Fall Changeover

Fall Changeover

Fall is here, which means chilly weather is just around the corner. At Affordable Service in Rio Rancho, we believe it's important to get your heater ready for the Fall changeover to ensure you stay warm and cozy all season long. Our experts have put together a few quick tips to help you...

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What Not to Flush Down Your Toilet

What Not to Flush Down Your Toilet

It may come as a surprise, but there are more than a handful of things that you should not put down your toilet. Whether it’s due to convenience or ignorance, we all flush stuff we aren’t supposed to. The experts at Affordable Service in Rio Rancho are here to set the record straight and...

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What to do When Your Kitchen Sink Backs Up

What to do When Your Kitchen Sink Backs Up

Home plumbing issues can be a handful, especially in the kitchen. If you are experiencing issues with your kitchen sink not draining, draining slowly, or giving off an odor, it may be time to see what’s happening. Here are a few steps the experts at Affordable Service suggest you take to...

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Plumbing 101 for New Homeowners

Plumbing 101 for New Homeowners

Purchasing your first home can be intimidating, to say the least. Owning a new home brings along a whole new list of responsibilities. When something goes wrong, it can be hard to diagnose, especially when it comes to your plumbing. Lucky for you, the experts at Affordable Service are...

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Tankless vs Tank Water Heaters

Tankless vs Tank Water Heaters

When it comes to your home, water heaters can be quite an investment. If you are in the market for a new water heater, there are a few important things to consider to ensure you choose the right unit for your home. When you begin your search, you will quickly find that there are...

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Sewer Smell in the Bathroom

Sewer Smell in the Bathroom

Walking into the bathroom and noticing the smell of sewage is never a pleasant discovery. Unfortunately, this is a fairly common issue. Regardless of the reason, it’s important to get to the root of the problem and to find a resolution. Sewer smells in the bathroom can be the result of a...

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Why Plumbing Makes Noises

Why Plumbing Makes Noises

When water pipes make noise, it’s often described as a banging, hammering, groaning or humming sound. Often, the noise happens when water is turned off, such as when an outdoor irrigation system shuts off or when a water faucet inside is turned off. When the sound happens when water is...

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Do Smart Thermostats Save Money

Do Smart Thermostats Save Money

Smart thermostats are Wi-Fi enabled and can automatically adjust the temperature in your home. They provide features that are helpful, including: Convenience, changing the temperature when you’re away or when you’re asleep. Control through remote access via your smartphone. Insight on...

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4 Reasons Your Swamp Cooler is Blowing Hot Air

4 Reasons Your Swamp Cooler is Blowing Hot Air

It’s summer in New Mexico and here in the Rio Rancho and Albuquerque area, we can get hot days. Just when you need the cooling from your swamp cooler, you may notice it’s blowing out hot air. Here are the 3 key reasons that can happen. The water line or filter has become so clogged with...

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When Water is Coming from Your A/C

When Water is Coming from Your A/C

If water is coming from your refrigerated air conditioning system, it can cause concern but it’s usually not a serious issue. Today’s refrigerated air systems may contain an indoor component as well as the outdoor component. An evaporator coil is usually in the indoor unit, cooling the...

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How to Drain Your Water Heater

How to Drain Your Water Heater

Water heaters are underappreciated appliances in our homes. You turn on a faucet and get instant hot water, but you might not consider the maintenance that will help improve the lifepspan of your water heater. Water heaters that aren’t maintained can be the cause of significant water...

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Energy Efficiency Levels for A/Cs Change in 2023

Energy Efficiency Levels for A/Cs Change in 2023

In 2023, the regulations on energy efficiency ratings for air conditioner compressors as well as single package units, evaporator coils, gas furnaces and heat pumps will be affected by a change in the SEER2 regulations from the US Department of Energy (DOE). All regions of the United...

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