Few things can make Denver, Colorado, summers more pleasant than your AC. Without a cooler, hot summer days would be miserable and nights would be insufferable. But with a good AC, you can enjoy each and every day comfortably.
While having a cooler is a must, it’s important to consider how much money and energy you use cooling your home. Power consumption is a major factor to consider when purchasing a new Denver air conditioning unit or when deciding where to set your thermostat during the day. Want to know why you should consider power consumption? Here are the benefits of being aware:
- It can cost more than $75 a month to cool a 750-square-foot home. On average, your cooling bill will double when you double the area you need to cool. As a result, you can easily spend hundreds of dollars a month cooling a large home. But by being aware of your AC’s power consumption, you can use your cooler more effectively. By shutting vents and doors to rooms you aren’t using, you can maximize the cooling power of your AC in the areas you need without wasting energy and money throughout the rest of your home.
- If you need to buy a new AC unit, you might be eligible for a refund, rebate, or tax incentive from your local power company or state government. If you have been using an old cooler (more than 10-20 years old), the system uses so much energy that the power company will help pay for your new one. Check with your Denver power provider to see what bonuses they offer for switching.
- Saving energy means helping the environment. By using a more efficient system, you will reduce the amount of energy you use. And when you do that, you reduce your carbon footprint and help keep the mountains in and around Denver lush and green.
There are plenty of other reasons why you should be aware of your AC’s power consumption. But between saving money, protecting the environment, and staying comfortable all summer long, do you really need any more reasons?