Cooling Your Home

Cooling can account for 17% of your homes energy usage

Below you will see how you can lower your usage on cooling your home through the summer. There are multiple options for cooling your home as outlines below.

Cooling Options

Natural Ventilation- Opening windows and doors to get ventilation is always going to be the cheapest and simplest way to cool your home.

Fans For Cooling- In many parts of the country, well-placed fans are sufficient to maintain comfort during the cooling season. A whole house fan can enable the warm air to be pulled out of the home during cooler times.

Evaporative Cooling- With Colorados climate being fairly mild in the summer and lower humidity levels, evaporative coolers can be a cost-effective cooling strategy.

Air conditioning- Air conditioners work much like a refrigerator, transferring heat from the interior of your home to the outside.

Tips For Saving Energy

- Cleaning and changing filters regularly will enable your Air Conditioner to work at its peak performance.

Thermostat- A programmable thermostat will enable you to set the system at a comforable level and adjust the temperature automatically so that it does not get forgotten. Setting the thermostat a couple of degrees higher at night or when your are away from home will help save on your cooling cost without your comfort level suffering.

Check out the Department of Energy Website for more tips.

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