The age-old struggle in many homes is the battle over the thermostat. Many families argue over the temperature in their households. Typically, this argument boils down to one person wanting to be comfortable and the other wanting to save money on their heating or cooling bill. Thankfully, this argument can be a thing of the past with a mini-split HVAC system.
A mini-split HVAC system is a “whisper quiet” ductless comfort system which offers more control of the temperature in any given zone of your home. This is perfect for extra hot bedrooms, sun rooms and additions. The mini-split can use individual, wall mounted blowers to cool or heat your home via a central condenser. They do not rely on existing ductwork, they’re highly flexible and can be used to heat or cool any area of your home. Unlike swamp coolers, they do not use water to cool; even if it’s humid, a mini-split will cool as well as a larger refrigerated air conditioner.
Some of the benefits of a mini-split system include small size, separate thermostat controls, no ductwork and longer lifespans. They can function as air conditioning or heating systems and will save you money and energy. If your goal is to reduce your energy bill, a mini-split system from Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating and Cooling is for you.
Another benefit is how a mini-split system is installed. Mini-splits use small pipes to transfer air between units which makes them less invasive to your home. They are also not window mounted like swamp coolers, which makes your home just a little bit safer as the window will not have to stay open!
Lastly, PNM is offering rebates of $400 per mini-split system and Affordable Service will handle all the paperwork to process them for you. Only PNM certified contractors, such as Affordable Service, can offer them! Call Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating and Cooling today to learn more about mini-split HVAC systems. We’re available in Rio Rancho, Albuquerque and the surrounding communities, so call us today at 505-891-8907.
Most HVAC systems work by exchanging your house's air with the air outdoors. This means holes in the exterior of your house for vents, and that in turn could mean possible openings where insects and other household pests can find their way inside.
However, you can reduce the risk of critters invading your house through the heating or cooling ducts with a few common-sense steps, including:
• Don't let water pool near your outdoor air conditioner. Pests seek out water. Redirect the water away from the house. • Cover duct entrances. A mesh screen or louver can help close your ducts off to invaders while still allowing free air flow. • Keep your ductwork maintained. Gaps in ducts are potential entry points. Look for cracks or worn duct tape and replace or repair as necessary. • Control vermin or insects. Regular pest spraying can help keep problems away, particularly home defense sprays that are applied directly to your house around vulnerable areas to discourage invaders.
Regular professional maintenance of your system can also help identify problem spots where pests might get in. Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning can offer HVAC check-ups and repair. If you have reason to think your system might not be running smoothly, call Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning and have it checked out. We’re available in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque and the surrounding communities, so call us today at 505-891-8907.
When it comes to finding an affordable service for all your HVAC or heating and cooling needs, Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning can help. Even when there is an issue with the second story of a house being hotter than the ground floor, the first thing to remember is that hot air rises. The second floor in your home in the summertime is uncomfortable because of all that hot air rising from below. Warmth is not good in extreme conditions, especially in the hot New Mexico summers. It’s even worse when there is an HVAC issue.
Although the heat rising to the second floor is just one factor for why your home is hotter than the ground floor, consider having Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning do a thorough examination of your home and your HVAC system. By pinpointing the key issue for why the second floor is hotter than the ground floor, it can help to reduce your costs and uncomfortable living situations during the summertime. The fluctuations in extreme warmth and cold on an upper house floor can be alleviated with the help of our knowledgeable staff at Affordable Service.
When it comes to your air conditioning unit, the more ductwork there is, the more of a chance that there are leaks due to unknown gaps. Our company can pinpoint where that cold air from your AC unit is going and why it is not getting to those upper floors. A substandard installation of your AC unit could be the culprit. The good news is that Affordable Service is here to help you enjoy any floor or room in your house in any season, especially the sweltering months. Call Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning today at 505-891-8907.
When it comes to focusing on the key factors of the price of replacing your furnace, consider Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning. Our knowledgeable staff can give you an estimate on that furnace replacement and assess your home’s current situation. The key is having the right expertise from experienced technicians that can save your furnace but can also save you money!
Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning can apply our knowledge about HVAC to a specific situation at your home. The main thing to pay attention to foremost is the size of your furnace and the BTUs. Homeowners must properly size this critical part of your home. Our trained HVAC technicians can help to explain the size differences and calculate why it matters to your wallet and more. The exact size of your home as well as the electrical situation matters when figuring out what size your furnace should be. An assessment of the energy efficiency of your home is also an important thing to consider. Additional factors to consider are if your home has insulation, solar panels or even double-paned windows.
Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning has the staff to provide you with the proper calculations because you could end up purchasing the wrong size, which can be a frustrating and costly. However, by calling Affordable Service, we can help reduce the chance of error and give you a great price when it comes to a furnace replacement. We service Rio Rancho and Albuquerque so call us today at 505-891-8907
Storm season will always bring the risk of an electrical surge. Surges can ruin electronics and lights and be dangerous to people using these items. Luckily, there is an easy and affordable way to protect your home from this dangerous electrical phenomenon: a Surge Protector.
A Whole House surge protection system will make your home and electronics safe no matter what time of year it is. At Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning you will be met with great customer service and an experienced staff to help make your surge protector installation easy.Before you choose which protector is right for you and your family, you may be taken to a local showroom so that you can see all the different options and make a more educated decision. Once you have made your choice, the protector will be installed onto your breaker box. It takes up relatively little space and will not make any huge changes to your home.
After installation of your whole house surge protection system, you will be good to go during any weather, no matter how crazy.
Affordable Service Rio Rancho will also help with your decision. Free estimates, easy instant financing, and affordable prices are offered from Affordable Service. We’re available in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque, so call us today at 505-891-8907.
A furnace that needs repair is not something that should be taken lightly. As if not having a warm home isn't bad enough, a broken heating system can be deadly if it's leaking carbon monoxide or is a potential fire hazard.
If you detect the odor of something burning every time you turn on your heater, that could be a good indication that it needs to be repaired. It could be a sign that it is at risk of overheating. If it's an electric furnace, a burning smell may mean there's a problem with the wiring.Strange Noises
If you suddenly hear strange noises you've not heard before, there could be a mechanical issue with it, and you should get it checked out immediately.Short-Cycling
If you notice that your furnace only runs for a very brief time before shutting off and then starting up again, this could indicate a problem with the thermostat, or it could even mean the whole system is not right for your home and it needs to be updated.
If any of these problems sound familiar to you, then it's time to contact a furnace repair company. Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning has an experienced staff and unparalleled customer service. They're also a furnace repair company that's affordable. Contact Affordable Plumbing and Heating today and find out how they can help! Call us at 505-891-8907 if you have questions about your furnace. We offer annual furnace safety inspection and maintenance services!
Are you shopping for a brand-new home or making major home renovations that will affect your electrical wiring?
If so, make Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning your go-to source for your home electrical inspection needs.
It is important to have an annual home electrical inspection since it can help in the prevention of serious injury (ex: faulty wiring that can lead to house fires and electrocution).
We offer affordable service to help you and your loved ones avoid any electrical wiring concerns; we also provide an affordable electrical inspection process lead by our top electrical professionals who take pride in providing affordable, quality-assured service in accordance with National Fire Protection Agency guidelines.
Our experienced staff has years of quality customer service skills to help make your home electrical inspection free from hassle and confusion.
Don't skimp out on the things that matter. Schedule an electrical inspection with Affordable Service today! Call
Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioningat 505-891-8907 if you have questions about a home electrical inspection!
Gas leaks threaten health and safety. The experienced staff at Affordable Service in Rio Rancho wants to alert our customers to the importance of this issue as cooler autumn weather arrives in the Southwest. Signs of a Possible Furnace Gas Leak
Remain alert for these key warning signs which might indicate a gas leak:
1. An Unpleasant Sulphur (Rotten Egg) Odor
Since leaking gas can cause explosions, gas companies intentionally add a distinctive rotten egg-like odor to this fuel. If you smell gas indoors, shut off the gas and evacuate people and pets. Dial emergency assistance from a neighbor's house or from your cell phone outdoors. The fire department will respond. Do not start a fire or even light a match. Do not turn on or off any electrical or battery-operated devices or use garage door openers, radios, televisions, computers or telephones. Avoid open flames. Do not strike a match or flick a lighter. Do not smoke. Any of these actions might cause an explosion.
2. Hissing Noises
Leaking furnaces sometimes hiss. Call Affordable Service as soon as possible.
3. Unsightly Dead Patches of Lawn
Unfortunately, leaking gas lines underground sometimes (but not always) cause this problem. Bubbling water or frozen ground in warm weather can also be indications of a gas leak.. Call a heating system repair service like Affordable Service Call us at 505-891-8907 if you have questions about your furnace. We offer annual furnace safety inspection and maintenance services!
Purchasing a new air conditioner unit for your home is a major decision that you may have to deal with at some point in your lifetime. If you’ve had problems with your refrigerated air levels or additional problems, it may be time to invest in a new one.
When buying a new air conditioner, you may wonder, “When is the best time to shop for one?” You may be surprised to know that the most affordable time for purchasing one may be in the fall or winter. You may not like to hear this because Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. Spending more money in the fall may not be in your budget, and you say to yourself, “I can just wait until spring!”
To help with your decision, consider some reasons why fall may be the best time to do so. In the fall, refrigerated air isn’t needed as much, so you won’t need to rush. You can take your time shopping for the best air conditioner with the best value at Affordable service. In the off-season, companies may offer price reductions on their products. Affordable Service may have extra air conditioners available that are left over from the summer and will offer you a significant discount. In the summer, the demand is higher when everyone else is purchasing one; therefore, the cost may be higher.
Affordable Service Rio Rancho will also help with your decision. Free estimates, easy instant financing and affordable prices are offered from Affordable Service. We’re available in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque, so call us today.
Changing seasons with Affordable Service HVAC - what is that burning smell?
As winter months approach, the chill in the air may require you to turn your heater on for the first time this fall season. Yet, when you switch your thermostat to heat you may notice, the faint smell similar to something burning which can alarm your family members. Affordable Service HVAC can explain a few reasons for the off-putting odor.
That smell could be due to the amount of time your furnace has been sitting unused. Oftentimes, a thin layer of dust collects inside the heating conversion system and burns off during the first use of the season. However, if it has been quite some time since the furnace has seen use, or if you are concerned about the possibility of excessive dust accumulation, contact our qualified techs at Affordable Service. Our technicians will perform a thorough inspection of your heating system. We also provide maintenance services, such as changing of air filters, to ensure dust is not a factor.
The burning smell could be related to a heating blockage in your ductwork or an electrical issue. In this case, contact Affordable Service at (505)891-8907 and we'll be happy to send a technician out for a thorough inspection.
Affordable Service. 3200 Northern Blvd. NE, in Rio Rancho, NM 87124
The change from summer to fall involves a lot of transitions. That includes switching between air conditioning and heating. Your system needs to be ready for that change, so consider these maintenance tips.Replace Filters C
lean filters are essential to a healthy system. They reduce the dust that enters the living space and cut down on the strain against your blower motor. Have Affordable Service Albuquerque replace them and get you ready for those cold Southwest nights.Service the Blower
The blower is a critical part of your air conditioning and heating. A worn or dirty blower fan can stimulate allergies and use extra energy. The best maintenance tips from HVAC Albuquerque include getting the blower cleaned and checked periodically.Take a Dry Run
Don't wait until it's cold to see if you have heat. Several weeks before the expected first cool days, turn on the heat and make sure that it's blowing warm air. If not, contact Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating and Cooling to get the repairs made before you get desperate--and cold.Check the Big Picture
The last of our maintenance tips is simply to get the overall system checked out. Affordable Service Albuquerque can make sure that heating services are ready to go. Contact Affordable Service at (505) 891-8907 to schedule yours today.