Energy Efficiency

A Weighted Conversation: AC Load for Optimal Comfort

The Dog Days of Summer seem a logical time to revamp an old blog post about AC load calculations. After all, this time of year, majority of systems are well into their seasonal prime. Think home-cooling is a one-size fits all equation? Not so fast. When it comes to unit size, it isn’t the dimensions [...]

By |2019-08-06T00:15:38+00:00August 21st, 2019|Air Conditioning, Energy Efficiency|0 Comments

The Cold Truth: Diagnosing an AC System Malfunction

It's 100-degrees outside and you’re sweating bullets indoors because your air conditioner isn’t working properly. It’s time for a system-recharge, right? Not so fast. There are few times when additional refrigerant should be added to an AC. These highly occasional occurrences are: if there’s a leak, if the unit wasn’t installed properly or if it's [...]

By |2019-08-06T00:05:45+00:00August 14th, 2019|Air Conditioning, Energy Efficiency|0 Comments

Mini-Splits for the Win

Opt for ductless HVAC systems and you’ll save money on your monthly energy bills. Upwards of 30 percent, in fact. A straightforward system for your home-heating and -cooling scheme, mini-splits are easily adaptable and deliver warm or cool air, whichever the season. No bulky unit or wasted energy, mini-splits allow for zoned temperature control. For [...]

By |2019-08-05T22:27:38+00:00August 7th, 2019|Air Conditioning, Energy Efficiency|0 Comments

Concierge Approach: Making Sensible Heating & Cooling a Partner in Home-Comfort, Efficiency

At Sensible Heating & Cooling, we take great pride in what we do. From the initial phone conversation to completed residential HVAC work, we want our customers to be involved in the decision-making process, as well as receive education along the way. We’re more than a heating and cooling company, we’re a partner in home-comfort [...]

By |2019-07-16T17:18:07+00:00July 31st, 2019|Air Conditioning, Energy Efficiency, Furnaces|0 Comments

Clean Energy-Conversion Fuels Clean Energy-Consumption in Colorado

In past blogs, we’ve talked about the personal benefits of cleaner energy – carbon footprint reduction, money-saving energy bills and re-sale home value increases. But how about the big picture? Where does clean energy come from? In Colorado, a significant amount of energy – clean or otherwise – consumed by residential dwellings is made possible [...]

By |2019-07-16T17:06:32+00:00July 24th, 2019|Energy Efficiency, Xcel Energy|0 Comments

Waning Geothermal Tax Credits on the Horizon

Time is ticking on the availability of U.S. government tax credits for eligible residential renewable energy HVAC projects. If you’re planning installation of a geothermal heat pump or other relevant projects, be sure you’re aware of the waning credit value timeline. Home projects commencing within the 2021 calendar year may be eligible for the tax [...]

By |2019-07-16T16:58:01+00:00July 17th, 2019|Energy Efficiency, Geothermal|0 Comments

Mini-Split Systems Pack a Might Punch, Energy Cost-Savings

Go big or go home. Not the case if you’re a ductless mini-split system. These non-traditional HVAC systems – also, known as a mini split or ductless split – pack a punch with their small, but mighty ability to heat and/or cool a large room or open floor of a home. Mounted on walls or [...]

By |2019-06-07T17:22:03+00:00June 26th, 2019|Air Conditioning, Energy Efficiency, Heat Pump|0 Comments

Air-Source Heat Pumps on Deck to Deliver Energy, Cost-Savings

Ever heard of an Air-Source Heat Pump (ASHP)? If not, allow us to get you properly acquainted. These guys, an underutilized resource for residential HVAC needs, will seamlessly convert cool outside air into warm inside temperatures Under the right conditions, they can reduce home-heating expenses by an estimated 50 percent, while delivering up to three [...]

By |2019-06-07T17:03:14+00:00June 19th, 2019|Energy Efficiency, Geothermal, Heat Pump|0 Comments

4-Steps to Achieving Comfortable Indoor Summer Climate

With Summer just around the corner, what better time to show your home’s air conditioner a little TLC. You’ll keep your system running smoothly and efficiently for as long as possible, when you follow this step-by-step process. Air Conditioner Tune-up Call Sensible Heating & Cooling at 720-876-7166 to schedule your AC tune-up. We’re available Monday-Friday, [...]

By |2019-05-15T18:01:09+00:00May 15th, 2019|Air Conditioning, Energy Efficiency|0 Comments

A Match Made in Eco-Friendly Heaven: Air Source Heat Pumps and Solar Power

In the Mile-High City, like much of the U.S., traditional home-heating and -cooling costs account for significant spend among homeowners, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. If you’re trying to figure out how to get ahead of these rising costs, how about considering the installation of an Air-Source Heat Pump (ASHP)? Far less complex [...]