Going Green? What to Know about Affordable Energy-Efficient Alternatives

Considering going green? Not only will going green reduce your carbon footprint and help the environment, but it will enable you to be more energy-efficient and help you save long-term.

One of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint is by incorporating geothermal into your HVAC set-up. If you’ve been considering going green and becoming more energy-efficient, it’s not too late to make the switch to geothermal. 

Geothermal heat pumps are the most efficient option on the market since they rely on a stable heat source as their foundation. By removing heat from the ground and moving it into your home, you get a consistent temperature that keeps you comfortable even on super hot days – and we know how hot it gets in the summer. These pumps provide heating and cooling from a single unit, meaning you don’t need the traditional furnace and AC model. 

If you’re looking for consistent temperatures, geothermal is the way to go! Curious to see how much you’d save by opting for geothermal? Check out our savings calculator to find out.

Can’t swing geothermal at the moment? Not a problem! We don’t believe that you have to spend the big bucks to decrease your home energy costs and adopt more eco-friendly practices. That’s why we’ve got alternative ways to help you become more energy-efficient and start saving today. Here’s what you can do:


         1. Opt for an alternative energy option like an Air-Source Heat Pump (ASHP)

ASHPs are a cost-effective alternative HVAC solution. These heat pumps leverage home AC units and convert the cool air outside into warm inside temperatures during the colder months, and the process works in reserve during warmer months. Going this route can help you reduce your home heating and cooling expenses by about 50%. Talk about savings!

And through the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, available tax credits for ASHPs are set at 22 percent until Jan. 1, 2022, when the offer is permanently terminated. To be eligible for the remaining deductions, ASHP installation must commence within the 2021 calendar year.


         2. Replace dated HVAC equipment with efficient systems to upgrade and save money.

When you opt for ductless HVAC systems you can save up to 30-percent! ‘Mini-splits’ are easily adaptable to deliver warm or cool air. ‘Mini-splits’ allow for zoned temperature control to help fix that spot in the house that is still cold in the winter and too hot in summer.


         3. Invest in a Smart thermostat like Nest

Smart thermostats can monitor your energy usage and collect data, so you know how to tweak the temperature in your home to save energy and lower your monthly bills.


         4. Replace your HVAC system filter(s) frequently

Your furnace and AC unit have air filters that should be replaced every 3 months. Want a filter that does a great job cleaning the air in your home? Consider switching to electrostatic filters. 

If you’re looking to help the environment by becoming more energy-efficient, contact us today! As Colorado’s leading geothermal experts, we can help with new geothermal systems, retrofit geothermal systems, or any other alternative energy needs you have. 


About Sensible Heating & Cooling

Sensible Heating & Cooling is Denver’s Premier Heating & Cooling Company, offering a wealth of experience and knowledge in traditional HVAC, as well as alternative systems such as geothermal, heat pumps, and boilers. To learn more about Sensible and to take our virtual estimate survey, contact us today.