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Spark Change: The IECC and Why It Matters in Colorado

Energy conservation is everyone’s personal responsibility. Whether it is a single family home or an entire community, everyone contributes to power consumption and conservation by the choices they make every day. Energy prices continue to rise and existing fossil fuel resources continue to dwindle.

As such, the world as a whole must change how energy conservation is established and maintained to ensure a brighter future for the generations that will come after us. When engineers and architects design new homes and buildings, energy conservation should come first and foremost in any design considerations.

Lighting Consultants Can Help CO Homes and Businesses Save Energy

Every time you flip your light switch in your home, you’re contributing to your energy consumption and ultimately your energy bill. Maybe you think that there really isn’t anything that you can do other than sit in the darkness or let all of your employees leave work right before the sun goes down. The truth is that there are some other ways that you can reduce the amount of energy that you use when you flip that light switch. Lighting consultants can help you to find ways for you to save energy when it comes to your Colorado home or business lighting so you can trim your energy bills.

Real Impact of Lighting Your Home

What Makes CO Energy Efficient Appliances Green and Why It Matters

Energy-efficient appliances seem to be a buzzword in home renovation and appliance shopping. But what exactly makes an appliance energy efficient? Knowing how to interpret the claims of energy-efficient appliances and deciding which ones will save you energy help you to recoup some savings on your energy bills. Today, we’re going to look at what makes an appliance energy efficient and how you can incorporate more energy savings in your Colorado home.

What makes an appliance efficient?

Spring and Summer Tips for Energy Efficient Homes in Colorado

Spring is in the air and it’s a great time for spring cleaning! Not only does that involve cleaning your house and yard, but also involves getting your home ready for the coming warmer months. This is a great time of year to evaluate your energy usage as well since using the air conditioner causes your electric bills to rise. There are also areas of your house that you may not realize are wasting energy. Examine how to make your home more energy efficient this spring and summer.

Tune Up Your AC

Air Seal Your Colorado Home to Save Energy and Money

Energy costs money, especially when heating and cooling your home. Do you know that you could be losing money due to unnecessarily high energy bills? There are many factors surrounding how you spend money on energy for your home. If a home is not properly air sealed, unwanted air leaking occurs which causes damage to your wallet, your home, and your family. Air leaks allow heat and cool air to leak in and out of areas of your home. We can fix these microscopic holes throughout your structure with our air sealing services. First, we will help you understand this common issue, and then provide solutions to defend and guard your home.

How to Reduce Energy Use For a Greener Spring in Denver

Ah, springtime! The birds are singing, the sun is shining, and you’re ready to throw open the windows to let a cool breeze come in through your entire house. As the weather warms and you spend more time outdoors, your home energy needs change. Instead of running that heater 24/7 and keeping the windows shut tight, you’ll transition to more energy usage aimed at keeping your family cool and welcoming the delightful fresh air from outside. Before you open the windows and launch into your annual spring cleaning, consider these tips for a greener home this spring.

Learn About Residential Rebate Program Options in Colorado

If you own a home in Colorado, there are many residential rebates that you may not know about that can put money in your pockets. Not only can you reduce your energy bills, but you can receive rebates on certain appliances and other systems in your house. There are also other things that you can put into place to save on the electricity flowing into your house. The first step is becoming aware of the amount of energy your home uses and where. It's important to teach children about the reasons for saving energy. As you go through these steps, take your children along and explain to them why you're doing these things. This helps them to see how and why saving power is a vital part of your finances and the environment as your kids go forward and give them a greater concept of the world around them as well.

Plug and Powerstrips Program to Help CO Home and Offices Save Energy

Electricity usage represents a large cost for both your home and your office. Therefore, you must make sure that you use power in the most efficient ways possible. You may find appliances and lights that use electricity when you don't really need them to work. When you discover those things, you can eliminate unnecessary usage and save money on your energy bills. You can also do small things every day to conserve energy. Check out these ways to save energy at the office and at home, from a powerstrips program to unplugging energy vampires.

Test Your Home

Become Energy Conscious in CO with Energy Star Certified Products

When you see that blue Energy Star certification sticker, what does it really mean? The Energy Star is a symbol that is backed by the federal government, and it indicates that the product is energy efficient. The idea is to help people save money as well as protect the environment through these products. Becoming more energy conscious and energy efficient will not only help the environment, but it will reduce your cost each month that you pay for wasted energy. See why Energy Star is a way to go when it comes to saving money.

Why was the Energy Star established?

7 Ways CO Buildings May Waste Energy and How to Prevent It

The average commercial building wastes 30 percent of its energy. This is a huge number, and the bleeding off of this energy costs your company a lot of money. Apply different changes to use energy more efficiently and responsibly. Here are seven unexpected ways that your commercial building can waste energy on a regular basis.

1. Employees Running Space Heaters