Austin's home energy efficiency experts.

Hill Country Insulation is a certified expert in energy efficiency and home performance. We want you to understand our recommendations. Our blog will help inform your decisions on what improvements you should make to your home in order to save money, stay comfortable year-round and reduce your carbon footprint.

If you have a specific question or would like to learn more about an aspect of building science, let us know. We want to provide you with the information you need to make your home the best it can be!

Home With Attic Ventilation
August 9, 2017

We’ve been experiencing quite a heatwave here in Austin and Pflugerville this summer. Many homeowners are struggling to keep indoor temperatures down, but there’s no getting around the fact that our air conditioners are currently working overtime.

Your attic may be the last thing on your mind these days, but did you know that it may actually be preventing your home from being as comfortable as it can be? It comes down to ventilation, and now’s the perfect time to do something about it.

Two children playing and parents in the background
August 3, 2017
What your grandparents and parents used to say really is true: fresh air is good for you. Unfortunately, since most of your time is spent inside, how much are fresh air are you actually getting? The average American spends about 90% of his or her time indoors. Indoor air is commonly about two to five times more polluted than outdoor air since pollutants are much more concentrated indoors.
Home with radiant barrier
July 17, 2017

At Hill Country Insulation, we get a lot of questions from our customers about how to most effectively improve home performance not just during the summer months, but year-round. It’s a great inquiry to make and shows that homeowners in and around Austin and Pflugerville, TX really care about boosting energy efficiency and enhancing home comfort—unfortunately, there’s no “one size fits all answer.” One recommendation we find ourselves making quite a bit, however, is to install a radiant barrier.

Energy Expert
July 7, 2017

There’s a new breed of homeowner emerging throughout Texas and the rest of the country—

Air Ducts
June 19, 2017

It’s no secret that the temperatures in Austin and Pflugerville have been through the roof recently, and the height of summer is still yet to come! If you’re having a difficult time cooling your home down, rest assured that you’re not alone. For those with central air, the problem may have quite a lot to do with leaky ductwork, which can drastically affect indoor comfort and create inconsistent temperatures throughout the home. The answer? Seal those ducts!

Home With Insulation
June 12, 2017

For homeowners in the greater Austin area, the coming of summer means doing everything possible to maintain a comfortable indoor environment. Many believe that the answer exists in a new HVAC system, and upgrading your air conditioner may indeed be a great way to keep the hot outside air at bay.

However, installing new air conditioning equipment on its own simply isn’t enough to get the job done properly. Even the best air conditioner will need help to operate at peak capacity, and the solution can be found in insulating before installing your new equipment.

home efficiency audit
May 23, 2017

As a homeowner in the greater Austin TX area, you want to invest money in your home wisely. Maybe you’re giddy with excitement at the thought of renovating the kitchen or upgrading the bathroom, but will you see a return on investment?

infrared camera view Hill Country Insulation
October 12, 2016
When you go to the dentist to get your teeth cleaned or go to get your car serviced at the dealership, part of the reason you go is to get an expert opinion in assessing whether everything is healthy and in working order. The same concept can be applied to your home.
attic Texas Hill Country Insulation
October 12, 2016
Your attic may be the place in your home dedicated to storing boxes of old photos or past Christmas decorations. It’s an area that you probably don’t give much thought to, but when it comes to energy efficiency, it’s actually surprisingly important.

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