Archives for: December 21st, 2018
Living in New Hampshire has prepared us to bundle up when we go outside in the winter. Layers, layers and more layers. We should be able to get rid of those layers when we get home, so why is it that there always seems to be a chill in the air in some homes? Drafts, […]
The leaves are changing and the air is starting to get cooler. It’s time to start thinking about turning on the heat. When the temperature drops, you’ll want to have your heating system ready to go. Preparing now
can save you money and the stress of scrambling before the first frost.
Summer is the best time of the year for pool parties, vacations, barbecues and the beach; but did you know that the heat could be costing you extra money and wasting energy in your home this season? By turning the air conditioning up just two degrees could save you about $115 per year. Additionally, installing […]
For a limited-time only, NHSaves is offering New Hampshire residents an exclusive online deal to make the switch to LED light bulbs today! From February 1st – February 28th, 2018, residential electric customers of Eversource, Liberty Utilities, NH Electric Co-Op, and Unitil will have the opportunity to order a 5-bulb package of ENERGY STAR certified […]
Button Up New Hampshire, the popular home energy savings workshop series, is returning to a community near you. These free workshops will take place throughout NH starting in September. The workshops are being sponsored by NHSaves and coordinated by the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI). The NHSaves Button Up Workshop is a 1.5 hour […]
If you are looking for ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home, air sealing is an affordable investment that will reduce energy costs, while improving the comfort and durability of your home. To begin, locate the areas where air leakage is occurring; often it is where two different materials meet, such as brick […]
The spray foam is made on-site by mixing two chemicals—isocyanate and a polylol blend. When these two chemicals react, a blowing agent expands the mix as it’s sprayed, forming a foam. Most SPF is closed cell, which acts as an air and vapor barrier—a major advantage in southern climates. However, humidity control and proper ventilation are critical to a successful and safe application.
New smart thermostats make saving energy very convenient. These brainy, next-generation models contain built-in Wi-Fi technology that allows you to control them remotely through your computer or mobile device. You can also get weather updates, service reminders, and more.
Space conditioning is the largest source of energy use in most homes, and air leaks can waste a significant amount of your energy dollars. You can save up to 10 percent on heating and cooling costs and make your home more comfortable year-round by sealing air leaks. Six low-cost energy-saving measures follow: Windows. Windows are […]