303-549-6900 (Denver Office) 

Comfortably recommended since 1975

Tips and Info

Guest Post: Save Money by Going Green

Home Energy Audit: Save Money by Going Green

As energy bills continue to soar, it’s not surprising that so many people are looking to save money on their energy bills. A simple, straightforward and practical place to begin is to have a professional energy audit carried on your property, which the Department of Energy states can save as much as 30% on your monthly utility bill.  

The ultimate aim of an audit is to determine how you currently utilise your energy, highlight any inefficiency that may be leading to energy waste and provide practical solutions to improve the overall efficiency of your home.

What does a home energy audit involve?

Structural Insulated Panels

Lets take a look at some 21st century building material! 

This efficient building material is called SIPs and it stands for Structural Insulated Panels. These panels work for high performance building systems in residential and small commercial structures. 

This product consists of a recycled ESP insulation foam board between two layers of sheathing material to create a high efficient R-Value wall, ceiling, or floor in your home or office. SIPs are a great way to stay in tune with your energy efficient side, while building your dream home or dream office!

Gumbo Limbo Jungle Resort, A True Belize Eco-Resort

By: Jessica Quinones, Office Manager

In June I went on a trip to Belize for a little rest and relaxation. My boyfriend booked our lodging for our stay in San Ignacio. He picked a hideaway that is a jewel in the jungle. I came to realize that it was one of the most eco-friendly resorts that I have stayed in.

Article Review: Some Unusual Sources of Building Odors

By: Dennis H. Brachfeld

The August Issue of Healthy Indoors Magazine featured the article Some Unusual Sources of Building Odors, By Jeffrey May. The article highlights situations where a person may encounter unpleasant odors.

Bathroom Odors:

The article shares an instance where a homeowner had a guest bathroom that had a very strong odor.

“He’d had the room scrubbed from top to bottom and the toilet checked to be sure that the toilet seal was intact (otherwise, sewer gas could have leaked into the room).

Employee Spotlight: Alex Cruz

I am from Mexico City. I have lived in the US since 1998. I have been in Denver the whole time. I have been with ASH since 2005.

Q: Top two highlights of my life?

A: 1. My family and kids.

    2. The Broncos

Q: What would people be surprised to know about you?

A: I like to do motocross and I have three dirt bikes!

Q: Who has been influential in your life?

A: My kids. They are growing and I want to be good example for them.

Q: What do you feel is the most beneficial energy improvement a homeowner can make?

A: Solar panels

Employee Spotlight: Quinn Stedman

My name is Quinn Stedman born in the suburbs of Illinois. I moved to the beautiful state of Colorado in September of 2014. I moved to Colorado to pursue an education and career in energy efficiency, I also always wanted to be somewhere close to the mountains with beautiful scenery!

I graduated with an Associate in Arts degree in Illinois, and Associates in Applied Science with a Residential Energy Management degree at EcoTech institute in Colorado. I love to be outdoors whenever I can, whether that be hiking in the summer or snowboarding in the winter. I’m also a big Blackhawks fan!!!

Q: Top three (3) highlights of my life?

Remodeling? Incorporate Performance Upgrades While You Are At It

By: R. Scott Mills

A remodel could be just the excuse you need to improve the performance of your home. Older homes typically don’t adhere to the higher standard for energy efficiency that newer homes have. There are many ways to fix that during a remodeling project.

Employee Spotlight: R. Scott Mills

I was born  and raised in the San Fernando Valley in L.A., California. In 1955 my father built a high performance home that I grew up in. This started my interest in energy efficient home design. Originally a videographer in L.A., I worked at CBS as an editor. I moved to Aspen, CO in 1974 and worked in public access television and with John Denver at the Windstar foundation as a documentarian.

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 décor installation crew traveling the country doing “theme” restaurants. 

2017 Xcel Rebates: What You Should Know

Written by Jessica Quinones, Office Manager

2017 Xcel Rebates

2017 has been a year of change for Xcel rebates offered to customers. The changes made to the 2017 Xcel Rebates are notable and deserve some explanation. Let’s dive right into it.

What Does The Process Look Like?

The basic process that every Home Performance with Energy Star, insulation and air sealing rebate customer will see is: