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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Your Indoor Air Quality and You

November 30th, 2020

Indoor air quality is a complicated topic to talk about. For starters, air purifiers and air filters often get mixed up and confused with one another, and they do very different jobs. Also, homeowners often get less excited about handling indoor air quality issues than they do afraid about the dangers of their home’s air quality. We never want to scare anyone into thinking that their home’s air is dangerous or harmful. We just want people to be aware of the facts.

Homes are 2-5 times more contaminated than the air outside, because over the years we’ve gotten better and better at making our houses more airtight. This is good news, because it saves you money on your heating bill. The bad news is that this saved money will need to be spent on an air filtration system or air purifier in Albuquerque, NM.

To learn about which system is right for your home, just keep reading!

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A Furnace Doesn’t HAVE to Act Like This

November 16th, 2020

Too many homeowners operate under the presumption that their heater should act a certain way. Every system has its hiccups, and as long as you can just “put up with them,” then you’re on track to enjoy quality heating for a long time, right? Well, not necessarily.

Some of the ways a heating system is supposed to act are just myths that have been perpetrated by amateurs and people who don’t have an intimate knowledge of the HVAC industry. That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to talk about some necessary furnace repair in Los Lunas, NM that could curb the inefficiencies and problems you’re experiencing. If you’re under the false pretense that your heater is supposed to work in this wonky way, then we hope you’ll keep reading. We’ll get to the bottom of what’s wrong with your system and how to ensure it runs the right way.

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Albuquerque Journal Readers’ Choice Award Top Contender!

November 13th, 2020

Shout out to the First Rate team for placing among the top 3 in the heat and air category of the Albuquerque Journal Readers’ Choice Award! Each and every year, the Albuquerque Journal has a readers’ choice poll where you and other members of the community can vote for their favorite businesses. This year, we’re honored to be chosen as one of the community’s favorite businesses to work with!

We’d just like to say that we are so honored! Providing quality services to this community is, and always will be, our pleasure.

Thank you to all of our amazing customers who voted for us. We’re so proud to be a part of this wonderful community and we won’t stop working as hard as we can to provide the best plumbing, heating, and cooling services out there.

Don’t forget to call First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling Inc if you need help. Quality work, exuberant service!

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What’s Wrong with My Drain?

November 2nd, 2020

We understand. You’ve practically tried everything. You’ve been up all night snaking your drain, flushing baking soda and vinegar down there, and even plunging it with multiple different sized plungers. All you want is the ability to use your drain and have wastewater go down it like normal. Is that so much to ask?

No, it’s not. While there’s definitely something wrong with your drain, it doesn’t have to mean you should be up all night dealing with it. In fact, our team can help get to the bottom of the issue and get your drain running properly again.

Down below, we’ve listed a set of troubleshooting instructions to see just how bad the problem is. Don’t take this as a DIY solution, you should absolutely still call us for help if you think you need a plumber in Edgewood, NM. We can clear any drain we’re matched against, so don’t think we can’t handle the job.

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6 Things to Remember When Starting Your Heater

October 19th, 2020

It’s that time of year again, and whether or not you like it—your heater is going to play a vital role in your home comfort. While it might not seem like winter ever comes in New Mexico, it absolutely does and our night chilly temperatures will creep up on you.

Does your heater need repairs? When was the last time you changed the air filter in your furnace? These are all questions that you should start answering before they’re too late. Services that involve HVAC in Santa Fe, NM can be incredibly expensive and hard to schedule when booked in the middle of the winter. That’s why we’re writing this blog post in the fall!

So, come with us on a journey to restart your heating system for the year and kick things into gear the right way!

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CO Safety: Preparing for Winter Weather and Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

October 5th, 2020
shot of a carbon monoxide

Carbon monoxide is nothing to scoff at. This odorless, invisible gas can be devastating for families and their quality of life. Not only is it important to call for help when you think you’re being affected by carbon monoxide, but it’s invaluable to prepare for this type of problem with detectors installed correctly.

We’re proponents of furnaces in Albuquerque, NM. These systems can be some of the most affordable and efficient ways to keep your home heated during the winter. However, when these systems start to break down, they can sometimes lead to carbon monoxide leaks that can be awful to deal with. From furnaces to gas ovens and our own automobiles, carbon monoxide is everywhere and it’s important that we learn about it before we need to deal with it.

Let’s talk about ways we can improve the safety and security of your home by preparing for carbon monoxide leaks.

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