My Furnace Smells Like Burning. Do I Need Repairs?

February 8th, 2016

The furnace is one of the most popular of all home heating systems, which will come as no surprise to anyone that has ever basked in the consistent, reliable comfort that such heating systems allow for. They can use a variety of fuels in their operation, including natural gas, propane, or simply electricity, and their method of forced air heat distribution means that they can heat homes as promptly as they do effectively. For all of their pros, though, you must remember that even the furnace is not perfect. You are going to need furnace repairs in Ludlow, VT eventually. Keep your eyes out for signs of trouble—or, in the event of a burning odor, your nose.

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Use More than One Fuel? We’re the Company to Call

February 1st, 2016

There are a lot of fuels that homeowners may use in order to heat their homes. When you consider the fact that certain homeowners may actually use more than one fuel in doing so, it’s clear to see that things can get rather complicated. You just want to heat your home in order to live comfortably throughout the coldest time of the year. You shouldn’t be juggling distributors and delivery schedules in order to do so. Well, you won’t have to when you schedule your fuel delivery services in Springfield, VT with us. Read on to learn more about your fuel options, and a special incentive available to those homeowners using multiple fuels. Continue Reading

Why Are There Cold Spots in My Home?

January 25th, 2016

Considering how blisteringly cold it can get around here during the long, arduous heating season, you really don’t want to encounter problems when trying to heat your home. Unfortunately, there is simply no way in which to guarantee that you will never encounter issues when doing so. One of the more common problems that homeowners run into in heating their homes is the development of cold spots throughout. Of course, the fact that this problem is somewhat common does nothing to make it less aggravating. If you are having trouble heating your home, be sure to contact the Ludlow, VT heating professionals on our staff. HB Energy Solutions is here to help get your heating system back on track. Continue Reading

Is Your Heater of the Right Size?

January 18th, 2016

We are well into the winter season now, even if it did get off to a slow start, so you hopefully have a professionally installed and well-maintained heater ready for action in your home. However, if unforeseen circumstances have left you with the need for a heating replacement, or if you are just planning on a new heater installation once the warm weather comes around again, you are wise to consider your options carefully. Even if you do invest in a heater that suits your user preferences and is well-manufactured, though, it may still fail to satisfy your needs. An improperly sized heater in Woodstock, VT is a serious problem. Schedule service with HB Energy Solutions to avoid such problems entirely. Continue Reading

Is the Tank Water Heater Obsolete?

January 11th, 2016

Some homeowners mistakenly believe that new technologies mean that those preceding them are automatically obsolete. This could not be further from the truth, though. Take the tank water heater, for instance. While it is true that tankless systems, a newer technology, have many benefits to offer, this does not mean that tank systems are no longer worthy of consideration. In many instances, in fact, a tank water heater in Springfield, VT may be the ideal option. We carry a number of great electric tank water heaters from Bradford White, as well as indirect water heaters that use an existing boiler in their operation. To learn more about available options, give the water heater professionals here at HB Energy Solutions a call.

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What Fuel Is Right for Your Home?

January 4th, 2016

All you have to do is look at a newspaper on any given day to see what a hot button issue fuel oil can be. But there are a number of people in our area who heat with oil and as such, need it all winter. One of the challenges of heating with oil is price fluctuation; another is the environmental impact. HB Energy Solutions has been serving the heating oil needs of Southern Vermont customers for over 22 years, so we understand first-hand how important it is to stay on budget during the winter without becoming chilly in the process. We also care a great deal about our naturally beautiful New England environment, so we offer Bio Heat fuel oil to help offset price and environmental impact. What’s the difference between Bio Heat and regular fuel oil? Let’s take a look. Continue Reading

Problems with Low Air Flow in Your Furnace

December 28th, 2015

It doesn’t sound like a huge deal. You turn on your furnace to keep warm on a cold winter’s night and the air doesn’t emerge from your vents at the speed you were expecting it. It suggests a minor problem at best, especially here in Southern Vermont where heating difficulties can run the gamut in the cold months of winter. But in point of fact a lack of air flow in your furnace is a big problem, which can result in serious repairs if you aren’t careful. Considering how early we are in the heating season, you should treat any problems with low air flow in your furnace promptly. Continue Reading

Signs of Trouble with Your Water Line

December 21st, 2015

The level of convenience allowed for thanks to modern plumbing systems truly is astonishing. All you have to do in order to fill your sink or take a shower is to turn a knob, and potable water simply flows forth from your plumbing fixtures. It is your water line which is responsible for bringing this potable water into your home, of course, and you really need to know for certain that your water line is installed by a skilled, trained professional. Even if this is the case, though, there is no way in which to guarantee that you’ll never encounter problems with your water line in Charlestown, NH. If you do, be sure to contact HB Energy Solutions immediately. Continue Reading

Maintain a Healthful Environment with UV Germicidal Lights

December 14th, 2015

Winters in the Northeast are long and arduous, and they can really take a toll on one’s health. While there is no guarantee that you will be able to make it through the winter season without so much as a sniffle, there are certainly ways in which you can help to reduce the risk of contracting an illness. Maintaining great indoor air quality in your home is one such way, especially when it comes to biological pollutants. To combat biological pollutants in your living space, you can use UV germicidal lights in Springfield, VTHB Energy Solutions is here to install and service your UV germicidal lights for you. Continue Reading

Avoiding Burst Pipes This Winter

December 7th, 2015

Homeowners throughout Vermont and New Hampshire are already bracing themselves for what is sure to be another long, bitterly cold winter season. With all of the shoveling that lies ahead, switching over to your snow tires, chopping wood, fuel deliveries, and everything else that winter in this region entails, it can be easy to forget about your plumbing system. We urge you to keep your pipes in mind when the temperatures really start to drop, though. You don’t want to find yourself in need of plumbing repairs in Charlestown, NH, because your pipes have burst. Read the following tips to help minimize this risk, and be sure to contact HB Energy Solutions if you have any need for plumbing repairs this winter. Continue Reading