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5 Ways to Save Money and Energy This Winter

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You can save money by reducing your Lubbock, Texas, home’s energy needs this winter. Making your home more efficient will also get rid of drafts and increase comfort. Here are some ways you can save money and energy this winter.

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5 Steps to Take in an Air Conditioning Emergency

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When your air conditioner suddenly stops working during the worst heat wave of the summer, you want an immediate response to your problem, even if it occurs on a night or weekend. To avoid panicking and to bring your issue to a speedy resolution, take these five steps in any air conditioning emergency in Lubbock, Texas.

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The Energy Efficiency Differences Between Ductless Systems and Central Air Conditioning

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Your HVAC system is responsible for nearly half the energy consumption in your Lubbock home. When you want to save on energy bills, assessing your HVAC’s energy use and considering a newer system is a great place to start, especially if you currently cool your house with a window air-conditioning unit. But how do you know which systems are most efficient? Learn more about how ductless systems and central air conditioners work, and discover the advantages of each system and whether one is better for you than the other.

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Going on Vacation? Try These Ways to Conserve Energy While You’re Away

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It makes a lot of sense to conserve energy while you’re away on vacation since you won’t be there requiring all the comfort and conveniences major appliances provide. Saving energy will cut energy consumption, but before you turn everything off, it’s helpful to know what’s practical and what may cost you more in the long run.

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Considering A/C Replacement? How Initial and Lifetime Costs Compare

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A/C replacementWhen you need to make a buying decision about an A/C replacement, think twice. Consider the price you see now and the price you’ll pay later. The initial cost of an A/C replacement is upfront and definite, while lifetime costs are deferred and speculative. The average central air conditioner today lasts between 12 and 15 years, as do whatever ongoing expenses come along with the purchase you make today. Read more


How to Work Energy Efficiency and Conservation Into Your South Plains Home

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Having indoor air comfort and good indoor air quality is important to South Plains homeowners. This means cooling your home during the summer and heating your home during cooler winter months. Unfortunately, achieving indoor air comfort can result in high energy costs. You can maintain your home’s indoor air comfort while maximizing energy savings through energy efficiency and energy conservation.

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Noises Plaguing Your Furnace and Ducts? What They’re Telling You

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Ductwork is responsible for delivering heated or cooled air throughout your home. Often made of metal, ductwork has been known to make noises while the HVAC system is in use. These noises, which range from normal to a symptom of a larger issue, can be troubling to homeowners. By listening to the duct and furnace noise, homeowners can learn the root cause of the issue.

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Attic Insulation and How It Impacts Year-Round Home Comfort

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InsulationAttic insulation resists the transfer of heat between the living quarters of your home and the attic overhead. Because it naturally transfers from a warmer to a cooler zone, heat is always moving the wrong direction for optimum household comfort and efficiency. During winter heat energy in warm rooms rises and passes into the attic through the ceiling by conduction or radiation, or through direct air leaks. The result: Your furnace runs longer to make up for lost warmth, and heating costs climb. In summer, an overheated attic continuously radiates heat into rooms below, making the A/C run extended “On” cycles and increasing cooling bills. Read more


Try Out These Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips

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With colder weather on its way, now’s the time to start thinking about fall and winter energy-saving tips. Even in South Plains where winter weather is mild, you stand to save money on utility bills with these tips.

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A/C Efficiency Ratings: What Those Acronyms Mean for Your Home Comfort

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energy efficiencyBecause cooling systems use a significant amount of energy, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sets minimum standards for A/C efficiency. The DOE periodically revises the minimum A/C efficiency standards in order to help consumers save energy and reduce the overall demand for electricity nationwide. The three terms that apply to cooling systems are SEER, EER and COP. Read more