Tips to Save AC Energy in the Middle of Summer

June 10th, 2024
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Summer is upon us, and with it comes the soaring temperatures that make our air conditioning units work overtime. We’ve seen firsthand the impact of high energy consumption during the hot months. Fortunately, there are several ways you can cut down on AC use, lower your energy bills, and still stay cool. Here are some practical tips to help you save AC energy in the middle of summer.

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Can an AC With a Dead Compressor Be Repaired?

May 27th, 2024
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We’re pros when it comes to air conditioning repair in Southern Vermont, and we often get calls from concerned homeowners who find their air conditioner has stopped working, only to discover the culprit is a dead compressor. The compressor is a crucial component of an AC system, responsible for circulating refrigerant and maintaining the necessary pressure for heat exchange. 

Let’s explore why a dead compressor often requires a complete AC replacement and examine the four main options available when your compressor dies.

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How to Know You Need Leak Detection When the Leaks Are Hidden

May 13th, 2024
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Many homeowners face various maintenance challenges, and hidden water leaks are among the most deceptive and potentially damaging. These plumbing leaks, often unnoticed due to their locations behind walls, under floors, or above ceilings, can lead to significant water wastage and structural damage to a building. The challenge, however, lies in detecting these leaks: you must first know they exist, yet this is difficult because they’re hidden.

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There’s No Such Thing as a “Minor” AC Malfunction

April 15th, 2024
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As the warm season approaches and our reliance on air conditioning systems grows, it’s crucial to recognize the importance of every aspect of your AC’s performance. At HB Energy Solutions, we’ve seen firsthand how easily homeowners overlook what they perceive as minor AC malfunctions—odd noises, the unit cycling too often, or running longer cycles than it used to. However, our experience as HVAC contractors has taught us there’s no such thing as a ‘minor’ malfunction when it comes to air conditioning repair. What seems like a small issue that’s not interfering with your home comfort is probably something that requires your attention—and the attention of HVAC professionals.

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Whole-House Generator vs. Portable Generator: Making the Choice

April 1st, 2024
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In today’s unpredictable climate, power outages have become more than just a minor inconvenience—they’re a significant disruption to our daily lives, impacting everything from our comfort and security to our food preservation and health. While the immediate solution to this problem is often summarized in one word—generators—the choice between a whole-house generator and a portable generator is less straightforward. Let’s dive into the benefits and limitations of both, emphasizing why a whole-house generator often emerges as the superior choice for comprehensive home power backup.

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Why We Recommend AC Maintenance Each Spring

March 18th, 2024
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As the warmth of spring approaches, we understand that your thoughts may be turning to preparing your home for the rising temperatures. At HB Energy Solutions, we want to emphasize the importance of seasonal air conditioning maintenance in Southern Vermont and share why we recommend it each spring. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of professional AC maintenance, not only for your comfort but also for the well-being of our environment.

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Signs You May Need to Replace Your Furnace After This Winter

March 4th, 2024
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As winter temperatures drop, a reliable furnace becomes the heart of your home, ensuring warmth and comfort for you and your family. However, after enduring the harsh winter months, your furnace may show signs of wear and tear, signaling that it could be on its last legs. 

In this blog post, we’ll explore the key indicators that your furnace may need replacement and why seeking a professional opinion is crucial. A furnace replacement in Southern Vermont is something you want taken care of as soon as possible—you never want to get caught without the heating you need in our climate. 

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Some Common Pellet Stove Problems

February 19th, 2024
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So you’ve been typing “pellet stove repair near me” and wondered if you’d be able to find a trustworthy contractor who can handle such a job. Good news, you’ve found the right people!

Pellet stoves have become a popular choice for homeowners who want an efficient and eco-friendly heating solution. These appliances rely on compressed wood pellets to produce heat, providing a cleaner and more sustainable alternative to traditional heating methods. However, like any household appliance, pellet stoves can encounter problems that may hinder their performance. In this blog, we’ll explore some common pellet stove issues and provide valuable insights on troubleshooting.

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How to Make Sure Your Whole-House Generator Lasts for Many Years

February 5th, 2024
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A whole-house generator is one of the most useful investments you can make as a homeowner to protect your family in case of a power outage. However, any whole-house generator requires attention to ensure it stands the test of time. 

In this guide, we’ll explore several of the vital steps homeowners can take to guarantee the longevity of their whole-house generator, emphasizing both maintenance you can do yourself and the invaluable role of professional expertise. You can always look to our team for service for your whole-house generator in Southern Vermont.

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Pellet Stove Basics: What You Need to Know If You’re Thinking of Installing One

January 22nd, 2024

During our cold winters, many homeowners seek efficient and eco-friendly heating options. One such option that’s gaining popularity is a pellet stove installation in Southern Vermont. If you’re considering installing a pellet stove in your home, you’ve come to the right place. We handle installing not only pellet stoves but a range of other energy-saving and environmentally friendly choices of home heating.

Below, we’ll cover the basics of what you need to know about pellet stoves, from what they are to their benefits and why it’s essential to hire a professional installation company when it’s time to get one.

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