Clean, fresh water is a limited and expensive resource. In New Mexico, and in other states throughout the southwest, great efforts are being made to raise awareness to the issue of water conservation, and many programs have been put in place to help homeowners, educators and public water suppliers. Recently, in California, a law was passed that would limit the amount of water that families and households are allowed to use each day, whether or not there is a drought.
Now that it’s getting a little warmer out, you no doubt are ready to turn on you air conditioner! In New Mexico, the summers can get reach the 90’s so you definitely want to make sure your swamp cooler or refrigerated air system is working properly. If you find that it’s in need of repair or replacement, you should be aware of the benefits of working with a Carrier Home Comfort Dealer like Affordable Service Plumbing and Heating.
As warmer weather sets in, New Mexicans must pay closer attention to their water usage. In a state plagued by drought, The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority has put water restrictions into place to help ensure that we protect this precious resource as a community. This year, water restrictions went into effect on April 1st, and will continue to regulate water usage throughout the summer into the end of October. At Affordable Service, we care about the future of our community and try to do all we can to preserve water for future generations. We want to tell you a little more about these restrictions and what they mean for homeowners this summer.
Allergy season in New Mexico typically hits in the spring and fall. And if you suffer from allergies, the extra pollen in the air during allergy season likely makes your life very difficult. If you are plagued by sniffling and sneezing during these times of the year, you may be willing to consider any option to alleviate your symptoms.
As the temperature climbs this summer in New Mexico, you will certainly notice if the air conditioning system at your home or business is not working hard enough to bring you relief. At Affordable Service Plumbing and Heating LLC, we know how much local residents depend on their HVAC system to keep them cool and comfortable all summer long. If your air conditioner doesn’t seem to be blowing as cold as expected, the problem might be caused by refrigerant leaking from the system, as noted by the U.S. Department of Energy.
With the busy schedules so common today, it is easy to take for granted simple things at home, such as the convenience of water flowing freely on demand from the tap. But if you pay attention to how your family uses water, it’s possible you’ll discover that this precious resource is being wasted. Here are some conservation tips we’ve put together at Affordable Service Plumbing and Heating to help you conserve more water at home.
“Hard water” refers to water that is rich in minerals, something that is common in New Mexico. While minerals may sound like a good thing, water that is full of minerals can be difficult to work with when it comes to cleaning, laundry, and even showering. Here’s a look at what hard water is, why it’s so problematic, and how Affordable Service Plumbing and Heating LLC can help!
Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, AC and Electric has been serving the plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electrical needs of Albuquerque metro area and Rio Rancho residents and businesses for over 30 years. Even though we’ve grown quite a bit since our beginning in 1986, we are still family-owned and operated, and have maintained that small, local company mentality. When you’re looking for a qualified plumber or HVAC technician to help you with repairs, maintenance, installation or a major project in your home, contact a local company like Affordable Service, we care.
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!