What is alternative energy?
“Alternative energy” usually refers to any form of energy that does not come from fossil fuels. Unlike fossil fuels, alternative energy sources are generally renewable and clean.
Valley Energy has primarily been a fuel oil distributor for most of the 30-plus years the company has been in business. But a few years ago we made the decision to sell customers less fuel and to focus on providing our customers with high-efficiency solutions and home comfort service. As part of this approach, we often help homeowners and businesses integrate alternative energy sources, including solar, geothermal and biofuel, without giving up comfort or convenience.
What is solar energy?
Solar energy is the energy produced by the sun as light and heat. The ability to collect and use solar energy has improved in the last 20 years, so it’s now easier and cost-effective to use solar-powered equipment with traditional heating and water heating equipment.
Valley Energy has the equipment and the expertise to help you draw on the sun’s free power without sacrificing comfort or convenience in your home, pool or business. We’ll also help you take advantage of federal tax credits that can help you recover a significant percentage of your investment costs.
What is geothermal energy?
Geothermal energy is based on the simple fact that in this part of the world, the temperature 15 feet underground remains between 50 and 60 degrees year-round. This means that it is relatively warm in the winter and relatively cool in the summer. By circulating liquid through pipes in the ground and installing a system to move the heat into or out of your home or business, you can reduce your dependence on traditional heating and cooling systems by up 70%. This is geothermal energy.
What are the advantages?
Solar and geothermal energy are clean, quiet, renewable and “green” options that can greatly reduce your reliance on fossil fuels. They can also increase your home’s value. However, it can take many years for your financial savings to offset the installation costs. Costs and effectiveness can vary, depending on your home’s size and location, incentives and rebates, and other factors. Valley Energy can work with you to estimate the costs and weigh the benefits.
Get started with alternative energy in Connecticut
To obtain additional information or to request installation or an estimate, please contact us today. Our knowledgeable and experienced customer care and service staff will be happy to answer all your questions.