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1st Choice Energy takes our training and certification seriously. We know how important it is to be up-to-date and skilled with the wide range of services we offer. Customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us, and we are pleased to receive positive feedback about our professionalism and work.

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Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation

1st Choice Energy is licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation to perform air conditioning and electrical work, meeting the educational and other work requirements of the state agency. The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration and Electrician departments regulate contractors who install, repair or maintain systems related to air conditioning, refrigeration, heating and electrical systems. 1st Choice Energy’s license information is:

  • Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Contractor License #: TACLA00043237E

  • Electrical Contractor License #: 30715
RESNET Certified HERS Rater

Certified HERS rater, certified to conduct both home energy audits and home energy ratings. As per RESNET's standards, this requires taking building science classes throughout the year, to ensure that energy audits and home energy ratings utilize the latest science and technology to provide the best and most effective information available.

National Comfort Institute

Certified residential air balancing and diagnostic technician.  System pressures, filter resistance, fan airflow, temperatures, coolingsystem BTU delivery, and the effective 'system efficiency' are all covered areas of this training and are designed to maintain technical knowledge of complex systems designed to keep you comfortable.  We're the home performance experts so you don't have to be.

Mechanical Engineering Foundation

Unlike many HVAC service companies, 1t Choice Energy is built on a mechanical engineering foundation that is folded into everything we do. Our founder and owner, David Malone, earned a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from University of Texas - Austin after receiving his BA from Baylor University. With the expanded knowledge and experience that mechanical engineering adds to our toolkit, we feel confident we can find a good solution for your home or business!

A+ Better Business Bureau Rating

1st Choice Energy has been a member of the Better Business Bureau, Central Coastal, Southwest Texas & Permian Basin Chapter since 2010. We embrace the principles and goals of BBB Accreditation, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. To review our BBB listing, click here.

  • Thank you for the quick and professional service.  We appreciated the thoroughness of Mr. Deron Neblett.  He was very good in explaining his findings and answering our questions.  We would definitely recommend your company to others.

    Joel and Judy Raymond
  • David did an energy audit on the house I bought.  He explained as he went along what he was doing and what would need done. Part of the attic needed added insulation, which he arranged to have done which was a great help to me. He was friendly and professional.

    Cathy G.
  • I wanted to let you know how very happy I was with the energy audit conducted by 1st Choice Energy. The work was done with care to get the most accurate evaluation possible.

    Mary Claire G.
  • I recently used 1st Choice Energy to perform a required Austin energy audit on my parent's home that I am assisting them in selling. They responded to my initial inquiry quickly, quoted a great price right then, and was able to schedule the audit within the next few days.

    David Shockley
  • Please accept my sincere thanks and appreciation for a job well done. You were knowledgeable and did a thorough study of the house. You were professional, skilled and conscientious.

    D. Linette Beal-Stubbs
  • 1st Choice Energy did a great job from start to finish on the weatherization work for my new home purchase!

    Kathryn
  • 1st Choice Energy gave excellent advice on what needed to be done to install a new A/C unit and to add insulation in our 60 year old house. They did the estimate which turned out to be by far the lowest.

    Matthias
  • 1st Choice Energy is simply The Best! Very friendly and professional, they know what they're doing and they do it quickly and thoroughly. They were on time and trustworthy, and explained the inspection process and the energy-saving recommendations clearly and logically.

    Margaret
  • 1st Choice Energy came over to help me understand why my electricity bill had jumped by 50%. They were extremely professional and helpful, fully explained the problem, and wrote me up a thorough recommendation.

    Anita
  • 1st Choice Energy was great to work with. They was very responsive and able to get everything set up for us very quickly. We had AC and weatherization work done. I would highly recommend 1st Choice Energy, especially if you're going through the Austin Energy Rebate or Loan route.

    Jeremy
  • I wholeheartedly recommend the services provided 1st Choice Energy.  When I first learned that I needed an energy audit before my final inspection could be completed, I was a little nervous about what needed to be done.

    Marianne