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Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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During this unprecedented time, Affordable Service wants to assure our customers that our office staff and technicians are being safe and making every effort to keep surfaces clean, wash their hands, and will maintain their distance while providing service to your home.

It would seem that all of our electronic devices these days include a charge that is USB adapted. This means that you also have to carry around the adapter so you can plug the charging cord into that and then back Into the outlet. Affordable Service is here to give you an upgrade trick: you can upgrade your outlets to include a USB charging port!

But, how do you do that? It’s simple!

Sometimes our home’s vents aren’t placed in an area that will efficiently cool a room in the summer. Sometimes those rooms are positioned so they are in the direct sunlight all day and that means that those rooms are several degrees warmer than the rest of the house. We have the answer! Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, A/C, Electric offer professional installation of mini split a/c units to fit your needs.

Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Electric are called out to evaluate a lot of swamp coolers to help diagnose their cooling issues. Do you know that your swamp cooler is also called an evaporative cooler because it cools the air by causing water to evaporate? Swamp coolers work by being hooked into city water, and city water can be hard! It can be anywhere from 12 to 25 grains hard. Hard water is described as how many “dissolved” hardness minerals there are in 1 GPG (grain per gallon) of calcium and magnesium.

Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Electric want to remind everyone of the importance of maintaining their air conditioning unit. There are many reasons to do it, but the most important reason is to extend its lifespan. When you take the time before each cooling season to properly clean and maintain your outside unit, you are making sure that problems that arise come as no surprise. Here is a step by step on how to safely do it yourself, but as a reminder, if you need a professional to do it, you can contact Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Electric.

Living in New Mexico we often have high temperatures and low humidity in the summer. But as the monsoon season begins to settle in, our swamp coolers and the coolness of our homes pay the price. Swamp coolers are different than refrigerated air conditions because a swamp cooler uses simpler technology in its evaporative process. Swamp coolers are also extremely energy efficient and are very cost-effective as well. Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Electric receives questions regarding swamp coolers and we are here to answer those questions!

Running your air conditioner takes a large priority when you’re home and it’s important to make sure that your a/c unit it working as efficiently to cool your house down as much as possible. When you call our technicians at Affordable Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Electric, you will hear us talk to you about how to properly balance your vents and air conditioning system from room to room. Here are some why you may be experiencing hot and cool spots and this is how you can adjust them.

Cooling your house in the summer is a big job for your air conditioner and you don’t want to make it work harder than it already does. Your air filters can play a big role in the efficiency of your unit, that is why our technicians here at Affordable Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Electric want to provide you with the knowledge to make those informed decisions.

The last thing anyone needs is a hefty electricity bill just to keep you and your family cool this summer. Here at Affordable Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Electric our technicians have compiled a list of helpful tips to keep you cool and your cooling bill lower. We are here for you and your cooling needs, so do not hesitate to call with any plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electric problems that arise.

Now that summer has begun, it’s time for a quick check up to make sure your air conditioning units are working as efficiently as they can to help keep you cool. Our technicians have come up with some at home checks that you can do, as well as when to call in a certified team of specialists.

One of the easiest at home checks you can do it to make sure that your thermostat is set correctly. Oftentimes, your thermostat may simply be set to fan only, which can actually pull in hot air from the outside! Switching the termostat to the cooling option with your adjusted temperature setting should take care of that. Be sure to check your thermostat's manual for more troubleshooting tips. If that doesn’t seem to solve the issue, please make sure to give Affordable Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Electric a call to schedule an appointment.

One of the more convenient appliances located in the kitchen is the garbage disposal. It can make dealing with food waste a simpler and more efficient way to deal with daily food preparations. It’s important to know to how to take care of these smaller appliances so that they don’t become an unexpected cost for you later on. At Affordable Service we have come up with some simple and easy to remember do’s & dont’s when taking care of your garbage disposal.

Garbage disposal maintenance is one of the easier household chores on your list and take just a few minutes to do. No one has time for clogged drains and replacing a broken garbage disposal, that’s why the certified technicians here at Affordable Service have made a list of easy steps you can take daily to prevent a costly mistake.

Summertime is considered a relaxing season. Sunshine, longer days, more time outdoors, and the opportunity to lounge by the swimming pool are all things that help make this time of year a favorite for many. Although "summer" represents a break for many, it does not mean your plumbing is taking a break. In fact, with more people at your home, there may be even more strain on your system during summer. There are, however, some things you can do to make things run more smoothly. Here are a few tips from the experts at Affordable Service.

Your septic system is a critical part of your home or business and if not serviced properly, can lead to tens of thousands of dollars of repair work. The technicians at Affordable Service HVAC and Plumbing would like to remind you of some simple steps to keep you from major headaches down the road.

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