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. (more…)

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. (more…)

Are You Efficiently Heating Your Home?

January 30th, 2017

efficiently-heating-your-homeIt’s no secret that New Mexico is known for its often stifling heat—winter is neither a huge focus nor a huge concern for most residents of the state. However, if the recent chilly temperatures are any indication, our winters certainly do pack a punch and are nearly impossible to get through without an effectively working heater. But when you use your air conditioner as much as you do, it’s only natural that you want to see how you can increase your Santa Fe, NM heating efficiency, and thus reduce your heating costs.

Fixing some common energy loss problems throughout your home could dramatically reduce how much you need to spend to keep your home and family warm and toasty. For example, faulty or damaged ductwork could be causing your conditioned air to leak into unoccupied areas of your home such as the attic or crawlspace. What good is heated air if you don’t actually get to enjoy it? Rather, you are spending more money and sacrificing your comfort. (more…)

Prevent Your Heater from Wearing Out This Winter!

January 9th, 2017

Another chilly winter is upon us, and as such it’s hard to imagine going through one of these colder days without a fully functional heating system. Nobody wants to deal with a broken down heater this time of the year, which is why maintenance is such an important step to take before the season begins.

Even with the most diligent care, however, your heater can still wear out and run into operational problems. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of this happening. Keep reading to learn more. (more…)

Is Your Air Conditioner Ready for Winter?

January 2nd, 2017

Yes, you read that right—we are asking about your cooling system, not your heating system. While you, of course, want to make sure your heater is prepped with a tune-up and any necessary repairs that have been recommended by a HVAC professional, your AC system shouldn’t be forgotten.

While you won’t need to use your cooling system over the next couple of months, the outdoor unit of your system still requires some protection. Otherwise, it can suffer damages from inclement weather, and even develop rust and other types of corrosion. Keep reading to learn how you can winterize your AC system so that it will work effectively when spring rolls around. (more…)

Heating System Safety: What You Need to Know

December 12th, 2016

Heaters today, no matter what make or model, are built with customer safety in mind. It’s rare that you have to worry about a heating system malfunction if you have your system professionally installed and serviced by experienced HVAC technicians, such as our staff.

But there are still risks associated with using just about any heating system, no matter how well taken care of it is. For example, carbon monoxide poisoning is still a very real threat. This occurs due to a broken heat exchanger or some other cause for a gas leak. (more…)