated, Bill Leary has served Middlesex County and beyond for 30 years. Certainly the go-to for heating and central air conditioning systems, furnaces, and water heaters, the company also sells related equipment, including air cleaners, humidifiers, attic fans, ultraviolet germicidal lights, and thermostats, among other necessities.
“Everyone is interested in learning new ways of saving energy and money when temperatures drop,” said Leary, citing nine tips to save on energy costs this season. But he added that high efficiency furnaces and boilers are effective at keeping consumers warm on a day-to-day basis, while cutting down on energy costs.
Here are Leary’s simple suggestions:
-Always use the sun’s heat by opening curtains or blinds on south-facing windows during winter days.
-Bundle up with warm clothing like sweaters and heavy socks. Keep blankets handy where you sit, and place area rugs on the floor as
- Use ceiling fans to your advantage. They give you a lot of control over ventilation and can be used strategically for better airflow. For instance, counter-clockwise will push hot air up in the summer and clockwise will trap heat inside during cooler months. (Turn your ceiling fan on a low setting to gently push hot air back down.)
-By adjusting your thermostat at night, you can save about 10 percent per year on your heating bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Simply turn thermostat down 10 to 15 degrees for eight hours. Consider investing in flannel sheets and/or a warm comforter for your bed.
-Heat only the rooms you use. Do not heat rooms that you seldom use. Seal off the vents in those rooms to be more energy efficient and direct the flow of air to the rooms you use most. Energy bills run an average of $183 per month. But by using a space heater in the rooms where needed and setting the thermostat to 62 degrees, you can save approximately $200 each year.
-Be sure to keep furnaces unblocked. Keeping furnaces and vents properly maintained will reduce energy consumption as well. Check your furnace filter monthly; replace it when it gets dirty.
-And since inside air can become very dry, it’s important to add moisture with a humidifier. Moist air holds heat better; a humidifier helps you feel comfortable when the thermostat is set at lower temperatures. Another great tip is to increase humidity with house plants.
-Invest in inexpensive insulation. Cover up all areas where heat might escape. Foam weather stripping for doors and windows is inexpensive and easy to apply.
-As for exhaust fans, use them only when necessary since they pull hot air that rises to the ceiling. Remember to shut them off when done.
Legacy brands that Bill Leary installs, services, repairs, and performs maintenance on include: Goodman, York, Bryant, Carrier, Trane, Janitrol, Crown, Utica, Williamson, Weil McLain, Navien, Rheem, Ruud, Whirlpool, Bradford White and Rheem.
As a local community driven business, the company gives back in a myriad of ways, supporting local and national organizations/groups, or giving funds to such groups.
Aside from being fully bonded, licensed, and insured, Bill Leary is certified by the State of New Jersey Department of Building and Construction Department to work on its most coveted projects, and certified by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to do work in public schools.
Recently, the company was selected by the state to perform work on jobs at universities, public schools, municipal buildings, and police stations, among other sites.
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Local Police Departments to Crackdown on ‘Drunk and Impaired Drivers’ Throughout State: NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Holiday Campaign Now Being Enforced
North Brunswick, NJ -- Do not get behind the wheel if you've been drinking -- period.
Designed to target drunk or impaired drivers over the holidays, the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety on Dec. 6 spearheaded its annual traffic safety program, according to a release issued by Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal’s office.
The campaign, dubbed “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” is part of a nationwide move to curtail “crash risks,” during a period in which heavy traffic volume is typical on local roads. It runs through January 1, 2020.
The Division of Highway Traffic Safety has given 133 NJ police department’s grants totaling $596,660. In Middlesex County, for example, nine Police Departments were given $5,500 each, and include: Edison, Metuchen, Monroe, North Brunswick, Old Bridge, Piscataway, Plainsboro, Sayreville, and South Brunswick.
Police departments in 19 other counties also received funds ranging from $8,800 to $6,000 (see “Final Grantee List”). The funds will “pay for saturation patrols and high-visibility sobriety checkpoints,” noted the release.
Grewal says the move is designed to raise public awareness, while saving lives.
“The holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends but if your celebration includes alcohol, leave the driving to someone else - a sober friend, a ride share, or public transportation,” he said. “Being a responsible driver is one of the simplest ways to ensure a safe and happy holiday season for everyone.”
In NJ, 125 lives were lost in drunk-driving crashes last year, a figure representing more than 20% of traffic fatalities recorded nationwide.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which maintains a Fatality Analysis Reporting System said that 10,511 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes in 2018, a figure that represents nearly 30% of all US fatalities recorded last year.
More than 800 people lost their lives in traffic crashes involving a drunk driver in December of 2018, according to NHTSA. In addition, NHTSA recorded “more drunk-driving-related fatalities during the Christmas and New Year’s Day holiday periods last year alone” compared to any other periods in 2018.
But fatalities are preventable -- officials warn that “driving under the influence of any substance, be it drugs or alcohol, is deadly, illegal, and selfish behavior,” said Eric Heitmann, Director of the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety, adding, “To promote traffic safety this holiday season, law enforcement officers will be out in force looking for impaired drivers. If you drive under the influence … you can count on being stopped and arrested.”
In 2018, more than three-quarters (372) of NJ’s police agencies took part in “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”
Enforcement efforts last year resulted in more than 1,200 DWI arrests (alcohol and/or drugs) in NJ, while the participating police agencies issued 5,704 and 3,125 speeding and seat belt summonses, respectively, stated the release.
The release also cited “a number of departments” which “reported noteworthy accomplishments,” including 15 agencies making at least 14 DWI arrests during the campaign.
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JERSEY CITY, NJ--Two additional officers and one civilian have also been struck by gunfire but they are stable. Canine Unit, Bomb Unit, Marine Services, Aviation, Field Ops. Tactical Patrol,Central Security, Trafficking, and Emergency Response Bureau are assisting.
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- You are constantly repairing your system
- Your home is being unevenly heated
- Your energy bills are rising unexpectedly
- Your heating system is 10-15 years old
- Your system is making strange noises
- Your home is not warming properly
- Take a moment away from this very busy holiday season and THINK ABOUT IT!
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By Leah Brown Klein
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