Thinking of Upgrading Your Home Heating System? What to Do Before You Choose

???????????????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.

Have an Energy Audit Performed

Is your heating problem the result of an inefficient HVAC system, poor insulation or air leaks in your home? An energy audit will help you determine if your home is wasting energy.
In some cases, you may find that simple home improvements like added insulation or weatherproofing can save you the cost of a new heating system. Even if you do need a new system, sealing air leaks and adding insulation will help the new system work more efficiently, saving you money in the long term.

Hire a Qualified, Licensed HVAC Professional

Before upgrading a heating system, talk to a qualified HVAC professional to find the right system for your needs. Improper sizing or installation of a furnace or heat pump system can cost money or lead to health issues such as mold accumulation or carbon monoxide leakage. The easiest way to tell if an HVAC professional is properly qualified is to look for official licensing and relevant professional certifications.

Have a Heating Load Calculation Performed

Before making a final decision on your heating system, you should have a load calculation performed. This calculation factors in the size and layout of your home, as well as many other variables, to determine the correct heating system size for your home. Other variables include amounts of insulation, airtightness, your typical weather, number and placement of windows, and the amount of available shade.

All of these calculations help determine the correct heating system size. An undersized system won’t be able to comfortably heat your home during the coldest weather. An oversized system will add an unnecessary cost up front, plus waste energy, stress parts, provide uneven heating, and not adequately filter the air in your home.
For help in determining your heating needs before upgrading a heating system, or for any other HVAC needs, please contact us at Bruce Thornton A/C. Our experienced technicians have served the South Plains area since 1972.

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

  • Abernathy
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  • Anton
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  • 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
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  • Welch
  • Whiteface
  • Wilson
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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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Michael Villarreal
January 15, 2024
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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!
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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!
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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. 👍
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July 27, 2023
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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
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