Home Energy Efficiency in Austin: Solutions by Strand Brothers Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning Have you heard that, regardless of the actual heating and cooling system's energy efficiency rating, the average heating and AC system may only be 57% efficient at delivering conditioned air to the desired rooms inside? That's usually because of significant deficiencies in the home’s duct system and/or insulation. Duct imperfections and insufficient insulation increases energy consumption and costs. As part of our Total Home Comfort analysis, we conduct a thorough evaluation of your home's entire duct system (the “veins and arteries” of the home) to ensure that the air you are paying money to heat and cool is most efficiently reaching all of the rooms throughout your home. We’ll rate your system’s performance and actual efficiency level, including proper operation of duct work, registers and insulation. Many energy-wasting duct and insulation problems can be corrected with the right duct design, properly sealed ducts, and the recommended level of insulation for your home.