What’s That Smell Coming From the Water Heater?

January 24th, 2022

Imagine this: you are ready to take that refreshing hot shower. But all of a sudden, the water from the faucet starts smelling like rotten eggs. This is not a scenario you would like to face.

So, what makes water heaters smell awful? The reason is the generation of a gas hydrogen sulfide inside the heater.

In this article, we will talk about the main reasons behind the smell, and the steps you can take to prevent it.

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What’s the Most You Should Pay for Furnace Repair?

January 10th, 2022

This is a great question and one that we get from homeowners often. They really want to understand the cost-value of furnace repair in Albuquerque, NM, because nobody wants to pay for services on a system that isn’t worth the investment. Just how high should a repair bill get before you start considering replacement?

Keep in mind that those are your two choices. Getting rid of your heating system to save money might sound like a good idea in theory until temperatures abruptly drop for those chilly nights and you’re finding yourself wasting money on space heaters and other less-efficient modes of heating.

So, let’s talk about the limit on how much you should be willing to pay for repairs, and why replacement might be your alternative solution in this case. Our team provides both of these services, so you don’t have to shop around. We’ll get you to where you need to be!

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Our Guide to Navigating a Struggling Heat Pump

December 27th, 2021

A heat pump is an amazing invention. It can make the winter months much more bearable, and it’s environmentally friendly to boot. But sometimes they struggle, whether it be because of a lack of maintenance or just being old.

If you have been noticing any signs that your appliance may not be working as well as usual, now is the time to call for professional service.

In this blog post, we will talk about a few reasons why your heat pump is struggling and what can happen if you wait too long. You also learn who to contact when you need heating repair in Albuquerque, NM.

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3 Things to Learn About a New Boiler

December 13th, 2021

So, you’ve decided to make the transition from your old furnace system or heat pump to a boiler installation in Albuquerque, NM. There could be many reasons why you decided to shift now, and that’s really going to be up to you. Our team is dedicated to supplying you with support and advice as you gear up for this big transition.

For today, we’d like to give a little bit of information to those boiler owners who want to learn more about radiant heating itself. We’ll talk about three nifty facts to learn about your new boiler system, and how you’re joining in with millions of people across the world who use boilers as a method of keeping warm throughout the colder seasons.

Let’s get started, and don’t forget to call us for any of your HVAC needs! We’re always there to provide quality work and exuberant service.

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Invest in Ductless Heating Today

November 15th, 2021

Many homeowners in our area know that ductless heating systems exist, but they don’t actually know about the general perks or advantages that come with these systems. The name implies that they’re ductless, which is a huge bonus, but for their higher price tag there needs to be more of a selling point.

Are ductless heating systems still worth it for homes that have ductwork? Are they just an alternative to conventional heating systems but they’re not worth the price to switch? Now you’re asking the right questions!

Today, we’re going to do a deep dive into ductless heating technology. Our team is full of experts when it comes to heating in Bosque Farms, NM, and we’ll get into the weeds on why a ductless HVAC system might be a great purchase for you and your family. Just make sure you call our team for any installation or repair needs you might have in the future!

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The First Rate Furnace Safety Checklist

November 1st, 2021

Are furnaces safe?

That’s a really good question, not because it’s hard to answer, but it gets at a fundamental way that homeowners think. Many HVAC customers, when investing in a new system, believe that gas furnaces are dangerous which is why they end up going with electric furnaces or some other kind of system. We understand where this sentiment comes from, and we’re not here to talk poorly about electric furnaces (they’re a great option too), but we want to help clear the air a little bit on gas furnaces.

Gas-powered furnaces are a safe and reliable source of heating in Rio Rancho, NM. While they can become dangerous through neglect and problems down the line, they aren’t inherently dangerous. Follow along for our safety checklist to ensure that your gas furnace is in great shape each and every year!

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Do You Have a Leak?

October 18th, 2021

You might think this is a silly question to ask, but bear with us. Many homes across the country right now have leaks that are wasting water and money and the worst part about them is that homeowners don’t even know they’re occurring. Leaks come in all shapes and sizes, and some of those leaks can be tiny to the point of being barely noticeable.

When your water-using appliances are running multiple times a day, it can be almost impossible to detect a small leak. Some leaks, referred to as pinhole leaks, can only be detected through close examination or professional water leak detection in Albuquerque, NM.

Our job is to ensure you’re not wasting water from a leak and you’re saving as much money as possible. When you call us to detect a leak, we’ll find it and plug it no matter how big or small it is. Now, if you’re wondering how to detect whether your home is leaking at all, then keep reading.

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You Need Professional Emergency Plumbing

October 4th, 2021

Homeowners can often break down their plumbing needs into two categories.

  1. Things that can be done by me.
  2. Things that require professional help.

When you’re looking to have a new plumbing appliance installed or you’ve got a system of lead pipes that need to be replaced, those can obviously fall into the second category. But, frustratingly, many homeowners think that emergency plumbing problems fit into the first. We’ve all seen toilets leaking in the middle of the night, and many people would rather try to use duct tape and a rusty wrench than call our emergency hotline.

Today we’re here to make the case that emergency plumbing in Rio Rancho, NM is a service that needs to be done by professionals. The longer you wait and try to do fixes yourself, the more you’re putting your home and comfort into a risky position. Here’s why you need professional service.

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Introducing the REME Halo Air Purifier

September 29th, 2021

You want it, so we’ve got it! Our team has now started to sell REME Halo air purifiers that deliver incredibly powerful germicidal capabilities. These systems are designed to keep your home clear of contaminants that seek to ruin your air quality and cause you harm.

The REME Halo uses UV-C light to produce airborne hydrogen peroxide molecules throughout the space in your home. It actively cleans up viruses, bacteria, mold, and eliminates the odors that come with those contaminants.

Only certain contractors carry this kind of technology, so if you’re looking to take the next step towards high-quality air purification, then we’re the team to call! We’ll get you set up with a REME Halo system that fits your home and your budget.

Contact First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling IncĀ for a REME Halo air purifier. Quality work, exuberant service.

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How That New Installation Went Wrong

September 20th, 2021

Why don’t you take a seat and grab that freshly brewed coffee? We need to talk about something that can be difficult to hear. Don’t worry, we’re not going to be a Debby Downer and start harping on what should have happened or what could have happened, instead, we’re solely interested in where to go from here. We’re remaining optimistic that homeowners can still make great decisions for their comfort even if they’ve come up against a serious problem.

We’re going to talk about botched installations. You might be absolutely frustrated with your neighbor’s attempt to provide air conditioning installation in Albuquerque, NM on your property. Or you’re just a little annoyed with the problems that have come from your family friend who tried to set you up with a nice AC.

Regardless of how you feel or where you are, let’s look towards the future. Today, we’ll discuss what exactly went wrong on that installation, and why professional service really is worth the price tag.

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