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…)

Indoor Air Quality and Your Furnace: What You Should Know

February 25th, 2019

dirty -duct- versus- clean- ductYour heating system is a complex piece of machinery, with various components and parts that must work seamlessly together in order for it to perform efficiently and effectively, keeping your home and family comfortable. One of the components of your furnace that you probably don’t think of a whole lot is your ductwork—rather, the network that moves air throughout your home during system operation.

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many homeowners neglect their air ducts. After all, they are out of sight so they’re generally “out of mind,” too. Your ductwork generally won’t give off many symptoms that it is in need of repair or professional cleaning, but even if those symptoms aren’t directly noticeable, the fact is that keeping your ductwork health is important to your furnace efficiency as well as your indoor air quality. Read on to learn more! (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…)

“Can I Seal My Ductwork with Duct Tape?”

August 27th, 2018

Male hands setting up ventilation system indoorsYou could, but you’d regret it!

Don’t worry, we’re going to give you a bit more detail than that.

Look, we get it. If you have a construction worker in your life, or even just a handy person, then you may have at one point heard the phrase, “All you need in life is to have two tools: if it doesn’t move and it’s supposed to, WD-40. If it moves and it’s not supposed to, duct tape!”

And this is good advice—for just about anything except your HVAC system’s ductwork! (more…)

If You Want Good Pipes, Don’t Use This Plumbing Product

August 13th, 2018

water droplets on white backgroundLiquid, store-bought drain cleaners, that is.

“But wait,” you may be wondering, “they’re marketed and sold as the go-to solution to clean my drains!”

Well, yes they are. But that doesn’t mean that these chemical drain cleaners are the best solution for your clogged drains. Read on to learn more about the problem with these products and about the drain cleaning methods offered by professional Albuquerque, NM plumbers. (more…)

Unique Ductless Cooling Issues You Can’t Ignore

July 16th, 2018

technician-making-repairs-to-ductless-air-handlerWhen it comes to selecting a cooling system, or a heating system for that matter, that performs effectively and efficiently as possible, you could definitely do worse than a ductless system! Ductless heating and cooling systems have gained popularity in recent decades, and for good reason.

Of course, that doesn’t mean that they don’t come without problems. Even with routine maintenance, a ductless system can experience problems just like any other system, and there are some issues that are unique to ductless systems, which we’ll get to in a moment. First, we want to stress that when something does go wrong with your ductless system, that you only invest in professional air conditioning service in Albuquerque, NM, versus using a general handyman or attempting a repair on your own. (more…)

4 Causes of Low HVAC Airflow

June 18th, 2018

A heating/cooling vent register on the wall of a home, with open/close leverDoes it feel like your HVAC unit is taking a vacation? Air conditioners don’t get to take a break in the summer!

If your unit isn’t blowing cool air like it used to, it’s possible you have an airflow issue. There are many causes for low airflow, but you don’t want to waste any time making assumptions. If you’re running into airflow issues in the middle of the year, don’t hesitate to call an Albuquerque, NM, HVAC contractor.

Low airflow issues can be red flags for a bigger breakdown, and that’s the last thing you need at the start of summer. Below are four causes of low airflow that should be taken care of immediately. (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…)

The Time for Heating System Maintenance Is Now!

October 9th, 2017

technician inspecting the inside of a heating systemFall is officially here, and temperatures are dropping quickly. You’re probably not at the point that you’re using your heating system much yet, but that is surely right around the corner. That being said, one of the most important Albuquerque, NM HVAC services that you can schedule right now is heating system maintenance.

Maintenance is a vital part of ensuring your comfort, but also ensuring the integrity of your heating system. There are a number of advantages to not only scheduling annual tune-ups (or biannual, if you have a heat pump) for your heater, but also enrolling in a maintenance plan so that your local HVAC professionals can keep up on scheduling your appointments for you. Keep reading to learn the many benefits of timely maintenance. (more…)