How a Whole House Fan Can Lower Your Home’s Temperature

March 20th, 2023

Air conditioning is absolutely critical when you live in a climate with very hot summers. But the expense of running an AC unit can be overwhelming. Would you believe that there’s an appliance that can dramatically decrease the amount that your air conditioner needs to run? And that running this appliance is much less costly than running your air conditioner? We’re talking about a whole house fan, and it could be the best investment in home comfort that you ever make.

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This Is How to Kill COVID-19 in Your Home

March 6th, 2023

The worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is over and people have been able to resume many of the activities they enjoyed before. However, the reality is that the world is different now. The COVID-19 pandemic brought about an awareness of how germs and viruses are spread. Many homeowners are seeking answers on how to keep their homes as healthy as they possibly can, not just by eliminating the COVID-19 virus, but by reducing the amount of germs and pathogens in their homes.

We’ve got a great way to neutralize COVID-19 and other germs with the power of UV light, keeping your home safer, healthier, and happier. Keep reading to learn more about UV air purifiers in Albuquerque, NM.

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4 Great Reasons to Choose Ductless Air Conditioning

February 20th, 2023

You’re still enjoying cool weather now, but the season for air conditioning is not as far away as it might seem. How happy have you been with your air conditioning over the past few years? Does it keep your whole home consistently cool enough? Does it make your energy bills sky-high, or is it reasonably efficient? If you’re not completely satisfied with the AC system you currently have, you might want to consider a ductless system.

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4 Most Common Reasons Your Boiler Breaks Down

February 6th, 2023

Boilers are extremely effective heating systems and with regular maintenance, they can keep your home warm for twenty or even thirty years! Another benefit is that they typically require fewer repairs than other options such as furnaces or heat pumps. However, no system will run perfectly forever, and once in a while, your boiler will need repairs.

Because they’re different from furnaces and have unique components related to circulating the hot water through your home, the most common boiler repair needs are not quite the same as other heating repair needs. If problems are allowed to continue, they can lead to other damage and require larger repairs. We’ll be covering four of the most common issues we see with boilers and how you can spot them early to keep the repairs small. 

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Your Indoor Air Quality Could Be Worse Than You Realize

January 23rd, 2023

When you hear the phrase air quality, you probably think of warnings issued with the weather report when smoke from a wildfire is drifting our way. These warnings sometimes even come with the advice to stay indoors. What people don’t always realize is that indoor air quality is usually much worse than the air outdoors. In fact, the EPA came to the conclusion that indoor air has 2-5 times as many contaminants as outdoor air. And with the average American spending about 90% of their time indoors, this can be a huge, invisible problem that a lot of people aren’t aware of.

Where are these breathable hazards coming from? What can you do about it? Contributors to the problem may be lurking in your ductwork which can be cleaned. Read on to learn the benefits of air duct cleaning in Santa Fe, NM

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What Is Included in a Whole House Repipe Job?

January 9th, 2023

One of the services we offer is whole house repiping. If that sounds like a major undertaking to you, well, it is. But there are times when it is absolutely necessary for maintaining a functioning plumbing system, especially in an older house. And although it is called “whole house repiping,” you may have some inaccurate ideas about exactly what it includes.

Today, we’ll explain the reasons for having your home repiped, and go over the details of what is included in that job and what is not.

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What Furnace Brands Are the Most Reliable?

December 26th, 2022

If you’re in the market for a new furnace, there are a lot of factors to consider. Gas or electric? Ducted or ductless? How large is the home that needs to be heated? What are the problems with your existing furnace, and how can those be avoided with a new system? But one of the most common questions we get asked is about brand names. Customers wonder: which companies make the most reliable furnaces?

The interesting part here is that the brand of the furnace isn’t actually a very important consideration. While in the past, some furnaces may not have been made to high standards, all modern furnaces from major brands must meet high-quality controls and efficiency standards. The brands we offer include Comfortmaker, Trane, McLain, NTI Boilers, Lennox, and Mitsubishi, and every single one of them builds top-notch products. 

So if a furnace’s brand name isn’t a major concern when replacing your heating system, what are the things you should be paying close attention to?

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How Long Are Furnaces Supposed to Last?

December 12th, 2022

Your furnace is a hardworking piece of equipment. Any appliance or home system that sees a lot of use has a limited lifetime, and will eventually need to be replaced. It’s always best to have some idea of how long something will last so that having to purchase a new one won’t come as a complete surprise.

Of course, you want your furnace to last for as long as it possibly can. But the flip side of that is that you don’t want to continue to run a furnace that is costing you a ton of money in utility bills because it can no longer operate efficiently. You also shouldn’t keep using a furnace that poses a safety hazard. How long can a furnace last, and how can you make sure it stays safe and efficient for as long as possible? Here are some useful guidelines.

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Air Duct Cleaning?

November 28th, 2022

If your home has a system of ductwork, you may have wondered what’s going on in there, out of sight and out of reach. We usually only see the inside of ductwork when we watch action heroes crawl through it in movies—and that’s not a particularly accurate depiction. Does it get dirty in there? And is there something you should be doing about it?

Duct cleaning is a service we offer, and we always like to make sure customers are fully informed about the potential benefits of our services. In this case, there are some common misconceptions about what the benefits are, so it’s also important that you know what duct cleaning cannot provide. 

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How Do I Know if My Plumbing is Bad?

November 14th, 2022

When you purchase a home, you do your very best to make sure you know what you’re getting into. An inspection is required. You try to think of all the questions you could possibly ask. But especially for first-time homeowners, it’s impossible to think of everything.

A general inspection won’t be done by a specialist in any particular area, such as plumbing. And with the home’s plumbing mostly concealed behind walls and under floors, how can you tell whether there’s cause for concern?

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