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How New HVAC Installation Can Improve Your Home's Energy-Efficiency, and Save You Money

Homeowners are often frustrated by the rising cost of utilities, which is why it is important to make sure that your HVAC system is as energy-efficient as possible. However, if your heating and air conditioning system is more than ten to fifteen years old, then it is likely past its peak efficiency, and it would be in your best interest to replace the entire system, including your thermostat, in the near future; here’s why.   Your HVAC System is Losing Energy-Efficiency While it may seem like your 10-15 year old HVAC system was just installed yesterday, you may be surprised by how inefficient it already is. Over time, the mechanisms in your heater and air conditioner begin to wear out, and it can become harder and harder for your system to maintain the temperature within your home. To compensate, your HVAC system will have to run more frequently to keep you...
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HVAC Replacement Cost: Getting a Fair Price When You Modernize

Winter time is the perfect time to consider purchasing a new HVAC system to modernize your home or business. When thinking about HVAC replacement , cost is the number one concern people generally have. When the benefits outweigh the costs, people buy something. If you don’t think you can afford to invest in a new HVAC system, learn more about easy financing so you can upgrade your home. While some people wait until their HVAC system dies or leaves a foul odor in the home, there are key reasons to hire professionals to replace your HVAC before the current systems gives way. Rely on a reputable heating and cooling company in Austin, Texas, that offers fair pricing and helpful financing. Costs Aside from your wallet, the only other cost is your time. Most installations only take about six hours to complete. While a complete HVAC system makeover could cost anywhere between...
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Improve Your HVAC Energy Efficiency with a Smart Thermostat

While big home enhancements can certainly bring big energy improvements -- such as a solar water heater installation or attic insulation upgrade -- there are some easy and cheaper ways to improve your HVAC energy efficiency . Integrating a smart thermostat into your system is one such method.  What are Smart Thermostats? Regular thermostats operate as a simple control panel for manually powering your HVAC equipment on/off and increasing/decreasing your home's temperature settings. Smart thermostats, also called programmable thermostats, build on these basic settings to include remote control options and a more detailed timer. Use these controls to program your equipment for more efficient operations based on your scheduling, like reducing use while you're asleep or away from the home. Smart thermostats can even be programmed to make automatic adjustments based on external factors like humidity fluctuation. The Big Advantages of Smart Thermostats Smart thermostats combine comfort with HVAC energy efficiency. Smart thermostats...
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Saving Money With HVAC Zoning

Are you getting the most out of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. If you don't have a zoning system, the answer is probably "no". A HVAC zoning system in its essence is a set of dampers that fit inside your already existing ducts and wiring to control multiple thermostats. That means that while your daughter is away at college, for instance, you can close her door and turn off the heat in her room until she comes home for the holidays. Ditto for a guest room or any room in the house that you don't use on a regular basis. That not only translates into real savings, it puts you in control, allowing you to use less energy by heating only the rooms in your house that are occupied and only when you need it. Zoning also helps even out the temperatures in your house , because each thermostat...
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HVAC Replacement Cost and the Benefits of Saving Energy Over Time

Sooner or later, there comes a time for us all when we must consider replacing our existing HVAC system. Perhaps your system has stopped working completely or has been performing more poorly than it has in the past. Whatever the issue may be, there is no doubt that the first thing that comes to one's mind when faced with replacing a HVAC system is:  how much is this going to cost me? To start, HVAC replacement costs can vary and there is no 'one price fits all'. However, one factor affecting the cost of HVAC replacement is the size of the house. In short, a larger house will take a larger unit to heat and cool it. The size of the HVAC unit needed to cool your home, as well as the brand/type of unit, will determine the price for the actual unit. Another factor that determines cost of HVAC replacement...
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