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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 →

4 Tips for Reducing the Cost of Home Heating This Winter

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If last winter's energy bills left you cold, you may be interested in ways to reduce heating costs in your South Plains area home. These four tips will help to keep your heating costs manageable throughout the winter season. ... Read more →

How Does Rain Affect My Air Conditioning Unit for My Lubbock Home?

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Your HVAC equipment is one of the more important investments in your home, enabling you to find comfort indoors when the outside elements are rough. So you may be worried about the safety of your air conditioner's outside components when the rain starts falling. It is, after all, powered by ... Read more →

It’s Almost Fall: Schedule Your HVAC Maintenance Now

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Fall is a transitional season – the perfect opportunity to perform HVAC maintenance that readies your furnace for the coming heating season and puts your A/C into a protective state so it will be ready for use next spring. This interval also gives your qualified HVAC technician the ... Read more →
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