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A -Plus: Austin AC Repair and Installation

June 6, 2018

Is your air conditioner malfunctioning? We can help! Whether it’s leaking water, not blowing cold air, costing you high energy bills, or simply not turning on, A-Plus Energy Management, Air Conditioning, & Home Solutions is here to handle all of your Austin AC repair needs. We have been repairing air conditioning systems for commercial, residential and … Read more

AC Basics: Condenser and Evaporator

May 2, 2018

Air conditioning maintenance is a task that should get done on an annual basis. Keeping your air-conditioner maintained will not only save you money on your energy bill, but will also expand its lifespan, saving you money on a costly early replacement. AC units have two key components that require specific inspection: the condenser (outside) … Read more

How Long Do AC Units Last?

April 23, 2018

A frequent question we get at A-Plus Energy Management, Air Conditioning & Home Solutions is “How long do AC units last?” Home air conditioning units can last between 10-15 years with proper maintenance. That may seem like a long time, but if you purchased a home with an AC already installed, you might want to … Read more

Does Your AC Contain Freon?

April 4, 2018

Chlorodifluoromethane is better known as CFC22 or R22, or much more commonly, Freon. Freon is a common refrigerant being phased out because of it’s high potential to deplete the ozone. R22 is considered to be a global warming gas that is toxic to the air. All systems containing this refrigerant are now becoming obsolete, making … Read more

Winter’s upon us – Let’s talk about home insulation

October 30, 2017

We’re down to the last two months of the year and although Texas isn’t exactly known for brutal winters, we can expect temperatures to drop in the next few weeks. November and December are precarious times for heating and cooling your home as cold fronts tend to come in suddenly and without much warning. You’re … Read more

A-Plus Energy Audits and Weatherization

October 10, 2017

  Weatherization is the practice of protecting a building and its interior from the elements, particularly from sunlight, precipitation, and wind, and of modifying a building to reduce energy consumption and optimize energy efficiency. A-Plus Energy Management, Air Conditioning, & Home Solutions is qualified to perform many types of audits and independent testing for Austin, Texas residents, … Read more

Fall Energy Conservation Tips

September 13, 2017

Seasons are a little more ambiguous in Texas than they are in most parts of the country, but it’s October, so for all intents and purposes, it’s fall. Though temperatures have still been in the 80s and 90s, true Texans have indeed been feeling cooler breezes and colder nights in the last week or so. … Read more

Rising Energy Bill? A-Plus can help!

July 18, 2017

How to keep your energy bill from going up Make sure your home has had an energy audit & has been weatherized. Homes over 15 years old may need improvements to meet today’s standards.  Even though a home may have been energy efficient when it was built, new codes may recommend new standards and the … Read more

When you wait ’til it breaks, it costs more to replace

June 7, 2017

How many times have you asked your AC technician, “How much longer will my AC last?” How many times have you ignored your technician when he recommended replacing the cooling and heating system? Have you even disregarded his urge to get a new unit when there was a spring or fall sale going on? Have the words, “Do I … Read more

Don’t Forget to “Deck” your Decks

April 12, 2017

Decks and patios can create an additional exterior room in your home. It is a great place for a little fresh air during the warm spring months. Proper deck maintenance is key to ensure a long deck life. Basic Maintenance  Don’t stub your toe – tap down all loose boards and nails.  Replace any damaged, … Read more