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


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 your family.

Use HEPA Filters to Control Allergies

High efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters are the best for people suffering with allergies. They offer a high level of protection for areas that are high in pollen. They also minimize problems with pet dander. If you’re considering upgrading to a HEPA air filter, consult with your HVAC service specialist to see if your system is a good candidate. These filters are so efficient, they can impede airflow in some systems, making them work harder.

HEPA filters are most commonly used in commercial environments such as hospitals, but they’re also available for residential use. When combined with an air purifier, even better results can be attained.

Washable Filters as an Economic Alternative

These filters, also called electrostatic filters, can be purchased in specific sizes or assembled from a kit. The main advantage is that they’re reuseable, although they should be cleaned often. They work by using electrostatically charged fibers that attract and capture irritants such as pet dander, smoke and household dust particles.

These filters are also effective at capturing allergy irritants such as pollen, dust mite debris and mold spores.

Pleated Air Filters Offer More Surface Area

The zig-zag pattern and larger surface area of a pleated air filter gives homeowners more bang for the buck. Their popularity is largely due to the fact that they strike a nice compromise between price, removing airborne particles, and long life due to the large surface area.

To learn more about which type of filter is right for your Lubbock area home, contact Bruce Thornton Air Conditioning. We’ve been ensuring our neighbors’ comfort in the West Texas community since 1972 and we would love to do the same for you!

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We are proud to offer service to all of Lubbock, TX and surrounding areas, including:

  • Abernathy
  • Amherst
  • Anton
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  • Crosbyton
  • Dickens
  • Floydada
  • Hale Center
  • Idalou
  • Lamesa
  • Levelland
  • Littlefield
  • Lorenzo
  • Lubbock
  • Meadow
  • Morton
  • Muleshoe
  • New Deal
  • New Home
  • O’Donnell
  • Olton
  • Petersburg
  • Plainview
  • Post
  • Ralls
  • Ransom Canyon
  • Ropesville
  • Shallowater
  • Slaton
  • Smyer
  • Southland
  • Sundown
  • Tahoka
  • Tokio
  • Welch
  • Whiteface
  • Wilson
  • Wolfforth
  • Woodrow


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With more than 50 years’ experience providing heating, ventilation and air conditioning services for residential and commercial customers, we at Bruce Thornton Air Conditioning are proud to be the South Plains TX area’s comfort specialists. We specialize in system replacement, preventive maintenance and repair, all with the goal of keeping your heating, cooling, refrigeration and plumbing systems functioning at maximum efficiency.


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What Customers Love About Us

Michael Villarreal
Michael Villarreal
January 15, 2024
Had Tony come in (BROSIG'S Custom Taxidermy) he was fast,professional, friendly and informative. Got us back up and running
CM Livingston
CM Livingston
December 20, 2023
I am so thankful for BTAC and the guys they sent out to repair a major hot and cold water leak under our slab. They knew what they were doing, and were very professional and polite, and I might add compassionate. They are an asset to the company!
Jason Crites
Jason Crites
August 26, 2023
Joshua K is amazing he came out after hours and had a simple fix that got our AC fixed right away!
Rick Rodriguez
Rick Rodriguez
August 13, 2023
To the credit of BTAC and it's management, I had a frustrating experience with them on a call out for a problem with a blower motor. I made my opinion known and contacted them through email to express it. They responded, sent out new technicians and made it right. That doesn't happen very often these days, and it's good to see a company show it cares about that. If you call these folks to come out, and your experience is what you expected, let them know, they'll work with you. 👍
James Voyles
James Voyles
July 27, 2023
Luis was an incredible technician. Very professional and friendly! Can’t recommend him enough. Also prompt service, thanks for the help!
Cad Dunlap
Cad Dunlap
June 8, 2023
I'm new to the Lubbock area and Bruce Thornton Air Conditioning was the first company we called. They had someone at our house to help in an hour and the service man had our AC fixed in 30 minutes. Their customer service was great from the receptionist who answered the phone to the hvac professional who fixed our AC!
June 1, 2023
Luis was great. Fast, efficient and knowledgeable. Thank you!

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