Easy Steps to Saving Energy

Posted by HTP on Mar 27, 2018 4:25:37 PM

We are all about energy efficiency here at HTP. While we have created water heaters and space heaters that will save you on your monthly bills, there are plenty of ways you can save energy on other items in your home as well.

Here are some tips and tricks we found on Energysage.com to ensure you are conserving as much as you can!

 

Adjust your day-to-day behaviors

To reduce energy consumption in your home, you do not necessarily need to go out and purchase energy efficient products. Energy conservation can be as simple as turning off lights or appliances when you do not need them. You can also use energy-intensive appliances less by performing household tasks manually, such as hang-drying your clothes instead of putting them in the dryer, or washing dishes by hand.

Replace your light bulbs

Traditional incandescent light bulbs consume an excessive amount of electricity and must be replaced more often than their energy efficient alternatives. Halogen incandescent bulbs, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), and light-emitting diode bulbs (LEDs) use anywhere from 25-80% less electricity and last three to 25 times longer than traditional bulbs.

Use smart power strips

“Phantom loads,” or the electricity used by electronics when they are turned off or in standby mode, are a major source of energy waste. In fact, it is estimated that 75% of the energy used to power household electronics is consumed when they are switched off, which can cost you up to $200 per year. Smart power strips, also known as advanced power strips, eliminate the problem of phantom loads by shutting off the power to electronics when they are not in use. Smart power strips can be set to turn off at an assigned time, during a period of inactivity, through remote switches, or based on the status of a “master” device.

 Install a programmable or smart thermostat

A programmable or smart thermostat can be set to automatically turn off or reduce heating and cooling during the times when you are asleep or away. When you install a programmable thermostat, you eliminate wasteful energy use from heating and cooling without upgrading your HVAC system or sacrificing any comfort.

Install energy efficient windows

Windows are significant source of energy waste, which can amount to 10-25% of your total heating bill. To prevent heat loss through your windows, you can replace single-pane windows with double-pane ones.

 

Get your homes ready for the warmer months and ready to save! 

 

Source: https://www.energysage.com/energy-efficiency/101/ways-to-save-energy/

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Which Type of Water Heater is Right For You?

Posted by HTP on Feb 26, 2018 10:00:00 AM

When it comes to choosing a water heater there are many factors to consider. Most likely you will need to make one quickly, but also want to make sure you are choosing a unit that is efficient and suitable for all your hot water needs. This can be a hard task and  HTP wouldn't want you to have to make such an important decision on your own. 

There are 4 major tank types when it comes to water heating. Let's break each down so your decision process can begin. Like we mentioned, there are a few factors that go into choosing which will be right for you, but here are some starting facts:

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Tank Type - Tank type water heaters store your heated water with a traditional tank (hence the not so subtle name). They are typically a bit more economical and can be purchased in either gas or electric models. They tend to vary in gallon capacities from 20 to 115 gallons and efficiencies and rebated range between models and fuel sources.

Tankless - This tends to be a popular style because of its ability to produce endless hot water. Tankless units heat your cold water instantaneously. They can require a large upfront investment but they can reduce energy consumption by as much as 30% providing savings in the long run. If you are low on space these units are ideal as well as they can be hung on walls and are compact.

Crossover - Crossover's combine the on-demand technology of a tankless water heater with minimal water storage. This unit creates hot water to maximize efficiency without waste or standby loss that could come with a large tank. It provides immediate hot water like a traditional tank without delay and easily adapts to building recirculation pumps.

Volume Water Heaters - These water heaters are used to provide large volumes of Domestic Hot Water typically for commercial applications like restaurants, hotels, apartment buildings, etc. They are also referred to as supply boilers.

 

Click through our website to learn more about each of the tank types and feel good about your decision once you've made it and have decided to go with HTP, of course.

 

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Topics: Water Heating, Tech Tips, About HTP, HTP Installations, FAQs, Combination Units

Efficiently Heating Your Home

Posted by HTP on Feb 21, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Winter is still here, unfortunately and keeping your home warm should still be a top priority as we head to round out the brutal winter season. At HTP your heating needs and providing them as efficiently as possible is at the top of our list.

Energy Star recently published an article on 5 hottest tips to keep you warm. One of the top tips is how to heat your home efficiently and we have found their suggestions super helpful. Once you've absorbed their help,  head over to our website and check out our tips on how to choose which space heater is right for you by clicking here.

To read the Energy Star article in its entirety please click here and check out the excerpt below:

In the average American household, almost half of the annual energy bill goes to heating and cooling – more than $900 a year. This season, fall into energy savings with heating tips from ENERGY STAR and enjoy lower energy bills, increased home comfort, and the warm feeling that comes from knowing you’re helping reduce the emissions that contribute to climate change, making a difference in the environment for your family and generations to come.

Maintaining your HVAC system can save you big on utility bills and comfort.

  • Check your furnace’s air filter once a month, especially during the heavy-use months of winter. A dirty filter slows air flow, making the system work harder which wastes energy. If it’s dirty, clean or replace it. At a minimum, clean or replace it every three months.
  • Sealing and insulating air ducts, especially those in your attic or crawlspace, helps keep the heat where you want it and can improve your HVAC system’s efficiency by as much as 10%.
  • Consider a yearly professional tune-up of your HVAC system.
  • If you need to replace your HVAC system, ask your contractor about ENERGY STAR certified units. And make sure that your new energy-efficient unit is properly installed for maximum savings.
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Topics: Water Heating, Tech Tips, Space Heating, About HTP

2018 Training Classes

Posted by HTP on Feb 7, 2018 3:00:00 PM

You are not going to want to wait to register .. 

HTP has kicked off the 2018 Training Classes at our state of the art training facility in New Bedford, Ma. Beginning in January, contractors began learning more about what goes into some of the most efficient products in the industry.

This year, we have added additional class length times to ensure a class schedule that will work for you. You can choose from either a day and a half class or a day class and all class sizes are no more than 12. The sessions will include  whole product overviews, along with training on high efficiency hydronic boiler applications. 

All particpants will walk away with more than just more knowledge on all the topics involved, they will even receive a swag bag full of HTP goodies! Click here to register today, don't wait classes are sure to fill up.

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HTP Takes on Chicago

Posted by HTP on Jan 15, 2018 2:00:00 PM

This year's AHR Expo is in the beautiful city of Chicago IL. Beginning on January 22nd and running through the 24th the show will be hosting more than 2,000 exhibitors and attracting crowds of 65,000 industry professionals from every state in America and 165 countries worldwide. HTP is proud to be among the exhibitors as the Show provides a unique forum for the entire HVACR industry to come together and share new products, technologies, and ideas.

We have brought a plethora of our highly efficient, durable products to walk you through in person. We will also have a SNEAK PEAK of a new product that is not yet on the market! Want a preview? Here is a short list of what you can expect when you stop by our booth 5591.

 

RGH Floor -The Crossover Residential/Commercial Floor Water Heater is a revolutionary product and was designed to be the most highly efficient affordable residential tank type product in the industry. These models are Energy Star certified and combine the flow capacity of a 50 gallon tank type water heater with the continuous flow feature found in tankless water heaters.

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Phoenix Light Duty - The Phoenix Light Duty Water Heater is highly efficient with up to a .90 Uniform Energy Factor (UEF) rating and three to one turndown ratio. This water heater is constructed with durable 316L stainless steel to resist corrosion and last longer. It's light weight and features top port connections to make installations easier. It is Energy Star rated ultra low NOx compliant making it eco-friendly!

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Heat Pump Water HeaterHTP's Heat Pump Water Heater (HPWH50H) has an Energy Factor that's more than 2.5 times better than a standard electric water heater. Its Uniform Energy Factor or UEF is 2.80. The heat pump water heater has 4 different modes to ensure you are ALWAYS saving energy no matter what the circumstance.

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Just to name a few! We look forward to seeing you and teaching you more about all the products we will have at the show. See you in Chicago!

 

 

 

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