Home Energy Alternatives is a green energy contracting firm that EnviroCitizen.org discovered is making renewable energy technologies a mainstream option in Nebraska. They are actively engaged in their community, promoting and participating in public events that raise awareness about renewable energy technologies. They also recognize the value of clean, reliable, endless energy that lowers or eliminates utility bills and protects the environment. They continually promote renewable energy technologies in any way that they can, incorporating government incentives into their business model so that customers can save money in both the short-term installation process and in the long-term future of reaping the benefits of renewable energy technology. They help their customers to take advantage of these government incentives, such as the 30% tax credit for solar electric and solar hot water systems, the 30% tax credit for wind turbines and the 30% tax credit for installing a geothermal heat pump.
Home Energy Alternatives installs wind turbines on a small, residential scale. They guide their customers through the entire process, offering assistance with permits, applications and installation. They also install solar energy systems, offering services for both grid-tie (where you remain connected to the public grid) and off-grid systems (where you effectively cut your connection from the public grid).
Home Energy Alternatives recognizes the importance of conservation. They make every effort possible to ensure that clients' homes are as efficient as possible. After transforming a home into an energy-efficient building, they install state-of-the-art renewable energy technologies to save their customers as much money as possible. They encourage customers and members of their community alike to implement no-cost changes, such as lowering water heater temperatures to 120 degrees Fahrenheit, turning lights off when leaving a room, using cold water to wash clothes, taking showers instead of baths and doing full loads in dishwashers, clothes washers and dryers. They also offer a free copy of the Nebraska Energy Savings Plan to anyone who wants it through their site. Home Energy Alternatives offers free energy evaluations for every customer. They perform a walk-through evaluation to assess how energy is being used in your home, then they identify the most cost-effective improvements.
EnviroCitizen.org believes that Home Energy Alternatives is a great example of a company that really cares. They have a passion for renewable energy and make every effort to save their customers money. They understand that renewable energy technologies have considerable start-up costs, so they also help their customers to receive every tax credit or alternative money-saving resource possible. They really are helping to make Nebraska and the Midwest as green as possible.