Electrical Contractors in Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Simple Ways to Lower Your Electric Bill without Sacrificing Convenience

Whether you’re looking to add some new lighting features to your home or you need a complete service upgrade, you can count on Fielack Electric to meet all of your electrical needs. For more than 20 years, these licensed master electricians have been providing Lake Ronkonkoma, NY homeowners with outstanding electrical services. With a proven track record of success, affordable rates, and affiliations with the most renowned electrical associations, including the International Association of Electrical Inspectors and the Better Business Bureau, it’s no wonder why so many homeowners on Lake Ronkonkoma, NY count on Fielack Electric.

Keeping the lights on can be astronomically expensive – not to mention the air conditioner, the heat, and all of the appliances in your house. The US Department of Energy estimates that it costs about $2,200 to power the average home each year. That’s a pretty big expense.

You rely on your electricity for so much; you use it for lighting, cooking, cleaning, entertaining, and so much more. Imagine how inconvenient life would be without electricity! However, despite how much easier electricity makes your life, the idea of spending so much money on powering your home makes you feel a bit sick to your stomach – and understandably so.

The good news is that you can lower your electric bill without having to forego convenience. Here’s a look at some simple ways that you can slash your energy use – and your bills – and still enjoy all of the benefits that electricity provides.

Maximize Heating and Cooling

If you’re like most homeowners in Lake Ronkonkoma, NY, heating and cooling probably account for the bulk of your energy bill. While you want to keep your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer, you don’t have to shell out big bucks to maintain your comfort.

Electric Bill in Lake Ronkonkoma, NY

To reduce the amount you spend on heating and cooling, try these simple tips:

  • Adjust the thermostat. Running it just a few degrees higher in the summer and a few degrees cooler in the winter can translate to huge savings.
  • Update your insulation. Doing so will help retain heated and cooled air and prevent your HVAC system from having to work so hard, thereby cutting down the amount of electricity the system uses.
  • Seal up any leaks. Air leaks around windows, doors, and even plumbing pipes on exterior walls can push your electric bill way up.
  • Open and clean your vents. An accumulation of dust and debris on vents will reduce airflow, as will furniture placed in front of them.

Be Smart About Your Laundry

Washing machines and dryers use a tremendous amount of energy, even energy-efficient models. By making some simple adjustments, you can keep your clothes clean and lower your electric bill.

  • Switch to cold water. Hot water accounts for roughly 90% of the energy that a washing machine uses. Washing in cold water isn’t only better for your wallet; it’s better for your clothes! When you wash in hot water, colors can bleed and delicate materials can shrink.
  • Fill the machine. If you have a tendency to wash small loads of laundry, get in the habit of waiting until it’s full to turn on the machine. You can cut down on your energy bill and conserve water at the same time!
  • Clean the lint filter regularly. You’ll improve the efficiency of the dryer, which will save you money, and you’ll also improve the safety of your home. Dirt lint traps are a serious fire hazard.

Change Your Dishwashing Habits

A dishwasher is certainly a handy appliance, but if you aren’t using it wisely, you’ll end up paying more than you need to. Enjoy the convenience of not having to hand-wash your dishes without spending a fortune.

  • Be mindful of how you load it. Make sure you give dishes a good rinse and load them efficiently. Place plates, cups, and utensils in their designated areas, and make sure that they aren’t blocked. Changing how you load your dishwasher will prevent you from having to run it again – and from using extra electricity.
  • Nix the heat dry. Instead of using the drying feature on your dishwasher, air dry or use a towel to soak up the remaining water.

Turn the Power Off

Did you know that even when you aren’t using your TV, your computer, or your gaming system, they’re still using power? It’s true! These electronics are serious power drains even when they aren’t in use.

To lower your electric bill, unplug these devices when you aren’t using them. If it’s too much of a hassle to unplug each individual device, connect them to a power strip and turn it off when you aren’t watching TV, gaming, or surfing the Web.

By making these simple changes, you can see significant savings on your electric bill. What’s more, you won’t be inconvenienced. Now that’s a win-win situation!

For more tips on lowering your electric bill or for any other electrical needs, you may have, contact Fielack Electric! Their licensed master electricians will be glad to assist all of your needs at 631-420-1700.


Some information about Lake Ronkonkoma, NY

Lake Ronkonkoma is a census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 20,155 at the 2010 census.

The actual lake, Lake Ronkonkoma, adjacent to the CDP, is the largest lake on Long Island. The land surrounding one side of the lake is in the jurisdiction of Islip. The elevation of the lake surface is given as 55 feet (17 m) on the most recent USGS map, but as the lake is a ‘groundwater lake’, not fed by streams, it has no surface outlet and its water surface reflects the current level of the local water table. This can undergo significant changes over time, and the lake level experiences slow periods of rise and fall. In the late 1960s it was quite low; after several intermediate changes in level, in 2007 the lake was higher than at any time since, with a difference of well over 5 feet (1.5 m) between the 1960s low and the 2007 high.

As a result of the lake’s existence, Lake Ronkonkoma was once a resort town, until the area experienced a population explosion in the mid-20th century. Remnants of old resorts and hotels can still be seen around the lake’s shores. Many summer cottages and bungalows from that period remain, now converted to year-round use.

The lake is the subject of a number of urban legends, mainly rooted in the area’s rich Native American heritage. For example: 1. ‘It’s bottomless’ (and/or empties into Long Island Sound or other waterways). In fact, the lake is relatively deep (approx. 65 feet (20 m)) at its southeastern side, and is what’s known as a kettle hole lake. 2. ‘Every year the lake sacrifices someone.’ Or more specifically, Princess Ronkonkoma ‘The Lady of the Lake’ calls young men out to the middle of the lake and drowns them. In all versions, the lady is an Indian princess who herself drowned in the lake, for reasons that vary depending on the story. The most popular version is that every year the lake claims one male victim. Articles suggest that in the past 200 years, only a handful of females have drowned in Lake Ronkonkoma. 3. ‘There is a mysterious rise and fall of the lake that doesn’t have any noticeable relationship to local rainfall totals.’ This has not been sufficiently explained either way.

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