Serving Rio Rancho, Albuquerque, and Surrounding Areas

3200 Northern Blvd. NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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If you’re like most people, you want your heater or furnace to work during the winter, but you don’t want to worry about how or why. Unfortunately, equipment degrades over time and needs to be repaired or replaced. If you want to avoid inconvenient heater problems, the best thing to do is to make sure you have the team at Affordable Service Plumbing and Heating perform regular maintenance inspections.

At Affordable Service, we sometimes get seasonal questions from our customers wanting to know how to properly care for and maintain their heating and cooling units. As you might imagine, in states that get harsher, colder weather, it would be necessary to cover an outdoor air conditioner to protect it from ice and snow. However, Affordable Service wants you to know that in New Mexico, such action is not necessary. Covering your outdoor AC unit for the winter may seem like a good idea, but it’s not. It can be harmful.

16485750_s The leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America is Carbon Monoxide. The toxic gas is found in fumes any time you burn fuel, and is poisonous to humans and animals if inhaled.

If you’re a savvy shopper, you likely love getting deals on off season items. Buying skis in July and swimsuits in January can save you quite a bit of money on high quality name brand items. The same principle goes for your home’s heating and cooling needs. At Affordable Service, we believe that now, in the middle of winter, is a great time for converting your swamp cooler to refrigerated air.

Over 85% of US households have hard water. Hard water is water with a high mineral content, and it’s a real problem especially in New Mexico. Two common minerals, calcium and magnesium, when found in water can cause major issues for your home or business’s plumbing. When calcium and magnesium bind together, they form mineral deposits, or scale, and they stick to the interior of pipes. This can be difficult to remove and can lead to clogging.

The Holidays bring family together, but having more people in your home can wreak havoc on your plumbing system. With colder weather, more cooking in the kitchen, and more guests showering and using your bathroom, the extra strain on your plumbing can mean clogged pipes, frozen pipes, and cold showers.

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.

Radiant heating system usually don’t require a lot of repairs or maintenance, but these efficient heating systems do need attention before cold weather sets in!

How do you know when it’s time to replace your furnace instead of paying for more repairs?

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