NHSaves Blog

Laundry: Reduce Your Energy Load

Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in @ Home

The average American household washes 300 loads of laundry per year, using about 40 gallons of water for a single load. Washing and drying your clothes more efficiently can reduce your water and energy use significantly. Eight ways to save Clean up with cost-saving laundry strategies: Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible. Unless you…

Fighting Mold and Mildew in Your Home

Posted on Monday, August 15, 2016 in @ Home

Moisture leaks and humidity problems can lead to the growth of mold and mildew, which can cause a variety of health problems including allergies, asthma and other respiratory conditions. Moisture and humidity can also cause structural damage to your home, such as rot in building materials and the premature failure of paints and finishes; problems…

Timing is Everything: When and How to Water your Way to a Healthy Lawn

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2016 in @ Home

Timing is Everything: When and How to Water Your Way to a Healthy Lawn Source: www.sxc.hu/ It’s time to water your lawn to keep it green and healthy, but you don’t want to waste water. So do you grab a cup of coffee, or do you grab a flashlight? If you live in the dry…

Ductwork: Seal In Energy Savings

Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 in @ Home

  • Over time, ducts can develop leaks, holes, and poor connections. • Ductwork is often hidden in walls and ceilings, so it can often be difficult to repair. • Do not use duct tape; use mastic sealant or metal tape.   Do you have high energy bills, stuffy rooms, or a dusty house? The…

Are Hidden Energy Losses Costing You?

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016 in @ Home, @ Work

Are Hidden Energy Losses Costing You? Key Points Leaky ducts, failed steam traps and poorly-tuned controls can increase heating and cooling loads. Phantom load and personal appliances waste electricity and reduce overall energy efficiency. With a little investigation, you’ll likely discover these and other hidden sources of energy waste. When it comes to improving energy…

Getting in Tune with LEDs

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2016 in @ Home

Getting in Tune with LEDs Key Points Color-tunable LEDs can deliver light in color temperatures ranging from warm to cool. Correlated color temperature (CCT) measures the color temperature of the light emitted from a bulb. Three types of color-tunable products are available: dim-to-warm, white-tuning and full-color tuning. LEDs are well known for their efficiency, long-life,…

Restart Your Motor Policy

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 in @ Municipalities, @ Work

Restart Your Motor Policy Key Points An effective motor policy can save money on repair and replacement, and improve your productivity. Planning is essential. Start with an inventory of all equipment and a list of trusted suppliers. Include replacement guidelines and repair specifications, as well as preventive maintenance. Motors are critical to operations and they…

Blow the Lid Off!

Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2016 in @ Municipalities

  Save thousands of dollars a year by maintaining your compressor.   Energy use may account for up to 90 percent of the total costs for compressed air production. If a system is not operating at peak efficiency, energy consumption goes up as air leakage and pressure drops occur. A preventive maintenance program will help…

Building Toward Zero

Posted on Monday, March 7, 2016 in @ Home

Key Points Imagine a home that – as far as energy is concerned – cares for itself.  That is essentially a Net Zero energy home. Breakthroughs in building materials, improved construction techniques, technological advances to HVAC systems, and the use of renewable energy technologies are all helping Granite Staters drastically reduce their energy bills –…

Conserving Water Helps Reduce Fuel Costs

Posted on Monday, February 22, 2016 in @ Work

Key Points A water-efficiency program is an excellent way to reduce your water heating bill. High-efficiency plumbing fixtures, appliances, and other equipment can yield savings on water, sewer, and energy bills. Landscape irrigation can be a significant source of water consumption during the growing season in some climates. Water heating is a significant source of energy…