At Creative Energy, earth day isn’t just one day – it’s everyday. We carefully select our products and the companies we partner with to be sure they are earth conscious and Eco-friendly.

Energy Efficiency

When we use less energy, we save precious natural resources and cut down on pollution. According the ASE [Alliance to Save Energy] the United States uses 56% less energy today than if we didn’t have energy-efficient technologies and policies. That’s 52 quads of energy saved per year – the same amount of energy needed to power 12 states for a year. If we didn’t have energy efficiency, we’d have to produce or import energy sources like oil, natural gas, and coal. So, energy efficiency helps us keep more resources on the earth longer. From power plants to cars, consuming energy can produce emissions that harm our environment. But investments in energy efficiency across the biggest sectors of our economy could abate up to 1.1 gigatons of greenhouse gas emissions annually – that’s equal to taking all U.S. cars and trucks of the road for one year.

Energy Smart® system from Hot Springs

Hot Springs Spas, sold by Creative Energy, have created a complete Energy Smart System that reduces energy consumption to save you money. You can have peace of mind that your Hot Spring spa will be hot and ready for you, without costly energy bills.

Can Hot Tubs save water?

We have sold Hot Spring Spas for over 33 years now, and have lived through quite a few dry years. During the last drought in 1990 many of our customers in an effort to save water usage, took a long warm soak in their Hot Spring Spa, then a quick cooler 6 minute shower just to cool down and clean up. Their water consumption dropped drastically, while their Hot Spring Spa became their only source for reusable hot water.

Improve Heat Efficiency with Fireplace Inserts

Bay area fireplace owners enjoy watching fires burn and value the ability to closely monitor a fire’s progress. However, most fireplaces allow too much air to enter the chimney. This limits heat efficiency. With the help of a gas or wood insert, any fireplace in San Francisco can become more efficient and useful.

A wood-fueled insert is a compact enclosed unit that fits inside an existing fireplace. They all include glass doors so the fire is visible but self contained. Inserts are much more airtight than fireplaces. This significantly increases the heat output. Unlike pellet stoves and some kerosene heaters, they don’t require electricity to operate.

Open fireplaces only burn wood at a maximum efficiency of 15%, according to the California Energy Commission. If the damper remains open after a fire goes out, they also allow heat to escape the room. On the other hand, The New York Times reports that fireplace inserts offer an efficiency rate of approximately 65%.

Wood Inserts utilize space more efficiently than wood stoves as well. An insert doesn’t occupy any portion of the floor. Additionally, inserts eliminate the need for a second flue or a long stovepipe. In some ways, they are safer than traditional wood stoves. An insert is surrounded by bricks on three sides, which minimizes the risk of burns.

The homeowner or a contractor can install an insert and construct a small room around the fireplace. Inserts are not difficult to install or remove. However, a homeowner should not neglect to thoroughly clean the chimney beforehand.

In summary, wood inserts enable fireplace owners to gain more heat without sacrificing elegance or giving up floor space. This lowers the cost of heating a house, room or sauna.

Happy #EarthDay – from the Creative Energy family to yours!