Evaporative Cooling vs. Ductless Cooling: Should You Make the Switch?

May 6th, 2019

ductless-air-handler-blowing-conditioned-airWe’re not here to knock evaporative cooling—it’s an effective and efficient means to cool a living space in many homes. It requires little maintenance, and is well-suited for homes in dry and arid climates. But, evaporative cooling isn’t right for every home, and yours may be one.

For instance, they struggle when there is too much humidity in the air. Where a centralized air conditioner that uses refrigerant can bring down the temperature lower than the average homeowner would ever even need, an evaporative cooler has limitations and simply can’t lower the ambient temperature as much as a vapor-compression or refrigerant-based system. (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…)

How Faulty Ductwork Affects Your Air Conditioner

June 4th, 2018

technician's hand professionally sealing ductworkWhen you live in a climate such as ours, chances are high that you think about your air conditioner a good amount. Naturally, you want it to function effectively and efficiently. What most homeowners don’t think about, however, is the “V” part of HVAC—the ventilation system that connects your AC system to the outside, making the distribution of cooled air possible. This makes sense—after all, this ventilation system is mostly out of sight, hidden behind walls, beneath floors, or in your attic and crawlspace.

Unfortunately, this ventilation system can accumulate damage, particularly if it was installed by an amateur or if it’s decades old. And if your ductwork is affected by leaks, poor connections, or bad construction, then you may be experiencing issues that lead to poor HVAC efficiency and repair needs. One of the most common problems that leads to ductwork damage is a ventilation system that wasn’t properly sized for the home in which it’s installed. This is why it’s so important to hire a professional HVAC contractor in Los Alamos, NM for any of your AC and ductwork needs. (more…)