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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

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 [...]

Furnace Efficiency Pays Off

Efficiency. It’s the intersection of optimal functionality and zero to minimal waste. So how does it apply to furnaces and boilers? It’s all about that AFUE. The Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency compares energy consumed and energy wasted. Simply put, if your furnace is 90 percent efficient, then 90 percent of the energy consumed is for [...]

By |2019-02-20T17:12:07+00:00February 20th, 2019|Furnaces, Heating, Xcel Energy|0 Comments

Warm up This Winter with $700 Xcel Energy Furnace Rebate

Winter is not letting up. If it’s time to replace your home furnace and keep warm throughout the duration of the season, act now to cash in on Xcel Energy’s limited-time bonus rebate of up to $700 on 95 percent efficient furnaces purchased and installed between now and Sunday, March 31, 2019. Deadline to submit [...]

By |2019-03-07T20:37:17+00:00February 13th, 2019|Energy Efficiency, Furnaces, Heating, Xcel Energy|0 Comments

Safety Precautions to Minimize the Risk of Carbon Monoxide in Your Home

At Sensible Heating & Cooling, we take winter safety and proper functioning of your home’s boiler, furnace and other residential HVAC systems seriously. Poor-functioning systems can lead to Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning. Minimize the risk of CO in your home by: Installing CO alarms throughout your home, especially near bedrooms. Use daylight savings-related calendar occurrences [...]

By |2018-10-24T18:05:22+00:00October 17th, 2018|Carbon Monoxide, Heating, Xcel Energy|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

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 [...]

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