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3200 Northern Blvd. NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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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.

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Key Factors in Furnace Replacement Price.

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

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Energy Efficiency Myths

Let's look at a few energy efficiency myths about heating and cooling we've heard at Affordable Service and the reality behind them. Myth #1 Attic Insulation Only Helps in Winter The fact is insulation works just as much in the summer as it does in the winter. In the summer, it keeps cool air in and keeps hot air out. You will likely see more effect in winter, but your summer air conditioning bills should also be lower. Myth #2 A Larger HVAC Unit Is Better The idea is that a larger unit won't have to work as hard, which is true. However, a larger unit costs more upfront. Plus, because it switches on and off frequently, you may see higher repair costs for the electric control. HVAC units need to tailor made to your home or they’ll short cycle. At Affordable Service, we’ll help you choose the correct unit for your home. Myth #3 Keeping Temperatures Steady Keeps Energy Use Down This is another myth we hear at Affordable Service all the time. The truth is, when you aren't at home, it's better to adjust the temperature to a more efficient setting. You can do this manually. However, the better choice is to have a programmable thermostat installed and set to handle the adjustments automatically. Myth #4 Closing Vents Saves Money If you aren't using a room, it would seem to make sense that cutting off the vents in that room would save money. The experts here at Affordable Service Heating know better. What happens is the air pressure in the vents increase because the air cannot exit as it should. This can cause the HVAC system to be less efficient. To learn more about energy efficiency, call Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning today at 505-891-8907
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What is a heat pump and how does it work?

<>In most parts of the US, it's necessary to have some sort of system to heat and cool your home to make it comfortable during times of the year that experience more extreme temperatures. Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning provide Albuquerque and Rio Rancho with HVAC products for homeowners. Whether you're in need of heating or cooling, a heat pump can be an effective option for your home. <>A heat pump removes heat from the air either inside or outside your home. It's a mechanical system, so it's quite efficient. The heat pump works as an air conditioner that also runs in reverse to blow heat throughout your home. When the weather is warm, it takes the warm air from your house and blows it outside, cooling the house. In cooler weather, it may be surprising, but a heat pump pulls the heat from outside and blows it inside to provide the heating that you need to keep your home warm and toasty. Heat pumps will work until the temperature goes down to -4 degrees. <>Heat pumps tend to be more popular in areas of the country that are more humid. However, some people prefer them for “living off the grid” in New Mexico. Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning keeps them in stock on a regular basis. <>In the Albuquerque area, your leading option for HVAC systems is Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning. We are ready to work for you and provide you with the great service that you deserve. Call Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling at 505-891-8907.
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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

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Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealer

Affordable Service has earned the designation as a Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealer, which entails performance to the manufacturer’s rigorous standards.

Across the country, there are thousands of HVAC companies, but only an estimated 5% of them earn a factory-authorized certification. The Carrier Corporation, one of the heating and cooling industry’s leaders, sets rigorous standards in professionalism, expertise, and efficiency for its dealers that earn this award.

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A One Degree Difference Creates Savings

When you look at your monthly energy bill, consider that nearly 50% of the energy consumption is to provide heating and cooling, according to the Department of Energy. All the other energy uses (lights, appliances, TVs, etc) make up the rest.

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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.

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Pay Less to Stay Comfortable

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.

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Benefits of HVAC Inspections and 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.

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