(Near I-70 and Harlan)
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
If you have noticed that the temperature of your home varies from room to room, even though you have a heating and/or air conditioning system in place, you may need to balance your HVAC air flow. If your HVAC system’s air flow is unbalanced, you will experience uneven heating and cooling. You can help eliminate this problem by following a few, simple steps to a balanced system. Not only will your system heat and cool your home evenly, it will operate more efficiently – which can result in savings on your energy costs.
1. Determine where the largest temperature variances occur. Walk from room to room and take note of the temperature. Just by living in a home for awhile, you’ll quickly learn where the cold rooms are, and where the warm rooms are in different seasons. Start balancing the air flow in the areas with the largest variances.
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Your HVAC system is an important part of your home. It keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Without it, you will be left uncomfortable all year round. There is a good chance that you take your HVAC system for granted – you assume that when you turn it on, everything will work. Unfortunately, your HVAC system can fail and it will usually fail at the most inopportune times. The following safety tips will help you keep your HVAC system up and running, as well as provide you with a few pointers to ensure your home and family’s safety.
Maintenance is the key – proper maintenance of your HVAC system is the key to keeping it running properly every season. Instead of waiting until something is wrong with your system, schedule regular maintenance to prevent problems before they start.
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Looking for ways to improve your home’s efficiency in both the summer and winter months? If you have an older home, you may be looking at improving your heating and cooling systems. And while that’s a great idea, you may actually have an incentive to do so.
Throughout Colorado, there are a variety of rebate programs for home owners looking to improve their home’s efficiency. Take a look at some of the options available to you.
Colorado Natural Gas offers the Excess Is Out Program for residential and commercial customers in Colorado. The reduce and rebate program offers incentives for energy efficient furnaces, boilers, programmable thermostats, insulation, caulk and weatherization measures. Rebate amounts range from $25 to $300, depending on the upgrade and equipment.
Xcel Energy provides a variety of rebates for increasing your home’s efficiency. Eligible improvements include insulation, heating and cooling systems, thermostats, and appliances like dishwashers and clothes washers. Xcel has a variety of requirements and options; the best way to find out more is to visit their website before you start your home improvement.
The short answer to this questions is yes, installing and using a programmable thermostat will save on your energy bills.
The long answer is it depends.
Here in Colorado, if you are living in a household with two or more people under the same roof, you probably experience the temperature wars. People have different body temperatures, and likewise require different temperatures in their homes in order to keep cool or warm. And so the battle begins. One person comes in and wants it cooler, the next comes in and warms the place up. Continue reading →