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ESA - Energy Savings Agreements

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What Are Energy Savings Agreements (ESA)?

One concern for all homeowners is making sure that the AC or heating unit in their home is running efficiently. Not only is it going to help make their home comfortable throughout the year, it is also going to make a difference in the amount of money that they are spending for energy costs. One option that is available to homeowners is an ESA, which stands for Energy Savings Agreements. When you have an ESA, it can help to put your mind at ease because it lets you know that your heating or cooling system in the home is going to be operating efficiently, according to the standards that are going to help you to save money.

In essence, an ESA is a contract that tells you how frequently heating and air conditioning services are going to be performed at your home. These services may include tune-ups, as well as inspections that occur periodically to ensure that the efficiency of your heating or air-conditioning system is at peak levels. The amount of time that passes between these inspections may vary, but they often occur semiannually or annually, according to the terms of the contract and the needs of the homeowner.

Battle Utility Costs with an ESA

One of the largest concerns for homeowners is the fact that utility costs are on the rise. In order to battle these costs and to keep them as low as possible, and ESA can occur between you and Select Air, your Lantana air conditioning company. By ensuring that the unit is operating properly, it helps to keep the energy consumption a minimal level. This adds up to savings for you, which are often seen month after month as long as the unit is being checked according to the terms of the contract.

Another benefit of an ESA is the fact that it can have a positive impact on the environment. When the AC or heating system at the home falls into disrepair, additional energy can be consumed. Of course, this will be seen in higher energy costs but it is also going to have an impact on the environment. This is due to the fact that your increased energy consumption is placing a higher load on the energy grid. You're not only costing yourself money, you are wasting valuable resources and impacting the environment.

If you would like more information on these energy savings agreements, you can contact Select Air. We would be happy to assist you through the process of understanding the contract and in seeing what is available for you as a homeowner. We want to make you comfortable in your home and we want to do so in a way that will save you as much money as possible.


lower your energy bill this winter

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Saving Money on Your Energy Bill

winter-energy-savingsAlthough we have many bills that we may need to pay on a monthly basis, one that is consistent is our energy bill. It is something that needs to be paid every month, regardless of whether it is electric, fuel or any other type of utility service. It is important to consider, however, that during the winter months when you are running your heating system, it is likely that you are going to be spending more on energy and it can certainly have an impact on your budget. There are things that you can do, however, which will help to lower this monthly bill.

One of the things that you can do is to switch to a more efficient heating system. There are always going to be options available and if it is necessary for you to change your heating system, you should look into an energy-efficient option. Not only will it help you to save money on your energy bill, it is also something that is environmentally friendly and will have a lower impact on the environment to the benefit of you and your entire family. Of course, the financial savings of an energy-efficient heating system is also something to be considered as well.

Have you thought about the insulation in your home? If you purchase a home and do not upgrade the insulation, you may be losing a considerable amount of money through the energy exchange from inside to outside during the cold winter months. This is especially true if you are lacking in attic insulation, as a significant amount of the heat can be traveling through the ceiling and out through the roof. Insulating your home is a certain way to help you to save money and it will also keep you and your family comfortable in your home as well.

What else can you do to save money?

Another consideration is to upgrade your thermostat. Many people tend to keep the temperature in the home at a consistent level 24 hours a day but that may not be the most efficient option that you have at your disposal. If you spend a lot of time at work, there is no sense in heating and cooling your home to the optimum level. Purchasing a programmable thermostat will give you the option of having the temperature change automatically and this will save you money in the long run.

These and other money-saving options will certainly help you to adjust your budget and to keep more money in your pocket. You can discuss ways to cut your home heating bills with the professionals at Select AC and set up an appointment so that they can design a customized plan for you and your family to help you stay comfortable and save money this winter.


SEER Rating

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A Brief Overview of the SEER Rating

seer Savings Calc ChartYou will likely hear a lot of different numbers when you are having an air conditioning or heating system installed. In some cases, it can get confusing as to which is going to be the right choice for you and your family. Of course, when you use Select Air as your Grapevine air-conditioning repair or installation service, there is no need for you to be concerned over these trivial matters. After all, we are there to assist you through the process and to make sure that you understand everything that is involved so that you can make the proper decision. We will even help you to design the proper AC service for your home, so that you will be comfortable, no matter how hot it gets outside.

One of the determining factors for a heating or air-conditioning system is the SEER rating. This stands for the seasonal energy efficiency rating and it is a number which helps you to determine the efficiency with which your HVAC equipment is operating. It is based on the amount of energy that is being consumed by the unit. When the SEER rating is at a higher number, it is due to the fact that it is using less energy because it is more efficient. That equates to lower energy bills for you and it also has less of an environmental impact, which is important to all of us.

Another benefit to having a high SEER rating on your air conditioner or heating unit is the fact that you may be compensated by the utility company. This is not always possible, as it depends upon the area. When you call Select Air, you can be sure that we will discuss the possibility with you, according to your specific needs.

A look beyond the SEER rating

Although most homeowners are going to have somewhat of a concern over this rating and the efficiency of their air-conditioning unit, you would never want to compromise your comfort in order to save a few dollars. That is why we make sure that we give you the options that are available so that you have a variety of choices, according to your needs. Not only will we consider your budget, we will also consider the size of your home and the different air-conditioning options that may be best for you.

If you have any additional questions about this or other ways of rating your air conditioning or heating unit, you can contact Select Air. One of our friendly professionals would be happy to assist you and in making sure that you are comfortable with your choice of HVAC equipment.


SEER Rating

Written by Super User

A Brief Overview of the SEER Rating

seer-rating-chartYou will likely hear a lot of different numbers when you are having an air conditioning or heating system installed. In some cases, it can get confusing as to which is going to be the right choice for you and your family. Of course, when you use Select Air as your Grapevine air-conditioning repair or installation service, there is no need for you to be concerned over these trivial matters. After all, we are there to assist you through the process and to make sure that you understand everything that is involved so that you can make the proper decision. We will even help you to design the proper AC service for your home, so that you will be comfortable, no matter how hot it gets outside.

One of the determining factors for a heating or air-conditioning system is the SEER rating. This stands for the seasonal energy efficiency rating and it is a number which helps you to determine the efficiency with which your HVAC equipment is operating. It is based on the amount of energy that is being consumed by the unit. When the SEER rating is at a higher number, it is due to the fact that it is using less energy because it is more efficient. That equates to lower energy bills for you and it also has less of an environmental impact, which is important to all of us.

Another benefit to having a high SEER rating on your air conditioner or heating unit is the fact that you may be compensated by the utility company. This is not always possible, as it depends upon the area. When you call Select Air, you can be sure that we will discuss the possibility with you, according to your specific needs.

A look beyond the SEER rating

Although most homeowners are going to have somewhat of a concern over this rating and the efficiency of their air-conditioning unit, you would never want to compromise your comfort in order to save a few dollars. That is why we make sure that we give you the options that are available so that you have a variety of choices, according to your needs. Not only will we consider your budget, we will also consider the size of your home and the different air-conditioning options that may be best for you.

If you have any additional questions about this or other ways of rating your air conditioning or heating unit, you can contact Select Air. One of our friendly professionals would be happy to assist you and in making sure that you are comfortable with your choice of HVAC equipment.


Attic insulation

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Why is attic insulation important?

Attic insulation installationAs a homeowner, you likely have an interest in making sure that your family is as comfortable as possible. You also want to make sure that you're not spending any more money than is necessary on energy costs. One of the ways for you to benefit in both of these matters is to ensure that you have adequate attic insulation. This is something that is often an issue in Texas, as inadequate amounts of insulation or perhaps even no insulation may be included during the construction of many homes. Why is insulation an important feature to include in the home?

Have you ever spent any amount of time in the attic during the summer months? It can be dangerously hot and as a matter of fact, people sometimes lose their lives because of the heat that is in the attic. The heat does it remain confined to the area, however, it can also come down into the home by radiating through the ceiling. This will cause you to spend more on energy costs when you are trying to cool your home in the summer months. In a similar manner, it can end up costing you money during the winter months because the heat is going to radiate through the ceiling from the living area into the attic. Without the proper insulation, you are losing money.

What type of attic insulation is necessary?

The attic insulation that is used by Select Air, who is your Flower Mound air-conditioning repair and heating service, is blown fiberglass insulation. We use this type of insulation because it is the best choice for keeping your home at a comfortable temperature. The air gets trapped between the insulation fibers, providing a barrier which results in less transfer of energy from the inside to the outside.

Another benefit to having insulation that should be considered is the fact that it can help to reduce the noise that is sometimes experienced from the outside. Fiberglass blown insulation also provides this effective barrier and it is something that should be considered. Yet another consideration is the fact that attic insulation can help to even out the temperature inside of the home. If you have ever noticed that some of the rooms in the home are different temperatures, these problem rooms can be adjusted through the use of attic insulation. It helps to make everyone comfortable in the home, regardless of where they happen to be.

If you would like more information on our professional attic insulation services, you can contact us today. We would be happy to discuss the options that are open to you and provide you with a free quote for the services that you need to be comfortable in your home.


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