Create an Energy Efficient Home with Carrier Colorado This Summer

The Gazette (Colorado Springs, CO), June 4, 2015 | Go to article overview

Create an Energy Efficient Home with Carrier Colorado This Summer


Summer months mean relief from sky-high heating bills, but what if you could ensure you were saving the max amount on your cooling system June through September?

"Carrier Colorado believes in providing energy efficient air- conditioning options that are also affordable for our customers," said Brent Walters, Carrier Colorado sales manager. "We are fortunate in Colorado to have fairly mild summers, but an energy efficient system can still go a long way in saving your household money."

Carrier Colorado works to improve the world through engineered innovation and environmental stewardship, from energy efficient grocery refrigeration to high-quality, home cooling systems. "We are proud to be a part of the Carrier team," said Bob Bakken, operations manager at Rocky Mountain Climate, 4815 List Drive, Unit #118. "Carrier Colorado dealers are educated and held to the highest standard of service in the business," Walters said.

AC units are assigned an efficiency rating, called a Seasonal Energy Efficient Ratio (SEER). "Colorado's government baseline is 13 SEER, but we carry systems up to 21 SEER," Walters said. "The higher the number, the more efficient the system." Whether your home operates on a standard AC unit or an energy efficient system, Walters offered these tips to keep your bills low and your family cool this summer.

1. PROGRAM YOUR THERMOSTAT

"Many of our Carrier thermostats now come with programmable temperature settings. They create algorithms based on your usage, and by calculating the outdoor temperature and the setting you prefer, it can cool your home to your taste by an appropriate time, say 5:30 when everyone gets home for the evening. This way, you don't waste any energy or miss out on savings. …

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