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The Signs of a Struggling Air Conditioner

April 23rd, 2018

top view of an air conditionerWe all know how hot and sticky our summers can get, with temperatures making our environment downright unbearable during the middle of summer. That being said, it’s absolutely essential that you have a fully efficiency and effective air conditioner to get you through spring and summer.

If you haven’t already scheduled cooling system maintenance for your AC, then now is definitely the time to do so. Getting your system maintained every spring is the best way to ensure that you can avoid costly repairs. Of course, if your air conditioner is aging then no amount of maintenance will help last forever, just as no amount of repairs will prevent AC replacement in Rio Rancho, NM, if your system is a decade old or older.

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Don’t Let Your Water Quality Hurt Your Plumbing

April 9th, 2018

plumbing pipe with blue cloth tied around itWhen it comes to caring for your home’s plumbing system, there are a number of potential problems to be aware of. One of the most common and problematic is the presence of hard water. Millions of homeowners have to deal with this problem, even though they might not even be aware of it.

It’s important to know about hard water and its symptoms, if you have any chance of keeping your plumbing system in good condition. Keep reading to learn more about this problem, and its solution—Albuquerque water softeners.

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How to Use Your New Air Conditioner Most Efficiently

March 26th, 2018

house outline in natureThe expert installation of a quality home comfort system, such as an air conditioner, is absolutely essential for our hot and muggy summers. You shouldn’t just have to settle for “bearable,” either, you should be comfortable!

There are a number of options when it comes to your air conditioner installation. You might want to stick with the traditional central air conditioning system, or maybe you want to look into the benefits of a year-round heat pump or ductless system. Installation is just the beginning, though. If you want your air conditioner to work as efficiently as possible, you have to care for it properly, and consider the following best practices during operation.

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Finding the Right Size for New HVAC Installation

March 12th, 2018

ac-unit-high-efficiencyWhen you’re ready for a new heating and cooling installation, there is a lot on your mind. You may have to take some time off from work to wait for technicians to arrive and install the system. You’re worried about whether they will leave a mess behind (which is something you never have to think about with our team, but we understand the concern). You’re thinking about the cost.

So the last thing you may be thinking about is whether your new furnace is actually the right fit for your home. Unfortunately, too many inexperienced technicians choose a furnace that is not the correct size for the space you have. How can you avoid this and find the right size?

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How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

February 26th, 2018

woman-blowing-noseMost of our customers are not thinking much about the quality of the air they breathe when they call us for an installation. Rather, they are thinking about the temperature of the home. We are comfort specialists, but temperature is not the only factor in indoor climate comfort. Many people are surprised to hear that we can help improve indoor air quality too!

Better indoor air quality starts with habits around the home and ends with calling professional technicians to add to your HVAC system (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning). Read on for tips on indoor air quality improvement for relief from allergies, asthma, and illness. Call our team for more information.

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4 Mistakes Not to Make with Your Heating

February 12th, 2018

checklist-survey-penIf you’re not a professional heating installer or technician, we don’t expect you to know all about the ins and outs of your heating system. That’s our job! However, you’re still expected to do your part to make sure your heater functions properly for the majority of its lifespan. Your heating system works hard in the colder months, and it deserves the best in care.

Don’t make these mistakes when it comes to your heating system! Proper care and installation ensures a long life and better efficiency from this hardworking system.

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Gas vs. Electric Furnaces

January 29th, 2018

air-vent-floorIf it’s almost time for a new furnace, it’s best to be well-informed before making a final decision about which type of heater will go in your home. Too often, people are willing to let contractors make that choice for them, and give little input themselves into what type of system they would prefer and what they would like to pay in the long term.

We think it’s important to go over all of your options before installing that new heating system. This includes deciding whether you would like a furnace powered by natural gas or electricity. We compare the two fuel sources in today’s guide.

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Picking Out Your New Water Heater Installation

January 15th, 2018

shower-steam-hotYou take a lot of time picking out a new home, a new vehicle, or even a new book to read or TV show to watch. That’s because these are things you care about and pay a lot of attention to. Picking out a new water heater, though, may be a task you don’t want to put much effort into. It seems like all water heaters would be the same, but this simply isn’t the case.

While it helps to have a professional technician to advise you before you make the final decision, we think it pays to take time to consider all of your options before choosing a new water heater installation. Here are our tips on what to consider for a system that deserves some thought, one you want to keep around for many years to come.

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How to Avoid Scheduling Heater Service

January 1st, 2018

technician-changing-filterIt’s a pain to have to call in a technician when a heating system stops working. It’s even worse when this happens during a storm or in the middle of the coldest night. However, this is when problems are most likely to occur—when heating equipment is working the hardest. If this has ever happened too you, you know you want to avoid calling for emergency repairs at all costs.

There are ways to prevent your heating system from requiring repairs. In fact, most heating issues are preventable, if you only take the time to keep your system in good shape and do your research. It all starts with the installation!

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How Home Boilers Differ from Furnaces

December 18th, 2017

red-boiler-heatingWhen an icy chill hits and its time to get some heat into the home, you’re probably only thinking of one thing: the setting on the thermostat. Few people actually take the time to think about what processes actually move that heat into the home and how their heaters really work—and that’s okay!

For the most part, it’s not up to you to know how a heater works, as a qualified technician will have the information necessary to make any repairs and only an installer is experienced enough to put in a new heater properly. However, there is one thing we think any new homebuyer should know, or anyone purchasing a replacement heater: the difference between a boiler and a furnace.

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