BTAC Articles

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 ... Read more →

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 ... Read more →

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

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When 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 ... 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 ... Read more →

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 ... Read more →

Attic Insulation and How It Impacts Year-Round Home Comfort

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Attic 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 ... 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. ... Read more →

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

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Because 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 ... Read more →

Make Your Air Conditioner Upgrade Count — Get it Done Right

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Is your outdated cooling equipment on its last leg? It could be time for an air conditioner upgrade. However, you should take your time before you jump into this investment. Really do your research because the unit you select could impact home comfort and energy bills for a decade or more to come. ... Read more →

Could Air Leaks Be Causing the Increase in our Home’s Utility Bills?

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An increase in utility bills can be frustrating if you've been operating on a tight budget. This is especially true if you've gone out of your way to curb heating and cooling activity to keep those seasonal costs in check. It may be helpful to consider some structural issues as you look for ... Read more →
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