(Near I-70 and Harlan)
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
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.
We all appreciate the benefits of heating and air conditioning. It is a simple luxury to be able to control the weather inside no matter the weather outside.
And while you may think of the actual units when talking about an air conditioner or furnace, your heating and cooling system is actually a whole lot more. The ducts in your home are a key part of a well functioning HVAC system. While it may be a tedious chore, it may be time to get your ducts sealed. Here are three good reasons why.
1. You wouldn’t waste conditioned air – Over time, the ductwork in your heating or air conditioning system can develop breaks, tears, or cracks. These weak spots in the duct work result in air leaks. If the weak spots are left unattended, they will grow, leading to an increasing loss of conditioned air. Since this air is lost in transit, it never reaches its intended destination: the rooms in your home. Duct sealing would allow you to once again control where the conditioned air goes.
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We all want to save money. With summer just around the corner, we also want to stay cool. Here are a few things you should do this summer to stay cool and still save money on your air conditioning energy bill.
1. Change the filters – One of the simplest things you can do is change the air filters every two or three months.
2. Raise the temperature – Keep the thermostat set to the highest temperature possible for your comfort. They say each degree difference means a 3% increase/decrease in your bill.
3. Don’t make drastic temperature changes – If you are warm, change the temperature slowly. Setting the thermostat ten degrees lower only stresses the system out and costs more money. Continue reading →