Save Energy on Your Heating & Cooling Denver & Littleton

Here are Ways to Save on Energy and Information on Rebates You can Use for Your Home:

  1. Do not place appliances near your thermostat; the appliances will cause a mis-read on your thermostat.
  2. Set your thermostat at the highest temperature you can, however still ensuring your comfort.
  3. Use interior fans, such as ceiling fans. When you use a fan in conjunction with the A/C you will lower your energy bills. This occurs, because you are able to set your thermostat at a higher temperature. The ceiling fan must be running counter-clockwise; this will create a wind-chill effect. Although the temperature in your home may read 80 degrees it will feel like 72.
  4. Gradually let your home cool down. Set the thermostat properly using the auto settings and you will save energy. You do not want to set the thermostat really low when you are hot, this will cause your air conditioner to waste energy, and thus your bill will go up.
  5. If your air conditioner is old, or dated before 2012 think about installing a new energy efficient unit. New A/Cs with a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) over 14 will typically save you 20%-50% in energy. The higher the SEER rating the less your life-cycle operating costs will be.
  6. The Department of Energy has many facts about air conditioners and how you can save energy, as well as money.

What to consider when thinking about replacing your A/C

  1. Energy savings. In 2006 the Federal Government mandated that all central air conditioner equipment be at least 13 SEER, however you can get a system up to 24 SEER. Southwest Heating and Cooling recommends that you have a 16 SEER A/C in order to maximize your energy efficiency.
  2. Xcel Energy Rebates in Colorado. When you purchase and install a High-Efficiency Cooling A/C by a contractor who is currently registered on the AC contractor list. The new equipment must be located on the AHRI Directory. Southwest Heating and Cooling is a Trane Comfort Specialist , and is Denver’s largest Trane dealer. You will find Trane products on the AHRI directory. The rebates are as follows¦

 

 

  • Trane Comfort SpecialistsSEER 14.5/EER 12 (Tier 1)
  • New: $250
  • Trade-in: $500
  • Maximum Rebate: $750
  • SEER 15/EER 12.5 (Tier 2)
  • New: $350
  • Trade-in: $500
  • Maximum Rebate: $850
  • SEER 16/EER 13 (Tier 3)
  • New: $350
  • Trade-in: $500
  • Maximum Rebate: $850
  1. Federal Tax Credit 25c : As a part of the recently passed American Tax Payer Relief Act of 2012, Congress modified and extended its energy efficiency tax credits for appliances, new homes and retrofits to existing homes, which includes the 25C heating and cooling equipment tax incentive for 2012 and 2013.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss your options with Southwest Heating and Cooling , do not hesitate to call us 303-791-2679. Xcel rebates will end at the close of 2013. It is best to have your A/C serviced and started before the summer heat rolls in. We service air conditioners in Denver, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock, Aurora and surrounding neighborhoods.

If your are interested in having a new air conditioner installed in your home, we offer free estimates by our Comfort Consultants. Call us 303-791-2679, or fill out the form below, and we will get your home cool and comfortable.

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