No, Drain Chemicals Are Not Worth It

June 27th, 2022

We’ve all been there–dealing with a clogged drain at home and you arrive at the plumbing section of your local pharmacy or grocery store, to see all the shiny bottles of chemicals that promise you a plumbing success. It’s a great marketing strategy, especially because most homeowners don’t actually know what’s in these bottles, only that it should “deal with” the materials clogging their drain. Unfortunately, this is only one part of a very complex situation that we’d like to fill you in on today.

There are side effects with drain chemicals that are designed to clear clogs, just like there would be with a new medicine you start taking. As your local plumber in Albuquerque, NM, we’d like to be the responsible one in telling you just what these side effects are, so you can be the one to make the smart decision. And yes, there are natural and effective solutions out there without so many side effects.

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Should You Ever Open Your AC Up?

June 13th, 2022

This is a tricky question, but one with a simple solution that homeowners might not agree with right off the bat. We’d say the answer to this is “no,” but we at least want to explain ourselves and give anyone who might disagree a chance to understand why that is.

We don’t think there’s anything wrong with a homeowner learning about their air conditioning technology by seeing the insides of an AC unit. In fact, many training programs for HVAC certifications have this somewhere included in the program. It’s important to understand how air conditioning works if you want to know when there’s a problem, or learn to be more efficient with your energy consumption. However, doing this to your own air conditioning might prove to be a bit of a problem.

Let’s talk about why, when it comes to air conditioning repair in Albuquerque, NM, you should probably never open your AC unit.

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Does Your AC Need Repairs or a Replacement?

May 16th, 2022

We understand that the last thing you want to hear right now is that your air conditioner is in need of replacement. With supply chain problems, inflation, and job market problems, people are trying to hunker down and save money as much as possible–which is why hearing that there’s a huge investment on the horizon is never a good sign. Well, while we understand your frustration, we also want to tell you that investing in an air conditioning replacement in Albuquerque, NM could actually save you money down the line.

Think about it, we don’t just sell AC replacements because it’s fun. They’re a necessary upgrade when your old air conditioner just isn’t cutting it anymore. Repairs might work great while the system is still young and in pristine condition, but once it reaches a certain age, replacement is going to net you the most benefits in the long-term with efficiency, comfort, and stability.

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3 Tips to Prepare Your AC for Summer

May 2nd, 2022

Springtime is here which means summer is right around the corner! It’s time to get those shorts out of the closet and get ready for some fun outdoor activities. That is, until we hit a day where temperatures are too hot and we end up staying indoors to get a break from the heat. When this happens, you’ll be depending on your air conditioner heavily.

Most homeowners prepare their air conditioners for the summertime. It’s why our maintenance services are so popular! One of the best things you can do for your air conditioner right now is schedule AC maintenance in Albuquerque, IL with our team.

Then, while you’re waiting for a professional to adjust and inspect your air conditioning system, you can follow the steps we’ve listed down below. These tips are meant to get your air conditioner ready for the hot temperatures that lie ahead!

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Why Do We Use Refrigerant and Not Water?

April 18th, 2022

This is not an uncommon question. Some people wonder why we do not use water to cool our homes but instead use a refrigerant. Your air conditioner works to cool your home without the use of water. In this process, your home is cooled efficiently and reliably. Let’s break down a few reasons why this is. More so, if you need air condition repair in Rio Rancho, NM, it’s best to contact a licensed technician to ensure the work is done properly because there is refrigerant, and not water, present.

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Can You Flush a Water Heater on Your Own?

April 4th, 2022

You rely on your water heater numerous times a day, from washing your hands to doing the dishes. Water heaters typically are reliable, running consistently without a lot of required maintenance. However, at least one time a year, it is a good idea to flush your water heater. Doing so can help to ensure its lifespan. Should you do this on your own? It’s best to leave the water heater repair in Albuquerque, NM, up to the pros for several reasons.

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Heater?

March 21st, 2022

Your home’s heater operates on a consistent basis without a lot for you to do to it. One of the most important things you can do is pay attention to changes you notice, including new or different smells coming from it. You may not think your home’s furnace should cause an odor (and most of the time, that doesn’t happen), but if it does, it could mean you need repair help right away. Don’t overlook the needs of your ductless heating in Albuquerque, NM. 

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How Much Should You Pay For Heating?

March 7th, 2022

Heating costs are not cheap, but exactly how much should you pay for heating in your home? The thing is, you need a heating system in your home. Everyone does, and since you can’t get a free heating system, it does have to cost you some money. However, if you happen to make some comparisons with your neighbors or your previous heating bills, and you notice that your heating bills are abnormally high, then chances are there is a problem. 

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3 Reasons to Replace Your Heater

February 21st, 2022

We all want to keep our homes warm during the cold seasons and do it in the most efficient and price-conscious way. And ensuring you run your heating most efficiently in your home will help you realize savings. But how do you know if your heater is efficient and still worth having in your home or if it needs replacing?

I know, no one wants to heat the “R” word, replace. But at some point, it does not make economic sense to keep your current unit around. But you don’t have to worry. Our heater replacement in Rio Rancho, NM service will make your replacement process pain-free.

So if you would like to learn why you should be considering replacing your unit, grab a hot cup of coffee, and keep reading as we look at three reasons.

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A Smoking Furnace Is a Bad Sign

February 7th, 2022

If you see smoke coming out of your oil or gas furnace, you need to take a closer look at it.

Make no mistake about it, black or gray smoke billowing out of a furnace is not a good sign at all.

Note, the first step to ensure safety is to turn off the furnace. Only then you can inspect to find the root cause of the problem and fix it.

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