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

How Often Do You Need Your Sump Pump Serviced?

Monday, September 18th, 2023

Your sump pump is the unsung hero of your home. It keeps the basement dry, relieves pressure off the foundation, but it doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Which begs the question: how much does your sump pump need to be serviced, anyway?

As providers of plumbing service in Rio Rancho, NM, we’ve seen just about everything you can imagine with sump pumps. Let’s take a look at what you can expect from your sump pump, and when you should get it serviced.

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Watch Out for These 3 Problems During AC Installation

Monday, September 4th, 2023

Your air conditioner’s most important day is the one that it’s installed. But the problem is, an installation has so many steps to it that sometimes you can get worried about how it’s going. While we ensure every AC installation in Rio Rancho, NM, we know it can still be nerve-wracking to watch an expensive, new system being installed.

That’s why we’ve made this list of three big problems that can pop up during AC installation, so you know what to look for. It’s for your own peace of mind, and so you’re always prepared if you need a new install or replacement down the line.

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Uh-Oh, Your AC Won’t Turn Off? Here’s What to Do

Monday, July 24th, 2023

Your air conditioner receives a signal from the thermostat, and then it acts based on what the reading is. Think of your thermostat as the brain, and the air conditioner as the muscles–your brain has to talk to your muscles to tell them when to do something.

When your AC won’t power down on its own, even when the thermostat says that it’s cool in the house, it’s a problem that requires air conditioning service in Rio Rancho, NM. But in the meantime, so you don’t exhaust your entire energy budget for the month, there are two things you can do to power down your air conditioner before your HVAC technician shows up.

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10 Most Common AC Repair Calls

Monday, May 15th, 2023

Your air conditioner can run into a lot of problems, but it’s running perfectly about 99% of the time. Well, we’re here to help with that other 1%. If you need air conditioning repair in Rio Rancho, NM, it could be for one or more of the reasons on this list. Let’s take a look.

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Benefits of a Water Softener System for Your Home

Monday, March 20th, 2023

Ever heard the term “hard water” before? It might apply to that water you have coming out of your faucet right now. If you don’t know if you have hard water or not, look at your dishes, sink, and fixtures. Is there a white, scaly buildup on them?

If so, you could benefit from a water softener in Rio Rancho, NM. Let’s explain how they work, what their benefits are, and discuss how hard water is likely making your life harder.

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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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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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Is My AC Leaking Refrigerant?

Monday, September 19th, 2022

Air conditioners use refrigerant to help cool air as it comes into the system. This isn’t like fuel, though. Rather, the coolant moves through the coils and easily works to cool down the air. It’s not depleted but continues to work over and over again. It is possible for an AC unit to leak refrigerant, and when that’s the case, it’s critical to take action to ensure you protect the functionality of your air conditioner over the long term.

How do you know your system has a leak, though?

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“Why Is My AC Short Cycling?”

Monday, July 11th, 2022

A short cycling air conditioner is never a good thing. We want to start this blog post by saying that if you’re AC is short cycling, or exhibiting any other signs of problems occurring inside the unit, then you should call our team for AC repair in Rio Rancho, NM. We can help you with fast repairs that can get your system back up and running so you can avoid the summer heat.

However, many people don’t know the intricacies behind a short cycling air conditioner, and we don’t want to exclude any potential customers or friends. So, we’d like to talk about short cycling and mainly why it’s such a huge issue.

For all those readers out there who might not even know what “short cycling” is, then we urge you to keep reading. We’re going to cover everything there is to know about a short cycling air conditioner and why it needs to be fixed.

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Why Do We Use Refrigerant and Not Water?

Monday, April 18th, 2022

This is not an uncommon question. Some people wonder why we do not use water to cool our homes but instead use a refrigerant. Your air conditioner works to cool your home without the use of water. In this process, your home is cooled efficiently and reliably. Let’s break down a few reasons why this is. More so, if you need air condition repair in Rio Rancho, NM, it’s best to contact a licensed technician to ensure the work is done properly because there is refrigerant, and not water, present.

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