As we switch from the cooling season to the heating season, it’s important to make sure your HVAC equipment is ready for the switch by performing a few easy maintenance tasks. You can also schedule with one of our expert technicians for your heating and cooling needs.
People often think a dishwasher wouldn’t need to be cleaned or maintained because it’s a cleaning machine! But, build up from food particles or hard water sediment could become an issue. Regular maintenance is important to keep your machine working and your dishwasher smelling fresh.
We’ve all been there at one point or another. It’s hot out and the only relief in sight is your nice and cool air conditioning unit in your home. But alas, every once in a while, something unexpected occurs and your HVAC unit has broken down in the middle of summer in New Mexico. What could be the cause? How can you fix it? Most importantly, what can you do to prevent it? Don’t worry, Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling is here to help!
It’s an exciting time when you buy your first home in Albuquerque or Rio Rancho. Everything is new and you’re ready to put more into your investment. But, before you do, let’s make sure your base investment is protected first! There are several items you’ll want to know about your plumbing, so you don’t face an even bigger headache down the road! Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling are on standby ready to help you keep your new home, your best investment, safe and flood-free.
You’ve heard the term “Hard Water” before, especially in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. But what is hard water exactly? The more important question to ask is, if you do have it, how is it effecting your home and your health? “Hard Water” refers to all the extra stuff in water that is not two-parts hydrogen and one-part oxygen (h20). All that extra stuff is minerals like iron, calcium, manganese and magnesium. All those minerals aren’t necessarily bad for you, some sediments in hard water can also have bacteria. Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, and, Cooling explains what it is, how it effects your plumbing and what you can do to fix it! Here are a few signs to identify a hard water problem.
It’s hot outside in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and the surrounding areas. You can’t escape the heat because it’s the middle of summer. Your last vestige of hope is your nice and cool air-conditioned home. But your air conditioning unit has frozen. At Affordable Service Plumbing Heating and Cooling, we know how this sounds. Frozen in the middle of summer? It doesn’t make sense. But a frozen AC Unit is common. Here’s why and what you need to know!
One of the most terrifying moments you can ever experience in a bathroom is the dreaded broken toilet. For Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and surrounding area residents, here’s what the experts at Affordable Service Heating, Plumbing and Cooling recommend you do to avoid this potential (and personal) problem!
Right now, in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and the surrounding areas, you should have had your air conditioning unit turned on for the coming summer months. But, after a few weeks of running your AC, it breaks down. So, should you repair it? Or replace it? It’s a decision that comes with a fine line. Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling can help you with that decision!
Nothing is worse than coming home to a sweltering home and turning your air conditioning unit on for some much-needed relief. You find the nearest vent and put your face up to it, expecting a nice chilly breeze to relieve you from your sweaty discomfort. But, instead, you only get a wisp of cool air. You stand with your face at the vent, waiting for more cool air to come, but it never does! This is low airflow and here are a few reasons why your air conditioning unit may have it!
Affordable Service Plumbing Heating and Cooling does not celebrate Christmas in July nor do we celebrate “Halloween in July” either. So, let’s cut to the chase, solve the mystery and remove the proverbial scary mask from the problem that’s making all the scary sounds in your HVAC unit!
As the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho area heads into the summer, it doesn’t mean you should stop paying attention to your thermostat. If you have a high-efficiency air conditioning unit, you can still use a programmable thermostat during the summer. By using a programmable thermostat, you can get the most from your HVAC system, save money, and keep your home cool.
It’s Springtime in New Mexico! While we prepare for the hotter months by having Affordable Service switch our heating units over to air conditioning and swamp coolers, an old friend who makes us sneeze and our noses run returns – allergies! Now, there may be no way to avoid the pollen and juniper in the air outside but, could switching over your air conditioner or swamp cooler make our allergies worse? It’s very possible if your air ducts aren’t cleaned!
As Spring and Summer approach Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, you may realize that the air conditioning in your house is either in need of replacement or repair. Your initial thoughts may be “Great, another expense I can’t afford”. But, did you know that the utility companies offer huge rebates for installing energy efficient equipment? Surprisingly, a lot of people are unaware that these rebates exist, and some may even think that it seems counterintuitive. Affordable Service helps break down how to take advantage of these rebates and why they’re offered in the first place.
One of the most unfortunate things to happen to you in the shower is a sudden absence of hot water. No one wants to be cold and shivering in their shower. While a cold shower will certainly help wake you up in the morning, it’s not the most preferred method of doing so. That’s why Affordable Service wants you to know how your hot water heater works and what kind of maintenance it requires. We can help you avoid that sudden, freezing cold shower!
Your water heater is a water storage tank that is usually found in the garage, laundry room, or utility closet in your home. Your water heater will use electricity or gas to heat water at a specific time. Then it will use inlets that will distribute hot water to the various utilities or appliances in your home such as the shower, dishwasher, laundry machine, etc. Affordable Service can assist in water heater installation.
Spring has arrived in Albuquerque and while we still have a few weeks here and there of cold weather, the warmer months are approaching quickly. Summer will be here before we know it and with summer comes high temperatures. You’re going to want to make sure you have the right cooling system in place to combat those high temperatures and keep you and your family nice and cool. If you’ve been using a swamp cooler, maybe it’s time to investigate refrigerated air and the benefits it can provide over your evaporative cooler. But, how do you know if changing over is the right thing for you to do currently? Don’t worry, Affordable Service Plumbing Heating and Cooling can give you the answers. Let’s look at some of the many benefits that refrigerated air can offer you!