Did you know home heating is the largest energy expense for most U.S. homeowners?1 Or that home-heating accounts for nearly 30 percent of energy used in the nation’s residential buildings?2 You don’t have to be an energy-enthusiast to know you’ve got options when it comes to heating and cooling your home.

The more traditional way of heating or cooling a home is through the use of furnaces and air-conditioners, but increasingly so, heat pumps are being used as photovoltaic (PV Solar Systems) continue to gain popularity. In simple terms, these heat pumps, known as Air-Source Heat Pumps (ASHP), recycle heat found naturally in the air, moving it indoors and out. In the same way that a refrigerator moves heat from food to the room, a heat pump removes heat from outside air to heat the home.

If installed properly, according to the U. S. Department of Energy, heat pumps can improve the comfort of your home by delivering up to three times more heat energy than the electrical energy it consumes and reduce heating/cooling bills by an estimated 50 percent.

Ask yourself these questions to know if a heat pump system is a good fit for you and your home. If you answer yes to any, call Sensible Heating & Cooling today at 720-876-7166 or email us at dan@sensibleheat.net / phil@sensibleheat.net to set up a complimentary consultation to discuss your home’s switch to an alternative. As Colorado’s leading geothermal expert, Sensible has the high-quality training and expert skills you need to make home-heating and cooling options a reality.

Is A Heat Pump Right for You?

  1. Would you like to see a sharp decrease in your energy bills?
  2. Are you interested in decreasing your overall carbon footprint?
  3. Are you building a new home and want it to have the most cutting-edge, energy-efficient heating and cooling system?
  4. Is your system in need of replacement? Many existing homes can be retrofitted with heat pump systems.

Resources: U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy