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COVID-19

Information and Updates for the Iona Community on Coronavirus

Utilities

Phone

  • Verizon
    Phone: (914) 890-1550
    Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Cable/Internet

  • Cablevision
    Phone: (914) 777-9000, 24hrs/7days per week

Call at least a week in advance to arrange a time for the technician to come set up your cable. Cablevision provides telephone service, internet service, and phone service. However, the phone service will not be available if your internet or power goes down.

  • Direct TV
    Sign-up: (888) 777-2454, 24 hrs/7 days per week
    Service: (800) 494-4388, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Verizon Fios

Water

New customers must set up an account in a new name at least one week before moving in. You may be required to put a deposit down. To cancel an account, call one week before you move so UWNR can prepare a final bill.

Electric/Gas

  • Con Edison
    Phone: (800) 752-6633, 24 hours/7 days per week

Set up your account by giving your address at least one week before moving in to ensure no outstanding problems exist with the previous tenants. You will need to provide Con Ed with a valid name, telephone number, social security number (or other accepted form of ID). If you do this, you should not need to give a deposit. Consumers will be billed at the end of each month for services used. Con Ed reads meters once a month. If the meter is accessible/outside, this will be done accurately. If its not (if the meter is located inside a house), Con Ed will send an estimated bill. To ensure no surprise bills, renters can read the meter and call or contact Con Ed electronically to self-report usage until Con Ed can read the meter.

How can you save money and stay green? Cut back on your use! Here are a few tips to help you with both goals:

Conserve Heat

  • Ask your landlord to caulk or weather strip any leaks to windows, doors, etc. to trap escaping air.
  • During the winter set your thermostat to 68 degrees during the day and 60 degrees at night or when no one is home.
  • Keep drapes and furniture away from baseboards so heat can flow freely.
  • Instead of turning up heat, wear a sweater, a blanket, or a bathrobe.
  • If you have good windows, open curtains to let the sun in during the day and close them to keep the heat in at night.

Conserve Cool

  • Instead of turning on the air conditioner, put on a pair of shorts or turn on a fan.
  • Clean your AC filter.
  • Set your air conditioner to 78 degrees. Keeping it lower than that can raises your costs by 40%.
  • Don't air-condition an empty room.
  • Install a programmable thermostat on your AC so you can set it to cool off your place 30 minutes before you come home.
  • Use fans instead of air conditioners to significantly reduce your energy use.
  • Shade windows facing south, east, and west to keep unwanted heat out of your apartment.

Water Heating

  • Conserve hot water.
  • Take showers rather than baths.
  • Take shorter showers.
  • Install a low-flow showerhead.

Lighting

  • Use fluorescent energy efficient bulbs that use 25% less energy and last 10 times longer than regular bulbs. They can also be recycled.
  • Shut off lights when you leave a room.
  • During the day open your curtains and let the sun do your lighting.
  • Outdoors use motion censored lighting.

Appliances and Electronics

  • When you have control, purchase energy efficient models to save up to 30% on your energy costs over the life of the product.
  • Turn off and unplug items when you are not using the (this includes TVs, cable boxes, computers, etc.)
  • Plug home entertainment systems into power strips to make it easy to turn them on or off.
  • Set your computer to hibernate when not in use for 30 minutes.
  • Turn your monitor off when you leave the room for more than 20 minutes.
  • Unplug phone, MP3, and PDA chargers when not in use. They use electricity even when they are just plugged in.
  • Pack items tightly in the freezer to keep things cool and loosely in the refrigerator to allow air to flow.
  • Cover liquids in the refrigerator.
  • Use a microwave versus an oven when possible. They use less than half the energy.
  • Use a crock pot for recipes that have long cooking times.
  • Don't preheat your oven for more than 5-8 minutes.
  • Don't open your oven door unless needed. It loses 25-50 degrees.
  • Use glass or ceramic pans. They allow you to reduce cooking temps by 25 degrees while maintaining the same cook time.
  • Scrape dishes before placing them in the dishwasher.
  • Run a dishwasher only when full.
  • Use the air dry feature on your dishwasher and prop the door open after the final rinse.
  • Run your washing machine with cold water.
  • Clean your lint filter before each load.

Other

  • Pay your bills online. Save paper and money on stamps.
  • Print only what you need. Save paper, ink, etc.

Tips from www.coned.com.

Its easy to follow trash collection and recycling schedules and rules when you know what they are!

  • Put recycling and trash out by 7 a.m.
  • Items should be in containers not bigger than 32 gallons or 75lbs.

Trash Collection

  • Trash is picked up two times a week (Mondays and Thursdays for North New Rochelle residents, Tuesdays and Fridays for South new Rochelle residents)
  • TVs and computers need a scheduled pick up. Call (914) 635-5830 to schedule a pick up before Thursday at 3 p.m. the week of the pick up.
  • TVs and computers are only picked up on the second Saturday of the month in northern New Rochelle and on the third Saturday of the month for southern New Rochelle.

Recycling

  • Recycling is picked up on Wednesdays all over New Rochelle on a rotating basis (unless there is a holiday). One week commingling recyclables are picked up. The next week newspaper and cardboard are picked up.
  • Commingling Recyclables: Defined as glass, plastic, and metal, these items are picked up together. Items that are recyclable are as follows: metals: cans, glass: green, brown, and clear bottles and jars, plastics: smaller than 2 gallons with “PET 1 or 2” written on the bottom. Just rinse these items out. You do NOT need to take labels off.
  • Paper, newspaper, and cardboard: leave magazines and newspapers loose. Recycle corrugated cardboard boxes folded and tied.
  • Do NOT recycle plastic bags, hangers, pizza boxes, or cereal boxes.

For the schedule and more information go to New Rochelle Sanitation & Recycling.