Tuesday, January 8, 2019

New Year New You

What's your New Years resolution this year? For me its the same as most years, get in shape and eat a few more salads. This last year was different, I was pregnant. 2019 is more about getting my body back to pre-pregnancy shape and beyond. With that in mind I'm sure many of you have similar general goals to improve your health. Whether you are a triathlete, workout occasionally, fitness enthusiast or barely getting off the couch to find the TV remote; most of us would like to keep our health to be the best we can for ourselves and for our loved ones. However you get there is up to you.

We offer an aquatic fitness machine that you might know as a swim spa. The Endless Pools fitness machine goes beyond swimming in place to taking your workout to the next level with rowing to strengthen your arms, treadmill for water resistant walks and runs, water yoga weight training and more. But don't just take it from me, here are some testimonials on Endless Pools.

Source: Arthritis Foundation, www.arthritis.org
  • Water’s buoyancy reduces the impact on joints.
  • Working out in water can help improve cardiovascular fitness, balance and range of motion.
  • Heated pools – typically 82 to 88 degrees – can help soothe pain. Cooler temps might not make your joints feels as good, but you’ll still reap the workout’s benefits.
  • Water also has greater resistance than air, which means walking in water requires more effort and ultimately burns more calories than walking on land.

What will it take to bring in the new year with the new you? The benefits of aerobic exercise are listed above. This is nothing new, we all have heard of the health benefits of water and exercise. We invite you to get started and take a look at one of our Endless Pools in our showroom on 41 and Bullard Ave. Wake up with less pain, soreness, stiff joints and get results. We encourage you to come in and try one of our fitness pools for free.  

Friday, December 21, 2018

New! Ravelli Pellet Stoves

We are now featuring Ravelli pellet stoves, made in Italy. They have a modern design with the classic dependability you would expect from your pellet stove. The Ravelli products that we carry are now in our showroom in an insert and you can view a completely different design with our freestanding model. To see if the Ravelli pellet stove or insert are a right fit for your home, here is a link to both models with their specs and images to see the beautiful color options that match your home design.

With Christmas just around the corner, the red options just seemed like the right color to show. Don't they look gorgeous?!

Roma Pellet Insert

RV 100 Classic Pellet Freestanding

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Top 3 Things to Consider When Purchasing A New Stove or Fireplace

1.)  Which stove is best for my needs gas, pellet or wood?

What you choose depends on your preference and fuel you have access to.

Gas Fireplace Insert- The majority of our customers prefer a gas unit for many reasons including convenience, stove turns on with flick of a button or by remote control, burns gas or liquid propane, don’t have to store fuel, it is easy to heat your home.

Pellet Fireplace Insert- Many of our customers prefer the strong heating efficiency of our pellet stove. Pellet stoves have come a long way. What we offer operates on electronic ignition; turns on and off, with a click of a button and operates on a five level speed control.
Wood Fireplace Insert- Others have grown up with a wood fireplace in their home and want to keep it that way. Our wood units burn more efficiently with a re-burn system, so you can use them without polluting the air and get more heat into your home.

No matter which fireplace you decide, all of our fireplaces are efficient heaters and offer top quality design.

    2.)  What are the measurements of my existing fireplace?

Measure inside the existing firebox to get an idea of how large or small of an insert will fit into the existing cavity. At the minimum it is best to come in knowing the size of A and B, as shown in the diagram below. Bringing in a picture of what you currently have also helps in selecting the right fireplace for you.

3           3.)  Once you decide on which stove to purchase, what are next steps?

      You want to make sure that when you make your purchase there is an installer and service department to back up your stove purchase. Energy House has a top quality service department available for repairs, maintenance and annual stove cleanings. Along with excellent service, the installer we refer to has over 30 years of experience installing stoves along with an electrician and contractors license. Installs vary on a case-by-case basis depending on many factors including; pitch of roof, type of fireplace, single story or two stories, location of fireplace in the home and many more. That is why your salesperson will ask many questions before finding your perfect fireplace insert or freestanding stove.  

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Home and Garden Show Recap

The Home and Garden Show's last day was on Sunday. The rain and wind tested the tent and signage of our massive booth set up, however everything worked out when it came down to opening day. The kind people of Fresno and Clovis came out to enjoy the greasy tacos, sugary cinnamon rolls and of course all of the home items for sale. Many walked by our booth and some walked away with their very own high quality Hot Spring Spas or one of our American made stoves from Innovative Hearth products carrying the Country stoves line and Kozy Heat stoves.

Overall the Home and Garden Show was a success. We got lucky that is did not rain non-stop and that there were beautiful breaks of sunshine. Though we had to laugh at how it did not rain all year until the show rolled around. It would seem that it takes a Home show to bring on the rain that we have been needing in California. Until we see you all again next year at the Home and Garden Show, but wait you don't have to wait to get show deals, we have promotions year round so keep an eye out for those.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Spooky Facts

In the spirit of Halloween spooky things have been on our mind at Energy House. One of them being not taking the proper precautions when getting into your hot tub. Taking care of your hot tub can be a simple thing to do as long as you keep in mind a few key pointers that I found online and from our own service department. If your spa is not properly maintained, it may not be safe to go in it. One can receive what is known as hot tub rash. I know my Uncle has had one and it went away about after a week. This can be avoided if you follow this advice.
1.)  Before you hop into your hot tub, first rinse off and get clean. Do this first and then get inside the spa. The reason for this is “personal care products such as lotion, makeup and sunscreen use up the disinfectant in the water, meaning it’s less able to kill off other bugs,” (Huffington Post). Let your water care treatment system work for you, not against you. I learned this the hard way as many hot tub owners often do.
2.)  Yet again before stepping in, test your spa with chemical test strips. This takes about a minute or so and lets you know if it is ready to go or you need to add water care treatment to your spa.
Four Questions Hot Tub Owners Need to Know. Also Know That Our Service Depatment Is There For You.
• What was the most recent health inspection score for the hot tub?
• Are disinfectant and pH levels checked more often when the hot
tub is being used by a lot of people?
• Are the following maintenance activities performed regularly:
» Removal of the slime or biofilm layer by scrubbing and cleaning?
» Replacement of the hot tub water filter according to
manufacturer’s recommendations?
» Replacement of hot tub water?
Make sure to have a clean and sanitary hot tub. Call service for any maintenance inquiries on your Hot Spring Spa (559-432-1500).

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Shopping for an Insert: Here's What to Bring

When shopping for an insert to fit into your fireplace it is best to bring a picture with you of your fireplace. It is even more helpful if you bring along a photo and fireplace measurements. Here is a guideline for taking your fireplace measurements.    
Also, let us know if you have a masonry fireplace or zero clearance fireplace. Masonry fireplaces are brick or stone inside and outside where the chimney is. Zero clearance are prefabricated fireplaces that tend to have stucco or an exterior that matches the home. Zero clearance fireplaces tend to have metal framing and glass doors, whereas masonry fireplace are typically a firebox without doors or metal framing. 
Masonry Fireplace
Zero Clearance Fireplace

Once you have all the measurements and know which type of fireplace you currently have, come into the store to select the perfect gas/pellet/wood insert for your home. Our team is here to help you find which type of insert works best for you and your family. Energy House also makes it easy in providing you with an installer you can trust. Larry McCollum has been in the stove industry for over 20 years. Larry is a certified electrician and certified in the valley air district program as well. He has done hundreds of installs including custom install jobs that only an experienced professional can handle. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

HotSpring® Spas Instant Rebate Event

during the Hot Spring® Spas Instant Rebate Event
Life is better with a Hot Spring hot tub.
The world's leading brand of hot tubs delivers The Absolute Best Hot Tub Ownership Experience® with exclusive features like the Moto-Massage® DX Jet, ACE® Salt Water System and unparalleled energy efficiency.
Don't miss this chance to save $1,000 on a new Highlife® Collection NXT spa or Highlife Collection spa, or save $500 on a new Limelight® Collection spa.
Hurry, event ends September 25.
Come see us today and discover the difference a Hot Spring spa can make in your life!

*Terms and conditions apply. Offer available on select spa models only. See store for details.