Could Your AC Use a Thermostat Upgrade?

July 27th, 2020

Homeowners don’t think about their thermostats enough. That’s a problem! For such a small, inexpensive component of a heating or cooling system, they really do have a significant impact on your comfort.

Take those old analog thermostats for instance. Back in the day we used to get calls about faulty air conditioners all the time because our thermostats were constantly failing and reading incorrect temperatures. We were inundated with a plague of systems that were faulty because the brain, or thermostat, didn’t have the technology that they do now.

Smart thermostats paired with our smartphone technology really are the solution many homeowners need. Being able to control your air conditioner with the touch of your phone is just one of many amazing benefits that come with such a system. Think about a new thermostat upgrade when considering air conditioning installation in Albuquerque, NM.

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The Dangers of Short-Cycling

July 13th, 2020

So, let’s say it’s a hot summer day and you’re gearing up to start your air conditioner so that it can keep your home cool. It’s been recently installed, so you know that it must be in good condition and there really shouldn’t be anything wrong with it, at least you hope.

Then it starts. The system starts and cools your home down but shuts down only after 10 minutes. It starts up again, loudly, and repeats this process over and over again. You’re tired of the constant clicking of an AC that’s turning on and off and you’re wondering if this is normal. It’s not.

This is what we in the industry call short-cycling, and it’s even worse than you think. This is a serious issue that could impact your AC’s efficiency, lead to a premature breakdown, and might only be fixed by air conditioning replacement in Albuquerque, NM. Keep reading to find out more.

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Choose a Ductless System Today

June 29th, 2020

Ductless air conditioning systems are incredibly effective at cooling homes. They’re a unique example of how advancing technology has given us a new solution for homes where ductwork just isn’t an option.

For many homeowners who had homes that were either too small or too old for air duct installation, heavy-duty air conditioning just wasn’t an option. Families like these had to live with window air conditioner units, which are hardly considered an effective method of air conditioning. It was a harsh reality back ten or twenty years ago, but with the advent of the ductless AC system, things have changed for the better. Luckily, ductless AC installation in Albuquerque, NM is prevalent and easily available by professionals like us.

We’re writing today to inform homeowners that might not know about these systems. We’ll talk about some of the advantages they provide and why you might be the perfect partner for a ductless system.

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Desert Suns and First Rate Are Now Affiliated!

June 18th, 2020

Since 1998, Desert Suns Heating and Cooling has been a premier HVAC dealer in Albuquerque, NM. As the first Coleman dealer in Albuquerque, we had a goal for many years to add plumbing to our business. We are excited to share that this has finally happened!

First Rate Plumbing, Heating and Cooling is now affiliated with Desert Suns. Thanks to this, we can begin offering professional plumbing services to our community. That’s not all, if you’ve got an existing preventative maintenance agreement with us, you now get a complimentary plumbing inspection as well!

Imagine the same great quality service that you know and love, extended to plumbing with some added benefits. Call us today for details!

Come to our team for whatever plumbing and HVAC services you need. Quality work, exuberant service.

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4 Steps to Choosing the Right HVAC Professional

June 15th, 2020

HVAC professionals are all over the place these days, from great, to good, to terrible. However, with the advent of the information age, we’ve got access to tools that can help us find exactly who is right for the job. If you’ve been in the market for a new air conditioner to get ready for the scorching temperatures this summer, then buckle up and listen to four easy steps we’ve come up with to determine whether the HVAC pro you’ve been looking at is right for you.

Remember, if you follow the steps we list here and you find us as the only team qualified to do HVAC in Albuquerque, NM by your standards, that’s okay! We pride ourselves on excellence, qualifications, and experience, so it’s no wonder that we’d make our own list of things to remember when searching for an HVAC professional.

Don’t settle on subpar service. Keep reading to find out how you can get hooked up with the right team for your home!

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What Does AC Maintenance Entail?

June 1st, 2020

This service that is so widely forgotten is a mystery to many homeowners. It’s not their fault, with so many amateurs in the industry these days, they purposely try to keep information from you in order to make an extra buck on a premature replacement or repair cost. Though, we’re in the business of stopping that practice in its tracks and keeping your air conditioner running as long as possible.

AC maintenance in Albuquerque, NM, believe it or not, is a necessary service. With the amount of heat we get here in the desert, our air conditioners need to be in top shape year after year. Without our maintenance services, and maintenance with a clear number of added benefits as well, you’re likely to pay more for an AC that runs less efficiently and breaks down more frequently.

Why is that? Well, now you’re asking the right questions! Keep reading and we’ll give you the details.

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What’s That Noise Coming from the AC?

May 19th, 2020

So, let’s say your air conditioner is only a couple of years old—so it should be working relatively well. All of a sudden, you start to hear a rattling noise, similar to when you’ve left something inside the pocket of your jeans in the dryer. Or perhaps you’re hearing a squealing noise that sounds like the county fair’s prize pig, only it’s coming from the… interior of your air conditioner?

This isn’t much of a mystery to professionals like us, even though it might be confounding to a homeowner without experience in the HVAC field. That’s okay! Not everyone can be a rocket scientist or an HVAC technician, but we usually defer to the expert opinions of them when we need their help. So, we think it’s time to take our word for it when we say that noises aren’t normal and they usually signify the need for AC repair in Albuquerque, NM.

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Your Guide to an Electrical Problem with Your AC

May 4th, 2020

We’d be lying if we tried to say that an air conditioner isn’t a complex piece of electrical machinery. Homeowners often get mistaken, thinking these systems aren’t based on electrical systems that help it cycle cool air into their homes, and regardless of how well you know your electrical work—sometimes there can be something wrong with your AC that you just don’t know about.

Electrical problems can vary from faulty capacitors, to faulty wiring, to even something shorting on your own electrical grid, and most of the time it’s going to take a well-trained professional to safely locate the problem and correct it using the necessary parts and tools. Luckily, with our team, our motto is “quality work, exuberant service,” because that’s what we can provide when you need electrical AC repair in Belen, NM.

So, give us a call if you think your AC is suffering from the following problems.

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Could You Use an Evaporative Cooler this Summer

April 21st, 2020

Evaporative coolers have been around for a while, but homeowners aren’t exactly sure why. Well, by utilizing the power of evaporation and the technology of a dehumidifier, evaporative coolers can be an incredible way to provide cooling to your home at an incredibly low cost. That’s because they don’t utilize refrigerant in a way that air conditioners do, and technically they’re not air conditioners. They’re hyper-efficient cooling systems that only really work in dry environments.

Lucky for us, the temperature in Albuquerque is as dry as it comes!

So, if you’ve ever wondered how an evaporative cooler works or whether or not it’s right for your home, then we implore you to keep reading. Down below, we’ve outlined just how efficient these systems are, and more importantly, why they’re so efficient. If an evaporative cooler looks like it could be perfect for you and your home, then contact us for evaporative coolers in Albuquerque, NM.

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Let’s Get Your AC Ready for Spring!

April 6th, 2020

Air conditioners are essential for feeling comfortable during the summer. How are you supposed to deal with the scorching temperatures that we have so often in our climate, without a robust cooling system that’s ready for the season to come?

Thankfully, we’ve got a little checklist here for your viewing pleasure that’s going to keep you in the loop about what needs to be done to prepare an AC for spring. After all, your air conditioner has been hibernating outside all winter long and it would be cruel to expect it to just start working in peak condition without a modest pep rally, right? If you’re starting to notice that your system is having some peculiar trouble while taking it out of hibernation, or you’re still concerned about its condition, then don’t be afraid to call us for AC maintenance in Albuquerque, NM.

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