ERCOT has asked Texas residents to set their thermostat to 78 degrees or higher; turn off lights, pool pumps, and avoid using large appliances; and turn off and unplug unused electric items. How can we make our homes more energy-efficient during the summer of 2021 and future summers where experts warn of increasing temperatures?
First and foremost, work on your AC and Heating. Space heating is the second biggest energy gobbler in US homes, right after cooling. An energy-efficient system will not only lower your utility bills but will use less energy to heat/cool your home. Second, smart thermostats use sensors to tell when you are away, can learn your daily schedule and temperature preferences, and even use local weather data to make energy-saving adjustments automatically. Third, insulation fixes will also help. It is recommended that you insulate your roof/attic, caulk your baseboards and windows, and check your ductwork for leaks.
Collin Creek Home Air Care can assist you with all three of these energy fixes. We repair/replace HVAC units, install smart thermostats, and provide attic insulation. We are your one-stop-shop to get on the energy efficiency train and save you money. We are offering a free one-year service plan for all new HVAC units to ensure you are on the right track through 2021-2022. Give us a call today to learn more about our services and how we can assist our fellow Texas residents.