Santa Fe Express Plumbing & Drain Blog

Common Commercial AC Issues

July 9th, 2018

commercial-rooftop-air-conditioning-repairIs your air conditioner giving you problems? No one should have to put up with that in the middle of a New Mexico summer.

AC problems are even worse in commercial settings, where the productivity of your employees and the comfort of your customers is at stake. If your AC stopped working, make sure to call for HVAC services in Santa Fe, NM. Otherwise, take a look below to consider if you’re experiencing any of these common AC issues.

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You Can’t Beat an HVAC Contractor for AC Needs

June 25th, 2018

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When it comes to HVAC work, you can’t settle on DIY care. With professionalism comes experience, and experience brings the knowledge and know-how to work with any kind of problem.

A good HVAC contractor can work with any brand or system, and their work will always be complete and thorough. When it comes to your air conditioning needs, an HVAC contractor in Albuquerque, NM simply can’t be beat.

Below are just a few reasons to let a contractor handle the job for you.

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How Water Treatment Systems Can Improve Your Water

June 11th, 2018

water-filtration-systemMost of the time, the first thought we give to water is when something goes wrong with our plumbing. Like most things in life, though, it’s better to be proactive than reactive.

You may have considered installing a water treatment system. This can be an excellent way to improve the quality of your water by removing harmful and unhealthy substances.

But how exactly do these systems work? Which one is best for you?

We’ll discuss below the different ways these systems impact your water’s quality.

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How to Deal with Plumbing Leaks

May 28th, 2018

leak-in-trapYou have a plumbing leak, and you’re not sure what to do about it. Like many people, you may be tempted to both ignore it and hope it’ll fix itself. This always seems to be an attractive course of inaction, but the ultimately unhappy results speak to its ineffectiveness.

Instead, depending on what kind of leak you have – faucet, water heater, sewage line, or slab – there are a variety of options available. No matter what, you need to make the first right choice: utilize plumbing professionals.

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3 Things to Consider with Air Conditioning Installation

May 14th, 2018

air-conditioning-serviceSummer will soon be here, and if your air conditioner is on its last legs, the time has come to seriously think about replacing it. New air conditioning installation should ideally take place before the summer starts, when you have time to plan it properly. Not only does that allow you to take advantage of all the benefits of a new system, but you can avoid the problems that might come from trying to run your old, worn-out system for another summer. (There’s nothing worse than experiencing a catastrophic breakdown in the middle of a heat wave and having to scramble to install a new system when the temperature hits 100 degrees.)

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Call for Air Conditioning Repair for Short Cycling Issues

April 30th, 2018

air-conditioning-repairsAs spring turns into summer, temperatures in the area will continue to rise. You’re going to be using your air conditioner more and more often in the next few weeks, which makes this a perfect time to note any problems with your air conditioner and call a repair service immediately. You should never attempt to diagnose a problem with your air conditioner yourself, but you can spot the signs that something isn’t functioning the way it should simply by noting any differences in your system’s performance.

Among the things you should watch for is a process known as short cycling: turning on and off again very quickly multiple times throughout the day. It doesn’t sound like much, but in fact, it can signal a significant problem.

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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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