Bruce Thornton Air Conditioning Blog

Why You Want Your AC Technician to be NATE Certified

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Figuring out who to call in Lubbock, TX when your AC breaks can be stressful, especially when you're looking for quality and dependability at a reasonable cost. However, you should always look for someone with NATE certification to fix your AC. ... Read more →

4 Ways to Save Money on AC Costs in Texas This Summer

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The Texas summer sun can be relentless, leaving you feeling like you have to spend an outrageous amount of money to keep your AC running throughout the season. Fortunately, however, there are some simple things you can do to cut your AC costs without compromising on comfort. ... Read more →

Look for the Energy Star Logo When Shopping for HVAC Products

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It's likely that choosing a new HVAC system could be one of the more complicated purchasing decision you make, but by searching for those with the Energy Star logo first, it's easy to narrow your options. Since keeping your home comfortable throughout the year takes about half of your overall ... Read more →

Do You Know What Your Home’s Home Energy Rating Is?

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When you're shopping for a new car, you can compare gas mileage to estimate the lifetime cost difference between models. The same is true for calculating AFUE and SEER ratings when selecting a replacement furnace or A/C system for your South Plains home. There's also a home energy rating score that ... Read more →

Telltale Signs That a Plumbing Upgrade May Be Needed in Your Texas Home

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Are you seeing signs that you need a plumbing upgrade? You may be without even knowing it. When home systems like cooling or heating equipment go into decline, the evidence is often hard to miss. Plumbing incurs wear and tear steadily over the years just like other household components. However, ... Read more →

Air Filters: If Chosen Correctly, They Do More Than Protect HVAC Equipment

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It's only common sense that regularly replacing an HVAC air filter on a periodic basis will extend the system's life span, lower utility bills and reduce maintenance. But air filters can do so much more. It's critical to match your choice of air filter with the comfort and health needs of you and ... Read more →

New Standards Set for Water Heaters in 2015

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If your home's water heater is nearing the end of its useful service life – normally 10-12 years – it probably makes sense to start thinking about getting a new one. New federal water heater standards are taking effect April 15, 2015 that will raise the cost of buying and installing a newly ... Read more →

Is Frost Nipping at Your Home Heat Pump? Why It’s Happening and What to Do

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Your heat pump may ice up in the winter; it's common enough. Icing happens when the water in the outdoor air comes into contact with a surface that's below its dew point, such as your heat pump condenser, and it condenses into water. The water freezes when the outdoor air is below freezing. While a ... Read more →

Comparing the Pros and Cons of a Gas vs. an Oil Furnace for Your Texas Home

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There are a number of options for keeping your home warm this winter, but two of the most popular are gas and oil furnaces. Which is better, though? Which is more affordable? Which is the most effective for heating your home? The gas vs. oil furnace debate has been going on for decades, and each ... Read more →

Thinking of Upgrading Your Home Heating System? What to Do Before You Choose

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High energy bills leave many South Plains area homeowners wondering if they need a more efficient heating system. Before upgrading a heating system, following these steps will ensure you make the best decision for your home and budget. ... Read more →
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