First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Albuquerque’

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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Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters: Is it Time to Switch?

Monday, November 14th, 2022
Tankless water heater unit on the wall.

It’s great to have a supply of hot water sitting in a tank at the ready, but what if you could have seemingly endless hot water without the tank running cold? That’s exactly what tankless water heaters are designed to do. Instead of paying to keep a boiler on all day and night, you could save energy (and water) with a tankless system. Let’s help you decide whether you should keep your current boiler, or if it’s time to make the switch.

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Is Professional Drain Cleaning Worth the Cost?

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

It’s a simple question but one that might seem more complicated the more you think about it. Several things feel “worth it” to different people. Movie buffs think a niche streaming subscription is worth the cost, while artists think an easel and a variety of high-quality paints are worth the cost. Different people have different preferences, but what’s important is that we only spend money on things that deserve it.

We all use drains, so it’s not really a question of who will get the most out of a drain cleaning. The question boils down to when drain cleaning services are worth it, and why calling a professional is always going to be better.

We want to talk about how drain cleaning is absolutely worth the cost. Calling a plumber in Albuquerque, NM will save you money in the long run and keep your home running efficiently.

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Can an AC Replacement Be More Cost-Effective?

Monday, September 5th, 2022

When we say the words “cost-effective” it can be a bit confusing to some people. Something might be more expensive, but be more “cost-effective” in the long run depending on how it’s made. This can be described for many different products, like brand-name clothing or detergent that’s more powerful than knock-off brands. This is why it’s important to think ahead when investing in products for your home comfort.

Well, we’re not experts on clothing or detergents, and we’re definitely not going to tell you how to shop. However, we are experts in AC technology, and we would like to talk a bit about air conditioning replacements in Albuquerque, NM. Specifically, we want to discuss whether or not a replacement might be cost-effective in your situation.

What we mean is that a replacement might actually cost less money down the line than a quick fix. Let us explain.

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We Can Help With Toilet Tank Replacement

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

Do you have a toilet tank that seems to be leaking? Perhaps you’ve noticed that the water in your tank is running often, even when no one has used it recently. You may even suspect that there’s moisture buildup around your bathroom floor that’s coming from that tank.

That may mean you need to replace the toilet tank. Many people try to do this on their own, and while it may seem like an easy process, that’s not often the case. Instead, call a licensed technician to help you with toilet repair in Albuquerque, NM.

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The Problem With a Leak Is…

Monday, August 8th, 2022

Well, a lot of things. Water leaks can lead to many different types of problems depending on where they are, and how much water is leaking. The good news is that stress doesn’t have to be a part of the equation when you’ve got a reliable team on hand for water leak detection in Albuquerque, NM. We can identify leaks in areas that are often some of the hardest to find, because of a few industry tricks and some high-tech equipment that lets us measure water pressure and more.

However, this blog post is for you, and we think homeowners should be more aware of the problems that come from leaks that are neglected. Then, hopefully, next time you encounter a leak (or think you have a leak), then you can cut the stressful calculations out of the equation and just call us for leak detection services.

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3 Common Issues With Heat Pump Systems

Monday, July 25th, 2022

So, you’ve decided to take the dive into heat pump technology. Congratulations! Heat pumps are definitely systems that the industry is trending towards, and you’re likely going to see some improvements in your home comfort, your energy bill, and the way you view heating and cooling as a whole. Heat pumps are also reliable, and we urge anyone out there to invest in one if they’re in need of a sound heating and cooling system that can keep their homes comfortable all year round.

However, heat pumps aren’t without their own faults. They can succumb to wear and tear just like a normal AC can, which is why we urge homeowners to invest in maintenance on a bi-annual schedule so that it can stay powerful and efficient for the whole year.

Let’s talk about three common problems we see in heat pumps, and how our team can help with heat pump repairs in Albuquerque, NM.

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No, Drain Chemicals Are Not Worth It

Monday, June 27th, 2022

We’ve all been there–dealing with a clogged drain at home and you arrive at the plumbing section of your local pharmacy or grocery store, to see all the shiny bottles of chemicals that promise you a plumbing success. It’s a great marketing strategy, especially because most homeowners don’t actually know what’s in these bottles, only that it should “deal with” the materials clogging their drain. Unfortunately, this is only one part of a very complex situation that we’d like to fill you in on today.

There are side effects with drain chemicals that are designed to clear clogs, just like there would be with a new medicine you start taking. As your local plumber in Albuquerque, NM, we’d like to be the responsible one in telling you just what these side effects are, so you can be the one to make the smart decision. And yes, there are natural and effective solutions out there without so many side effects.

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Should You Ever Open Your AC Up?

Monday, June 13th, 2022

This is a tricky question, but one with a simple solution that homeowners might not agree with right off the bat. We’d say the answer to this is “no,” but we at least want to explain ourselves and give anyone who might disagree a chance to understand why that is.

We don’t think there’s anything wrong with a homeowner learning about their air conditioning technology by seeing the insides of an AC unit. In fact, many training programs for HVAC certifications have this somewhere included in the program. It’s important to understand how air conditioning works if you want to know when there’s a problem, or learn to be more efficient with your energy consumption. However, doing this to your own air conditioning might prove to be a bit of a problem.

Let’s talk about why, when it comes to air conditioning repair in Albuquerque, NM, you should probably never open your AC unit.

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Does Your AC Need Repairs or a Replacement?

Monday, May 16th, 2022

We understand that the last thing you want to hear right now is that your air conditioner is in need of replacement. With supply chain problems, inflation, and job market problems, people are trying to hunker down and save money as much as possible–which is why hearing that there’s a huge investment on the horizon is never a good sign. Well, while we understand your frustration, we also want to tell you that investing in an air conditioning replacement in Albuquerque, NM could actually save you money down the line.

Think about it, we don’t just sell AC replacements because it’s fun. They’re a necessary upgrade when your old air conditioner just isn’t cutting it anymore. Repairs might work great while the system is still young and in pristine condition, but once it reaches a certain age, replacement is going to net you the most benefits in the long-term with efficiency, comfort, and stability.

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