The Whole Home Approach
Instead of hiring five contractors to electrify the different parts of your home, Helio’s holistic approach streamlines the process for faster and better results. Whether you want to tackle everything at once, or take one step at a time, you set the pace.
Insulation & Air Sealing
We reduce your energy load while making your home more comfortable. We find air leaks and poorly insulated areas of your home, and tighten your building envelope in order to increase energy efficiency.
Electric Heat Pumps
Heat pump technology has dramatically changed over the last ten years. They run quietly and can generate heat efficiently in temperatures as low as -17 degrees. They are quieter than gas furnaces and 3 - 4x as efficient. This technology can both heat and cool your home, allowing us to replace both your furnace and your AC unit or swamp cooler with one device. You will use less energy year round and save on future maintenance, repair, and replacement costs.
Heat Pump Water Heaters
In addition to being 3 - 4x more efficient as their gas counterparts, heat pump water heaters offer premium features including a user-friendly display, vacation mode, and IoT capabilities, allowing you to monitor and control your water heater from anywhere. These IoT capabilities will eventually be key to interacting with your utility in real time to offset peak loads and save you money.
Solar Panels & Batteries
There is no better feeling than running your life off the sun. After Helio has electrified your major appliances, we can tailor a solar system to your roof to get you as close to net zero as possible. Additionally we will add battery backup to your garage so you have peace of mind that your house has electricity during a power outage. This will also allow you to take advantage of time use rates with your utility provider.
Electric Vehicle Chargers
Having a fully electric home also means you’ll be prepared for the future. Helio makes sure your house is electric vehicle-ready. Once you get an electric vehicle, the majority of the time you spend recharging your car will be at home. We make sure your solar system and car charger work together to support the additional needs of your new car.
Induction Stove Wiring
In ten years, we will look back and think we were crazy for burning fossil fuels inside our homes. Recent studies in indoor air quality have shown that children’s risk of asthma goes up by 42% in homes where natural gas stoves are used. Your gas stove emits methane, nitrogen dioxide, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide. A recent Stanford study found that ¾ of these emissions are emitted when your stove is turned off. An induction stove is more efficient, boils water in half the time, and is easier to clean. Plus, its flat surface area design never gets too hot, which significantly reduces the danger to your kids.
We spend up to 90% of our time indoors. Bacteria and viruses, air pollution from our cities and cars, and CO2 from our own breath can build up inside our homes without proper ventilation. This leads to an increased rate of sickness, difficulty concentrating, poor sleep, and reduced productivity. Helio installs home ventilation systems that monitor your home’s air quality and automatically exhaust stale air, moisture, and indoor pollutants, replacing them with fresh, clean, and tempered air from the outside.