Summer Heat Without AC

Summer Heat Without AC

Moving to a new state can be a fun yet daunting task.  It takes time to acclimate to the new environment and to adjust to different regional cultural norms.   If you are planning to move to Colorado this summer, here’s something to consider when looking at Denver real estate that may be different from your area. 

What do you mean there’s no AC!?!?!

If you are moving to Denver from a warm southern state, you may not even think about asking if a home has air conditioning.  In Denver, we have the luxury of living with four seasons and a very conducive climate for living with our windows open during the spring, summer and fall.  However, when the peak summer season hits, retreating into central air conditioning is a much desired option. 

In our market, central air conditioning did not become a big selling feature until the early-2000s. So a lot of homes do not have central air conditioning. If the home you are considering does not have air conditioning, be sure to get a quote from a qualified HVAC technician.  The cost to install later could surprise you and could require some electrical upgrades as well.

One alternative to air conditioning is an evaporative cooler; aka swamp cooler.  I know the name does not sound appealing but it is a viable alternative to air conditioning.  This type of system cools air through the evaporation of water and works well in our dry, low humidity climate.  The cost of installation and maintenance is lower than traditional central air conditioning.

For the month of March, I will be blogging about the unique real estate features of moving to Denver.  If you have specific questions, feel free contact me or call 303-908-9584.

Karen Venier is a Broker Associate at Keller Williams. She is a part of Carr Peck Group which has been recognized locally and nationally as in expert in real estate.  Locally they are 6th in Denver Metro home sales out of 5,000 agents and have been recognized by the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends as one of the top selling agents in America.  For more information feel free to 
contact her  or call 303-908-9584.

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