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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What Drain Cleaning Solution Is Best for Your Clog?

September 7th, 2020
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When you encounter a clog in your home, what do you do? If you’re like many homeowners, you probably reach for that bottle of store-bought liquid drain cleaning solution, right? Unfortunately, this is exactly what you should not do.

It may solve your clog problem in the short term, but it will create more problems for the future of your plumbing system. Read on as we uncover what’s wrong with these solutions, and what solution is best for your drain cleaning needs.

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What to Know About AC SEER Ratings

August 24th, 2020
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Is your aging air conditioner struggling, and leading you to wonder if it’s time to replace the system? Or perhaps you’re wondering if your current system is performing as efficiently as possible. Either way, it’s never a bad idea to learn about AC SEER ratings.

A SEER rating is the energy efficiency ratio of your air conditioner or heat pump, and this rating can guide your cooling system choices now and in the future. Read on to learn more!

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“Do I Really Need a Pro for My AC Installation?”

August 10th, 2020
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If you’ve come across this blog post shortly after it was posted, it means we’re in the heat of summer right now. That means if you’re reading this specific title, you’re in a tight spot. After all, who would choose August to replace an air conditioner in Santa Fe?

That said, we understand your urge to rush into an air conditioner purchase. You want to get comfortable and get comfortable fast. But we really cannot understate the importance of taking it slow when it comes to a purchase of this caliber and trusting a pro for the installation.

Why? Because there are some specific steps we go through that you wouldn’t know how to manage unless you had the training and experience on how to do so.

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Is It Ever Too Late for AC Maintenance?

July 27th, 2020
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With temperatures almost at their highest for the year, you may think if you skipped maintenance it’s too late to schedule such a service. But is it really too late? Couldn’t you skip it and wait until next spring to have it done?

Not only is it never too late to have cooling system maintenance done, but skipping it could be a detriment to the system and its efficiency. In fact, this definitely a case of “better late than never.”

In fact, when you have your AC tune-ups done matters less than how consistently you have them done–this is a service you should schedule once a year (or twice a year, if you have a heat pump!) Wondering why? Read on!

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AC Purchase: Central or Swamp Cooler?

July 13th, 2020
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Summer is here and warmer temps are here along with it for a while. So if you’ve found yourself facing the need for a new air conditioner this time of year, chances are that you’re in a bit of a rush to get one installed. We have to urge you, however, do not make this decision in haste. Doing so could leave you with an air conditioner that’s not quite right for your home—and therefore you’ll be paying for wasted energy and/or not achieving the comfort you deserve this season.

Perhaps you’ve been looking into your cooling options and came across some information about swamp coolers, otherwise known as evaporative coolers. Could this be the right choice for you? Or should you go with a traditional central air conditioner? There are pros and cons of each, which we’ll get to below. First, let’s talk about the difference between the two.

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“Is a Whole-Home Air Purifier Worth the Investment?”

June 29th, 2020
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The short answer to this is, “yes, almost always!” But don’t worry, we will elaborate.

A lot of homeowners are struggling lately with deciding how to stay healthy inside their homes. Indoor air quality has become a buzzword lately. We want you to understand what exactly it is that a whole-house purifier does and why it benefits so many homes to have.

Keep in mind, no indoor air quality product can ever guarantee that virus transmission will ever happen, but using the right products and services in your home will greatly reduce your risks. Read on to learn why.

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4 Reasons Going Ductless May Benefit Your Home

June 15th, 2020
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If you’ve never heard of a ductless system before, you probably at least understand by the name that it is a cooling system that doesn’t rely on a network of air ducts. Rather, it relies on one relatively small outdoor condenser unit and up to four air handlers. Each air handler is connected to the outdoor unit via a conduit containing refrigerant, a power line, and a condensate drain line.

Ductless systems operate like heat pumps, transferring heat out of the home and putting it through an evaporation and condensing process to bring cooling into your home. A reversing valve allows this process to be reversed so you can also use this system to heat your home in the winter. But, what makes this so great? Read on as we uncover 4 reasons going ductless can benefit your home!

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Just How Healthy Is the Air You Breathe Indoors?

June 1st, 2020
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Without the right indoor air quality products and services in place, it may not be all that great! In fact, your air quality could be worse than that of outdoors. This is particularly true if you have a home that was built in the last few decades. Our modern homes are built very “tightly,” which allows for no conditioned air to escape out.

This is fantastic news for your heating and cooling system use, since it helps your HVAC systems work more efficiently. But it’s not such good news if you suffer from allergies. With no air escaping, it also means that contaminants such as pollen, dirt, dust, and pet dander don’t have a way out. Even the healthiest person can be negatively impacted by poor indoor air quality.

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“Isn’t Refrigerant Loss Normal for an AC System?”

May 18th, 2020

The short answer to this is “no.” Allow us to elaborate!

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Most homeowners don’t realize just how their air conditioner works, considering the complexity of modern cooling systems and the years of specialized training required to be a technician who can install and service them.

There are a few common misconceptions and misunderstandings about AC systems that can get in the way of properly caring for the system, and knowing when to call for repairs. One of the biggest misconceptions is how exactly refrigerant works, and we’d like to help clear this up.

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