Energy Efficiency

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

Fine-Tuning Residential Energy-Consumption

“Out with the old and in with the new.” Not so fast. Despite alternative energy systems gaining popularity in Colorado, the local energy giant, Xcel Energy, does not foresee a necessary cause to develop another power plant to sustain the Denver Metro Area’s ever-growing population. Instead, Xcel wants to fine-tune current residential and commercial energy [...]

By |2018-06-13T13:03:38+00:00June 13th, 2018|Energy Efficiency, Xcel Energy|0 Comments