Boost AC Efficiency and Prevent Repairs with These Tips

April 5th, 2021
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It’s no secret that around the Rio Rancho area, air conditioners are an absolute necessity and that they get quite the workout each and every summer. Fortunately, modern air conditioners are very durable, and can take the heat, right?

Well, they can if they’re properly cared for, and used as efficiently as possible, anyhow. How do you know that you’re using your air conditioner efficiently?

First off, there are many ways that you might be paying more than necessary for your air conditioner, and allowing it to accumulate more wear and tear as a result. But there are just as many ways to prevent inefficient AC use, such as by:

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Does Your Home Need Air Purification?

March 29th, 2021
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In almost all cases, a home will benefit from the installation of an air purifier. This is because the quality of your indoor air can actually be worse than that of the air outdoors.

Many homeowners these days are hyper-focused on how to stay healthy inside their homes, and for good reason. Indoor air quality has practically become a buzzword recently, but it’s one of those things you should absolutely care about. Our goal is to help you understand what exactly it is that a whole-house air purifier does and why it’s so important.

Do keep in mind, that there is no indoor air quality products that can 100% guarantee no virus transmission will occur in your home, but professionally installed and serviced air purifiers can absolutely help mitigate the risk.

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Heed These Signs Your Plumbing System Is in Trouble

March 8th, 2021
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If there’s any household problem that’s pretty much inevitable for any homeowner, it’s a plumbing problem. And this type of problem can be hard to detect without professional experience and tools. Most of your plumbing system is hidden from view after all, and the problems that typically impact it are subtle to start out with.

This is part of the reason why we suggest scheduling preventive maintenance at least once a year! But even with maintenance, it’s a good idea to get familiar with the warning signs that your plumbing system is experiencing problems. On the rare chance that a problem does happen between maintenance sessions, you’ll be able to catch it quickly and get it repaired. Read on as we uncover some of these symptoms and what they might mean.

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Furnace Installation: Electric vs. Gas

February 22nd, 2021
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That time has come—you’re looking for a new heating system and you’re a bit unsure what to go with. When you’re in the market for a furnace replacement, there are number of factors to consider. Perhaps the most important factor is how efficient your new heating system will be. After all, you want to be as comfortable as possible as affordably as possible, right?

But what’s the most efficient? And does it make a difference whether you get a gas or electric furnace when it comes to monthly energy costs?

We’re going to get into this below. The answers are a little more complicated than you might think. First off, what efficiency is—efficiency is the rating of the heating output of the furnace compared to the amount of energy it actually consumes. This doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that a furnace with a higher efficiency rating will automatically cost you less to operate from month to month. Read on to learn more!

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A Cracked Furnace Heat Exchanger: What You Should Know

February 8th, 2021
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There are a number of things that, over the years, could lead you to call our team for expert heating repair in Rio Rancho, NM or one of the surrounding communities.

For instance, the lubrication may have worn down on your blower motor fan. Or you might have uneven heating due to ductwork damage.

These are relatively minor issues and our team can fix them for you quickly and effectively. The best way to avoid emergency heating repair calls, however, is to have your system properly maintained each year.  Routine tune-ups can help you avoid serious problems, such as a cracked heat exchanger—which can be quite dangerous if neglected! Read on to learn more.

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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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