Energy Efficiency

Caring for Winter’s Favorite Accessory: Your Home Furnace

Whether or not your home furnace is already switched to its on position and hard at work to keep you warm, there’s still time to have it serviced. At Sensible Heating & Cooling, we suggest following an annual maintenance routine for your furnace. Consider it a “well-furnace” visit. By scheduling regular maintenance, you’ll ensure operational [...]

By |2018-11-15T15:45:48+00:00November 15th, 2018|Energy Efficiency, Heating|0 Comments

Radiant Floor Heating: Geothermal Solutions at Your Feet

The National Association of Home Builders says radiant floor heat is currently trending among today’s bathroom décor essentials. Here’s why. Radiant floors are more efficient than traditional baseboard heaters and are usually more effective than forced-air heating systems, plus this set-up won’t distribute allergens throughout your home. You’ll use limited electricity to supply heat and [...]

By |2018-09-26T14:32:36+00:00September 26th, 2018|Energy Efficiency, Heating, Radiant Heating, Xcel Energy|0 Comments

Xcel Energy Turns up the Savings on Residential AC Rebate Program; Trade-in Program Retired

Get paid to cool your home. It doesn’t have to be the Dog Days of Summer to plan ahead for home cooling strategies. And if you’ve got plans to trade-in or upgrade your home’s outdated AC unit, this message is for you. Effective Monday, Oct. 1, Xcel Energy will make changes to its residential AC [...]

By |2018-09-19T14:42:29+00:00September 19th, 2018|Air Conditioning, Energy Efficiency, Xcel Energy|0 Comments

On Point with the HERS Index

Energy-efficiency is all the rage these days, and for good reason. From power-reliant consumer products like air conditioners and lightbulbs, to everyday means of civilization such as automobiles and homes. There’s a method or two to regulating the energy-efficiency madness. For the purposes of this blog, we’re focused on the energy-efficiency regulation of homes – [...]

By |2018-08-29T17:49:07+00:00August 29th, 2018|Energy Efficiency|0 Comments

Tales of Air Conditioner Malfunction

Your air conditioning unit can be a temperamental beast, but when handled with care, it will purr like a loveable kitten! We’re flexing our HVAC expertise to bring you a dose of unusual tips (in no particular order) for a maintaining happy, healthy air conditioning unit: Change your filters. Late summer is the perfect time [...]

Programmed to Save: Thermostat Regulation

Cool air and money-savings. Two luxuries gained when your home is equipped with a programmable thermostat. These gadgets help make it easy to save with four pre-programmable settings to regulate your home's temperature in both summer and winter, when you’re home, away or even fast asleep. In summer, if you shut off the air conditioner [...]

By |2018-08-01T17:38:32+00:00August 1st, 2018|Air Conditioning, Energy Efficiency|0 Comments

Loaded Opportunities for Cool-Savings

Money in your pocket and cool air on your face…it’s not a cheesy TV commercial. It’s your reality when you enlist Sensible Heating & Cooling to inspect sizes and load-bearing HVAC equipment in your home. Accurate size and load of equipment ensures optimal functioning and minimal energy consumption – something of importance when local energy [...]

Size Matters: Air Conditioners and Load Calculation

An air conditioner keeps your home cool and comfy. Easy as that, right? Well, not exactly. When it comes to accurate and optimal air conditioner performance the size of the unit is something you simply cannot ignore. Size doesn’t account for the dimensions of the unit, but rather the measure of power for making the [...]

By |2018-07-11T18:51:09+00:00July 11th, 2018|Air Conditioning, Energy Efficiency|0 Comments

Navigating the Lifeline of Your Air Conditioner

Wondering if it’s time to purchase a new air conditioner for your home? Sensible Heating & Cooling breaks down “all things air conditioner” in this edition of our blog. Rate of Use. Generally, HVAC experts suggest the lifespan of an air conditioner is 12-15 years, although it’s hard to assign a specific number. Frequency of [...]

By |2018-06-27T13:38:56+00:00June 27th, 2018|Air Conditioning, Energy Efficiency, R-22|0 Comments

How R-22 Will Nickel and Dime You

Last month, Sensible Heating & Cooling devoted an entire blog to the Federal Government’s fast-approaching 2020 deadline to eliminate the production of R-22 refrigerant. In this edition we’re shedding more light on what production limitations mean for your wallet, if you continue to rely upon R-22 for cool air within your home. While this 2015 [...]

By |2018-06-20T16:29:13+00:00June 20th, 2018|Air Conditioning, Energy Efficiency|0 Comments