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!
The age-old struggle in many homes is the battle over the thermostat. Many families argue over the temperature in their households. Typically, this argument boils down to one person wanting to be comfortable and the other wanting to save money on their heating or cooling bill. Thankfully, this argument can be a thing of the past with a mini-split HVAC system.
This day and age, people always do their research before hiring an HVAC company. That means they will read online reviews of several companies before deciding who to call. These reviews provide the customer with an idea of how the business operates, what hours they keep, the various services they provide, and the quality of the technicians they employ. So, how do you know if an online review is real? Do some companies hire writers or ask family members and friends to post positive feedback on their behalf? The answer is yes, other companies may!
Most HVAC systems work by exchanging your house's air with the air outdoors. This means holes in the exterior of your house for vents, and that in turn could mean possible openings where insects and other household pests can find their way inside.
However, you can reduce the risk of critters invading your house through the heating or cooling ducts with a few common-sense steps, including:
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.
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!