The Blog

02 Apr

Solar Heating in Colorado

Solar heating and water systems are quickly becoming a cheap alternative to gasoline and coal-powered residential electricity generation. In fact, 20 years ago installation of photovoltaic solar paneling cost almost 7 times as much as it does now. The great thing about solar energy is that it is a one-time installation fee, and the average

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02 Apr

Tax Credits For Geothermal Heat Systems

Did you know that Geothermal Heat Pumps qualify for amazing levels of tax credits? The government is incentivizing Geothermal Heat Pumps because they utilize the heat of the earth, thus making them more affordable than almost any other system you can install. Right now, you will qualify for 30% of the total cost of installing

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02 Apr

SOLAR HOT WATER HEATERS

You may have heard of solar hot water heaters, and wondered if they are the right fit for your home. Solar hot water heaters include storage tanks and solar collectors. There are passive and active systems, as well as different collector options. Depending on your home and family situation, a Sensible Energy representative can help

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02 Apr

Sensible Heating & Cooling & NABCEP

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners or NABCEP, offers credentials to help inform you of good, quality solar firms. These credentials let you know you are hiring the best. We are pleased that we passed their application process and look forward to future ventures! Sensible Energy is now NABCEP Certified as solar thermal

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02 Apr

“Green” Hype Will Soon Be History

But don’t worry because sustainability will survive. No really though, there are many aspects to sustainability and the area that I am most helpful with is home energy use. The idea is to lower home energy use enough so that you can reproduce it without affecting your normal life style. One of the best ways

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02 Apr

Announcement

Announcement: Sensible Energy LLC will begin a new geothermal project this summer near Colorado Springs. The home is a modern log cabin that will use a 6 ton WaterFurnace water-water heat pump. The ground loop will be vertical with 6 bores at 200′. The geothermal system uses radiant floors to distribute the heat it produces.

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02 Apr

Design #1 Condensing Boiler with Six Solar Panels

Posted below is the first design for discussion. It is designed for use with a 90%+ boiler and solar thermal panels. The exact system is specd with 6 Viessmann Flat collectors and 180 gallons of storage. It will save between 40therms-79 therms if it is replacing a 80% eff. boiler and a standard water heater.

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