Posts Tagged ‘Energy Savings’

The Facts About Wind Power: A New Hampshire Green Energy Guide

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Sometimes it seems like the cost of energy just keeps rising. This can make operating electricity-powered equipment a challenge, especially when the budget is a little tight. As more and more attention is given to climate change, reducing environmental impact and other eco-friendly movements you may find yourself looking for a way to reduce your dependence on power sources such as electricity. If you are in the New Hampshire area and are really interested in reducing your energy costs and environmental impact, call HB Energy Solutions. We have all the facts you need to decide if residential or commercial wind power is right for you.

Most homeowners think that their residential power needs are too small for wind power. Many small commercial businesses think the same. This could not be further from the truth. For the environmentally minded consumer wind power is a great solution to a big carbon footprint and even bigger energy bills.

HB Energy Solutions offers exceptional wind power system installation, maintenance and repair services. We are also a qualified SkyStream 3.7 and Windspire dealer. We are proud to provide these systems to home and business owners throughout the area and we stand by their quality every bit as much as we stand by the quality of our work.

Windspire turbines stand only 30 feet tall, making them ideal for either urban or rural areas. Because Windspires come as a complete system they make a great addition for consumers just entering into the world of wind power. Their durability and innovative design also help minimize service needs. Energy is created with vertical airfoils, creating up to 2,000 kWh a year. Remember, certain average wind levels are necessary for these systems to operate efficiently and effectively. In this case 11 mph average winds will suffice.

Creating energy with wind turbines and converting that energy to electricity is an innovative, eco-friendly way to power your home or business. Of course this technology requires a professional installation and expert service to operate properly. If you are interested in harnessing the power of the wind to make your residence or commercial property greener, call HB Energy Solutions. We have the answers to all your questions regarding the facts about wind power.

Southern Vermont Heating FAQ: Why Consider a Heat Recovery Ventilator

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Are you considering a heat recovery ventilators for your Southern Vermont  home? Call HB Energy to help you decide if a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) is the most cost-effective solution for your heating and ventilation needs. Our heating and home energy experts will go over the benefits and the installation process so that you know what to expect.

A heat recovery ventilator is installed to work with your existing heating system to provide energy-efficient ventilation. Some models also serve as an air cleaner and humidifier. A heat recovery ventilator transfers the heat from the air leaving your home to the air entering it, which allows you to add fresh air to your home without wasting heat energy. Energy recovery ventilators (ERV) work in a similar way, but they are not the best solution for all homes.

Knowing which type and model depends on your particular situation. Installing an HRV will definitely help with ventilation, and you don’t have to sacrifice energy savings as you would with other ventilation systems. If you aren’t sure whether an HRV is the best ventilation system for you, simply call the Southern Vermont  heating experts at HB Energy.

We also maintain and repair existing heat recovery ventilators. If you aren’t sure if your HRV is working properly, or if you have other ventilation concerns, call us ASAP. We’ll send one of our technicians over quickly to resolve the issue. Don’t take chances with improper ventilation, especially if you have a wood stove or gas heating system. Call us any time for your next tune-up. With proper maintenance, you can prevent heating or HRV repair needs.

Contact HB Energy for your next service or to learn more about the many benefits of a heat recover ventilator in your Southern Vermont home.

What Is A SmartMeter and What Are The Potential Benefits? A Southern Vermont Heating Question

Monday, January 21st, 2013

If you’re like most people, you get a monthly electrical bill that tells you how much electricity you used and the amount of money that you owe. If you’re like most people, you’d like to reduce the amount of energy that you use not only to save money but also to help conserve energy. At HB Energy, we’re concerned about the environment as well and would love to help all of our customers get the most out of their home’s electrical system. That’s why we offer SmartMeter installation in Southern Vermont. Here is some information about SmartMeters and how they can benefit your home.

What is a SmartMeter?

Right now, your home has a basic electrical meter that has a spinning disc inside of it. This tells you how many kilowatt-hours you’re currently using—but that’s about it. A SmartMeter, as its name implies, gives you more information about the electrical usage for your home. There are also gas SmartMeter models that can give you detailed information about your home’s gas usage.

SmartMeters offer more information because they connect wirelessly to the internet using a secure connection. It will upload data about your energy usage and email you a report on the hourly, daily and weekly electrical usage of your home. It can also email you an alert if your energy usage goes above a certain point.

What Are the Benefits of Using a SmartMeter for Your Southern Vermont Home?

When it comes to energy usage, most homeowners do their best to reduce their consumption. But without more information, making those efforts successful is very difficult. Without knowing which hours of the day you use the most energy will make it difficult to know where to focus those efforts.

With the SmartMeter, you’ll be able to pinpoint exactly which appliances are using the most energy. That way, you can target your conservation efforts on their use. With a tool like the SmartMeter, you’re in charge of your home’ s energy use and can more effectively manage your energy use.

If you have any questions about the SmartMeter or if you’re interested in having one installed in your Southern Vermont home, call HB Energy today.