Don’t Let your Ductless Cooling Efforts be Thwarted by Poor Installation!

August 26th, 2019

Do you know what happens when a ductless system is poorly installed? Hopefully you’ve never found out the hard way—but it’s important to be aware that ductless systems have unique needs, and if not properly installed and followed up with routine professional maintenance, your new ductless cooling and heating system can suffer. This means your overall comfort can suffer.

Ductless cooling systems are fantastic for efficiency—they allow you to have zone-controlled cooling and afford you many other benefits. They’re particularly great for homes that don’t have the space for a ducted system, or households that experience indoor air quality problems due to their ducted HVAC system. But as we said, ductless systems have unique needs—what can happen to yours if not properly installed?

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Is Refrigerant Loss Ever Normal?

August 12th, 2019

refrigerant-line-behind-air-conditionerThe short answer to this is “no,” but don’t worry—we’ll elaborate below.

Your home’s air conditioning system—whether it is a standard central cooling unit or a heat pump—is a refrigeration system, just like your freezer or your fridge. It cools down air by not generating cooled air but by removing heat from the air in a heat transference process.

Refrigerant is circulated through a set of outdoor and indoor coils, evaporating in the indoor coils to draw heat from the air, and condensing in the outdoor coils to release heat. This refrigerant is essential to the operation of your air conditioning system, and any loss means you have a leak that needs to be repaired by a professional. (more…)

“Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water?”

July 15th, 2019

water-stream-on-white-backgroundWhen you think about a leak, you think about plumbers, right? There the ones who fix these pesky problems. But, what if that leak is coming from your air conditioner?

There’re not many homeowners who wouldn’t be surprised to hear that water can leak from a cooling system, as they didn’t know their air conditioner used water to operate, unless it’s an evaporative cooler.

So here’s the thing—your air conditioner doesn’t use water in its process. (more…)

What AC Repairs Might You Face at the End of Summer?

October 8th, 2018

technician taking apart ac to serviceTemperatures are finally cooling down, and with fall officially here, chances are you aren’t thinking too much about your air conditioning in Rio Rancho, NM. In fact, we hope that you’ve had heater maintenance done so you’re prepared for the winter season.

But, what if you need AC repair needs? Can they just wait until next year? Well, we really recommend that you not procrastinate. If you think AC repairs can wait until next spring when you need to worry about cooling again, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise. (more…)

End of Season Heater Care Tips from the Pros

March 26th, 2018

a hand professionally sealing off heater ductworkWith springtime officially here and warmer temperatures expected to start arriving in the coming weeks, the HVAC system that’s likely on top of your mind is your air conditioner. Did you schedule maintenance yet? It’s certainly not too late, if you haven’t! But just because you might not be using your heating system for much longer this season doesn’t mean you should just forget about it.

When it comes to caring for your Rio Rancho, NM HVAC systems, there are steps you can and should take to benefit not only your heater at the end of winter, but your air conditioner as well as we head into spring. Keep reading for some of our top end of season heater care tips! (more…)

Boiler Repairs That Maintenance Can Prevent

October 24th, 2016

Boiler systems have a number of benefits when it comes to keeping a home warm. One of these advantages is that they typically need fewer repairs than other heating systems with more moving parts. And although we are known mostly for our heat in Santa Fe, when the colder weather does come you want to be prepared with a fully functioning heating system.

Of course, even with maintenance you can’t expect your boiler system to work flawlessly throughout its entire lifespan. But scheduling routine tune-ups certainly reduces your risks for the biggest and costliest of repairs. We’re here to provide you with expert maintenance so that you can potentially avoid repairs all together. But to truly understand the importance of this, you need to know what repair needs you could potentially face. (more…)

Ductless Systems: Can Your Current Heating System Do This?

September 26th, 2016

What’s one thing that a ductless system can do that your furnace or boiler cannot? It can both heat and cool your home. So even though our current weather doesn’t warrant much thought to heating systems just yet, a ductless system still may be very well worth your consideration for your next home comfort installation.

No matter the floor plan of your home, a ductless system can be extremely beneficial. When homeowners utilize a ducted system, the air has more distance to travel before entering the room it will be conditioning, exposing you to heat loss. In fact, ducted systems can waste an average of 40% of your heating and cooling energy. We’ve covered some additional benefits below. (more…)

Should You Consider Radiant Heating Installation?

August 22nd, 2016

It may seem silly to begin thinking about heating systems already, but with a project such as radiant heating installation, the sooner you think about it the better. This is because installation is best done during new home construction. This doesn’t mean it can’t be installed in your already existing home; just that pre-construction makes the process easier.

Radiant floor heating has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reasons. Of course, due to the layout and level of professionalism required for the installation of radiant floor heating, it’s vital that you hire technicians with specialized experience, such as the members of our team. Keep reading to learn more about radiant heating and why you should consider this installation. (more…)

Diagnosing the Cause of a Running Toilet

August 15th, 2016

If you’ve ever heard a toilet running far longer than it should, then you know how annoying it can be. More than that, however, a running toilet is an indication that you are unintentionally using excess water, and eventually you’ll see this reflected on your water bill.

Additionally, a running toilet can lead to the inability to flush and other plumbing problems. Therefore, if you do hear the sound of running water coming from any one of your toilets, then it’s wise to call for repairs as soon as you can. In the meantime, we’ve shared some information below that can help you understand why this occurs in the first place. (more…)

Why Does My AC Cause my Circuit Breaker to Trip?

July 11th, 2016

The circuit breakers in your home are there to protect your electrical system from overload on a particular circuit. There are a number of reasons they may turn off, i.e. trip. Your AC system requires enough energy that it will have its own circuit breaker, and sometimes this circuit breaker can trip due to weather conditions.

However, if you’ve noticed your AC breaker tripping too frequently, giving resistance when switching to “on” or immediately tripping a second time right after switching it on, then you should be concerned. If this is the case, leave it off for now and give the professionals on our team a call. (more…)