When it comes to plumbing, many homeowners know a thing or two about how to make some repairs themselves. For every needed upgrade or repair, there are at least a hundred YouTube how-to-videos or Pinterest tutorials, and while the feeling of accomplishment you get from doing something yourself is satisfying, there are some things that are best handled by trained and experienced professionals. Here’s a quick guide to plumbing situations you can handle yourself, and plumbing situations where it’s best to call in Affordable Service Plumbing and Heating.
When reviewing your bills each month, you may be dismayed to see energy usage and costs steadily increasing over time. Affordable Service Plumbing and Heating can sympathize. We are always looking for ways to make our homes energy efficient and we appreciate it when customers share this goal. Families interested in reducing their carbon footprint need to know that increased utility bills can sometimes be an indicator that the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system in their home has grown dirty and simply requires cleaning.
The initial installation of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in your New Mexico home was undoubtedly an investment. The professionals at Affordable Service Plumbing and Heating want you to know that you will get a better return on this investment when you have a licensed technician perform maintenance on all HVAC components in your home at least once a year.
Whether you own and manage a business with frequent customers, or if it’s just you and your employees in an office, plumbing problems are bound to come up. Just as in the home, clogged toilets, hot water problems, or leaky pipes are common issues, even in commercial plumbing systems. When you run into plumbing problems in your store or office, you still need everything to function as usual during business hours. That’s why Affordable Service Plumbing and Heating is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
When the temperature plummets during New Mexico winter, it’s natural to expect your home’s heating system to kick in and immediately start delivering warm air. But if you were rewarded with a blast of cold air instead, you’d be right to be upset. Technicians at Affordable Service Heating and Cooling frequently get calls from anxious homeowners reporting this problem. They’re frantic that their HVAC system is broken when they need it the most. To ease your mind, here are common reasons why your heater could be blowing cold air. In some cases, you may be able to fix the problem yourself!
Although your kitchen sink’s garbage disposal may be a powerful grinding device, it cannot accommodate everything you throw at it. At Affordable Service, we get calls all of the time about broken garbage disposals, so to save our customers some headaches, here are things you should never, ever put down the garbage disposal!
When winter rolls around, family and guests are coming and going so frequently that your entrance seems like a revolving door. Don’t waste energy by letting heat escape outdoors. At Affordable Service Plumbing and Heating, we often hear from customers wondering what they can do to lower their utility bills. Here are some tips we’ve compiled to help you conserve energy this winter.
There’s nothing worse than waking up in the morning to a cold shower. Like any appliance, a hot water heater will have to be replaced at some point, so look for the signs it’s time to replace your water heater before it breaks down! At Affordable Service, we work with thousands of New Mexico residents who have experienced issues with their water heaters, so we know what to look for.
If you’re like many pet owners, you view your animal companion as part of the family. But what if you discover someone in your family has allergies? At Affordable Service Plumbing and Heating, we often hear from our customers asking about keeping the air free of allergens. If you own a pet and have noticed symptoms of allergies in your family, it might be time to change your air filter, or consider getting your air ducts cleaned.
If you have experience in plumbing, HVAC or electrical, you might have what it takes to join the Affordable Service Plumbing and Heating, LLC. team. We are currently looking to hire experienced plumbers and HVAC specialists. A career with Affordable Service is a great choice for well-trained technicians who want to work with a local, family-owned company that provides excellent benefits.
No one likes a cold shower – especially during the winter! But, unfortunately, sometimes problems with your water heater can lead to problems like leaks, noise, discolored water, and a shortage of hot water! At Affordable Service Plumbing and Heating, we regularly conduct maintenance on water heaters for our customers in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. Use our handy checklist below to determine if your water heater needs a checkup - before the cold showers become a problem!
Winter heating can be expensive, especially if your system could be working more efficiently. With these tips from the caring experts at Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, you can save energy and money on your bills this year.
When you have a plumbing problem, the best thing to do is call the experts at Affordable Service Plumbing and Heating. Our experienced plumbing professionals can fix your problem and get things running smoothly again - quickly and affordably. However, some plumbing issues require some quick thinking on your part to assure things don’t get out of hand - for example, an overflowing toilet. What should you do if you’re faced with this disaster? Following these steps first, may make a big difference in the outcome.
In today’s world dominated by the Internet of Things, almost anything you can imagine can be accessed via smartphone or a WiFi connection. From personal devices to kitchen appliances, smart electronics are making life easier. One smart device that is making people’s lives easier is the thermostat. “Smart” thermostats can be controlled with a WiFi connection on your phone or from another device. In fact, some of the smartest thermostats don't require you to take action at all, they learn from previous settings and adjust themselves. If you haven't yet upgraded to a Smart thermostat, let the Affordable Service team show you a few benefits of making this change.
We've all experienced it, that awful moment when your bathroom or kitchen sink is clogged up, and there's just no movement to drain the water. While Affordable Service is always available to help with your plumbing needs, it’s worth a few do-it-yourself attempts to unclog the sink first.