Tuesday, May 19, 2015


New England is at the center of explosive year-round weather, from severe winter blizzards to intense storm cells. But the time to be prepared for extreme weather is well before it's in the forecast. You can make sure your home and your family are never in the dark, regardless of power outages, by purchasing the protective power of a generator.

Gault Energy began installing and servicing automatic standby generators in 2013. With our turn-key generator solution, we are able to coordinate every step of the process, from purchase to installation. We never want you to feel powerless again.

We are proud to offer both Generac and Kohler generator options. These trusted, automatic standby generators will power your entire house, keeping your family safe and comfortable while you weather the storm, together.

"The whole team at Gault is a pleasure to work with. They were meticulous and conscientious during my generator installation project, and managed the full process extremely well. They also delivered on time and on budget." - John S., Wilton

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Monday, April 6, 2015


New England, which relies more heavily on heating oil than any other region in the United States, has benefited from the huge drop in petroleum prices this year. Those who depend on heating oil and propane to warm their homes - as many New England residents do - enjoyed significant savings throughout this long and harsh winter.

The Energy Information Administration recently estimated that the typical American household saved $750 this winter due to lower fuel prices.

Crude oil production is at its highest levels in more than 30 years, and the U.S. is moving toward energy independence by combining increased production, renewable and alternative fuel sources, and more efficient equipment. Analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. seem to concur, and are looking toward the future of oil prices. They have slashed their forecasts for oil prices in 2015 and 2016.

While no one can predict the future, we know the oil market is traditionally a volatile one. One thing is certain: prices will continue to fluctuate, but Gault Energy will continue to do everything we can to help you save money on the fuel you use all year long. From price protection programs and various payment options to upgrading to high efficiency equipment, you can rely on Gault Energy to be your trusted partner 365 days a year.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015


As we look ahead to the warmer months, it is important to note that upgrading your existing air conditioning system to an energy efficient one is the best way to keep your utility bill down. But you can take steps now that will save you money when the mercury rises and the air conditioning is running days at a time:

  • Make sure your air conditioning equipment is in tip-top shape. Gault Energy can tune-up your air conditioners and central air conditioning system, which helps units run more efficiently to better cool your home, as well as to save you money.
  • If you have an older, outdated central air-conditioning system, consider purchasing a new, more efficient one. Gault Energy is a proud provider of Trane high-efficiency central air conditioning systems. Trane's cooling products withstand years of use and are designed to provide lasting energy-efficient cool air for you home. 

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Monday, January 26, 2015



With Winter Weather Upon Us, Please Remember the Following:
  • Make sure your driveway is cleared at a width of at least 10 feet so our trucks can safely pull in
  • Clear a path to your fill pipe, as well as the area around your fill pipe, so our drviers can make your heating oil delivery
  • Make sure your walkways are cleared so our technicians can access your home safely
  • Check the level of propane in your tank by looking at the gauge. If the gauge reads 40% or less, please call for a delivery
  • For Gault Energy generator customers, please clear 2 feet around your entire generator

Serving you, our loyal customers, and keeping our employees safe are our number one priorities.

Should you have any questions regarding any of this information, please do not hesitate to contact one of our Customer Care Representatives at 203.227.5181.

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Monday, December 8, 2014


Many homeowners may confuse the terms boiler and furnace, but, there is an easy way to remember: a boiler uses hot water (think of "boiling" water) to heat your home, and a furnace uses warm air (also referred to as forced air).

A hydronic system uses water or steam to heat your home. In a hot water system, the boiler heats water to approximately 180 degrees. A circulator moves the water through the pipes that lead to baseboard heaters, radiators or radiant tubing.

In a steam system, the boiler turns the water into steam, which then rises through the pipes to radiators.

A warm air system uses a furnace to deliver the heat throughout the home. The air is heated in the furnace and a blower forces it into a duct system. The warm air is then released into your home, through vents or registers in your walls, ceilings or floors.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Energy Efficiency: What Does It Really Mean?

The energy efficiency rating of heating and air conditioning equipment is critical, yet often misunderstood. It is important to understand what the ratings stand for and how they are determined in the first place. 

The standards for energy efficiency are set by the U.S. Dept. of Energy and every piece of heating and air conditioning equipment is assigned one of three efficiency ratings, which must appear on the products.

The three ratings include:

  • SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). This is how air conditioners and heat pumps are rated. The higher the SEER number, the greater the energy efficiency. Currently, the approved minimum SEER rating is 13.0, while the highest SEER rating available is 21.0.
  • AFUE (Average Fuel Utilization Efficiency). This is the measurement of efficiency of gas and oil-fired heating equipment. It's shown in percentages and the number indicates how much fuel is used to heat a house - and how much is wasted. For example, a 79.5% AFUE means that 20.5% is wasted. So, the higher the number the better the efficiency and the least waste. Replacing an old, inefficient heating system can result in significant energy savings, as much as 40%!
  • HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor). While a heat pump's cooling efficiency is measured by SEER, HSPF determines its heating efficiency. The most efficient heat pumps have an HSPF between 8.0 and 10.0.
Although these efficiency rating standards are technical, familiarizing yourself with these numbers and what they mean can be helpful in making decisions regarding heating and cooling equipment for your home. And, your Gault Energy Comfort Specialists can help guide you every step of the way in determining which makes the most sense for you, your family, and your budget!

Gault Energy | 203.227.5181 | www.gaultenergy.com

Thursday, November 13, 2014


Did you know that the "heating oil" you have been using in your home isn't, in fact, "heating oil at all?" That's right. You no longer use traditional heating oil to heat your home and haven't been for years!

Rather, you have been using a product called Bioheat® Fuel.

Simply put, Bioheat® Fuel is a blend of traditional heating oil with Biodiesel, a domestically produced, sustainable heating oil replacement made from natural sources such as soybean oil. Biodiesel is the ONLY fuel available that is 100% renewable, has ZERO-emissions, and is locally grown. In fact, Biodiesel is as environmentally friendly as solar power!

All of us at Gault Energy are excited about this revolution and will work towards increasing the percentage of Biodiesel into the fuel we deliver. It's our commitment to our customers, and our environment. Call Gault Energy today to learn more about how Bioheat® Fuel is transforming our industry.

Gault Energy | 203.227.5181 | www.gaultenergy.com

Friday, November 7, 2014

HVAC Consumer Watch: When to Beware of the "Cheaper" Option

You've heard it said before, that if it's too good to be true, it probably is. This is never more true than with the purchase of a new heating or cooling system. You may be shocked to have gotten quotes from several different HVAC installers with prices varying quite a bit. What you should you do? Choose the lowest price of course, right? Maybe not. 

Right sizing saves energy. While the efficiency rating of your heating and cooling equipment is critical, the right size equipment is just as important. Determining the right 'capacity' is essential.

Homes that have uneven heat creating hot and cold spots, or homes with the furnace running all of the time, are indications that the heating system lacks proper capacity for that home and is not properly sized. Some companies deliberately 'undersize' equipment to keep the initial quoted price down so they win the job. The customer thinks they are saving money by choosing the lowest priced option available. But what they fail to understand is that they will ultimately be spending more money over time because the system will have to work over time, round the clock to try to keep up with the demand, all the while never achieving the total home comfort you desire.

To calculate the right size heating and air conditioning equipment, it's necessary to perform a heating/cooling load calculation of your home. This calculation examines such factors as the size of the home, where it's situated, the surroundings such as trees, the lifestyle of the occupants, and the home's insulation.

Without question, right sizing is a key factor in both comfort and energy conservation.

Let the Home Comfort Specialists at Gault Energy correctly size your equipment today. This will save you money in the long run and help eliminate uneven heating in your home.

Gault Energy | 203.227.5181 | www.gaultenergy.com

Monday, November 3, 2014

Honeywell's Lyric: New Smart Thermostat goes beyond efficient mobile comfort control and energy management

Both the new Lyric from Honeywell and Nest, now owned by Google, are quality devices. But we've put both to the test and if you're looking to control your home's heating and cooling from a smartphone (or tablet), we prefer Honeywell's Lyric and here's why:

  • Nest can do the job if you have a predictable lifestyle. As one Nest user says, "I find myself arguing with it more than I think I should. The scheduling thing is great for people who have totally regular schedules - if they exist." Lyric, on the other hand, overcomes the 'scheduling' problem with geofencing, a comfort and energy conservation tool. It senses when a member of the household is seven miles away for suburbanites or 500 feet for those living in an urban setting
  • Lyric has a built in Wi-Fi-based feature that takes into account both internal and external settings based on outside conditions. The newer Nests are now able to take humidity into account, but that's it. Both send a helpful monthly energy use report
  • Lyric's On/Auto/Circulate fan settings can keep air moving throughout your home, while the Nest doesn't
Love your iphone? It's worth noting that Honeywell is also partnering with Apple with a goal of making its iOS the hub for all connected devices with its HomeKit working with locks, lights, door and thermostats, and undoubtedly a lot more.

To learn more about Lyric, please contact a Comfort Specialist at Gault Energy. We'll answer your questions and provide you with the information you need. Smart technology for today's needs.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

AC Efficiency - SEER Ratings Do Matter!

As you probably know, central air conditioners are rated according their Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, also referred to as a SEER rating. This rating represents the relative amount of energy needed to provide a specific cooling output. While many older systems have SEER ratings of 6 or less, the minimum SEER rating allowed today is 13, with the highest efficiency systems ranging somewhere around 18 or 20!

As a general rule, the higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the AC system will be. It’s important to look for the ENERGY STAR label for central air conditioners with SEER ratings of 13 or greater, but we encourage you to consider using air conditioning equipment with even higher SEER ratings for greater savings, and more environmentally responsible operation.

Gault Energy | 203.227.5181 | www.gaultenergy.com

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tankless Hot Water Heaters - Hot Water on Demand Whenever You Need It!

Tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand water heaters, deliver a constant supply of hot water, meaning you don’t have to wait for a storage tank to fill up with hot water before jumping in the shower. They also provide hot water only as it is needed, so there are none of the standby energy losses associated with common hot water heater storage tanks.

As their name implies, tankless water heaters heat water directly without the use of a storage tank. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water travels through a pipe into the unit where it is heated by a gas burner or an electric element. Typically, tankless water heaters provide hot water at a rate of 2-5 gallons per minute.

Hot water on-demand AND reduced energy costs? Now that’s getting good bang for your buck!

Gault Energy | 203.227.5181 | www.gaultenergy.com
Are You Ready for the Next Storm?

Automatic standby generators from Gault Energy ensure you will never have to worry about losing power in your home again. And, Gault Energy makes it seamless coordinating every step of the process including:

  • Sizing the proper generator for your needs
  • Coordinating all necessary wiring and electrical work
  • Installing the generator and all necessary fuel piping
  • Sizing the proper propane tank for uninterrupted runtime
  • Supplying propane to fuel your generator
  • Providing protective service and maintenance agreements to ensure your generator runs when you need it most
Now, receive a FREE one year Generator Protection Plan with the purchase of a new installation! Our Generator Protection Plans have been designed to:

  • Help you save money on costly repairs that are the result of unmaintained equipment 
  • Reduce the likelihood that your equipment will break down when you need it most
  • Extend the lifetime of your generator
  • Provide you with the peace of mind knowing that Gault Energy will be there for you in the even of an emergency, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Call us today to schedule your free, in home generator consultation. When the next big storm hits, you'll be glad you did!

Gault Energy | 203.227.5181 | www.gaultenergy.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

AC Systems - The Right Size Makes All the Difference

Whether you’re looking to install a new central air conditioning unit or replace your existing one, it is important to know what size unit will best cool your home for maximum comfort at the lowest energy cost. A central AC unit that is too small will run continuously without adequately cooling the house AND will be more costly to operate. Conversely, a unit that is too large will run through frequent on/off cycles causing humidity problems, that uncomfortable “clammy condition” that exists when a home is cool but very humid.

At Gault Energy, our comfort specialists are experts at properly measuring your home to determine its “heat gain calculation.” A house with south-facing windows will measure much differently than a house with north-facing windows, for example. Our comfort specialists also look at many other factors, including your home’s insulation R-values and the number and locations of windows, doors and thermostats.

In the end, it really is all about proper sizing. If your AC unit is too big or too small, you’ll waste money and sacrifice comfort. So don’t wait. Contact a Gault Energy Comfort Specialist today for a free consultation of your home’s AC system, and to see if your current unit is in fact, properly sized.

Gault Energy / 203.227.5181 / www.gaultenergy.com

Monday, July 28, 2014

Your Thermostat from Gault Energy Just Got Smarter!

Westport | 203-227-5181
Bethel | 203-790-9023 

Now you can control your home’s heating and cooling systems from anywhere you are, anytime of day. Your trusted Gault Energy technician can install a SMART Honeywell thermostat giving you total control of your boiler or furnace and central air conditioning at all times.
A Honeywell SMART thermostat gives you:
  • Total control from anywhere – You can control your thermostat from your computer, tablet or smart phone
  • Set up that is simple – Downloading the easy to use and highly reliable app, you can set up your smart thermostat in no time
  • Smart responses – Your thermostat will even learn your heating and cooling cycle times and will deliver the right temperature to you, right when you want it
  • Auto alerts – You will be reminded to have your annual maintenance performed, and even alerted to extreme temperature conditions in your home, indicating a potential problem so it can be quickly corrected before it becomes a bigger one
Call Gault Energy today at 203.227.5181 to learn more about the benefits of installing a smart thermostat in your home! Our trusted technicians can walk you through all of your options and show you just how easy it is to get started.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Propane from Gault Energy!

Westport | 203-227-5181
Bethel | 203-790-9023 

Whatever your propane needs may be, Gault Energy's turnkey propane installation and delivery process makes it easy. Seamlessly transfer - or install your propane fuel and appliances to the same company you have come to know and trust for exceptional service.

- Pool Heating
- Generator
- Home Heating
- Indoor/outdoor appliances


Don't Wait! Call us today at 203.227.5181 or visit us online at www.gaultenergy.com.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014



Westport | 203-227-5181
Bethel | 203-790-9023

Gault Energy is extraordinarily proud to announce its partnership with Make-A-Wish Connecticut, a non-profit organization which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Every year, Make-A-Wish Connecticut fulfills approximately 150 wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. That's one wish every 2 1/2 days! And, with the average cost of fulfilling just one wish at $10,000, Gault Energy and Make-A-Wish Connecticut need your help now more than ever. To kick off our 2014 campaign, Gault Energy has made an initial donation of $5,000 instantly putting us at the half way mark of granting out first wish!

So come on, loyal Gault Energy customers DONATE TODAY at www.gaultenergy.com/makeawish and watch your contributions add up on our live counter. Together we can help make wishes come true!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Attention Gault Energy Generator Customers!

Westport | 203-227-5181
Bethel | 203-790-9023

For those of you who are already benefiting from a Generac Generator from Gault Energy, there are couple important facts that you need to know to regarding your generator and the winter weather.            
  • Make sure that all snow is cleared 2 feet around the generator to ensure that it will start properly
  • If emergency service is needed, please have a clear driveway and a shoveled path to your generator so that it is accessible
  • If the red light is on your air-cooled generator before a storm, contact Gault Energy at 203.227.5181 to correct the issue
Don't have a generator yet? Call us at 203.227.5181 to find out about Gault Energy's "Turnkey Generator Solution."