We have been blogging and posting about air conditioners lately. This is a great time of year to tune up your air conditioner or possibly evaluate replacing an old unit!

While new air conditioners are more efficient, better for the environment and eligible for rebates, there is something else to consider for your cooling needs this summer. And that is a heat pump.

Rather than getting a new air conditioner, you may want to think about getting a heat pump for your home. Remember, heat pumps can be used year round to provide cool air in the summer and warm air in the winter. (This is especially helpful with gas prices are high.) Heat pumps use alternative energy and can therefore decrease your home’s carbon footprint.

Getting a heat pump has many benefits! There are bigger rebates available from Xcel as compared to the rebates for new air conditioners. Also, if you install a heat pump in your home you are eligible for a larger tax break compared to traditional air conditioners.

One thing to note is that heat pumps are more expensive than a new air conditioner. Therefore, the return on your investment can take some time but we think over the long run that a heat pump can be a wonderful addition to your home.


If you have questions about making the switch to a heat pump, we are here to help! Call owner Dan Schmied today at 720.876.7166 or via email at dan@sensibleheat.net.