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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Everything You Need to Know About Furnaces

February 22nd, 2021

Furnaces are so common in the United States that we could talk all day about the benefits they provide. It’s pretty obvious to see why homeowners choose these systems over others time and time again. They’re effective, efficient, and overwhelmingly safe to operate.

That all being said, we’re surprised to hear how little homeowners know about their own furnaces. For being such complicated pieces of machinery, homeowners often believe wild misconceptions about these systems because of how little they need to know. Our days can only be filled with so much learning before you need a nap, right?

Well, what if we told you that learning about your furnace in Albuquerque, NM could actually save you money? The difference between knowing you need a repair and being unsure could mean a thousand extra dollars in your wallet. We’re not kidding, and we aim to help you save by talking about your furnace and how it works today.

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It’s Time to Repair Your Heater Before It’s Too Late!

February 8th, 2021

We know that “too late” is a bit subjective. People do things differently, some people need to have a midday snack at 4:30 and others eat dinner at a comfortable 8 PM. While we don’t want to tread over anyone’s preferences, HVAC equipment is a little bit different. While it’s your prerogative to hold off on repairs for your heating system, it could end up costing you in the long run.

When we tell homeowners to avoid waiting too long for heating repair in Albuquerque, NM, we’re talking about avoiding further problems. Things don’t work as smoothly in your heating system when there’s a problem that needs to be fixed. Sometimes these problems get worse, or they cause other problems that quickly turn into a full system breakdown.

Now, you don’t want to deal with a heater breakdown, do you? Then follow our guide about early heater repair so that never becomes a reality.

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Which Homes Are Perfect for Daikin Mini Splits?

January 25th, 2021

Ductless mini splits are wonderful solutions for homes that have unique requirements. From the lack of ductwork to the need for versatile heating and cooling, many homes in our area would be absolutely perfect for ductless mini splits in Albuquerque, NM. If you’re wondering whether or not your home might be perfect for such a system, or how you could find out if ductless heating is right for your family, then you’re in the right place!

Today we’re going to focus on the specifics of how ductless heating works, which homes are best suited for it, and why that could be your home! We want to be very clear that ductless HVAC systems are not the only type of heating system we offer, so it’s important that we talk about these systems accurately. The more informed you are about ductless heating and cooling, the better off your home will be!

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The 3 Levels of Water Quality

January 11th, 2021

How is the quality of your water in your home? When you turn on the tap, do you dread what comes out? Do you feel the side-effects of untreated water, or are your appliances struggling with the quality of your water? If this is the case, as it is for many homeowners in our area, then we’ve got solutions for you. We’d like to talk about three unique levels of water quality that you should pay attention to.

These levels are one way you can grade your water quality and understand whether or not you need a water treatment system in Albuquerque, NM. If your water isn’t up to one of these three standards, then we can assure you a water treatment system, or our water testing services, can absolutely help.

Keep reading to be better informed about your water quality, and remember to call us if you need help with setting up a water treatment system!

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We Are Now a Daikin Comfort Pro Dealer!

January 6th, 2021

This is a huge achievement for our team, since Daikin is the world’s #1 air conditioning company. Daikin products are known for being some of the best comfort machines on the market, and we’re now Daikin Comfort Pro Dealers to help set-up and maintain these wonderful systems for you.

We’ll tell you about what this means, how you’ll be able to save, and how being a Daikin Comfort Pro is going to affect the service we provide you. Don’t worry, it’s all great news!

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Our Heater Repair: The First Rate Difference

December 28th, 2020

There’s a big difference when you call us for heater repair. We’re not just some handyman that comes to your house when we’re available to just fix what we feel like fixing. We provide targeted heater repairs that maximize efficiency and effectiveness, on your schedule. The difference is so large, that we decided to write an entire blog post about it!

When you sign up for heating repair in Santa Fe, NM with First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling Inc, you get a different level of comfort and work. Our team is available round the clock and our company has roots in the area that makes us dedicated to this community. We’re not just in this business for an extra buck, and we’re going to provide it to you today. Let’s talk about the difference between our service and the average service many homeowners end up paying for.

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Pipe Leaks and You: A Guide to Healthy Plumbing

December 14th, 2020

We’ve got bad news for you—pipes leak. We know that they’re not supposed to leak, and sometimes we go above and beyond to stop them from leaking, but all pipes eventually spring leaks somewhere. Sometimes they’re tiny pinhole leaks, other times they’re gushing leaks that can threaten water damage throughout your home. Either way, pipe leaks are a reality that every homeowner needs to be ready to deal with.

We’ve developed a handy guide to talk about pipe leaks in the easiest way possible. For homeowners, you should mainly be concerned about the main types of pipe leaks, what you should do in the event of one, and how you can better identify the leak. Make sure you’ve got a reliable plumber in Rio Rancho, NM on hand so that they can get you the professional help you need, when you need it.

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