3 Ways Your Water Heater Could be Crying Out for Help

January 25th, 2021
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If there is any comfort system in your home that you take for granted, it’s probably your water heater. Think about it—you use it literally every day, but do you think about what it does for you every single day? Probably not. And without thinking about it, you may not notice when there’s a problem. Unfortunately, neglecting water heater repairs for too long can lead to a completely broken down system and subsequent premature replacement.

The quicker you get water heater problems fixed, the less damage that’s done to it and the more you can keep enjoying the fruits of its labor. But in order to get these issues fixed, you have to know that there are issues to begin with, right? Read on as we uncover 3 ways your water heater could be crying out for help, and give us a call if you notice any of these.

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No, Your Furnace Shouldn’t Make Any of These 4 Noises

January 11th, 2021
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There are some sounds your furnace may make that seem relatively normal. There are some sounds from your furnace that are normal. For instance, the whoosh of air through the vents is standard. You may also detect a faint rattling noise as your ductwork shifts due to the variable in temperatures. What you shouldn’t hear, however, is anything that seems sudden or out of the ordinary.

Ignoring sounds like this can lead to a full heater breakdown at the worst, and inefficient operation at best. Inefficient operation means it wears down on your heater and costs you more to actually use your furnace system.

All that said, are there any particular noises you should be acutely aware of? Well, yes, 4 actually. Read on!

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Is Water Hammer a Problem?

December 28th, 2020
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Let’s say you’re sitting in your home one night—relaxing, watching something mindless on TV—when suddenly your tranquility is rudely interrupted by a loud metallic clang coming from the walls.

First off, it’s probably not a ghost or an unwelcome intruder you’re detecting. What you might be hearing is actually something to do with your plumbing system, and it’s called water hammer.

So, this name probably sounds at least a little bit intimidating. But the thing is, it’s actually really common and something our plumbers can easily fix. We’ll dive into what water hammer is below, so you can get to know more about it, what it does, and how we can remedy it!

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Is Your Furnace in Trouble?

December 14th, 2020
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Just this question alone might provoke a little anxiety. Hasn’t 2020 been hard enough without having to deal with HVAC trouble on top of everything?

We get it, and this is a big reason we recommend professional HVAC maintenance so strongly. Maintenance allows our team to comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust your system components. For a gas-powered heater this is even more important, as forgoing maintenance can lead to potential hazards, which you definitely don’t need, right?

If your furnace is under 10 years of age and you’ve been staying on top of your maintenance needs, then you likely don’t have a lot to worry about. Either way though, it’s a good idea to read this blog post and figure out if your furnace is showing signs of disrepair. The sooner you call us, the less likely the problem will grow into an expensive emergency, and the better peace of mind you’ll have about staying warm this winter. Read on!

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Beware These Signs of a Plumbing Leak!

November 30th, 2020
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Hidden leaks are a real drag. First off, they’re hidden! You may not know about them for days, or even weeks, and by then they can cause some significant damage, including damaged flooring and drywall. Whether it’s a pipe leak at a sink, or a toilet leak in the bathroom, these problems can get pretty expensive and can become huge hassles.

Fortunately, there are signs you can watch out for that you have a leak. By knowing these indicators, you can give us a call when you first notice them and prevent them from becoming much more urgent and expensive. Read on as we uncover some of the most common signs you have a plumbing leak.

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How to Heat Your Home Most Efficiently This Year

November 16th, 2020
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Winter is right around the corner, which means colder temperatures are ahead. This is all a part of living in our area, but even though you might be used to the chill in the air, it doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate a fully functional heater that doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg to run. Having a great heating system on your side means having an efficient heating system on your side. Wintertime temps last too long for you to be overpaying for comfort.

The first thing you can do to ensure that your heater is, in fact, operating as efficiently as possible is to schedule heating maintenance. We’ll touch on that more below! But maintenance isn’t the only way to boost heater efficiency or to heat your home efficiently this year. Read on as we uncover some of our top tips for doing just that.

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It’s Time to Prep Your Heater for Winter

November 2nd, 2020
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It’s finally chilly in Santa Fe. Is your heater ready for the cold conditions ahead?

In our last blog topics, we’ve talked about air conditioning, air conditioning, and more air conditioning. That’s because it takes a while for our area to cool down. We’re finally easing into those chilly temperatures and we’re here to help you get your home ready. You can get more from your home’s heater with the help of our professionals. We’re here when you need heating maintenance in Santa Fe, NM.

Preparing your heater is the best thing you can do for your home. If you’re looking for a team of professionals that can help you out this season, make sure you come to us. We answer the phone 24/7.

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How to Care for Your Tankless Water Heater

October 19th, 2020

The type of water heater that most homeowners are familiar with is the tank model. They’re big, often noticeable, and maybe even a little bit noisy depending on where you have it on your property. This is the conventional water heater, and most people know that it needs maintenance in order to prevent scaling—the buildup of hard water minerals that cause problems with pressure, corrosion, and temperature settings.

What many people don’t realize, however, is tankless water heaters need care for the same reason, pretty much. So if you have a tankless system or if you’re debating getting one, it’s important to know that maintenance will still be a necessary part of your life. Otherwise, scaling could lead to various problems, not excluding premature replacement.

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Signs You Have a Drain Clog

October 5th, 2020

When you hear the words “plumbing problem,” one of the first things likely to come to mind is a drain clog. This is, after all, the most common type of plumbing problem there is among homeowners. Almost everyone has run into one at some point or another.

Now, when you actually have a drain clog, your instinct is probably to reach for a bottle of store-bought drain cleaner. We really want to encourage you not to do this however. It can actually do more harm than good to your drains, and leave you with pinhole leaks or worse. When you do have a drain clog, call on our team to handle it professionally, and keep your plumbing system functional and efficient.

Read on for some signs you have a drain clog, what’s could be causing it, and what to do about it.

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What to Know When Considering a Heat Pump

September 21st, 2020
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Temperatures are mellowing out around here, giving us time to turn off our residential cooling systems and turn our attention to our heaters instead. Perhaps you’ve already schedule fall maintenance for your heater–that’s great if so!

But, what kind of shape is your air conditioner in? Sure, you might be done using it this season, but if it’s aging and/or was struggling through summer to keep you comfortable at an affordable price, then you may be considering an air conditioning replacement. You’d do well to consider a heat pump system installation! Read on to learn more.

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