The start of a new year often means making a resolution to improve your diet, join a gym or take up meditation. Why not resolve to upgrade your Austin, TX home’s performance, save energy and improve your family’s health and comfort? It’s easy to get started with the pros at Green Collar Operations!
Begin with a Free Home Energy Audit
The place to start is our free 45-minute home energy audit to diagnose your home’s energy issues. This energy audit includes a thorough examination of your home’s energy performance. We’ll assess your heating and cooling systems, duct design, air flow, insulation and attic ventilation. We’ll also check for any air leakage that could be causing drafts and increasing your energy consumption.
Once we’ve reviewed all aspects of your home’s systems, we’ll report on next steps to improve your home’s energy efficiency, comfort and health.
Insulation & Air Sealing Can Make a Big Difference
Air leaks—those tiny gaps and cracks in your home’s walls, ceilings and other areas—allow outside air to seep in and your valuable conditioned air to leak out. Air sealing these gaps and cracks is one of the most cost-effective ways to save energy and and money. Pairing air sealing with improving your home’s insulation can maximize your home’s overall energy efficiency by as much as 20% to 30%!
Sealing and added insulation can also resolve drafty rooms or areas that are always too hot or too cold. Plus, by addressing air leakage, you can reduce the buildup of dust, allergens and other pollutants inside your home that can affect your family’s health.
Time for a Heating or Cooling Upgrade?
Your Green Collar Operations energy audit professional will also review your air conditioning and heating systems, testing for safety and performance. We’ll start with inspecting your home’s ductwork, ensuring that it’s directing air flow correctly and is sealed properly to ensure efficiency.
If your energy bills for AC or heating are rising, or aren’t performing the way they should, it may be time to reassess. Average central air and heating systems have a 10 to 15 year life expectancy. If your system is nearing those timeframes, if may be time to upgrade to a more efficient furnace or air conditioner. Your Green Collar Operations HVAC pro can assist with recommendations for a new furnace or central air system.
Incentives & Financing for Energy Savings
We’re fortunate in Texas to have so many incentives for saving energy! Generous rebates of as much as $400 from Austin Energy are available for replacing an air conditioner, and if you opt for a Trane AC unit or heat pump, there maybe additional savings from the manufacturer. When Green Collar Operations upgrades your home’s efficiency with air sealing and insulation through Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®, you can earn rebates—an average of $1,800 for homes in your neighborhood.
Plus,with affordable financing options through Synchrony Financing, you’ll be well on your way to saving energy and money, all while improving the comfort of your Austin area home.