First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling Inc Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

These Smells Shouldn’t Be Coming From Your Furnace

Monday, February 20th, 2023

Your furnace is supposed to warm your house, and while that may come with a few whiffs of heat or burning dust every now and again, it shouldn’t be described as an “odor.” If there’s a rotten smell coming from your furnace, it’s not normal.

If you need furnace repair in Rio Rancho, NM, you should also know what that repair will entail. While an odor can’t tell every possible problem, it indicates that something is wrong and needs your attention.

Let’s talk about the different smells that can come from your furnace and what they mean.

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Is it Your Furnace, or Something Else?

Monday, February 6th, 2023

It’s easy to think about your furnace and blame it for problems in your home. To be fair, it might be your furnace, but it also could be something else. If you think you have an issue with your furnace, you definitely want to know for certain before spending money on a repair call (especially if it turns out there’s nothing to repair).

Before you call for furnace repair in Los Lunas, NM, let’s run through some issues that might–or might not–be caused by your furnace.

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Uncommon Furnace Repairs You Should Be Aware of

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

You know that your furnace endures a problem every now and again. You have to maintain it, maybe a part needs to be replaced, but there are some uncommon repairs that most people aren’t aware of.

When you get furnace repair in Los Lunas, NM, you might be surprised to find that an external force damaged your furnace, or something unexpected like a small internal safety feature failed.

Let’s take a look at some uncommon problems you may have with your furnace and what can be done to solve those issues.

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3 Signs Your Furnace is Starting to Fail

Monday, December 26th, 2022

You turn on your furnace, notice the thermostat isn’t dropping (or is dropping slowly), and don’t feel as cozy as normal. No, you’re not going crazy—you’re noticing a change in your furnace’s efficiency.

But how do you know if you need HVAC service in Rio Rancho, NM or if it’s not that serious? Let’s discuss the three main signs that your heater is failing so you can be prepared for when it happens.

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The 50% Rule for Replacing Your Heater

Monday, December 12th, 2022

Did you know that there’s a way to tell whether it’s worth it to repair your heater or not? There’s a rule that the HVAC industry unofficially follows. You can find it referenced just about everywhere, and it directly relates to your repair costs.

Heater replacement in Belen, NM may be what you need, but we’re going to help you find out if it’s worth it to repair your heater first before you start making plans for a new one. This is what you need to know.

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Most Common Furnace Problems and How to Deal With Them

Monday, November 28th, 2022
Furnace technician working on the air ducts.

You turn your thermostat to heat, walk away without a second thought, but then you realize that your home isn’t heating up. In fact, you can’t even hear your furnace kick on at all. It looks like you’ve run into a problem, and there’s no clear sign of what it is. Let’s help you figure out what’s going on.

You may need furnace repair in Albuquerque, NM depending on what the problem is. This is a list of the most common issues that you can expect to run into as a furnace owner and what it means for your repairs.

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It’s Time for Heating Maintenance

Monday, October 17th, 2022
Maintenance repair technician inspection heater.

We never truly appreciate how hard our heater works to keep our home comfortable until it goes out. It’s best to prevent that from happening with annual maintenance. When was the last time your heater had a wellness check?

With cold weather fast approaching, your maintenance check could prevent expensive, large-scale issues from popping up when you least expect them. This is what an annual heating maintenance call helps you with.

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Heater?

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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