Mass. Contractor Starts Green Energy Division

C.K. Smith Co. Inc., a Worcester fuel and energy services dealer for more than 115 years, is going green. The company has launched its Alternative Energy & Services Division. The new division includes its environmentally-friendly Hybrid-Energy product line, propane delivery and service, and the plumbing services necessary to install equipment powered by C.K. Smith's alternative energy.

Worcester, Mass. — C.K. Smith Co. Inc., a Worcester fuel and energy services dealer for more than 115 years, is going green. The company has launched its Alternative Energy & Services Division. The new division includes its environmentally-friendly Hybrid-Energy product line, propane delivery and service, and the plumbing services necessary to install equipment powered by C.K. Smith's alternative energy.

C.K. Smith has introduced a solar energy product offering. Available to residential and commercial customers, the company's Hybrid-Energy solutions use solar panels in conjunction with existing oil, natural gas, propane, electric and wood pellet systems to produce heat and hot water. The contractor has 16 ways in which solar energy can be applied to home comfort situations. C.K. Smith also plans to extend hybrid solar technology to swimming pool heating, hot tubs and spas, and air conditioning in 2009.

“We are proud to be at the forefront of the green energy revolution with our Alternative Energy & Services Division,” said Bruce Fortin, C.K. Smith's president. “The division's Hybrid-Energy products are expected to dramatically decrease heating and hot water costs.”

“We are always looking for ways to save our customers money,” said Frank Cyr, director of equipment sales. “In addition, the energy from the sun is free, its supplies are unlimited, and using solar energy produces no air or water pollution.”

The Hybrid-Energy solar products can be integrated into any existing heating or hot water system. A solar collector, energy storage tank, solar panels and all controls are quickly and easily installed in the customer's home.

Additional information is available by calling the contractor's customer service at 508/753-1475 or at www.cksmithco.com.

Founded by Charles K. Smith in 1893 as a coal, hay and grain company, C.K. Smith is a family-owned and operated energy company serving Worcester County and surrounding communities. In addition to Oilheat delivery and heating and cooling services, C.K. Smith provides propane delivery and service; duct cleaning and indoor air quality equipment; plumbing repairs, installations and kitchen/bath remodeling; and kerosene, diesel and gasoline.