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

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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A Smoking Furnace Is a Bad Sign

Monday, February 7th, 2022

If you see smoke coming out of your oil or gas furnace, you need to take a closer look at it.

Make no mistake about it, black or gray smoke billowing out of a furnace is not a good sign at all.

Note, the first step to ensure safety is to turn off the furnace. Only then you can inspect to find the root cause of the problem and fix it.

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

Monday, 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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3 Things to Learn About a New Boiler

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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