Why an AC Installation is not a DIY job

June 27th, 2022
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Whether you consider yourself a DIY expert or someone who fixes small odd jobs around the house, there is a time and place for doing something yourself versus calling in the professionals.

A paint job – sure, you can do this yourself. Changing light bulbs and replacing door handles – simple DIY jobs. What about larger jobs though, like the installation of an air conditioning system?

When it comes to an AC installation, there are a few reasons why it is not a DIY job. In this article, we share a few reasons why it’s important that you call our pros for AC replacement in Santa Fe, NM

To start, you need to consider the old system.

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Should You Install a Central AC or a Ductless System?

June 13th, 2022
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We should note first, that when we talk about “centralized air conditioning” we aren’t just talking about a single type of air conditioner. Yes, the central air conditioner is the most commonly known system–with a single outdoor unit and indoor unit connected via a series of ductwork that brings chilled air into the home. 

But this isn’t your only option, if you’re looking to have a new air conditioner installed. More and more folks are going with a type of heat pump system (that is, an HVAC system that can be used for cooling and heating)–the ductless system. 

Also called the ductless mini-split, ductless systems have become the system of choice for a number of homeowners throughout the country, including in our little corner of the world. Does that mean you should go with the ductless option though? Read on to learn more about them, and decide for yourself. 

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Tips for Boosting AC Efficiency This Summer

May 16th, 2022
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The summer months are soon upon us, which means more time outdoors enjoying the warmth and long hot days. It also means that we’ll be cranking up our AC unit in our homes or offices a lot more to combat the heat.

In this article, we offer a few handy tips on how you can boost the efficiency of your AC this summer.

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3 Sounds That Can Indicate AC Repair Needs

May 2nd, 2022
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One of the most frustrating parts of being a homeowner is that… well… sometimes something in your home is going to need a repair. And repairs can be expensive! This is especially true when it comes to your air conditioner. Your HVAC systems already use up about half of all your home’s energy, so needing repairs is like adding salt to a wound right?

It actually doesn’t need to be as dramatic as all that, though. The fact of the matter is, if you know the signs of a small, wear-and-tear issue in your air conditioner, you can generally get it fixed by one of our technicians relatively quickly and affordably. Things get expensive when you ignore repair needs for to long.

One of the most common signs of a wear-and-tear issue that needs addressing is unusual noises coming from your air conditioner. In this case, “unusual” means anything that’s outside of the normal sounds you hear from it as it operates from day-to-day. Read on to learn more!

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Common Plumbing Emergencies: When to Call a Plumber

April 18th, 2022
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Plumbing is an essential part of our everyday lives. We use water for everything– showering, cooking, cleaning, drinking, and more. And when there’s an issue, it’s not only inconvenient, but it can lead to severe damage to your home and costly repairs. However, some things go wrong that may seem insignificant, but can actually be cause for an emergency call to a professional plumber.

In this article, we will discuss X tall-tale signs that you have a problem on your hand and it’s time to pick up the phone and give us a ring.

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Prevent AC Repair with This Important Service

April 4th, 2022
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While changing your filters and cleaning debris from around your AC unit is important, it’s still not good enough when it comes to tuning up your air conditioner. In general, it’s recommended to have a professional come out once a year for AC maintenance–or twice a year if you’re utilizing a heat pump system. 

We hear you asking, “Why is maintenance so important for my air conditioner?” That’s what we’re here to answer. In this article, we will lay out 5 benefits that come with regular maintenance from a professional. 

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How to Detect When You Have a Leak

March 21st, 2022
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When it comes to home maintenance and upkeep, we have to admit, one of the trickiest things to handle is plumbing. Most homeowners can’t readily check and inspect the pipes and other parts of the house’s water system. More often than not, the problem gets to a breaking point before you notice, resulting in more damage and higher costs in the end.

To help you avoid that outcome, we’ve put together a list of 5 indicators that you might have a leak in your plumbing system somewhere. If you find the issue fast enough, it can save you from massive headaches and expensive repairs. Just follow this advice and you’ll know when it’s time to call us.

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Why You Shouldn’t Use Chemical Store-Bought Drain Cleaners

March 7th, 2022
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We’ve all dealt with clogs in our pipes at one point or another, and wanted to get them out ASAP. As you weigh your options, you’ve most likely settled on buying one of the dozens of drain cleaners at your local big box store. However, did you know these products are actually one of the worst things you can put in your drain? Read on to learn why you should never use a store-bought drain cleaner.

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Why a Ductless System Is a Great AC Installation Choice

February 21st, 2022
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A ductless AC system may seem like a thing of the future, but it’s actually growing in popularity in the United States as more and more people discover the benefits of going ductless. A ductless system works by linking mini-indoor units to an outdoor compressor.

Unlike conventional units where everything is connected to a duct, ductless systems put an individual unit in each room. They can be mounted in a myriad of ways as well, allowing you to decide on the right installation for your needs.

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What Type of Furnace Should I Have Installed?

February 7th, 2022
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Gas or electric doesn’t just apply to your range; it’s also one of the questions you’ll need to ask yourself when looking to install a new furnace. There’s no clear-cut, one-size-fits-all answer to this question, and you’ll need to weigh the differences, advantages and disadvantages of both to find the right furnace for your needs. Keep reading to learn about both furnace options to make the right choice for your home.

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