How Can I Save Money on Energy Bills in the Summer?

August 15, 2018

It’s no secret that energy bills can get quite steep during the summer months. One of the main factors contributing to that is air conditioning and cooling energy efficiency. But there are definitely some key ways to save money on those hot-weather energy bills. Turn Up the Thermostat One simple way to save on energy usage is by turning up the temperature on your home’s thermostat. Even increasing the temperature by a couple of degrees, such as from 76 to 78, can make a difference. Keep the Shades Closed During the day

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Tips to Extend the Life Expectancy of Your Air Conditioner

July 31, 2018

Like every machine, air conditioners and their components eventually need replacement. Even so, there are a few things you can do to extend their lifespans and prevent problems during their years of operation. Here are some tips from Totally Cool, an authorized Lennox dealer: Get Regular Tune-Ups Modern air conditioning systems need to be properly adjusted to deliver their best energy efficiency and to prevent problems. A poorly-tuned system suffers from more friction and general wear than one that is looked after on a regular basis. In general, it’s a good idea to have

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Are Air Filtration Systems Worth It?

July 24, 2018

Is it worth it to install an air filtration system in your Austin home? The brief answer is yes because when it comes to survival, clean air is just as important as the water you drink and the food you eat. Unfortunately, many people live their life without the appropriate type of air filtration system in their home, which may have an effect on your physical well-being. Clean air is especially beneficial for those who suffer from allergies and/or other respiratory problems. If you aren’t sure if an air filtration system is beneficial for your home, here are a few

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Should I Keep my AC on “Auto” or “On”

June 25, 2018

Almost all heating and cooling systems in Austin have a thermostat that can be used to control the heating separate from the cooling functions. When you want to use the system to heat the house, you use the control buttons to set it to heat. If you want to cool the house, you use the buttons to set it the cooling option. There is also an option to set the fan to “on.” And a lot of people get confused as to whether or not it’s best to leave the fan on or off. Pros and Cons

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The Importance of Rebate and Loan Programs

June 15, 2018

Your air conditioning system is one of the most important parts of your home during the hot summer months. It can help make even the greatest heat bearable and can help make your home comfortable all year long. For those that have an air conditioning unit in their home, it is well known that the cost of repairing or replacing these systems can be very high. Loan Programs There are some ways that you can help cut the cost of keeping your air conditioning system running and replacing it as needed. The first are loan programs.

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Starting April 1 2018, CO Detectors Will Be Required In Almost All Austin Homes

April 4, 2018

In order to improve safety & reduce risks of carbon monoxide poisoning, Austin City Council adopted an ordinance with an effective date of April 1, 2018, requiring all homes in Austin to be outfitted with a CO detector if they meet the following requirements: There is a gas or fuel-burning appliance in the home (e.g. gas stove, gas dryer, fireplace, gas-powered furnace, etc.) The home is directly connected to a garage (i.e. there is a door leading to garage from kitchen or through a utility room) Follow this Austin Board of

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Where Your Energy Dollars Go

May 23, 2017

According to EPA’s Energy Star website, over 40 cents out of every energy dollar that you spend is directed to heating & cooling your house. What can you do to reduce this? Listed below are some things that in our experience help to reduce your energy bills…and some things that you may want to think twice about before pursuing. What Works Keeping heated and cooled air from leaking out of your home’s roof, walls, and windows could lower your annual energy costs by 20% or more. Start by insulating the attic if it

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Tips for Maintaining a HVAC System

February 15, 2017

You don’t always need a professional to perform some basic maintenance on your heating/cooling system that will make a big difference in both its performance and longevity. 1. Keep your filter clean! A dirty filter restricts airflow and can shorten the life of your compressor and cause your AC coil to freeze. You should change out your filter at least every 6 months. 2. Comfort level. Once you have determined your comfort level, set your thermostat and forget it. Constantly changing the setting is less efficient and causes undue

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What to Look for In An Air Conditioning Company

February 7, 2017

For most of us, a house represents the largest financial investment we’ll ever make. That means finding a company to handle your AC needs is of utmost importance, as well. The company you pick will be your partner in choosing and maintaining your home’s HVAC unit, which has consequences you might not have thought about. Since cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs, making the right decision can have an impact on your financial well-being, in addition to the comfort of you and your family. For years, people in Texas have trusted Totally Cool Heating & Air

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Should I Continue Repairing My AC Unit?

February 7, 2017

For most of us, a house represents the largest financial investment we’ll ever make. That means finding a company to handle your AC needs is of utmost importance, as well. The company you pick will be your partner in choosing and maintaining your home’s HVAC unit, which has consequences you might not have thought about. Since cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs, making the right decision can have an impact on your financial well-being, in addition to the comfort of you and your family. For years, people in Texas have trusted Totally Cool Heating & Air

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