Go Green – Start Saving on Your Heating and Cooling BillsAt Stan’s, we offer home energy conservation solutions in the Austin and surrounding areas of Georgetown. We start our energy conservation process with a free on-site energy audit of your home or business. If you are suffering from high heating and cooling costs, Stan’s is here to help you save money.
Air duct maintenance is an area where you can easily increase the efficiency of your heating and cooling system. Older heating and air conditioning system have a higher chance of developing air duct leaks or having outdated and inefficient insulation. Without proper air duct sealing and insulation your heating and air conditioning system will have a harder time to heat and cool your home.
Leaking Air Duct Signs
Some signs that your air ducts may be leaking or do not have adequate insulation include:
- Heating or air conditioning system frequently cycles on.
- Some rooms are colder than others.
- High utility bills.
If you suspect your home has leaking or under insulated air ducts, we can help. During our free energy audit, we will be able to inspect ducts and air flow for leaks.
Adding insulation to your home can be an easy and cost effective way to increase the efficiency of your home. Insulation is a fibrous material, typically made of fiberglass that slows down heat transfer. Stan’s offers insulation blowing and installation services for your attic and crawl spaces in your home. Insulating your attic area will keep the summer heat out of your house, and insulating your below floor crawl spaces will keep the warmth in your home in the winter.
Windows let much-needed sunlight into your home, but the sun also comes with thermal energy that will heat up your home. Double pane windows filled with argon gas are a great update to keep thermal energy from reaching inside your home, however, they are an expensive update and still let thermal energy into your home.
Solar shades are made of fabric mesh designed to create a buffer where the thermal energy from sunlight can be released without entering your home. Thermal shades look similar to window screens that keep bugs out but cover the entire window instead of just the window opening. Solar shades will decrease the amount of sunlight that reaches your home, and for rooms with high sun exposure, solar shades are a quick and cheap way to decrease the temperature of your house in the summer.