Home Energy Improvements Explained

Why you should make energy upgrades in houses 10+ years old.

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Savings. Comfort. Health. Smaller Carbon Footprint.

Explore Austin Energy’s whole-home approach to energy efficiency and discover opportunities for home improvement that do more than just save you money and energy. With Home Performance, you can get peak performance from the house you call “home.” Watch the video

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Homes 10+ years old typically need (1) upgrades to air conditioning and heating equipment, (2) improvements to the duct system, and (3) weatherization measures.

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Potential problem areas include:

  • Inefficient, incorrectly sized HVAC equipment older than 10 years old
  • Poorly-designed, uninsulated, leaky air ducts
  • Lack of weatherstripping and sealing for doors and other areas
  • Inadequate attic insulation
  • No solar shading on windows

Have Your AC Equipment Checked

Air Conditioning and Heating System Improvements

Upgrading your cooling and heating system is definitely a step in the right direction! Old, inefficient systems lose performance over time, and as a result will increase your energy usage and your bill.

But don’t stop there! Addressing ductwork and weatherization can maximize your savings and benefits.

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Benefits include:

  • ✓ Reduced risk of mold to increase the home’s health
  • ✓ Savings with more efficient unit running for less time
  • ✓ Increased comfort with the correct amount of cooled air in the home
  • ✓ Remote Wi-Fi thermostat access for greater temperature control and energy conservation

Have Your Ductwork Checked

Air Conditioning and Heating + Ductwork System Improvements

Almost there! When you repair or replace your ductwork system at the same time as your air conditioning and heating upgrade, your energy savings really start to add up while your indoor pollutants and discomfort start to go down.

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Benefits include:

  • ✓ Controlled humidity
  • ✓ Savings from prevented energy waste
  • ✓ Equal temperatures in each room for greater comfort
  • ✓ Increased health with fewer airborne pollutants and particles to improve indoor air quality
  • ✓ Reduced risk of mold to increase the home’s health
  • ✓ More efficient unit running for less time
  • ✓ Correct amount of cooled air flowing throughout the home
  • ✓ Remote Wi-Fi thermostat access for greater temperature control and energy conservation

Maximize When You Weatherize

Air Conditioning and Heating + Ductwork System Improvements + Weatherization

Now that your HVAC and ductwork systems are optimized, time to lock in the good, controlled air, eliminate air leaks, and reduce heat gain. Weatherize your home by adding attic insulation, sealing-off pesky leaks around doors and pipe penetrations, and adding solar screens or film to your windows.

Congratulations! With all recommended upgrades complete, your home can now reach peak performance. Keep those energy savings tips  in mind and access the Austin Energy web app to monitor the changes in your energy use.

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Benefits include:

  • ✓ Improved indoor air quality
  • ✓ Energy and cost savings from fewer leaks
  • ✓ Increased comfort with reduced heat gain from windows, attic and leaks in home shell
  • ✓ Reduced access for pests
  • ✓ Controlled humidity
  • ✓ Savings from prevented energy waste
  • ✓ Equal temperatures in each room for greater comfort
  • ✓ Increased health with fewer airborne pollutants, dust and particles
  • ✓ Reduced risk of mold to increase the home’s health
  • ✓ More efficient unit running for less time
  • ✓ Correct amount of cooled air flowing throughout the home
  • ✓ Remote Wi-Fi thermostat access for greater temperature control and energy conservation

Start Your Energy Upgrades

Just like the happy customer in this video, you can work with a registered contractor to start these important energy efficiency upgrades in your home. Plus, receive Austin Energy rebates and attractive financing to make these upgrades more affordable. The result? You can enjoy an average of 20% savings on your summer energy bills.

Limited Time Offer!

Until March 31, 2018, enjoy potential savings of up to $2,400 when you complete recommended energy upgrade measures through Home Performance with ENERGY STAR. This includes a $200 manufacturer discount on air conditioning units and heat pumps manufactured by American Standard®Bryant®Carrier®Lennox®Mitsubishi® and Trane® and a seasonal $200 rebate from Austin Energy for qualifying projects. Ask your Home Performance participating contractor about the seasonal $200 contractor discount.  

Why wait any longer? Learn the recommendations for your home today.

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