Summer has finally come to a close, and the autumn season is under way. This means that in the Rio Rancho and Albuquerque area, winter and much colder temperatures are just around the corner. While it may be tempting for homeowners to ignore their HVAC systems, there are some very good reasons for them to take the time to winterize their houses and their heating/cooling equipment. It is time and effort well invested to winterize your home before cold weather hits.
Air ducts run throughout your home, allowing for air to move freely in every room. These ducts are part of the heating and cooling system, providing an outlet for hot or cold air into each room. Air ducts are connected to vents, which can be placed on the floor, ceiling or walls. While these ducts are common in almost all modern construction, very few people give them much thought. The fact is that air ducts need to be cleaned.
It can be tempting to keep using old heating equipment, and durable construction means they're often built to last. However, there are a number of potential risks of using old equipment, especially if it has not been maintained correctly. Here are a few risks and some of the ways a furnace replacement can keep you and your family safe.
When the mornings become brisk and cool in New Mexico, we know it’ll soon be time to kick on the furnace! Affordable Service can shut down your swamp cooler for the winter or winterize your refrigerated air system, and make sure your furnace will be working correctly when cold weather hits.
Many homeowners don’t think about servicing their water heater until something goes wrong. When this happens, faucets and appliances may only produce cold water. Common problems include sensor issues, faulty thermostats and heating element failure. Numerous heaters also develop internal corrosion. This can eventually create holes in the tank that cause it to leak. Repair costs vary considerably depending on the specific problem.
In pressurized water systems commonly used today, one danger to watch out for is backflow, a phenomenon whereby contaminated water flows the wrong direction back into the potable water supply. If this should happen, call Affordable Service’s 24/7 emergency service.
Fully operational plumbing systems are a must when it comes to commercial real estate. The reality is that plumbing and drains can go awry, even when a commercial building is overseen by a responsible property or business owner. Affordable Service is a highly experienced commercial drain cleaning company serving the needs of businesses in the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho areas.
When the New Mexico Summer days begin to reach the 100 degree mark, and are then followed by the annual New Mexico monsoon season rains, the humidity becomes unbearable if you’re coming home to a swamp cooler! The one main nemesis of the evaporative (swamp) cooling is HUMIDITY! When the humidity rises above 60 percent, swamp coolers become useless for cooling!
If you’ve had a service call from a plumbing, heating and cooling company, you’ve likely been offered a service agreement. While your first reaction may be to decline the agreement and just pay for that day’s service, there may be good reasons why a HVAC service agreement is a good strategy.
Indoor air quality (IAQ), also sometimes called indoor environmental quality, is defined by how inside air can affect a person’s comfort, health, and even their ability to work. Factors that affect IAQ might include humidity, temperature, poor ventilation, mold in the air, or exposure to chemical fumes.
If your home has been cooled by a swamp cooler, you may wonder about the costs and benefits of changing to refrigerated air conditioning. At Affordable Service, many customers ask if they should convert to refrigerated air, or continue to use their evaporative cooler. This list of questions may help you decide if converting your swamp cooler to air conditioning is right for you:
As our New Mexico days begin to warm up, all homeowners and business owners reach the point where it’s time to change from using the heater to running the cooling system. It’s important to thoroughly check your refrigerated air system before the first hot day—prevention and regular maintenance will extend its life and reduce your energy bills!