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

Our Heating Guide for 2021

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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!

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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Our Heater Repair: The First Rate Difference

Monday, 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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A Furnace Doesn’t HAVE to Act Like This

Monday, 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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6 Things to Remember When Starting Your Heater

Monday, 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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3 Reason Why You Should Switch to a Boiler

Monday, January 13th, 2020

dollar-bill-going-into-wooden-piggy-bankIt’s cold here in Santa Fe—it’s time for you to take a moment to assess the heating quality of your home. We know that your life is probably busy just like ours, so you’re probably not spending a ton of time thinking deeply about the heating system in your home. As long as your heater can turn on and get the job done it’s enough, right? Well, no.

It’s not just about getting your heater to work. It’s about getting your heater to work well. If you can’t say that your heater is just as efficient as it is effective, then it might be time for you to make a switch to something new. Although most people are used to running a furnace in our area, a boiler can be a great option too. Come to our professionals for boiler service in Santa Fe, NM today.

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5 Things That Can Go Wrong with Your Furnace System

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

inside-of-a-furnaceFurnaces are the go-to way for the vast majority of homeowners to heat their home here in Albuquerque, and it’s for good reason. Furnace systems are reliable, efficient, cost-effective, not to mention familiar. You’d be surprised how much this last point matters. You probably grew up in a home with a furnace, have lived in apartments with furnaces throughout the years, and, if you’re reading this blog, then the chances are that you live in a home with a furnace now.

Although furnaces are a great way to heat up your home, it doesn’t mean that they’re without fault. You can schedule an appointment with us concerning your furnace in Albuquerque, NM today. We’ve got all your needs covered from repair and replacement to maintenance and installation.

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