What Are the Pros and Cons of Air Duct Cleaning?

November 28th, 2022
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If your home has a system of ductwork, you may have wondered what’s going on in there, out of sight and out of reach. We usually only see the inside of ductwork when we watch action heroes crawl through it in movies—and that’s not a particularly accurate depiction. Does it get dirty in there? And is there something you should be doing about it?

Duct cleaning is a service we offer, and we always like to make sure customers are fully informed about the potential benefits of our services. In this case, there are some common misconceptions about what the benefits are, so it’s also important that you know what duct cleaning cannot provide. 

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How Do I Know if My Plumbing is Bad?

November 14th, 2022
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When you purchase a home, you do your very best to make sure you know what you’re getting into. An inspection is required. You try to think of all the questions you could possibly ask. But especially for first-time homeowners, it’s impossible to think of everything.

A general inspection won’t be done by a specialist in any particular area, such as plumbing. And with the home’s plumbing mostly concealed behind walls and under floors, how can you tell whether there’s cause for concern?

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What’s Wrong with My Garbage Disposal?

October 17th, 2022
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If you have a garbage disposal in your kitchen sink, you probably love it. It makes cleanup a breeze, and you don’t have to worry every time a stray green bean from dinner slips down the drain.

But sometimes, garbage disposals do encounter problems. If you’ve got a garbage disposal behaving badly, we’re here to help. 

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5 Benefits of Ductless Air Conditioning

October 3rd, 2022
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If you’re looking into your options for replacing or upgrading your air conditioning system, ductless air conditioning or a mini-split system might be an ideal solution.

If you haven’t heard of this option, or you’ve heard the name but don’t know much about it, we would love to give you more information so you can consider whether it might be the right choice for your home. 

There are a wide array of benefits to using a ductless air conditioning system, and we will explore five of the most significant ones.

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The Power of Whole Home Air Purification

September 19th, 2022
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If you were listing factors that contribute to a person’s health and well-being, you would certainly include things like a nutritious diet, moderate exercise, and drinking plenty of water. But did you put indoor air quality on your list?

The air you breathe can impact your life in a lot of ways, and the air quality inside your home is within your control. You can’t always eliminate all the causes of air quality problems, like the smoke from distant forest fires, for example. But you can make sure that contaminants are addressed when they enter your home. If you have questions about air purifiers in Albuquerque, NM, we have answers for you.

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What You Need to Know about AC Refrigerant Leaks

September 5th, 2022
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There are many components in an air conditioner. As the name implies, the refrigerant is the substance that actually does the work of refrigerating, or cooling your home. It cycles between condensing into a liquid and evaporating into a gas, carrying heat from your home and releasing it outdoors. It’s important for it to remain in the system to do this job. But what if it leaks? 

A refrigerant leak can lead to a wide variety of problems. It’s important to recognize when you have a leak in your AC system and have it addressed promptly. Here are some signs that can help you tell when a leak has developed, and some information about the steps you need to take to prevent that leak from causing a cascading series of other problems.

Indications of a Refrigerant Leak

There are three major things to look for when assessing whether there is a refrigerant leak in your AC system: noise, cost, and performance. Listen: is there a hiss, bubble, or trickle happening somewhere inside your air conditioner?

Check your utility bills: has there been an increase in your energy costs even though you’re using your air conditioner the same amount? And pay attention to when your air conditioner cycles on and off: are the cycles shorter than they used to be? Any of these things could indicate a refrigerant leak, so you should look into AC repair in Los Alamos, NM.

Risks of a Refrigerant Leak

An air conditioner trying to run with less refrigerant than it should contain—and less and less as a leak continues—will be working harder and achieving less. This means your home won’t be staying as cool as it did before, and some rooms may have hot spots as the cool air fails to reach them.

It also means your utility bills will increase, which is a steep price to pay for less benefit. And as the system struggles to keep functioning, there will be additional strain on other components of the air conditioner. One of these is the compressor, which pumps the refrigerant through the coils. It is the most expensive component to replace (sometimes it’s more cost-effective just to buy a new AC unit) so you really don’t want to put unnecessary strain on it.

Solutions to a Refrigerant Leak

Refrigerant is a chemical substance that poses safety risks if handled improperly. The only safe way to address a refrigerant leak is with the help of a professional technician.

Our team is licensed to handle refrigerant safely, and experienced with diagnosing the cause of air conditioner malfunctions. We’re committed to finding a solution that will keep you and your family at a comfortable temperature. And the sooner you schedule maintenance and repairs for your air conditioner, the lower the risk of small problems turning into big ones.

Contact us today to schedule repairs or with any questions about your air conditioner.

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Should You Invest in a Whole House Fan for Your Home?

August 22nd, 2022
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Have you heard of a whole house fan or an attic fan? Are you wondering how having a fan in your attic could possibly increase your comfort in the rest of your house? It may be surprising, but there are many benefits to a whole house fan which, yes, is installed in your attic.

The benefits reach far beyond basic comfort as well. They can increase your energy efficiency, reduce your utility bills, and even help prevent damage to your roof.

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Should You Have a UV Air Purifier Installed?

August 8th, 2022
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The average person spends over 90 percent of their time indoors. When spending time in your home, you must pay attention to indoor air quality. Consistently breathing in pollen, dust and other allergens can harm your respiratory system. 

Instead of allowing these allergens to cause sinus and breathing problems, you need to rid your home of them. Working with professionals that can help improve your indoor air quality in Santa Fe, NM, is a wise move. These professionals can provide information about why investing in a UV air purifier is a good idea. 

Below is more information about UV air purifiers and why installing one in your home is crucial. 

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Why a Refrigerant Leak Is Bad News

July 25th, 2022
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A steady supply of cool air is something homeowners need to make it through the summer months. A residential HVAC unit has many components that have to work together in order for this to happen. 

If your unit suddenly stops producing cool air, then you need to contact professionals that specialize in AC repair in Santa Fe. The absence of cool air is usually an indication that you have a refrigerant leak. Below is more information about the refrigerant in your HVAC unit and why having a refrigerant leak is bad news. 

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Air Conditioner?

July 11th, 2022
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Summer is here, and heat waves are upon us. One of the best ways to stave off the heat is having an air conditioning system you can rely on. The last thing you want is to have your AC malfunction when you need it most, and this is a lot more likely if it’s an older system. 

We’ve put together a list of 4 tell-tale signs that it’s time for a Santa Fe air conditioning replacement so you aren’t caught off guard these summer months.

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