Heat pumps and whole house fans are two great ways to stay cool this summer. Add in LPEA's generous rebates and our On-Bill Financing Program, and it makes it even more affordable to upgrade your home!
Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pumps (ccASHP) are the latest evolution in efficient air source heat pump design. They offer a highly efficient alternative to other heat sources.
A large portion of LPEA members currently heats their homes with propane. ccASHPs have the potential to significantly reduce your total energy bill in the winter AND provide the added benefit of air conditioning in the summer. For those of us who haven’t been able to open our windows due to wildfire smoke and have experienced the hotter summers recently, this is a benefit that can’t be overlooked. ccASHPs operate with nearly 400% efficiency at 47°F or above. When temperatures drop to zero, a ccASHP will sustain efficiencies of about 200%.
ccASHPs are so efficient that they can provide space heating needs with an overall seasonal efficiency of 250%, compared to a natural gas or propane furnace which operates in the 90-96% efficiency range. ccASHP can achieve these efficiencies by moving heat from one place to another rather than creating its own heat, even in the middle of winter. Research shows ccASHPs are a viable and efficient technology that meets homeowners’ heating and cooling needs in the SW Colorado climate zone.
Learn more with the video below, and by visiting our heat pump page.
Whole House Fan
A whole house fan is a cooling system that circulates air and provides good ventilation and cooling for an entire home. This is a great way to take advantage of our cool Colorado nights. LPEA now offers $100 rebates for new or replacement whole house fans.
Need to replace your heating system? NOW is the time.
Here's how to get started:
Get an audit: A professional energy audit identifies ways to reduce your total heating and cooling needs. You may be able to install a smaller system and increase lifetime savings.
Consider a Heat Pump: Heat pumps are a great option whether you need a complete replacement, want to add specific heating and cooling zones, or want to supplement your existing system. Find and BOOK a contractor: They are already booking well into the summer/fall.
Check out our list of Quality Install contractors. Ask if your home might require a panel upgrade or additional wiring.
Get your rebates: LPEA offers generous rebates to offset costs.
We also have a great program to help finance this investment. In partnership with First Southwest Bank (FSWB), LPEA can support your energy efficiency project through our On Bill Financing (OBF) program. This program aims to help our members finance these projects over time while reaping the energy-saving benefits immediately.