Elkhorn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. • Elkhorn Electric, Inc.

Residential & Commercial

Heating Air Conditioning Electrical • Ventilation Refrigeration

Serving the Denver, Colorado Metro area

Office: 303-975-8809
3869 Norwood Dr., Suite 9
Littleton, CO 80125
info@ ElkHVAC.com

The Environment and Us

We Reclaim & Recycle.

After removing the old equipment from your home or business we don't just throw it out.

We recycle it!

  • Every ton of steel recycled saves 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal, and 120 pounds of limestone.
  • Each year, steel recycling saves the energy equivalent to electrically power about one-fifth of the households in the United States (or about 18 million homes) for one year.
Scrap Metal

Scrap recycling diverts 145 million tons of materials away from landfills.

Prior to equipment recycling, we properly recover HCFCs (refrigerant gases) from existing refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment to help protect the ozone layer, and comply with the law*.

Benefits of using Iron and Steel (ferrous metals) instead of virgin ore to make new steel:
  • Savings in energy - 74%
  • Savings in virgin materials - 90%
  • Reduction in water use - 40%
  • Reduction in water pollution - 76%
  • Reduction in air pollution - 86%
  • Reduction in mining wastes - 97%
  • Reduction in consumer waste generated - 105%
Source: Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries

* Federal law prohibits the venting of refrigerant gases to the atmosphere - all refrigerants must be "recovered" and collected in recovery cylinders.

Replacing less efficient HVAC equipment...

A building's heating, ventilation and air conditioning system (HVAC) consumes a lot of energy. Most energy consumed in the United States comes from the combustion of coal, which powers most buildings and contributes to smog, acid rain, and other negative health impacts. Coal combustion also contributes significantly to global warming. In addition, coal mining-especially surface mining and mountaintop removal-is destroying some of the world's most biologically important ecosystems. Investing in better HVAC systems helps to minimize these negative impacts.

Replacing less efficient HVAC equipment with newer, more efficient equipment can yield operating cost reductions. According to the EPA, replacing components of a less efficient HVAC system typically cuts energy costs by about 20 percent.

Improving HVAC systems also promotes a healthier environment. Improved filtration technology decreases the amount of particulates and biocontaminants, such as fungus, mold, and viruses. More efficient HVAC systems are also more effective at filtering out nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, sulfur oxides, and other air pollutants.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council