Posts Tagged ‘Woodstock’

Common Heating Issues: What Is Short Cycling?

Monday, November 28th, 2016

When you live somewhere as cold as Southern Vermont, the last thing that you want to encounter is a problem of any kind with your home heating system. Unfortunately, there is simply no such thing as a heater that is truly 100% reliable. At some point you are likely going to run into trouble with your heater, which is unsurprising given how much you’ll be using it.

One problem that a lot of homeowners encounter, and one which many let slide for too long, is short cycling. In the following post, we’ll not only explain what short cycling is, but also why it is such a problem. Should your heater short cycle, be sure to schedule service with a member of our team immediately.


Can Ductless Heaters Handle a Vermont Winter?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Yes, they can, but we understand why homeowners may have some reservations. If you are familiar with heat pump technology, then you already know that heat pumps use existing heat in the air outside when heating one’s home. Considering the fact that we experience subzero temperatures on a regular basis, you may not think that heat pumps, including ductless mini splits, could get the job done.

The technology that ductless mini splits use today makes them even more effective than ever before in heating homes. While a bit more electricity may be used when the temperature is extremely low, the ductless mini split can still handle the heating of a home, provided that the system is installed and sized properly. We will guarantee that your ductless mini split heat pump in Woodstock, VT can do the job.


Are You Familiar with Our Dual Fuel Discount?

Monday, September 19th, 2016

There are a lot of systems and machines that require fuel in order to operate. When you use those fuels consistently and extensively, you need to have them delivered to you in a reasonable quantity. Considering how busy our days are, anything that can make that process simpler and more convenient is well worth considering.

Not only will you find all of the fuels that you need all in one place when you work with us, but you can even save money when purchasing those fuels. If you use more than one fuel regularly, you should give some attention to our dual fuel discount. We’ll make sure that you have all of the fuel that you need in Woodstock, VT, and that you are paying an affordable price for them. (more…)

Vermont Winter Tip: Outfit Your Home with a Whole-House Humidifier

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

It’s been a hot summer, and last winter certainly was fairly mild. We Vermonters know that you can never afford to underestimate what winter may send our way, though. That is why we’ve recommended that you get your heating replacement and/or maintenance out of the way now, before you really need to put your heater into rotation. We also advise you to keep your indoor air quality in mind during the colder time of the year, though.

One issue that homeowners grapple with during the winter season is very dry air. While your AC may dry out the air in the summer, the air itself is actually quite dry in the winter. That is why you may want to equip your home with a whole-house humidifier in Woodstock, VT.


Why Is My AC Making Strange Sounds?

Monday, July 18th, 2016

No air conditioner is going to operate completely silently. That being said, you probably have a pretty good idea of what your air conditioner in Woodstock, VT sounds like when it is running to keep your home cool throughout the summer season. If it starts to make loud, unfamiliar, or simply alarming sounds, we strongly suggest that you contact a member of our staff right away.

You never want to wait for serious problems to develop with your home cooling system before scheduling any air conditioning repairs that you may need. If you convince yourself that these sounds are no big deal, that is precisely what you are doing. Such sounds are often warning signs of more serious problems in development.  (more…)

When to Schedule Professional Leak Detection Services

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Your plumbing system moves a lot of water throughout your home each and every day. It is also responsible for removing waste and wastewater from your home in a hygienic, reliable manner. If you want to avoid serious damages to your home resulting from leaks in this plumbing system, then scheduling prompt leak detection services at the first sign of trouble is a must. There are some leaks where the source of the problem is very obvious. Other leaks, though, may be much more difficult to pinpoint with certainty. Our plumbers have the tools and training that they need to complete your leak detection services in Woodstock, VT successfully, so call today.  (more…)

You Must Change Your AC Filter Regularly

Monday, April 18th, 2016

We are eagerly anticipating the warm, sunny days of summer around here, especially after such a chilly spring season. If you are hoping to enjoy the heat of summer to the fullest, then you must be sure to keep your air conditioning system in great working condition so that you have a comfortable home to return to at the end of the day. Scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance in Woodstock, VT is the best way in which to ensure that this is the case. You must remember, though, that you cannot leave your air filter replacement solely to your AC technician. You must change the filter regularly, between sessions, in order to get the most from your AC. (more…)

Don’t Wait Too Long to Schedule Your AC Tune-Up

Monday, March 14th, 2016

It’s been a bit of a strange winter here in Vermont, with relatively mild temperatures—for us, anyway—and a pretty conservative amount of snow. Even so, homeowners throughout the area are undoubtedly looking forward to the summer season and all of the fun and activities that is has to offer. Before you get too caught up thinking of all that you’ll do this summer, though, remember that you must take at least one major precaution against discomfort this summer season: scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance. If you have your air conditioner tuned up before the start of each summer season, rather than at the close, then now is a great time to schedule your routine air conditioning maintenance in Woodstock, VT.  (more…)

Is Your Heater of the Right Size?

Monday, 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. (more…)

How an HRV Can Benefit You

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Now that we are moving quickly into the coldest time of the year, homeowners throughout Southern Vermont are gearing up to get their heaters in prime working condition. As we know too well in this part of the country, though, heating one’s home throughout the long, arduous winter season can be trying on the budget, and can also drag down the quality of the air in our homes as we seal them up as tightly as we can for efficiency’s sake. With that in mind, you may want to consider investing in an HRV, or heat recovery ventilator, this year. There are a few ways in which using an HRV in Woodstock, VT can benefit you. Read on, and contact HB Energy Solutions with any questions that you may have.  (more…)