End of Season Heater Care Tips from the Pros

March 26th, 2018

a hand professionally sealing off heater ductworkWith springtime officially here and warmer temperatures expected to start arriving in the coming weeks, the HVAC system that’s likely on top of your mind is your air conditioner. Did you schedule maintenance yet? It’s certainly not too late, if you haven’t! But just because you might not be using your heating system for much longer this season doesn’t mean you should just forget about it.

When it comes to caring for your Rio Rancho, NM HVAC systems, there are steps you can and should take to benefit not only your heater at the end of winter, but your air conditioner as well as we head into spring. Keep reading for some of our top end of season heater care tips! (more…)

Boiler Repairs That Maintenance Can Prevent

October 24th, 2016

Boiler systems have a number of benefits when it comes to keeping a home warm. One of these advantages is that they typically need fewer repairs than other heating systems with more moving parts. And although we are known mostly for our heat in Santa Fe, when the colder weather does come you want to be prepared with a fully functioning heating system.

Of course, even with maintenance you can’t expect your boiler system to work flawlessly throughout its entire lifespan. But scheduling routine tune-ups certainly reduces your risks for the biggest and costliest of repairs. We’re here to provide you with expert maintenance so that you can potentially avoid repairs all together. But to truly understand the importance of this, you need to know what repair needs you could potentially face. (more…)

Ductless Systems: Can Your Current Heating System Do This?

September 26th, 2016

What’s one thing that a ductless system can do that your furnace or boiler cannot? It can both heat and cool your home. So even though our current weather doesn’t warrant much thought to heating systems just yet, a ductless system still may be very well worth your consideration for your next home comfort installation.

No matter the floor plan of your home, a ductless system can be extremely beneficial. When homeowners utilize a ducted system, the air has more distance to travel before entering the room it will be conditioning, exposing you to heat loss. In fact, ducted systems can waste an average of 40% of your heating and cooling energy. We’ve covered some additional benefits below. (more…)

Should You Consider Radiant Heating Installation?

August 22nd, 2016

It may seem silly to begin thinking about heating systems already, but with a project such as radiant heating installation, the sooner you think about it the better. This is because installation is best done during new home construction. This doesn’t mean it can’t be installed in your already existing home; just that pre-construction makes the process easier.

Radiant floor heating has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reasons. Of course, due to the layout and level of professionalism required for the installation of radiant floor heating, it’s vital that you hire technicians with specialized experience, such as the members of our team. Keep reading to learn more about radiant heating and why you should consider this installation. (more…)

Diagnosing the Cause of a Running Toilet

August 15th, 2016

If you’ve ever heard a toilet running far longer than it should, then you know how annoying it can be. More than that, however, a running toilet is an indication that you are unintentionally using excess water, and eventually you’ll see this reflected on your water bill.

Additionally, a running toilet can lead to the inability to flush and other plumbing problems. Therefore, if you do hear the sound of running water coming from any one of your toilets, then it’s wise to call for repairs as soon as you can. In the meantime, we’ve shared some information below that can help you understand why this occurs in the first place. (more…)

Why Does My AC Cause my Circuit Breaker to Trip?

July 11th, 2016

The circuit breakers in your home are there to protect your electrical system from overload on a particular circuit. There are a number of reasons they may turn off, i.e. trip. Your AC system requires enough energy that it will have its own circuit breaker, and sometimes this circuit breaker can trip due to weather conditions.

However, if you’ve noticed your AC breaker tripping too frequently, giving resistance when switching to “on” or immediately tripping a second time right after switching it on, then you should be concerned. If this is the case, leave it off for now and give the professionals on our team a call. (more…)

Here Are Some Common Ductless System Issues

May 30th, 2016

Temperatures are steadily increasing throughout New Mexico, and soon enough it will be time to turn on our air conditioners. Hopefully, you’ve already taken a moment to schedule your ductless cooling system maintenance appointment. It’s never too late if not!

Ductless cooling systems are extremely efficient and very durable as well. However, just like any other type of air conditioning equipment, they can run into issues. Lack of maintenance is one of the biggest reasons you would have problems with your ductless system, but not the only reason. Keep reading to discover some of the other most common ductless problems. (more…)

How Do Water Softeners Work?

April 25th, 2016

Earlier this month, we published a blog post where we talked about the importance of water softening. Hard water, while not particularly unhealthy, can cause unsightly and inconvenient issues for your plumbing. One of these problems is the buildup of calcium deposits and lime scale, which presents itself as a white, chalky buildup around your faucets or in your bathtub. Too much lime scale buildup can also cause a decrease in your water pressure. To limit damage, you’ll want to invest in a quality water softener. But how do they work? (more…)

Consider Installing an Automatic Shutoff Valve

March 21st, 2016

Have you ever had to repair extensive water damage in your home? If you haven’t, you should know that it’s not pretty. Water damage can be very widespread, even from something as small as a leaking toilet seal overnight. Repairing that kind of damage can cost thousands of dollars, which is why it’s in your best interests to prevent it from ever happening in the first place. Read on to find out how an automatic shutoff valve can help you out. (more…)

The Benefits of Ductless Mini Splits

February 16th, 2016

If you’re in the market for a new heating system this winter, you may be tempted to go with the same kind of system you had before. Inertia is a pretty powerful force when it comes to decisions like these, especially considering the choice paralysis that so many heating options can create. Before you make a decision, however, you really should take a look at what other home heating systems have to offer. Let’s take a look at ductless mini splits, how they work, and how they can benefit your home. (more…)