energy efficiency

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 can help you with buying or selling a home, or upgrading the energy efficiency of your current home. It’s called HERS.

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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 opportunity to thoroughly inspect all components of the system. He’ll be able to detect incipient furnace problems that might become major issues later in the winter, as well as note any wear and tear issues in the air conditioner that may have resulted from a long summer carrying the household or business cooling load.

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4 Simple Ways You Can Cut Cooling Costs in Your Home

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4 Simple Ways You Can Cut Cooling Costs in Your Home

How much does it cost to cool your home in the summer? As the summer heat warms up the house, the A/C is going to be working harder, but there are many ways you can cut cooling costs in your home.

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How You Can Save by Turning Off the Air Conditioner While You’re Away

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Air conditioning can add substantially to your utility bills in the summer months, but staying cool when the heat rises is important enough to make dealing with the expense worth it. You want to save money by using your air conditioner in the most efficient way possible, and you may have heard that leaving your system on when you leave the house is the best way to maintain efficiency. However, you could actually save by turning off the air conditioner when you’re not around.

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Duct Sealing and Insulation – an Easy Way to Improve A/C Efficiency

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Duct Sealing and InsulationIf you have a typical Texas home with a forced-air system, as much as 20 percent of the conditioned air being pumped out by your HVAC equipment is lost before it reaches your cooling registers due to leaks and gaps in the ducts. Duct sealing and insulation can lower these losses significantly, and it’s especially advantageous if you have ducting that’s installed in unconditioned areas such as a crawlspace or attic. Sealing up leaks and insulating your ducts provides some other big benefits: Read more