Blogs

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, including … 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

Home Selling Season is Almost Upon Us

March 21, 2017

Spring is in the air here in lovely Austin, Texas, and warmer weather brings home buying season. It’s an exciting time for realtors or for anyone looking to sell a home or condo in Austin. In 1981 A-Plus helped pioneered the Austin Energy Conservation Program.  With expertise in energy management and conversation, our auditors strive … Read more

Cut the Grime, Have Your Gutters Cleaned

January 31, 2017

With Spring right around the corner, it is a good time to start thinking about your gutters.  This is the most commonly overlooked home maintenance item that can wreak havoc and can cause major damage to your home.  Many times, homeowners have no idea they have a clogged gutter until a problem occurs Gutters are … Read more

Tips For Hiring An A+ Home Repair Contractor

January 5, 2017

As homeowners ourselves, we all know how stressful finding the best, “A-Plus” contractor can be. Here are some tips when looking for your next A+ contractor. Find a Reputable Business. Start your search on websites like Google+, BBB, Yelp or Angie’s List. Read some of the good reviews and some of the bad. When reading … Read more