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 utility holding company, Xcel Energy. The nearly 30 percent of clean energy consumed in Colorado last year originated from Xcel’s power grid and was converted from carbon-free sources, such as biomass, hydroelectric and nuclear plants, wind turbines and solar panels. The remainder was generated from fossil fuels, including coal and natural gas. Among the eight states Xcel services, including Colorado, this total is 38 percent. Only the Upper Mid-West, composed of Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, used more clean energy than Colorado.

At Sensible Heating & Cooling, we think clean energy consumption is worth celebrating. And to ensure the upward-swing of clean energy-use continues, Xcel is hard at work to reduce their costs, so your energy bills remain low.

If you want to increase your home’s use of clean energy, give Sensible a call. We’ll take a look at your current HVAC systems to ensure optimal use and allocation, as well as discuss geothermal solutions. Contact us at 720-876-7166 or via email / We always conduct complimentary HVAC consultations.

About Sensible Heating & Cooling
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