Radiant Heat

Radiant Heat

Incredibly efficient, natural floor heat that's clean, silent, odorless, draft-free and doesn't require vents or ductwork.

Solar Thermal heat


Uses the sun's heat to dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of residential and commercial properties.

Geothermal heat


Sustainable heating option for new and existing structures, this unique heating system saves big $$$ on heating & cooling.

Specializing in Smart Energy Solutions

Our team helps customers take advantage of the most energy-saving heating and plumbing options. Are you wondering why your water doesn’t stay hot enough? Questioning the efficiency of your old equipment? Interested in installing a sustainable heat source in your new or old home? We will assess your property and advise you on your best options. Sometimes your old equipment may just need some settings adjusted. Maybe it is time to make an investment that will likely pay you back in the long run. In any case, we can help you lower the energy load on your home or business. In turn, you can feel better about keeping the environment a little cleaner. 

At Harvey's Plumbing & Heating we implement energy-smart practices, partners, products and services including:

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) – A rating system devised by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage market transformation towards sustainable design. The system is credit-based, allowing projects to earn points for environmentally friendly actions taken during construction and use of a building. LEED was launched in an effort to develop a “consensus-based, market-driven rating system to accelerate the development and implementation of green building practices.” The program is not rigidly structured; not every project must meet identical requirements to qualify. 

Energy Star - North West Energy Preferred Contractor – The preferred contractors are licensed and bonded and have agreed to meet the installation requirements of NorthWestern Energy's E+ Natural Gas Savings Program and the E+ Residential Electric Savings Program. See local contractors here. 

Energy Tax Incentives - (From the US Dept of Energy) – The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 makes individuals, businesses, utilities, and governments eligible for tax credits. A tax credit is generally more valuable than an equivalent tax deduction because a tax credit reduces tax dollar-for-dollar, while a deduction only removes a percentage of the tax that is owed. Consumers can itemize purchases on their federal income tax form, which will lower the total amount of tax they owe the government.

While there are plenty of other tax incentives, we offer specific guidance with Home Energy Efficiency Improvement and Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credits.

Home Energy Efficiency Improvement Tax Credits – Consumers who purchase and install specific products, such as energy-efficient windows, insulation, doors, roofs, and heating and cooling equipment in existing homes can receive a tax credit for 30% of the cost, up to $1,500, for improvements "placed in service" starting January 1, 2009, through December 31, 2010. See www.Dsireusa.org
for a complete summary of energy efficiency tax credits available to consumers.

Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credits – Consumers who install solar energy systems (including solar water heating and solar electric systems), small wind systems, geothermal heat pumps, and residential fuel cell and microturbine systems can receive a 30% tax credit for systems placed in service before December 31, 2016; the previous tax credit cap no longer applies.

Products – Products like boiler controls, solar packages, and high efficiency water heaters, toilets, boilers, and heating units. 

10 solutions to energy conservation concerns

Q: I have to run my water for over a minute before it gets hot. This seems like a waste.
A: Install a hot water recirculation pump.

Q: My radiant heat system is too hot in the spring and fall.
A: Install outdoor reset controls.

Q: How can I reduce my energy bills?
A: Replace your old equipment with new, clean burning heat.

Q: What changes can I make to my home to reduce the effects of global warming?
A: By installing solar heating you will eliminate 2,000 lbs (that’s a ton) of CO2/greenhouse gas in just one year.

Q: What can I do to eliminate the possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning?
A: Upgrade your existing heating equipment to new high efficiency products.

Q: My brass kitchen fixtures are really bothering me. They look dated.
A: Let us recycle your faucet and install a new modern one.

Q: How can I reduce my water waste?
A: Install low flush toilets and a recirculation pump.

Q: We travel frequently and I’m worried about wasting so much unused water in my water heater.
A: We can install an instantaneous water heater so you get water on demand.

Q: I am concerned about using propane but I want radiant heat.
A: We can install an electric geothermal heating system. You can have radiant heat without burning propane or other fossil fuels.

Q: My city water bill is atrocious.
A: Install a greywater system.