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How to Choose the Best AC Installer

June 18th, 2018

Service Personnel with a CustomerIt’s that time of year again—summer is officially here and temperatures aren’t letting us ignore that. As such, we hope you already have a well-maintained and highly efficient air conditioner in place. If you don’t, however, and if it’s time for you to get a new one, then we urge you to contact our professional Los Lunas HVAC contractors.

But why is it so important to only trust a pro?

Well, first off, you want to ensure that you’re getting the right type and right size air conditioner for your home. Did you know that too large of a system can be just as detrimental as too small of one? Too small of an air conditioner obviously cannot adequately cool the space in which it is installed, but too big of one will go through a process called short-cycling. This means it will turn off and on in short, rapid cycles and cause the AC system to work harder than it should have to in order to do its job—inefficiently so.

Okay, so we told you why it’s important to hire a pro—but how do you find the best pro? Here are some qualities to look for:

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Can Excess Humidity Hurt Your Air Conditioner?

June 4th, 2018

HVAC vent on wallIn a word, yes.

But we don’t expect you to take that answer at face value. Instead, consider this—humidity is the excess moisture that comes with high summer temperatures are all too familiar with. This moisture makes us uncomfortable, and essentially the only way it dissipates is by lowering the temperature. So, we turn on our air conditioning in Los Lunas, NM, and set them to the lowest possible temperature, making them work harder and harder as summer progresses.

As a result, your air conditioner is strained and accumulates damage. Plus, the humidity isn’t effectively removed, and you’ll still be uncomfortable!

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Breaking Down the Cost of a New Central AC System

May 21st, 2018

air conditioner sitting on pile of moneyAs spring progresses and summer quickly approaches, our temperatures are already reaching a point that we need our air conditioners on a regular basis. Soon enough, you’ll depend on it to keep you comfortable each and every day. If you’re using a central air conditioning system, you’ve hopefully already had maintenance performed on it to ensure that the entire system is clean, parts that need it are adjusted, and any repair needs that exist are on your schedule.

But, what if you were told, or you suspect, that it’s time to replace your cooling system? Well, we encourage you to take some time with this decision as you don’t want to rush out and buy the cheapest AC system you can find—but getting the biggest one your budget can handle may be just as detrimental to the overall performance of the system throughout its service life.

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Does Your Water Have a Funny Taste? Let Us Help!

May 7th, 2018

Woman drinking a glass of water. She is sitting on the terrace outside her luxury home. Kitchen in the background. She is smiling. Copy spaceWith the advancements being made in city infrastructures, specifically municipal water treatment systems, most people in our area take “clean” water for granted. But unfortunately, you cannot always depend on the city to provide your home with perfectly clean and healthy water all the time.

Municipal water treatment is highly effective, but it’s not 100%. The best way to guarantee this is the case is to look into and install the right water treatment systems in Belen, NM. If you’re unsure whether or not you need a water treatment system, there are some signs you can watch out for, which we’ve covered below. One of the most apparent signs is that your water has a funny taste.

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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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