Energy Saving Tips Articles

Colorado Inflation Reduction Act Information

February 6, 2023
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Signed into law in August 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act provides tax credits and rebates to encourage Colorado homeowners to swap out their old fuel-burning appliances for high-efficiency equipment that does a better job at a lower operating cost.

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HVAC Tips to Keep Your Family Comfortable This Holiday Season

December 26, 2017

Now that the Thanksgiving holiday is in the past, many of you are preparing for Christmas. With family and friends staying over for the holiday, you want to make sure that they will be comfortable in your home. With increased appliance usage along with extra guests in your home, choosing the perfect temperature can be…

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Don’t Forget About Your Furnace This Holiday

December 19, 2017

Christmas is right around the corner. In the hustle and bustle of this holiday season, do not forget to give your HVAC the attention it needs to keep your home comfortable for you and your guests. As your holiday to-do list grows, your Thornton HVAC system should be the last thing to worry about on…

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Easy Tricks to Keep Your Home Warm This Winter

November 28, 2017

In some areas of the country, temperatures can drop to single digits or even below freezing. While turning on the heater is a great way to stay warm and comfortable in winter, it can be expensive. Heating homes accounts for over 70% of energy consumption. The good news is that there are simple and cost-effective…

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4 Ways to Lower Your Heating Bills

November 14, 2017

Our energy bills can be too high. They take a big bite out of our budgets. What’s worse is that home heating costs continue to rise every year. If you are looking for ways to curb your heating expenses while still maintaining an ideal level of comfort, keep reading. Here are 4 ways to lower…

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Benefits of a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System

October 31, 2017

HVAC systems are considered as one of the biggest investments in your home or office. A lot of home and business owners want a system that doesn’t require expensive maintenance, can keep their space cool in summer and warm in winter. Most importantly, they want something that doesn’t cost much to operate. If this is…

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Surge Protector: An Important Investment for Your Home

August 29, 2017

In the United States, most homes experience about 300 electrical surges a year. A power surge is a form of electrical power disturbance. Although they usually last for a millionth of a second, it is considered to be the most destructive out of the 4 types of power disturbances. This spike in electricity can cause…

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Common HVAC Myths You Need to Stop Believing

August 8, 2017

During the summer, most people would keep their cooling system running all day, every day. Because of this, a lot of people are looking for ways to reduce their energy bills while staying comfortable inside their homes. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths circulating around that it’s hard to separate facts from misconceptions. Here…

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5 Ways to Reduce Cooling Cost This Summer

July 25, 2017

According the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and cooling system accounts for almost half of your home’s energy use. If you are looking for ways to save money on your energy bills, you came to the right place. In this blog post, we’ll give you some tips on how to reduce cooling costs this summer.…

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Tips to Prevent Air Conditioner Problems

May 23, 2017

With the summer months comes the summer heat. In some parts of the country, the temperature can go as high as 100 degrees. With the scorching heat, this would be the worst time for your AC unit to malfunction. Don’t be caught in the summer heat due to malfunctioning air conditioner. Here are a few…

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4 Ways to Get More Energy Efficiency Out of Your HVAC System

May 2, 2017

According to the U.S Department of Energy, heating and cooling costs accounts for about 48% of energy use in the average American home. It is possible to start lowering your bills by implementing these energy-saving tips. Invest in energy-efficient equipment The typical lifespan of your HVAC system is between 10 to 15 years. But if…

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4 Ways to Upgrade Your HVAC System

April 18, 2017

Most people enjoy the warm weather the summer brings, but without a well-functioning cooling system, it can be difficult to stay comfortable. Now is the best time to think of ways to improve the performance and efficiency of your HVAC system. Here are 4 ways to upgrade your heating and cooling system. Programmable thermostat If…

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Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Home Humming This Spring

March 21, 2017

Nothing feels better like going outside after a long winter. The weather is warm and the sun is shining brightly. Spring is a great time to assess the condition of your home and attend to annual home maintenance tasks. Take advantage of the moderate temperatures to give your home a complete physical. Here’s a look…

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4 Ways You May Be Losing Money in Winter

February 21, 2017

Heating is the biggest utility expense in winter. If you’re like most people, you probably think you’re spending too much money on heating your home. You can manage your energy bills this winter if you know what contributes to the costs and taking necessary actions to lower it. In most cases, an unusually high electric…

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Why Preventive Maintenance Matters

February 14, 2017

A lot of homeowners don’t want to spend money unless they absolutely have to. But part of the responsibility of being a homeowner is to keep your home safe and comfortable. A properly functioning HVAC system is a must to provide your family a comfortable indoor environment all year round. As such, it is important…

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Start the New Year with a New Thermostat

January 17, 2017

Most people understand how important it is to maintain their HVAC system. Homeowners schedule routine maintenance, change the filters regularly and have problems repaired promptly. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said with the thermostat. In fact, a lot of homeowners still use the thermostat that came with their house. Here are 3 great reasons to…

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Start the New Year with a New Thermostat

January 15, 2017

Most people understand how important it is to maintain their HVAC system. Homeowners schedule routine maintenance, change the filters regularly and have problems repaired promptly. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said with the thermostat. In fact, a lot of homeowners still use the thermostat that came with their house. Here are 3 great reasons to…

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How to Be an Energy-Efficient Pet Owner

December 13, 2016

Winter is upon us! The weather outside is frightful, and so are your energy bills. Most homeowners would crank up the heat to maintain a comfortable temperature. This, of course, can lead to a high energy bill. Because of the colder weather and higher fuel costs, the Energy Information Administration projects that Americans are likely…

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Investing in Energy-Efficient Appliances Pays Off

December 6, 2016

With the cost of energy bills steadily increasing year after year in Firestone, CO, along with the environmental concerns lurking around every corner, more and more people across the country are looking for ways to conserve energy and cut down on their utility bills. If you are one of them, energy-efficient appliances may be the…

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4 Ways to Cut Heating Costs This Winter

November 11, 2016

Hot cocoa, cozy sweaters, warm blankets and energy bills we would rather not open are all part of the winter season. The good news is that you can reduce your energy bills without sacrificing comfort. Here are 4 ways to cut heating costs during the cold winter months. Maintain your heating system in Colorado In…

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Possible Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner is Not Cooling Properly

August 23, 2016

The air conditioner not being cool enough is a very common problem. This is a big deal, especially since it keeps us cool and comfortable on a sweltering Broomfield, Colorado summer afternoon. Here are some of the possible reasons why your Broomfield air conditioner is not cooling properly. Needs cleaning and servicing To keep your…

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5 Ways to Keep Your Home Cool in Summer

August 16, 2016

During the hot Firestone Colorado summer, temperatures creep up and up. The intense heat makes it impossible to sit comfortably, let alone muster up the motivation to do anything. Cranking up the air conditioner to create a nice, wintry environment sounds tempting, right? Then you get your costly utility bill. Yikes! Here are several ways…

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Tips for Cooling on a Budget

May 31, 2016

During the summer months, people would crank up the air conditioner in Broomfield and run it day and night. Despite the fact that summer cooling costs can quickly break the bank, it can be a hard decision to let go of or reduce the use of air conditioning. This week, we’ll talk about how to save money…

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Air Conditioning Problems You May Face This Summer

April 5, 2016

The summer heat is almost impossible to bear without an air conditioning unit. While maintenance is important to prevent problems during the hottest months of the year, sometimes, problems may still occur, especially true if you use your air conditioning unit round-the-clock. Here are some of the most common air conditioning problems you may face…

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Carrier 2016 Cool Cash Spring Promotions

March 29, 2016

Spring is upon us. That means air conditioning season is coming fast. Reliable AC equipment is crucial during the summer. Some of you are probably considering upgrading your air conditioning unit to keep your home cool and your family comfortable during the dog days of summer. But given the cost of a new system, many of…

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4 Ways to Save Money on Your Winter Heating Bills

December 29, 2015

Cold weather can mean a spike in energy costs. According to the Department of Energy, heating and cooling accounts for 56% of energy use in a typical American home. Of course, we want you to spend your money wisely, which is why we came up with tips on how to save money on your winter…

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Xcel Energy Offers Special 25% Heating Bonus Until December 15

December 1, 2015

During the cold, winter months, heating can account for more than half of your organization’s heating bill. Staying energy efficient can help lower your energy costs while keeping your office comfortable. Xcel Energy has some ideas to help you save money. For the first time in many years, Colorado business customers can enjoy 25% bonus…

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Xcel Energy Winterize Bonus Rebates

November 11, 2015

During the winter months, heating can account for nearly 50% of your energy bill. Xcel Energy has some ideas to help you save money. Xcel Energy offers 25% bonus rebates when you buy a high-efficiency furnace. With a rebate of up to $240, it makes upgrading a lot more affordable for eligible customers. A furnace…

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Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner

September 15, 2015

An air conditioning unit is a big investment. Proper maintenance is recommended if you want it to last for as long as possible. Unfortunately, the HVAC system is one of those elements homeowners take for granted, until it stops working. Now, you’re wondering if it’s time to say goodbye to your air conditioner. While some…

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Energy Saving Tips for This Hot Summer

July 21, 2015

Keeping cool in the summer and watching your electrical consumption can be a challenge. Most of you are probably using more electricity to run fans, using more water to take showers or running the air conditioners more often. With these activities, higher energy bills are to be expected. Stay cool in the warmer months while…

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Reasons to Change Your Air Filters Every Month

June 22, 2015

The HVAC system keeps your home cool in the sweltering summer and heats your home during the cold winter months. Keeping your HVAC unit in shape will help you stay cool during the summer months. Now that you’re using your air conditioning unit more often, the air filters should be changed every 3 months. But…

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Plant a Tree!

April 10, 2015

April 22nd is Earth Day and the last Friday in April (this year, the 24th) is Arbor Day. Could there be a better time to liven up your yard with a new tree or two? What are some easy trees to plant? Not all of us have a yard that would support huge shady trees.…

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The Age-Old Struggle with the Temperature – House Zoning

November 10, 2014

The Age-Old Struggle with the Temperature – House Zoning Before the time of indoor climate control, the temperature was either cold or hot. Not a lot of wiggle room. The invention of the HVAC unit took the world by storm and there was much rejoicing… and then the argument started. Some like it hot, some…

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Combat the Winter Blahs with Comforting Aaahhhs

October 8, 2014

Combat the Winter Blahs with Comforting Aaahhhs Winter brings shorter days and cold weather that gives you the sniffles and cabin fever. One of the easiest ways to combat the winter blahs is to transform your house into a warm and cozy haven! Here are a few ideas to help you get started: Let in…

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The Importance of a Safety and Efficiency Agreement

August 7, 2014

  While it may seem that fall and winter are far away, chilly weather can sneak up on you before you know it. It is always important to make sure that your heating system is kept up to date so you aren’t left in the cold! To make sure that you have the absolute best…

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Summer Energy Savings Checklist

June 12, 2014

Summer begins this month, and things are going to heat up fast. If you’re not careful, your energy costs could skyrocket and leave you with a hefty bill to pay. There are several ways to reduce energy costs and consumption around the house, but most homeowners aren’t sure where to start. That’s okay – we’re…

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