What Makes Pellet Heat Eco-Friendly?

Pellets Are Eco Friendly

In January 2021, a new federal tax credit was created with the intention of inviting homeowners to switch to sustainable and environmentally friendly heat options. By investing in biomass-fueled heating alternatives, homeowners can save money while being more eco-conscious and replace ordinary oil and gas heat that […]

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What’s the Best Type of Heat for Your Home?

What's the Best Type of Heat for Your Home?

Over the last few decades, we’ve seen a rising rate of homeowners make the switch from oil or electric heat towards more affordable and efficient home heating systems. Wood, Gas, and Pellet stoves and stove inserts have become the choice for many homeowners looking to save money, […]

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Save Big in 2021 with the New Home Heating Tax Credit!

Federal Tax Credit

We could all use a little good news (and a little extra money in our pockets), right? Well, starting on January 1, 2021, you can receive a 26% tax credit when you purchase a qualifying wood or pellet stove! Start the new year off right with big […]

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Celebrating 45 Years in Business!

As our 45th year in business draws to a close, we are looking back at what brought us here, from our beginnings in the barn to wrapping up the challenges and successes that the year 2020 has brought us. Higgins Energy Alternatives and Higgins Powersports is a […]

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Wood Pellets 101: What You Need to Know About Buying and Burning Pellets

Type of Wood

Burning pellets in a pellet stove is a preferred heating option for more than one million families across the United States. It is a cost effective, clean, and convenient method to heat your home with pellet fuel. However, while the choice to burn pellets is simple, choosing […]

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Everything You Need to Know About the Biomass Stove Tax Credit!

Claim Your $300 Biomass Stove Tax Credit This Tax Season

Make tax season a little less painful and earn $300 when you file your 2020 taxes after purchasing a biomass-fueled, energy-efficient stove! Congress officially extended the biomass tax credit under Section 25C of the IRA tax code through December 31, 2020, which means that any qualifying biomass […]

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Buying vs. Leasing Solar Panels: What You Need to Know

Deciding to switch to solar is a big step. The next step is deciding whether to buy or lease your solar panels. Buying your solar panels means you either purchase with cash or take out a solar loan or home equity loan that you can pay off […]

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Why Solar Energy is Green Energy

One of the biggest reasons why homeowners switch to solar energy, aside from the financial savings, is the numerous environmental benefits. “Green” energy is a preferred energy option for many modern homeowners. Below are several benefits that solar energy has on the environment and the impact a […]

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Jotul 2020 Change-Out Program

The 8th Annual Jotul Change-Out Program is here, starting July 1, 2020 through August 31, 2020! From Jotul North America: “As a responsible corporate citizen, Jotul North America is pleased to announce the Jotul 2020 Change-Out Program to promote the use of efficient, clean burning, and environmentally […]

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Shopping Small is Supporting Local

These past few months have presented a unique challenge to our local communities, and we grieve with those who are struggling with the pandemic. At the same time, we have seen so much support for small, local businesses. We have been serving our community for the last […]

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Massachusetts Solar Incentives, Programs, and Rebates

Massachusetts Solar Incentives

Solar Energy has taken the alternative energy field by storm, and all the data points toward 2020 being the best year so far for you to switch to solar energy. With rebates stacked on top of tax incentives and credits, the state of Massachusetts has one of […]

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Ductless Cooling & Heating Systems Do YOU want to heat and cool your home more efficiently AND save money? Of course you do! Mitsubishi ductless heat pumps are exceedingly energy-efficient and leading the industry in residential HVAC needs. Can Mitsubishi Ductless Heat Pumps help you? Definitely! The […]

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Higgins Energy Alternatives & Massachusetts Clean Energy Center / Wood Stove Exchange Program

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center / Wood Stove Exchange Program & Higgins Energy Alternatives *** FINAL CHANCE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE *** The Deadline is Aug. 21st   Why should you take advantage of this program? 1st You can save up to $3,000 of your new stove purchase. 2nd Old wood […]

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Which Solar Panels Are Best For My Home?

High Efficiency, High Wattage Solar Panels How Do They Work? Solar 101: A solar panel works by allowing photons, or particles of light, to knock electrons free from atoms, generating a flow of electricity. Solar panels actually comprise many, smaller units called photovoltaic cells. (Photovoltaic simply means they […]

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Don’t Forget Dad! Even Last Minute, We Have The Perfect Father’s Day Gift! & Dollar for Dollar the Napoleon Grill is a Better Deal!

Last Minute? Don’t Forget Dad!  We Have The Perfect Father’s Day Gift!  Napoleon Grills Are In Stock.  Dollar for Dollar – the Napoleon Triumph is a Better Deal!   If you are reading this, you have likely been thinking about what to get your Dad for Father’s […]

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Been Thinking About Solar? Then Don’t Miss Out! Here is What You Need to Know About SRECs.

The MA SREC II program is set to expire in early 2018. SRECs (Solar Renewable Energy Credit) = A Quarterly Check Sent to You! This means for MA residents seeking to go solar and to sell their SRECs they MUST have their system installed before the end of […]

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We’ve gone GREEN! & Here’s how…

We heat our building with biomass fuel. We have (or are in the process of installing) an outdoor wood boiler, an outdoor pellet boiler, and an indoor biomass combustion mega shop heater. Our hearth showroom is heated with 6 woodburning stoves and 8 pellet stoves. Excess heat […]

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Barre, MA 01005


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