303-549-6900 (Denver Office) 

Comfortably recommended since 1975

Tips and Info

Employee Spotlight: Jerry (Gerald) Garner

I was born and raised in Denver. First in the Baker neighborhood, then the East Washington Park area. My father was a teacher/track coach, then administrator in the DPS. I went to South High School, heavy on shop and gym classes, not your academic type. But did attend C.U Denver Center for a year before being swept up in the beginnings of the “60’s counter culture”. I had a wide assortment of jobs through that period including book store manager and driving a cab before being hired on as a gopher for a restaurant d├ęcor installation crew traveling the country doing “theme” restaurants. Too much time being away from my new family lead to starting to put time into and learning a trade. First as a mechanic, then a carpenter. I was typically hired by the job.

Employee Spotlight: Greg Fossen

About Greg:

Hey there! I am Greg Fossen – I grew up in Minnesota and moved to Colorado in the early 80’s. Jobs: I started out I was a paper boy, restaurant worker, laundry laborer, venetian blind repairman and solar salesmen. Then I decided to git educaeshun. I became an electronic engineer for about 30 years… Now that I do Home Energy Audits, Home Infrared Scans, Blower Door and Safety Testing, Air Sealing and Home Improvement Sales. I get to help homeowners get more comfortable, pay lower bills and save energy!

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Employee Spotlight: Dennis Brachfeld

About Dennis:

I started About Saving Heat in 1975 a year after graduating from University of Denver Business School with a degree in Real Estate Finance and Construction Management. It was two years after the Mid-East's Oil Embargo and America was experiencing unheard of energy shortages, lines at the gas pump and escalating energy prices. I knew that if every newly built home was solar heated and totally energy independent, it would still take over 50 years to represent 50% of the United States' housing stock.

Getting Rid of Hidden Heat Sources in the Home

Hidden heat sources in the home contribute to uncomfortably hot living spaces, as well as unnecessarily high energy bills, throughout the summer. Simple fixes like switching to energy efficient lighting and insulating water pipes can make a world of difference.

For example, the uninsulated water pipes in the photo below may look innocent enough, but if you look at the infrared image of the water pipes you can see that they're dumping heat into the home, contributing to high energy bills and an uncomfortable house!

Light Switches Can Be Big Sources of Leaks

Posted in: Air Sealing

Here's an interesting video from our friends at Energy Vanguard that shows how much air can leak through simple things like light switches. A little air sealing can solve this problem and make your home more comfortable.