April 5th, 2021
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:
March 29th, 2021
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.
March 8th, 2021
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.
February 22nd, 2021
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
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!
February 8th, 2021
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.
January 25th, 2021
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.
January 11th, 2021
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!
December 28th, 2020
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!
December 14th, 2020
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!
November 30th, 2020
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.
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