Is Your AC Struggling to Shut Off?

July 26th, 2021

It’s hot here in New Mexico, which might make you think that your air conditioner is supposed to be running all day. While we use our AC systems as much as physically possible, they’re not actually supposed to keep running indefinitely until you switch them off. This is actually a very bad sign, and it will likely lead you down the path of an early system replacement.

Let’s think about this for a moment. If you’re invested in the quality and longevity of your AC, and you’d like to avoid air conditioning repairs in Albuquerque, NM, then you should want to run your system optimally. This means that your air conditioner should run for a normal amount of time, not too long, and not too short.

Let’s discuss why an air conditioner might struggle to turn off, and we’ll even tell you how long an air conditioner should run if it’s performing optimally.

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Drain Cleaning Is Important: Here’s Why

July 12th, 2021

Have you ever considered what goes down your drains each day? Think of all the different types of grease and food particles washed down the drain while cleaning the dishes. All the hair, soap, and debris that makes its way through the plumbing system each day can start building up inside the drains which will eventually cause problems.

Failing to clean your shower, bathroom, and kitchen drains regularly is not good for your home’s plumbing. All the buildup can start wreaking havoc on your home’s plumbing. By ignoring your home’s drain cleaning needs, you can risk causing significant damage to your plumbing. Eventually, you will have to call a plumber in Rio Rancho, NM, to handle expensive repairs to get the plumbing back in working order.

This post will highlight the importance of drain cleaning by discussing the benefits of regular drain cleaning, how often you should clean your drains, and why you should schedule professional drain cleaning services.

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Why Choose an Evaporative Cooler?

June 28th, 2021

You might have heard the term “evaporative cooler” once or twice at the last friendly barbeque. Or, you might be an expert and you’re looking for some interesting facts about these unique systems. Regardless of where you come from, we want to talk about evaporative coolers because they’re such a powerful and unique piece of equipment that not enough homeowners take advantage of.

  • Are you looking for a unique, affordable, and efficient cooling system for your home? Check.
  • Are you looking for a powerful AC system that’s designed specifically for our climate? Check.
  • Do you want to learn more and explore your air conditioning options? Check.

If you’re nodding your head as you read through these points, then you’re in the right place. Let’s talk about what it takes to own a system like this, what evaporative cooler repair in Albuquerque, NM entails, and why you might consider calling us.

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What Does the R-22 Phase Out Mean for You?

June 1st, 2021

Back in 2020, we talked a lot about the January phase-out of R-22. This was huge, because there were still so many air conditioners in our area and the rest of the United States that used Freon as the primary refrigerant. Sure, no manufacturers were making new systems, but plenty of innocent, unsuspecting homeowners were running into incredibly expensive repairs because of this problem.

So, we understand that 2020 and the first half of 2021 haven’t been even close to normal, but we think it’s time to return to that topic. If you’ve been looking at an air conditioning installation in Albuquerque, NM, or if you’re exploring options for AC repair, and you notice the term “R-410A” refrigerant, or the colloquial term “Puron,” then please keep reading!

We’ll discuss Freon, Puron, and what the January 2020 phase-out means for you and your family. Don’t worry, as long as you’ve got our number, you’ve got a trustworthy professional who can help.

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Don’t Neglect Your Ducts

May 17th, 2021

Air ducts don’t get enough attention from our vantage point. Sure, everyone knows they’re important for cooling during the summer and heating during the winter, but they’re not the star of the show. Everyone gets excited when installing a brand new air conditioner, but there’s a lot less love for the ductwork that tirelessly provides your home with the conditioned air you desperately want.

Well, today we’re shining the spotlight on our air ducts—the unsung heroes of HVAC. Not only should your air ducts be in good shape when running your air conditioner this summer, but they should also be clean! Duct cleaning in Albuquerque, NM is a vital service we provide that helps remove any contaminants from your ducts and improves the efficiency of your whole HVAC system?

How does it improve efficiency, and what kind of contaminants does this service remove? Keep reading to find out!

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3 Common AC Problems

May 3rd, 2021

There are two types of homeowners that we encounter. The first is the kind that’s going to call us first no matter how severe the problem is with their air conditioner. We always value these kinds of customers because it shows that you trust us, and it reminds us to always put our best foot forward and give you accurate information that will save you money.

The second type of homeowner we encounter is the kind that’s only going to call our team for air conditioning repair in Albuquerque, NM when they have to. After days, weeks, or months of a strange noise or poor performance, they’ll finally (and begrudgingly) call us for help. Well, for all of you out there that would rather ignore the problem—this blog post is for you!

Take a look at some common AC problems we regularly fix, and let’s discuss why they can be a huge problem when left alone.

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What’s Wrong With Your Drain?

April 19th, 2021

Drains are complicated. We get homeowners calling us all the time about a variety of different problems with their drains, and they all think their problem is unique. We want to first assure our customers out there that if you’ve got a strange problem with your drain, chances are likely that we’ve seen it plenty of times. However, it is important to note that each home is going to be different and actually solving the problem in your drain might be a bit trickier.

Let’s talk about what’s going wrong with your drain system and get you the help you need. Our plumbers in Santa Fe, NM are experts are clearing out foul odors and clogs, repairing leaks, and making sure that your system stays in good shape for years to come. We’re mainly concerned with the long-term health of your plumbing system and will do anything we can to keep it lasting well into the future.

Let’s get down to business!

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Swamp Coolers: Converting to Refrigerated Air

April 5th, 2021

Not all cooling systems are the same. Depending on where you live, different air conditioners will provide different results that can impact comfort, your budget, your indoor air quality, and your energy efficiency. That’s why today we’d like to focus on an underdog in the HVAC industry, the evaporative cooler (also known as the swamp cooler).

Swamp coolers in Albuquerque, NM are unique in the fact that they can cool your home at a hyper-efficient rate without the use of refrigerant. These systems rely on cool moisture, which can have a big impact in environments that are dry and hot.

Keep reading as we get into the details of how swamp coolers work, why they’re so great in our area, and how one could benefit your home. We don’t talk about technology that we don’t absolutely recommend for homeowners, so it’s time you understood why we recommend these systems.

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Our Heating Guide for 2021

March 22nd, 2021

Wait, don’t put away your heating system just yet! We know that temperatures are only going to get hotter from here, but you’re going to need your heating system again later on this year. So, it’s important to practice some of these important steps if you want your system to stay in good condition.

Just like a musical instrument or a device, you don’t just want to toss it in the basement for six months and forget about it. You’ll want to investigate it, clean it, and make sure that it’s ready to go for next heating season. Or, if it’s not, then address the issue before it’s forgotten and causes you anxiety.

So, let’s take one last stop on the “heating in Albuquerque, NM” express and figure out where your heating system stands this spring.

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Your Furnace Could Need Repairs Today

March 8th, 2021

Furnaces don’t peter out in the best situations. Sometimes it’s right when you’re picking the kids up from school, you’re traveling for the weekend, or maybe it’s when you have a doctor’s appointment. All of our first instincts are to forget about it in the short-term and worry about it down the road. We get it, it’s an easy trap to fall into.

Unfortunately, this will ultimately harm the condition of your heating system and lead you to an unsafe, inefficient, and impractical furnace. The longer your furnace repair in Santa Fe, NM goes untreated, the more likely it is that you will pay for it down the road in one way or another.

Don’t believe us? Well, you don’t have to just take our word for it. Let’s talk about ways to detect the need for furnace repair. This should help you figure out whether or not you’ve got an urgent need to call us for.

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