1. Denver Home Solar Panels, What Is Net-Metering?

    While you are at work or on vacation or just plain not-home, your solar system is producing energy all day every day. When your home is producing energy that you're not using, a surplus of energy is created. So what to do with this energy? This is called net-metering and it is available in many states including Colorado. How does it work? When your solar system generates…Read More

  2. Turn Down Your Water Heater

    One way to save, without spending a dime, is to set your Water Heater at 120ºF. Set too high, or at 140ºF, your water heater can waste anywhere from $36 to $61 annually.…Read More

  3. Using a Clothesline

    Your dryer is one of the biggest energy-eaters in your home. Have you considered using a clothesline? This is a great option to reduce energy consumption, as well as, extend the life of your clothes. If you are worried about the sun bleaching your clothing, consider an indoor clothesline. This site has many options to choose from clotheslineshop.com.…Read More

  4. Planting Deciduous Trees

    Planting deciduous trees on the south, east and west sides of your house is a way to save energy on heating and cooling. As the trees grow, you will save as much as 40 percent. In the summer, the trees act a shade; in the winter, the leaves drop and allow the sun to warm up the house. Check out How to Save Energy With Trees for more information on how to strategically pl…Read More

  5. Three Tips To Keep Your Home Cool

    As we get closer to summer and experience warmer days, it's good to keep some simple tips in your mind. In the summer, keep your thermostat at 78 degrees or higher to save money. You use 3 to 5 percent more energy for each degree the air conditioner is set below 78 degrees. Set your thermostat 5 degrees higher when leaving your home for an extended period of time. Overall,…Read More

  6. Install Aerators on Faucets

    Installing aerators on the faucets in your home will cut both water costs and energy costs to heat that water. These screw-on mesh screens break up water droplets, so you use less water but get just as much rinsing power.  …Read More

  7. Clean Your Refrigerator Coils

    If they're coated with dust, refrigerator coils cannot transfer heat efficiently. This inefficiency takes more energy to cool your food. Get at these coils with a long-handled brush.(You can usually find them underneath or at the back)…Read More

  8. Motion Sensors

    Motion sensors are the perfect solution for left-on lights. They turn off automatically so you don't waste electricity. Using motion sensors can save you $100 per year. Some motion sensors need to be manually turned on but turn off automatically. They’re great for bedrooms because they won’t turn on when you move in your sleep.…Read More

  9. Opening the Refrigerator

    Know what you want before opening the refrigerator door. This may sound like common sense, but be honest with yourself. How many time a day do you stand and stare thinking that something magical will jump out and you... "eat me!"? Knowing what you want and where it is in the refrigerator with save both time and energy.…Read More

  10. Denver Home Energy Audit And The Energy Efficiency Pyramid

    The food pyramid is the familiar triangle with grains at the bottom, fats and sugars at the top. Modeled on the food pyramid, the conservation pyramid is a guide for home improvements that will conserve energy and save you money. Like the food pyramid, the conservation pyramid reads from the bottom up, so start at the lowest level and work your way up because the improveme…Read More