Written on: November 4, 2016 by ICM
BEDFORD, NH — Local residents Greg Hovagim and Louis Trebaol have chosen their Bedford community to launch their company, Heat Oracle, which is creating the first heating oil smart grid in the country. The smart grid, according to a press statement, provides heating oil users with continent safety and efficiency monitoring (similar to what natural gas users have today) while leveraging the power of the group to lower the cost of heating.
As a nod to their local community and prior to a launch, Heat Oracle will provide a free three-month trial as a courtesy to fellow Bedford residents. The patent-pending product is a wireless sensor that attaches to an oil tank to monitor fuel levels and online tools that provide real time data back to the consumer. Once connected, consumers can check how much oil is in their tank with absolute accuracy, measure past usage, and predict future use through Heat Oracle’s mobile or web-based tools.
“If you’ve ever run out of heating oil like we have, you know how frustrating – and costly – an emergency oil tank delivery can be,” said Hovagim. “Imagine being able to know, with absolute certainty, how much oil is truly in your tank. No more guesswork. The technology we’ve developed enables you to know your oil level at any given moment, right on your smart phone or mobile device.”
In addition to helping homeowners more efficiently manage their heating oil usage, the company goes one step further by and arranging delivery to homeowners’ doorstops in a highly efficient and cost effective way for both the deliverers and the homeowners.
“The beauty of our product is that we can pool our Bedford neighborhoods together to better time oil deliveries,” said Trebaol. “The cost savings to these neighborhoods are immeasurable when oil deliveries can be carefully timed and coordinated in a geographical area. We believe strongly in our product and we are incredibly honored to launch Heat Oracle right here in our own backyard.”
For more information, visit heatoracle.com.
Article courtesy Bedford (NH) Patch