Tips on Efficiency from Our HVAC Pros

March 25th, 2019

HVAC pros efficiency tipsWhether we are talking about wintertime or the heat of summer, it’s essential that you’re able to keep your home comfortable no matter what time of the year it is. However, you shouldn’t have to drain your wallet to feel that comfort. Did you know you could be paying far too much on your heating and cooling bills? By following these tips, you can help boost your HVAC efficiency for year-round comfort and savings.

All HVAC systems come with an efficiency rating, and you can’t make it more efficient than that rating. But you can get the most efficient performance possible from your systems. This can be achieved by: (more…)

Late Winter Is No Time to Ignore Your Heater!

March 11th, 2019

technician-working-on-heaterAs we begin to transition from winter weather into warmer springtime temperatures, it can be tempting to look ahead at your air conditioner needs and neglect your heating system. However, if you have any heating repair needs that require attention, neglecting them can be a big mistake.

Ignoring any type of HVAC system problem can cause it to turn into a much bigger issue, leaving you with a broken down heater next fall before you need it, or even before then as we’re still using our heaters on most days. How do you know if you have heating repair needs, though? Are there certain symptoms you can watch out for? Yes! (more…)

Considering a New HVAC Purchase? Go Ductless!

February 11th, 2019

hand-holding-remote-to-ductless-air-handlerThere’s no mistaking that these days, affordability is at the top of mind with any big appliance or equipment purchase. And we are not just talking about the initial purchase, but the costs of operating said appliance over the months and years. Efficiency goes hand in hand with this, and if you’re serious about boosting your home’s efficiency while paying as little as possible for your HVAC use, then you’d do well to consider the installation of a ductless system.

You may have seen us discuss the advantages of ductless heating and cooling before. Today, the main benefit we want to focus on is the economical advantages of utilizing such a system. Keep reading to learn more, and remember to schedule your installation or any other ductless service needs you may have with our team. (more…)

Avoid These Common Midwinter Furnace Repair Needs!

January 14th, 2019

Technician looking over a gas furnace with a flashlight before cleaning it.The fortunate thing about today’s gas furnaces is that they are built to last, and run into very few malfunctions during their lifetime. Well, at least, this is true if you have your gas furnace professionally installed and regularly maintained on a routine basis. This will help ensure you can relax during the winter, knowing there’s little chance you’ll have furnace trouble.

If you skipped maintenance, on the other hand, or even if you have an aging furnace, there’s a bigger chance you’ll run into a midwinter furnace repair need. You can call on us if this occurs. In the meantime, we want to go over a few common midwinter furnace repair needs so you can be more prepared if you, in fact, face one. (more…)

A Look at Your Heating Practices and Home Efficiency

January 29th, 2018

vent register on baseboardIf you are like most of the population throughout the country, chances are you’d like to spend as little as possible on your energy bills. When it comes to saving on an important necessity, like your heating, you might not even know where to start. After all, most of this system is hidden, with the heater cabinet located out of view and the air ducts snaking through the walls, crawlspaces, and ceilings.

Because of this, you may not realize the following practices can affect the efficiency with which your heating system runs, and your heating bills as a result. Please read on for some tips that will help you to make small changes with big rewards for your heating efficiency the remainder of this winter season. (more…)

Midwinter HVAC Tips: Preventing Repair Issues

January 15th, 2018

relaxed young woman laying back on couch in comfortable homeThis may seem like a funny time of the year to talk about maintenance, but if you didn’t invest in maintenance before the start of the winter season, you’re more likely to run into Albuquerque, NM heater repair issues as we near midwinter. While there is no 100% fool-proof way to avoid the need for heating repairs, maintenance lowers the risk.

So, what if you did skip maintenance? Is it too late for this service? No! You are not doomed to just “deal with it” if you haven’t scheduled maintenance yet. True, the best time to schedule this annual service (or biannual, if you have a heat pump) is during the fall—because HVAC technicians are usually more readily available. But in short of a full system breakdown, it’s never too late to schedule heating maintenance. (more…)

Now’s the Time to Prep Your Home for Winter!

November 6th, 2017

A family home in the suburbs on a sunny winter day.If you’ve lived in New Mexico for even just a year, then you know what kind of weather you’ll be up against soon. With winter just around the corner, and subsequent low temperatures along with it, now is the time to ensure that your home is prepared—which includes making sure your heater is ready for all the work it’s about to go through. This means that now is the time to schedule maintenance if you haven’t already, and take care of any pending Albuquerque, NM heater repair needs.

It’s important to note that no matter what kind of heater you have in your home, it has its limits on how efficiently it can function. Even those heaters with the highest efficiency ratings have a stopping point. Since making sure you have adequate heat is a huge part of prepping your home for winter, we feel that this bears mentioning! With that said, here are some specific ways to prepare your living space for the colder time of the year. (more…)

How to Use Your Ductless Heater as Efficiently as Possible

February 13th, 2017

use-ductless-heater-efficientlyDuctless systems, also referred to as ductless mini-splits, are increasing in popularity due to their reputation for being extremely energy efficient. But that doesn’t mean there’s not more you can do to increase your ductless efficiency. Increasing your home efficiency is good for many reasons: it reduces the negative impact your home has on the environment, plus it saves you money in the long run.

Aside from scheduling Los Alamos, NM ductless installation services, what can you do as a homeowner to increase your home’s efficiency, and how can you use your ductless heating system as efficiently as possible? (more…)

Are You Efficiently Heating Your Home?

January 30th, 2017

efficiently-heating-your-homeIt’s no secret that New Mexico is known for its often stifling heat—winter is neither a huge focus nor a huge concern for most residents of the state. However, if the recent chilly temperatures are any indication, our winters certainly do pack a punch and are nearly impossible to get through without an effectively working heater. But when you use your air conditioner as much as you do, it’s only natural that you want to see how you can increase your Santa Fe, NM heating efficiency, and thus reduce your heating costs.

Fixing some common energy loss problems throughout your home could dramatically reduce how much you need to spend to keep your home and family warm and toasty. For example, faulty or damaged ductwork could be causing your conditioned air to leak into unoccupied areas of your home such as the attic or crawlspace. What good is heated air if you don’t actually get to enjoy it? Rather, you are spending more money and sacrificing your comfort. (more…)

Why It’s Never Too Late for Heating Maintenance

January 16th, 2017

It’s already wintertime, so if you haven’t had your heater appropriately tuned-up for the season, it’s too late… right? No! It’s never too late to have your heater maintained. Remember, just like any other major appliance or piece of equipment in your living space, your heater needs a certain level of service to be able to continue operating at a high level. Part of this service includes regular maintenance. (more…)