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

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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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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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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You Need Professional Emergency Plumbing

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Homeowners can often break down their plumbing needs into two categories.

  1. Things that can be done by me.
  2. Things that require professional help.

When you’re looking to have a new plumbing appliance installed or you’ve got a system of lead pipes that need to be replaced, those can obviously fall into the second category. But, frustratingly, many homeowners think that emergency plumbing problems fit into the first. We’ve all seen toilets leaking in the middle of the night, and many people would rather try to use duct tape and a rusty wrench than call our emergency hotline.

Today we’re here to make the case that emergency plumbing in Rio Rancho, NM is a service that needs to be done by professionals. The longer you wait and try to do fixes yourself, the more you’re putting your home and comfort into a risky position. Here’s why you need professional service.

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What’s That Sound?

Monday, September 6th, 2021

If you’re up in the middle of the night searching for the cause of a strange noise, then you might find some insight in this blog. Wait for a few minutes after shutting your air conditioner down. If the noise is gone then it’s likely you’ve got a malfunctioning air conditioner.

The good news is that your home is not being invaded by malicious ghosts that wish to do you harm and fling your furniture around. However, the bad news is that you’re going to need air conditioning repair in Rio Rancho, NM. Depending on the noise and the situation you’re in, that could be anything from a small fix to a large repair need that costs a lot of money.

Either way, we’re here to help! Let’s talk about the different types of noises an air conditioner can make and what these sounds signify.

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Our New AC Installation Guide

Friday, August 20th, 2021

Getting a new AC installed can be quite the ordeal! First, you need to contact the right team of professionals to get the job done. Second, you should probably decide whether you want a heat pump or a central air conditioner. Third, you need to choose a budget and pick the model of air conditioner you want from that budget. This list goes on and on, and we’ve decided to help homeowners today by giving them a proper guide on selecting a new air conditioner.

If it feels overwhelming, or if you can tell the anxiety is starting to bubble up, then we’re also here to tell you not to worry. Our team can help anyone, no matter what step they are in the process of buying a new unit. It doesn’t matter if you’re an amateur or a veteran when it comes to air conditioning in Rio Rancho, we have your back.

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Drain Cleaning Is Important: Here’s Why

Monday, July 12th, 2021

Have you ever considered what goes down your drains each day? Think of all the different types of grease and food particles washed down the drain while cleaning the dishes. All the hair, soap, and debris that makes its way through the plumbing system each day can start building up inside the drains which will eventually cause problems.

Failing to clean your shower, bathroom, and kitchen drains regularly is not good for your home’s plumbing. All the buildup can start wreaking havoc on your home’s plumbing. By ignoring your home’s drain cleaning needs, you can risk causing significant damage to your plumbing. Eventually, you will have to call a plumber in Rio Rancho, NM, to handle expensive repairs to get the plumbing back in working order.

This post will highlight the importance of drain cleaning by discussing the benefits of regular drain cleaning, how often you should clean your drains, and why you should schedule professional drain cleaning services.

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Pipe Leaks and You: A Guide to Healthy Plumbing

Monday, December 14th, 2020

We’ve got bad news for you—pipes leak. We know that they’re not supposed to leak, and sometimes we go above and beyond to stop them from leaking, but all pipes eventually spring leaks somewhere. Sometimes they’re tiny pinhole leaks, other times they’re gushing leaks that can threaten water damage throughout your home. Either way, pipe leaks are a reality that every homeowner needs to be ready to deal with.

We’ve developed a handy guide to talk about pipe leaks in the easiest way possible. For homeowners, you should mainly be concerned about the main types of pipe leaks, what you should do in the event of one, and how you can better identify the leak. Make sure you’ve got a reliable plumber in Rio Rancho, NM on hand so that they can get you the professional help you need, when you need it.

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Why Your Air Conditioning Output Is Low

Monday, August 27th, 2018

air-filterLow air conditioning output is always a frustrating experience in the middle of summer, when the air outside threatens to cook any living thing that steps into it long enough. You obviously want the most out of your air conditioner during this time, so it’s a good idea to call for repairs if it’s not generating as much output as it should be. While you’re waiting for your technician to arrive, though, why not read on and find out why your system might not be cooling as well as it should be.

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Air Conditioning Noises That Indicate a Serious Problem

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

FanAir conditioning problems are much more common during the summer, when a cooling system is under a lot more work stress. That stress increases wear and tear on the system, making it more likely to break down in a number of different ways. Hopefully, you’ve already had a professional check out your air conditioner this year to make sure it’s in top condition. Even if you have, though, you still need to make sure that you are watching and listening for any additional signs that your air conditioner is malfunctioning. One of the most obvious signs that an air conditioner is not working properly is if it starts to make odd noises during operation. The following are some common noises that indicate a problem with your air conditioning system.

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