How Does a Ceiling Fan Cool the Room?

How Does a Ceiling Fan Cool the Room?

Ceiling fans are found in most New Mexico homes and often used to circulate air inside the home or office. But how do they work to cool the air? Ceiling fans produce a wind chill effect. Imagine being outside on a chilly day and the cold breeze makes you shiver. That’s caused from the...

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What to Expect During HVAC Installation

What to Expect During HVAC Installation

Whether it’s a new swamp cooler or a refrigerated air HVAC system, having a new heating and cooling unit installed is a process. The professional technicians at Affordable Service in Rio Rancho have installed thousands of systems across the Albuquerque Metro area since 1986, and we take...

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7 Ways to Improve Air Quality

7 Ways to Improve Air Quality

We spend the majority of our day at home, so the quality of the air inside the home can have a big impact on our health or how family members feel. It’s important to have healthy indoor air and to improve the indoor air quality to reduce allergens and illnesses. Poor indoor air quality...

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Hard Water and Your Swamp Cooler

Hard Water and Your Swamp Cooler

In Rio Rancho, we live with hard water. That means it has a lot of dissolved minerals, largely calcium and magnesium, which can create buildup much faster than if your water was soft. For homes that use evaporated cooling, what we know as swamp coolers, hard water can be especially...

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Energy Savings from Blown-In Insulation

Energy Savings from Blown-In Insulation

In New Mexico’s cold winters and hot summers, energy use is becoming a bigger factor for homeowners as energy costs increase. Other than piling on blankets and sweaters in the winter, or sweltering in your home by setting your summer A/C thermostat to 80 degrees, how can you have a...

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Protecting your HVAC System during Rolling Power Outages

Protecting your HVAC System during Rolling Power Outages

Across the Albuquerque region, our local power company has said that the summer of 2022 may see rolling brownouts. The peak summer months will challenge the utility’s ability to produce enough electricity to meet demand for it’s 525,000 customers across New Mexico. Brownouts are planned...

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Why the Shower Head Drips

Why the Shower Head Drips

If your shower head drips when the water is turned off, it can create an annoying sound but it can also add quite a bit to the cost of your water bill. One estimate for just 30 drips per minute calculates to 1,000 gallons of water in a month, which could increase your monthly water bill...

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What is a BTU?

What is a BTU?

The abbreviation of BTU is short for British Thermal Unit which is a unit of measurement for the energy needed to heat or to cool. Technically, it’s the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree, measured in Fahrenheit. Air conditioning units also...

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The Best Time to Clean Air Ducts

The Best Time to Clean Air Ducts

You may not think much about the air ducts in your home that deliver heated air from your furnace or cooled air from your air conditioner or swamp cooler. Their vital to your HVAC system, but they also need periodic cleaning to remove dust, allergens, mold, even bugs or rodents that may...

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Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality

Managing your home’s indoor air quality is just one way to help manage conditions such as asthma, COPD, and other lung conditions. Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Electric offer the Air Knight Whole Home Air Purification System for families that want to take...

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Beware of $39.95 Offers for HVAC Services!

Beware of $39.95 Offers for HVAC Services!

You might see commercials on television or ads in monthly publications with low-cost offers to check your furnace or air conditioner, or for a free furnace with the purchase of the air conditioning unit. “Get Your $39.95 Tune-Up” may sound like a good deal that will save you money, but...

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When Should You Replace Your Outside Spigot?

When Should You Replace Your Outside Spigot?

Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Electric have some tips on how you can tell if your outside spigot needs to be replaced Or, if the spigot is corroded, you might be headed for a major blow-out! Some points to remember: A leaking spigot can lead to freezing and...

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