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!
Backflow prevention is designed to maintain clean water in cities’ public water systems. Call Affordable Service to install, test or repair your backflow prevention system. We’ve been serving the plumbing needs of commercial and residential customers for more than 30 years.
If you’re experiencing a sewer backup, call Affordable Service for 24/7 response and resolution. Just like the interior plumbing in a building can become clogged, your sewer lines that connect your home to city sewer lines can clog and backup. Overflowing sewage can back up into your home or commercial building; often sewer backups are caused by putting items such as diapers or paper towels down the toilet, or by oils or grease put down the drains that create a clog.
Emergency plumbing problems? Call us at 505-891-8907. We’re on our way within minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Nights, weekends, holidays? No problem. At Affordable Service, we’re a local plumber nearby, solving emergency plumbing for residential and commercial buildings.
Have you felt the coolness in the morning and the brisk air in the evenings? This means a new fall season is upon us. It also means it is time to changeover from your evaporative cooling system (swamp cooler) to your heating system. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, October is the best time to schedule a professional to come out and winterize your cooling system.