The Average Electricity Consumption Per Texas Home Is 26% Higher Than The National Average
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average household electricity cost in Texas back in 2009 was $1,801, which equates to about $150/month. Since then, the average energy consumption for Texas homes has increased substantially with the average energy bill for a large Texas home now falling at around $350/month.
Why is the Texas energy consumption average so much higher than the national average? This is largely due to the fact that the unpredictable and sometimes extreme Texas weather requires homeowners to utilize their comfort systems (like their HVAC system) more frequently than in other states.
What does this mean for your wallet? You’ll want to do everything you can to make sure your systems are running as efficiently as possible. Green Leaf has helped many Texas homeowners with their heating and cooling efficiency needs. Here’s how we help Austin homeowners save money on electricity usage and increase home efficiency:
- HVAC Maintenance: Scheduling HVAC maintenance twice a year (spring and fall) ensures your system is always running at peak performance. This includes cleaning and tuning the HVAC system, replacing filters, and double-checking that there are no issues with your unit heading into the new season.
- Energy-Efficient HVAC Installation: Green Leaf can install HVAC systems that are well-suited to the Austin climate to minimize energy waste. These include furnaces, heat pumps, AC, and smart home thermostats that will work to keep your home’s temperature just the way you like it year-round.
- Insulation Services: Air leakage is not only annoying but can rack up a large bill. Insulation and sealing prevent air leakage by creating a barrier between your home and the outside weather — reducing your energy loss. When you prevent air from escaping from your home and insulate it, this will help keep your HVAC unit from having to work overtime and cause you to use more energy.
- Tankless Water Heaters: Hot water is a blessing, but the electricity bill most certainly is not. Depending on the size of your home and your family’s needs, switching from a traditional water heater to a tankless water heater may be best for you and your wallet.
While Texas has much higher energy consumption expenses than the average U.S. household, Texas’s numbers are actually in line with other West South Central states including Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.
You deserve to feel comfortable in your home without worrying about your electric budget. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment!