Santa Fe Express Plumbing & Drain Blog

Short Cycling is a Problem with Your Air Conditioner

April 16th, 2018

air-conditioning-repairWe’re very early into air conditioning season, but chances are you’ve already run yours on a reasonably frequent basis. Soon enough, summer will be here and your system will be called upon to run every day. If there are repair issues or other problems with your system, now is the time to act. Doing so will usually cut down on the cost of repairs since the damage hasn’t had as much time to spread. It also gives you the flexibility to schedule repairs at your leisure, instead of reacting to a sudden breakdown and letting it disrupt your life.

Among the things you should check for in your system in the phenomenon of short cycling. What is it and why is it a problem? The answers can be found below.

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Time to Schedule Maintenance for your Air Conditioner

April 2nd, 2018

air-conditioning-maintanceSpring is officially here and summer won’t be far behind. Those hot days seem to arrive sooner and sooner every year, and if you own a home, you need your air conditioner to work for months on end in order to stay cool and comfortable. The last thing you need is to deal with an unexpected breakdown or repair job in the middle of a heat wave, and while our trained team offers swift repair service — including emergency repairs 24/7 — we also believe that an ounce of preventing beats a pound of cure.

That means scheduling a maintenance session for your air conditioner before the weather gets too hot. It provides a number of benefits and can pay huge dividends later in the summer when the weather gets hot.

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What to Look for in a New Air Conditioner

March 19th, 2018

new-air-conditioningSpring is here and summer will be along soon enough. This is the time when homeowners trade in their old outdated air conditioners for a more modern replacement. If your warranty has expired and you experienced a lot of trouble with your air conditioner last summer, or if you’re paying far more than you should in your monthly air conditioning bills, it might be time to invest in a new system. Doing so now lets you enjoy the benefits of such a system all summer long – and for many summers thereafter – as well as giving your monthly budget a break with more efficient cooling power.

Once you’ve made the decision to install a new system, you should speak with a trained technician about your options. Every home is different and your new air conditioner needs to match it in ways that a layman may not be aware of. More specifically, here are a few things you should look for when determining the right new air conditioner for you.

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3 Things to Look for In a Plumber

March 5th, 2018

emergency-plumbing-servicesPlumbing professionals are as important to your home as the mechanic is to your car. We depend on our plumbing systems for potable water to cook, clean and bathe with. It’s one of the basic staples of living. And when your plumbing system runs into trouble — whether it’s a leak, a clog, or a new sink — you want a plumbing company that knows its business and can deliver on its promises.

There are plenty of plumbers in the area, and most of them can do a halfway decent job if your pipes or outlets have a problem. But you don’t need just “halfway decent” when superior services are available. The question becomes how to separate the merely “decent” plumbing companies from those who go above and beyond.

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Size Matters When It Comes to New Heaters

February 19th, 2018

heating-replacement-servicesNo one likes to think about buying a new heater in the middle of winter. It leaves your home without proper warmth and can be complicated by snow and other types of inclement weather.

Normally, you should wait until spring to replace an older heater, and if you need to do so now, it’s likely because you’re dealing with a significant breakdown. That means you need to move quickly to get a new heating system installed. But don’t let that need blind you to the steps you need to take to get the right system for your home.

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Trenchless Technology Makes Sewer Repair Easier

February 5th, 2018

trenchless-sewer-repairThe sewer line is arguably the most important part of your plumbing: carrying waste and wastewater out of your home and into the nearby civic sewer system. In and of itself, it’s no different from any other length of pipe, save that it’s large and buried in the ground beneath your yard.

That keeps it safer from wear and tear than most pipes, but when trouble does arise, it presents a thorny problem. How can you reach a pipe to repair a leak or a clog when the pipe itself is buried underground?

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Always Count on a Professional for Drain Cleaning

January 22nd, 2018

clogged-drain-serviceClogged drains are a common occurrence, and sooner or later your household is likely to run into one. The go-to solution for such issues is to buy a chemical drain cleaner at the store, or perhaps go to the local home improvement center and purchase a plumbing snake.

In almost every instance that’s a huge mistake. Store-bought solutions rarely address the issue properly, and often force you to apply them again and again before the drain becomes clear. In most cases, if you can’t deal with the clog via a good old-fashioned plunger, it’s best to call in a professional plumber.

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What to Look for in a Heating Repair Service

January 8th, 2018

heating-repair-servicesCold weather has arrived, and with it comes increased scrutiny on our heating systems. When a repair issue looms, you need a qualified service to take care of it. Heating systems contain gas liens and other potentially dangerous components, which require formal training and licensing to deal with. Even the most ardent do-it-yourselfer needs to pick up the phone and call in a professional when the heater runs into trouble But there are lots of heating repair companies in the area. How can you tell which one works best for your needs, especially in the winter? Ultimately, only you can make that decision, but there are a few guidelines to help you find the right service for you. Here are a few tips on things to look for with your service.

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3 Signs You Need Heating Repair

December 25th, 2017

heating-repair-servicesWinters tend to be cold and dry in Albuquerque, and that means your heating system needs to run reliably every day in order to keep your family warm and comfortable. That’s far more than a luxury in the colder months around here, and the last thing you need is a sudden loss of heating power just when the thermometer drops below freezing.

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November 13th, 2017

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