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

Do You Have a Leak?

Monday, October 18th, 2021

You might think this is a silly question to ask, but bear with us. Many homes across the country right now have leaks that are wasting water and money and the worst part about them is that homeowners don’t even know they’re occurring. Leaks come in all shapes and sizes, and some of those leaks can be tiny to the point of being barely noticeable.

When your water-using appliances are running multiple times a day, it can be almost impossible to detect a small leak. Some leaks, referred to as pinhole leaks, can only be detected through close examination or professional water leak detection in Albuquerque, NM.

Our job is to ensure you’re not wasting water from a leak and you’re saving as much money as possible. When you call us to detect a leak, we’ll find it and plug it no matter how big or small it is. Now, if you’re wondering how to detect whether your home is leaking at all, then keep reading.

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Introducing the REME Halo Air Purifier

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

You want it, so we’ve got it! Our team has now started to sell REME Halo air purifiers that deliver incredibly powerful germicidal capabilities. These systems are designed to keep your home clear of contaminants that seek to ruin your air quality and cause you harm.

The REME Halo uses UV-C light to produce airborne hydrogen peroxide molecules throughout the space in your home. It actively cleans up viruses, bacteria, mold, and eliminates the odors that come with those contaminants.

Only certain contractors carry this kind of technology, so if you’re looking to take the next step towards high-quality air purification, then we’re the team to call! We’ll get you set up with a REME Halo system that fits your home and your budget.

Contact First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling Inc for a REME Halo air purifier. Quality work, exuberant service.

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How That New Installation Went Wrong

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Why don’t you take a seat and grab that freshly brewed coffee? We need to talk about something that can be difficult to hear. Don’t worry, we’re not going to be a Debby Downer and start harping on what should have happened or what could have happened, instead, we’re solely interested in where to go from here. We’re remaining optimistic that homeowners can still make great decisions for their comfort even if they’ve come up against a serious problem.

We’re going to talk about botched installations. You might be absolutely frustrated with your neighbor’s attempt to provide air conditioning installation in Albuquerque, NM on your property. Or you’re just a little annoyed with the problems that have come from your family friend who tried to set you up with a nice AC.

Regardless of how you feel or where you are, let’s look towards the future. Today, we’ll discuss what exactly went wrong on that installation, and why professional service really is worth the price tag.

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Don’t Ignore These Signs of a Troubled AC

Monday, August 9th, 2021

It’s hot out and your air conditioner is running day and night to keep you cool. This is the story for not just Americans, but for our area in specific, as we see record-breaking temperatures, heatwaves, and other weather phenomena that cause us to rely on these systems. That’s okay! It’s what they’re built for.

However, an air conditioner is not built to sustain damage and keep running at peak performance. Just like any other piece of equipment—a car, a computer, or a television—an air conditioner requires repairs when it runs into trouble. We just see homeowners confused and wondering what to look for when this happens!

Well, if any of the following points sound like they’re describing your situation, then it’s a good idea to call us for air conditioning repair in Albuquerque, NM. Don’t worry, we won’t fix anything that’s not broken, so you’re safe calling us even when you’re unsure.

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Is Your AC Struggling to Shut Off?

Monday, July 26th, 2021

It’s hot here in New Mexico, which might make you think that your air conditioner is supposed to be running all day. While we use our AC systems as much as physically possible, they’re not actually supposed to keep running indefinitely until you switch them off. This is actually a very bad sign, and it will likely lead you down the path of an early system replacement.

Let’s think about this for a moment. If you’re invested in the quality and longevity of your AC, and you’d like to avoid air conditioning repairs in Albuquerque, NM, then you should want to run your system optimally. This means that your air conditioner should run for a normal amount of time, not too long, and not too short.

Let’s discuss why an air conditioner might struggle to turn off, and we’ll even tell you how long an air conditioner should run if it’s performing optimally.

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Why Choose an Evaporative Cooler?

Monday, June 28th, 2021

You might have heard the term “evaporative cooler” once or twice at the last friendly barbeque. Or, you might be an expert and you’re looking for some interesting facts about these unique systems. Regardless of where you come from, we want to talk about evaporative coolers because they’re such a powerful and unique piece of equipment that not enough homeowners take advantage of.

  • Are you looking for a unique, affordable, and efficient cooling system for your home? Check.
  • Are you looking for a powerful AC system that’s designed specifically for our climate? Check.
  • Do you want to learn more and explore your air conditioning options? Check.

If you’re nodding your head as you read through these points, then you’re in the right place. Let’s talk about what it takes to own a system like this, what evaporative cooler repair in Albuquerque, NM entails, and why you might consider calling us.

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What Does the R-22 Phase Out Mean for You?

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Back in 2020, we talked a lot about the January phase-out of R-22. This was huge, because there were still so many air conditioners in our area and the rest of the United States that used Freon as the primary refrigerant. Sure, no manufacturers were making new systems, but plenty of innocent, unsuspecting homeowners were running into incredibly expensive repairs because of this problem.

So, we understand that 2020 and the first half of 2021 haven’t been even close to normal, but we think it’s time to return to that topic. If you’ve been looking at an air conditioning installation in Albuquerque, NM, or if you’re exploring options for AC repair, and you notice the term “R-410A” refrigerant, or the colloquial term “Puron,” then please keep reading!

We’ll discuss Freon, Puron, and what the January 2020 phase-out means for you and your family. Don’t worry, as long as you’ve got our number, you’ve got a trustworthy professional who can help.

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Don’t Neglect Your Ducts

Monday, May 17th, 2021

Air ducts don’t get enough attention from our vantage point. Sure, everyone knows they’re important for cooling during the summer and heating during the winter, but they’re not the star of the show. Everyone gets excited when installing a brand new air conditioner, but there’s a lot less love for the ductwork that tirelessly provides your home with the conditioned air you desperately want.

Well, today we’re shining the spotlight on our air ducts—the unsung heroes of HVAC. Not only should your air ducts be in good shape when running your air conditioner this summer, but they should also be clean! Duct cleaning in Albuquerque, NM is a vital service we provide that helps remove any contaminants from your ducts and improves the efficiency of your whole HVAC system?

How does it improve efficiency, and what kind of contaminants does this service remove? Keep reading to find out!

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3 Common AC Problems

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

There are two types of homeowners that we encounter. The first is the kind that’s going to call us first no matter how severe the problem is with their air conditioner. We always value these kinds of customers because it shows that you trust us, and it reminds us to always put our best foot forward and give you accurate information that will save you money.

The second type of homeowner we encounter is the kind that’s only going to call our team for air conditioning repair in Albuquerque, NM when they have to. After days, weeks, or months of a strange noise or poor performance, they’ll finally (and begrudgingly) call us for help. Well, for all of you out there that would rather ignore the problem—this blog post is for you!

Take a look at some common AC problems we regularly fix, and let’s discuss why they can be a huge problem when left alone.

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Swamp Coolers: Converting to Refrigerated Air

Monday, April 5th, 2021

Not all cooling systems are the same. Depending on where you live, different air conditioners will provide different results that can impact comfort, your budget, your indoor air quality, and your energy efficiency. That’s why today we’d like to focus on an underdog in the HVAC industry, the evaporative cooler (also known as the swamp cooler).

Swamp coolers in Albuquerque, NM are unique in the fact that they can cool your home at a hyper-efficient rate without the use of refrigerant. These systems rely on cool moisture, which can have a big impact in environments that are dry and hot.

Keep reading as we get into the details of how swamp coolers work, why they’re so great in our area, and how one could benefit your home. We don’t talk about technology that we don’t absolutely recommend for homeowners, so it’s time you understood why we recommend these systems.

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