Posts Tagged ‘Springfield’

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

Monday, 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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Why Won’t My Wood Boiler Get Hot?

Monday, October 16th, 2023
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Wood boilers stand out as a sustainable heating solution, using renewable resources to provide warmth. By harnessing the power of wood, a readily available and eco-friendly fuel source, these boilers contribute to a reduced carbon footprint. Additionally, wood boilers often offer cost savings, as wood is generally more affordable than traditional heating fuels. The comforting glow and crackle of a wood fire add a timeless charm to your home, creating an atmosphere that goes beyond simple functionality.

But what if you’re experiencing chilly mornings despite having a wood boiler in your Vermont or New Hampshire home? A wood boiler not reaching optimal temperatures can be a frustrating situation, but fear not! Our team at HB Energy Solutions is here to help you troubleshoot and resolve this issue. With our 100% satisfaction guarantee on all repairs, you can trust us to get your wood boiler back to providing the warmth and comfort you expect.

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Why a Broken or Leaking Outdoor Faucet Is a Bigger Problem Than You Think

Monday, May 1st, 2023
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Your outdoor faucet may not seem mission critical to your home’s plumbing system, but that doesn’t mean it’s not facing problems of its own. You use it to wash your car, fill up your pool, and maybe run the sprinkler system, which is why it’s important that you know this.

When your outdoor faucet starts to leak, there’s a big problem at hand with a few issues you should be aware of. These often require you to call in a plumber in Springfield–let’s explain why.

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Don’t Let These Household Problems Haunt You This Season

Monday, October 4th, 2021

We’ve all been doing the same thing as you. Everyone is walking down the stairs or their hallway, passing by the calendar, and realizing the same thing—it’s the spooky season! For many homeowners, this is the time of year when the pumpkins, gourds, hanging bats, and ghosts come out to haunt your lawn and bring some well-needed laughs or scares. Some people get their adrenaline rush from a scary movie, and others just want the candy!

However, there’s one thing that shouldn’t be haunting you this season, and that’s the energy grid of your home. As your local professional electrical contractor, we’d like to help by making some improvements to your home’s energy system and keep your home from scaring you! (more…)

Help Your Home Keep You Comfy This Fall and Winter

Monday, September 20th, 2021

two-women-leaning-back-on-couch-with-mugs-looking-comfortableIf you’ve lived in southern Vermont for even just a year, then you know that once the official start of fall starts, the temperatures can plummet. You’ll go from wearing shorts and sandals to jeans and boots real soon! The change can happen really quickly, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared! One way to prep is with professional heating maintenance. Taking care of your heater helps it take care of you so you can stay comfy this fall and winter!

Of course, you might be wondering if professional heating maintenance is really worth it. It definitely is! It’s pretty important for your comfort as well as the efficiency and efficacy of your heating system during the cooler months. The alternative would be to just wait for your heater to experience repair issues, or potentially even break down completely. Read on as we uncover what routine, professional, heating maintenance will do for you and your family!

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Why You Should Only Trust a Pro for Your Drain Cleaning

Monday, April 19th, 2021

drain-with-water-going-downWhen you have a clogged drain in your home—one of the most common plumbing problems there is—it’s easy to look for a quick fix. You can hope for the best, but unfortunately, that quick fix isn’t so quick after all.

There are some instances where a little bit of “do-it-yourself” (DIY) work can solve problems. There are other times, however, that it is better to leave the job to trained professionals. Drain clogs can fall into the former category, but when we talk about relieving a drain clog on your own, we don’t mean reaching for that bottle of store-bought drain cleaner you got at the hardware store. We mean using a plunger and a little bit of ‘elbow grease,’ and when that’s not enough it’s time to call a pro.

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“Should I Have a Whole-House Generator Installed?”

Monday, April 5th, 2021

whole-house-generatorThere are some things in your home that you hope you’ll never need, but when you do need them, you’ll be glad you have them. Your sump pump is one example. A fire extinguisher is another. And then, there’s the generator.

Maybe you already own a portable generator. These systems come in handy for things like heating a cooktop on a camping trip or a tailgate party. They’re not recommended—nor even considered very safe—for powering up your entire home in the case of a power outage. No, for that you’ll want a whole-house generator.

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Are You Frequently Tripping Circuit Breakers?

Monday, May 6th, 2019

working-on-breaker-panelIf you’ve ever worked with us before, then you know that we take the comfort of our clients very seriously.  That is why we offer such a wide range of HVAC systems and services. However, we also take your safety seriously.  That is why we strongly suggest that you leave any electrical services in Springfield, VT, to the pros on our team. Electricity is an incredible resource, but it can be dangerous if not properly used in and distributed throughout your home.

One sign that something might be wrong with your electrical system in a broad sense is the need for frequent trips to the breaker panel. If you find yourself going down to the basement or into the utility closet to reset breakers with increasing regularity, then now is the time to act. It may be an issue with a very simple fix right now, but it could devolve into a more complex—and potentially dangerous—situation if you give it enough time. (more…)

When Do I Schedule Heating Repairs?

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

hello-winterThat weather forecast is definitely telling us something, and that something is that winter is on its way once more! You’ve already been running your heater, we’re sure, but its days of work are in their infancy for this heating season. There is a whole lot more, a whole lot colder, weather coming our way, and you need to know that your heater is going to be there for you throughout the worst of it. Routine maintenance is the best insurance in this regard.

Even when you have your heater in great working condition, though, there is a chance that it is going to run into operational problems of some kind. There is simply no such thing as a 100% reliable heater, and anyone claiming that they have one to sell you can probably find you a really good deal on a bridge, too.  (more…)

Get Your AC Tune-Up Out of the Way Now!

Monday, May 21st, 2018

AC-manifoldThere are plenty of places in the country where residents’ air conditioners have already been going strong this year. Obviously, this is not the case here in Vermont. Don’t be fooled by yet another finicky spring season, though. The heat of summer is drawing nearer with each passing minute, and you are going to be starting that cooling system up before much longer. If you ask us, it only makes sense that you should get it back into fighting shape ASAP.

How do you do that? It’s very simple on your end, actually. You need only pick up your phone and dial our number. We are here to provide you with a thorough and effect AC tune-up in Springfield, VT and the surrounding areas. We also want to note that yes, there are plenty of very handy and self-reliant homeowners in our area. A responsible homeowner is one that knows his or her limitations, though. When it comes to routine air conditioning maintenance, the job should always be handled by experienced professionals.

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