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Everything You Wanted to Know About Replacing Your HVAC, Part 3: Making Your Home Energy Efficient

Energy Efficient Homes Austin, TX

McCullough Heating and Air Conditioning is an Angi’s List Super Service Award Winner. And, as one of the few privately owned HVAC contractors in Austin, we enjoy a storied reputation among our growing customer base. We eat, live, and breathe Austin and remain active in philanthropic and social events around town. Additionally, we like to provide valuable information you can act on.

In this three-part series, we have already covered Part 1: Proper HVAC Sizing & Design and Part 2: Proper HVAC Installation. Now, we’ll wrap up the series with Part 3: Making Your Home Energy Efficient.

Making Your Home Energy Efficient

Weatherization involves making home improvements that optimize energy efficiency. In some cases, your heating and AC only require a few simple repairs to improve performance. Other times, you may require a new HVAC installation to further improve the heating and cooling retention in your home.

Here are a few things you can do to make your home more energy efficient:

  • Insulate the building: Add insulation to the attic, ceilings, and walls.
  • Ductwork repair: Sealing the ductwork and insulating it help the conditioned air reach your living space.
  • Improve window performance: By adding a window film or a solar shade, you can limit the exposure to UV light.

These normal home repairs qualify as weatherization and McCullough specializes in weatherization services to help you lower your energy bills and environmental impact. For Austin Energy customers, there are incentives available through the Austin Energy Weatherization Assistance Program.

How Much Can You Save With Weatherization?

When you weatherize your home, you can save money by following these tips:

  • Minimize home energy usage.
  • Take a whole house approach to HVAC installation.
  • Don’t forget to sign up for Austin Energy rebates and incentive.

Homes with inefficient heating and cooling systems place a strain on Austin’s antiquated energy grid. With the right make and model, your AC replacement can save you money. It can also decrease pressure on the declining energy infrastructure in Central Texas.

Free Energy Audit? Yes, Please!

You probably already know that you can save energy by turning off the lights and unplugging appliances not in use. However, you can also find structural opportunities with a timely AC replacement.  If you’re an Austin Energy customer and your home is over 10 years old, you’ll qualify for this FREE Energy Audit.

Following the audit, we provide a report, with the suggested improvements. Some suggestions may include:

  • Schedule an HVAC Tune-up
  • Invest in HVAC replacement with correct sizing
  • Add insulation to your attic and elsewhere
  • Buy solar shades

Find out more ways to increase your home’s energy efficiency from the pros at McCullough Heating and Air Conditioning.

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