3 Top Appliances for an Energy-Efficient Home

Appliances for an Energy-Efficient Home

Looking for ways to reduce energy waste in your Lubbock, Texas, home often starts with a review of how often you leave lights on and appliances running. However, poor efficiency can lead to substantially more waste than forgetting to turn the light off when you leave for the day. Outdated appliances are a common culprit when it comes to energy waste, so check out these efficient options and upgrade your home to improve efficiency.

Washer and Dryer

Newer washers and dryers use substantially less energy than older models. You can also choose high-efficiency units, available from the top brands in the industry, to reduce water waste when you’re washing your clothes. If you opt for an Energy Star certified model, you’ll save as much as 25 percent of energy and 45 percent of water compared to non-certified washers.


If you’re still using the same refrigerator that you’ve had for 10 years or more, you’re probably wasting a lot of energy. Replacing your outdated fridge with an Energy Star certified option can reduce waste drastically. A standard 18 cubic foot refrigerator with the freezer on top can improve efficiency by up to 40 percent, helping you to save on your monthly bills. You can also shop for efficient models in other styles, such as side-by-side, freezer on the bottom, or options with French doors.

HVAC Equipment

Your HVAC system uses more energy than any other item within the home, so efficiency is important in this area. Most HVAC equipment is designed to last for 10-15 years, so if yours is nearing this age, start planning and budgeting to replace it. Energy Star-certified air conditioners and furnaces are available to improve the efficiency of central HVAC sytems. However, there are several other options that can provide much more efficiency compared to the central system. They may cost more initially, but will save you money in the long run.

If you’re ready to upgrade your HVAC equipment and take advantage of improved efficiency and lower bills, call BTAC (Bruce Thornton Air Conditioning) at 806-589-1014.

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  • Abernathy
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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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