Enjoy the Benefits of a Ductless System

February 12th, 2018

Closeup view about using some appliance such as air condition.If you live in any part of New Mexico without central air conditioning, we’re sorry. Getting by with window units in a place as hot as humid as Santa Fe can be a pain, to say the least. Of course, we’re still dealing with colder temperatures for now but soon enough you’ll be begging for effective and efficient air conditioning.

Fortunately, central air conditioning is not your only option over window units. Santa Fe, NM ductless air conditioning is an option as well, and a very good one at that. Continue Reading

A Look at Your Heating Practices and Home Efficiency

January 29th, 2018

vent register on baseboardIf you are like most of the population throughout the country, chances are you’d like to spend as little as possible on your energy bills. When it comes to saving on an important necessity, like your heating, you might not even know where to start. After all, most of this system is hidden, with the heater cabinet located out of view and the air ducts snaking through the walls, crawlspaces, and ceilings.

Because of this, you may not realize the following practices can affect the efficiency with which your heating system runs, and your heating bills as a result. Please read on for some tips that will help you to make small changes with big rewards for your heating efficiency the remainder of this winter season. Continue Reading

Midwinter HVAC Tips: Preventing Repair Issues

January 15th, 2018

relaxed young woman laying back on couch in comfortable homeThis may seem like a funny time of the year to talk about maintenance, but if you didn’t invest in maintenance before the start of the winter season, you’re more likely to run into Albuquerque, NM heater repair issues as we near midwinter. While there is no 100% fool-proof way to avoid the need for heating repairs, maintenance lowers the risk.

So, what if you did skip maintenance? Is it too late for this service? No! You are not doomed to just “deal with it” if you haven’t scheduled maintenance yet. True, the best time to schedule this annual service (or biannual, if you have a heat pump) is during the fall—because HVAC technicians are usually more readily available. But in short of a full system breakdown, it’s never too late to schedule heating maintenance. Continue Reading

Should You Hire a Professional for Your Plumbing Needs?

January 1st, 2018

Plumber unclogging a tub drain with an electric auger.When it comes to household appliances or systems that get taken for granted, your plumbing system likely tops the list. It’s rare that we think much of the pipes running through our walls and under our property—until something goes wrong, anyway, and we find ourselves in need of a professional Espanola, NM plumber.

But do you really need a professional? Well, yes—and for more than just repairs. Whether you’re having a home built, adding on to your existing plumbing system, or want to explore your water treatment options, there are a number of plumbing installation jobs you need a pro for. But why? Continue Reading

Are You In Need of Pipe Repairs?

December 18th, 2017

Split drainage pipe caused by ingress of tree rootsWhen is the last time you paid attention to what the foundation of your home looks like? How about your ductwork? Chances are, these aren’t things you think to inspect very often. Similar to your plumbing pipes, these are hidden from view, so for regular maintenance you’ll need to call in a specialist for inspection.

Your plumbing system is no different! Your pipes are hidden behind walls, under floors, and in the ground. You can’t effectively inspect them on your own, at least not without specialized equipment and the knowledge of how to use it. For that, you’ll need a professional Santa Fe, NM plumber on your side. There are, however, signs you can watch out for that your plumbing is starting to fail. Keep reading to learn more about how to recognize a problem with your pipes. Continue Reading

Should You Hire a Plumber to Test Your Water?

December 4th, 2017

Closeup shot of a father helping his baby girl wash her hands at a tapMost homeowners trust that any water treated by the local municipal treatment system is safe to drink—and for the most part you can rely on that. After all, it goes through a rigorous process of testing, filtration, and treatment. However, there are still contaminants that can get in, especially when you consider how far the water has to travel from the municipal supply to your home.

Additionally, you may not like the fact that certain properties are added to the water during the purification process. Small percentages of lead and other pollutants may even be permissible when the city’s water is tested. So, how do you know when your water is safe to drink or if you should be contacting an Espanola, NM plumber for water testing? Continue Reading

The Holidays Are Coming! Protect Your Plumbing

November 20th, 2017

hands washing head of lettuce in kitchen sinkThe official start of what’s widely known as the holiday season—starting with Thanksgiving Day—is upon us! That means that now is the perfect time to start preparing your home. For many, that means getting decorations up, protecting their pipes from freezing temperatures, and scheduling heater maintenance. These last two points are certainly factors for you to consider, but there’s another part of your plumbing that needs special attention during this time of year.

We’re talking about your sinks, drains, and garbage disposal. The holidays bring about increased guests in your household. This also means an increased use of your plumbing system. Our Santa Fe, NM plumbers are here to help! Plumbing maintenance is the first step in preparing your plumbing system for the holiday season. Keep reading to learn about some other precautions you should take. Continue Reading

Now’s the Time to Prep Your Home for Winter!

November 6th, 2017

A family home in the suburbs on a sunny winter day.If you’ve lived in New Mexico for even just a year, then you know what kind of weather you’ll be up against soon. With winter just around the corner, and subsequent low temperatures along with it, now is the time to ensure that your home is prepared—which includes making sure your heater is ready for all the work it’s about to go through. This means that now is the time to schedule maintenance if you haven’t already, and take care of any pending Albuquerque, NM heater repair needs.

It’s important to note that no matter what kind of heater you have in your home, it has its limits on how efficiently it can function. Even those heaters with the highest efficiency ratings have a stopping point. Since making sure you have adequate heat is a huge part of prepping your home for winter, we feel that this bears mentioning! With that said, here are some specific ways to prepare your living space for the colder time of the year. Continue Reading

Should You Worry about Frozen Pipes?

October 23rd, 2017

white pvc pipe with blue cloth tied to itWe get it: around our parts, it doesn’t normally get as bitterly cold as it does in other parts of the country. Still, our nighttime temperatures can get pretty chilly, and all it takes is one night at 32°F or below for your plumbing pipes to freeze. Of course, this depends on how protected the pipes are and where exactly they’re located, but it’s important to be aware of this problem and what to do if it happens to you.

Without taking preventive measures, you could very well find yourself facing frozen pipes, and subsequently could face cracked or burst plumbing. Keep reading to learn more about the precautions you can take. If you do have any problems with your pipes as we progress into fall and winter quickly approaches, contact a professional Edgewood, NM plumber, such as a member of our staff. Continue Reading

The Time for Heating System Maintenance Is Now!

October 9th, 2017

technician inspecting the inside of a heating systemFall is officially here, and temperatures are dropping quickly. You’re probably not at the point that you’re using your heating system much yet, but that is surely right around the corner. That being said, one of the most important Albuquerque, NM HVAC services that you can schedule right now is heating system maintenance.

Maintenance is a vital part of ensuring your comfort, but also ensuring the integrity of your heating system. There are a number of advantages to not only scheduling annual tune-ups (or biannual, if you have a heat pump) for your heater, but also enrolling in a maintenance plan so that your local HVAC professionals can keep up on scheduling your appointments for you. Keep reading to learn the many benefits of timely maintenance. Continue Reading