How Faulty Ductwork Affects Your Air Conditioner

June 4th, 2018

technician's hand professionally sealing ductworkWhen you live in a climate such as ours, chances are high that you think about your air conditioner a good amount. Naturally, you want it to function effectively and efficiently. What most homeowners don’t think about, however, is the “V” part of HVAC—the ventilation system that connects your AC system to the outside, making the distribution of cooled air possible. This makes sense—after all, this ventilation system is mostly out of sight, hidden behind walls, beneath floors, or in your attic and crawlspace.

Unfortunately, this ventilation system can accumulate damage, particularly if it was installed by an amateur or if it’s decades old. And if your ductwork is affected by leaks, poor connections, or bad construction, then you may be experiencing issues that lead to poor HVAC efficiency and repair needs. One of the most common problems that leads to ductwork damage is a ventilation system that wasn’t properly sized for the home in which it’s installed. This is why it’s so important to hire a professional HVAC contractor in Los Alamos, NM for any of your AC and ductwork needs. (more…)

Got an Evaporative Cooler? Consider Going Ductless!

May 7th, 2018

Closeup view about using some appliance such as air condition.It’s that time of year again—summer is just on the horizon and we’re all ready to leave winter behind. Consider how hot our temperatures already are, that’s going to be pretty simple. If this is the year to replace your air conditioner, you have a number of factors to consider. First off, you don’t have to stick with the same system you already have. For instance, if you’re using an evaporative cooler, you could benefit from upgrading to a ductless system!

One of the biggest complaints about evaporative coolers is that when outdoor air quality is bad (for instance, after a bout of brush fires), the system sucks in the smoky, dirty air. This can lead you to avoid using your air conditioner, which as we know is a pretty unbearable solution in our parts. That’s not to say there aren’t benefits to evaporative coolers. In fact, there are benefits to just about any cooling solution you choose for your home.

Our trained professionals can assess your home for the right products and services that are right for your situation. In the meantime though, we encourage you to consider going ductless. (more…)

It’s Time to Start Up Your Evaporative Cooler

April 9th, 2018

person's hands writing in daily plannerAre you already using a Santa Fe, NM evaporative cooler, otherwise known as a swamp cooler, for your home’s comfort needs during the spring and summer? There are a number of benefits to doing so. An evaporative cooler is a budget-friendly and effective way to cool your home, using moisture instead of refrigerant.

The way your evaporative cooler is set up, it requires a water hookup at the beginning of each cooling season. With spring already here and warmer temperatures well on their way, the time to start up your evaporative cooler is now. Our team is here to help! (more…)

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. (more…)

Air Conditioning Repairs: Not a Job for an Amateur

August 28th, 2017

HVAC technician doing repairs on the outdoor unit of an air conditionerThe official start of fall is a little less than a month away, but that doesn’t mean we’re done dealing with warmer temperatures just yet. With how much work our air conditioners have already gone through this cooling system, it’s likely something could go wrong—especially if you didn’t invest in air conditioning maintenance before summer began.

Whether your cooling system has started making odd, alarming clanging sounds, the blower fan has shut off, or you don’t feel cool air coming from your vents, it’s always a possibility that you’ll find a need for quality air conditioning repair in Albuquerque, NM. And when you do, we’re the team to call. But why can’t you just do the job on your own? (more…)

It’s Time to Dispel These HVAC Myths

August 14th, 2017

white question mark on blue background iconWhen it comes to caring for your HVAC system, whether we’re referring to your air conditioner or your heater, there are a few care tips that are pretty apparent. For instance, investing in maintenance is never a bad idea. In fact, you should be scheduling a tune-up every year (or every 6 months if you have a heat pump, which is a year-round cooling and heating system).

What about when HVAC myths get in the way of caring for your system, though? In addition to providing quality Albuquerque, NM HVAC services, we’re happy to help dispel some of the most common HVAC myths so you can properly address air conditioning and heating system problems, and enjoy long-lasting equipment, lowered cooling bills, and optimal comfort as a result. (more…)

Go Ductless This Summer and Benefit

July 3rd, 2017

go-ductless-benefitIf you’ve ever tried to cool your home down with a noisy window unit, then you know how inconvenient and even ineffective it can be. Window units are often much more cumbersome than they are worth. However, if you don’t have the space to accommodate a central AC system, then you may think that this is your only option.

There is actually a very reliable home cooling solution that is gaining popularity among homeowners throughout the country, and that’s the ductless system. Used for both cooling in the summer and heating in the winter, this is a great choice to bring you comprehensive comfort and efficiency. Contact us today to schedule your Albuquerque, NM ductless system installation, and in the meantime, keep reading to learn more about why you should go ductless this summer. (more…)

Decreased Airflow: What It Means for Your Cooling System

June 19th, 2017

decreased-airflow-cooling-systemAir conditioning systems are that one appliance in every home that truly gets put to the test—especially during the sweltering summers we experience in our area. Temperatures are already higher than in most other parts of the country, and will likely remain so for a good portion of autumn. Since we rely on these systems so much for our comfort, it’s important to schedule air conditioning repairs in Los Alamos, NM as soon as we discover a problem.

Among the most common operational problems our professionals get called out for is reduced airflow. That is, the air coming out of the vents in your home isn’t as powerful as it once was, or as powerful as you think it should be. This may not seem like a huge deal as long as you’re still able to remain comfortable, but it puts tremendous stress on your air conditioner. Plus, ignoring the issue means that whatever is causing the decreased airflow will only worsen. (more…)

Could Your Ductless System Be in Need of Repair?

March 13th, 2017

ductless-system-need-repairDuctless heating and cooling systems have become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly due to their year-round ability. Ductless systems function similar to heat pumps in that they transfer heat from one area to another—from the outdoors into your living space in the winter, and from your living space to the outdoors in the summer.

Just like any other air conditioner or heating system, though, you may find yourself in need of Santa Fe, NM ductless system repairs. Fortunately, our team is well experienced and trained in order to provide these repairs. But first, it’s important for you to recognize when you are actually in need of these services. (more…)

AC Maintenance Now, A Fully Functioning AC System Later!

February 27th, 2017

ac-maintenance-nowIt may seem strange to start thinking about your air conditioner. After all many of us only just recently started using our heating systems to warm up! Although as any Albuquerque resident is aware, our summers are long and hot, and therefore require a lot of AC use.

But is your air conditioner ready? If you haven’t scheduled your Albuquerque, NM air conditioning maintenance appointment yet, now is the time to do so. This is especially the case if it’s been at least a year since your last maintenance service (or 6 months, if you are using a heat pump year-round). (more…)