Santa Fe Express Plumbing & Drain Blog

Three Types of Water Heaters Explained

November 12th, 2018

tankless water heaterWith so many options for water heaters, the obvious question to ask is “Which one is the best?”

Rather than try to tell you which one is best, you’ll have an easier time deciding when you see the pros and cons stacked up against each other. This can give you a good idea about what you’re getting into, but we still recommend consulting with a water heater installation expert in Los Alamos, NM to find out which system will work best for your home.

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What to Expect From a Brand New Boiler

October 29th, 2018

gas-boilerWhen it comes time to replace your heater, there are many options to consider. If you’ve never put much thought into heating systems before, you most likely own a furnace—it’s a common choice and requires a hassle-free installation. However, you could be missing out on one of the best heating systems out there: the boiler.

We’ll tell you what you can expect from a brand new boiler, and why you might consider getting one.

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Signs It’s Time for Boiler Replacement

October 15th, 2018

gas-boiler-gaugeIf you’re reading this article because you suspect it’s time for a new boiler, we can’t blame you—boilers are great heaters. They have a good record as long-lasting and efficient heaters, meaning they’ll rarely break due to having fewer moving parts.

But that doesn’t mean they’re invincible. In this post, we’ll get down to what you need to pay attention to if you think it’s time for a boiler replacement.

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Why Think About Air Conditioning Just Before the Cold Season?

October 1st, 2018

We’re officially in the first weeks of the fall season, and that means gradually lowering temperatures. It begins with colder nights, and before long, the days will be cold too! I’m shivering just thinking about it. So why would we want to think about air conditioners at a time like this?

After all, we just got done with summer! Well, you can just think of us as being early for next year. There are a few good reasons why now is a good time to think about air conditioning, and we’ll go into more details down below.

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How to Respond to a Plumbing Leak

September 17th, 2018

drain-leakIf you have a plumbing leak, then you need to get it fixed! That much is obvious, but what are you supposed to do in the meantime? Are there certain things to take into consideration before handling a leak? We’ll hopefully be able to answer some of the questions for you below.

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Your Guide to Air Conditioner Refrigerant

September 3rd, 2018

hvac-tech-recharging-refrigerantStandard air conditioners and heat pumps work thanks to a little chemical known as refrigerant. You may have heard the term in passing while speaking to an HVAC contractor in Albuquerque, NM, or maybe you’ve heard it casually referred to as Freon (which is actually a trademarked brand name). Several air conditioning misconceptions concern what refrigerant is and what it does, so we’ll break it down for you in this post.

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The Worst Stuff for Your Kitchen Drain and Disposal

August 20th, 2018

kitchen-drainAlthough most homeowners would never mistake their garbage disposal for a trash can, that’s sometimes what happens unintentionally. It’s not so much that people think garbage disposals are indestructible, it’s more that the garbage disposal has a few weaknesses most people wouldn’t anticipate.

Likewise, anything that the garbage disposal has trouble with won’t end well for the drain itself, either. Nearly anything you wouldn’t put through the disposal shouldn’t be put through the drain, and vice versa.

The best way to tell you how to treat your disposal and drain is simply by telling you what you shouldn’t do, so here’s a list of things you should never put in your garbage disposal.

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Do You Have A Main Water Line Problem?

August 6th, 2018

trenchless-sewer-repairIf you had a problem with your main water line, would you know it?

Possibly not, since it’s buried underneath your home. Another place that can give you any indication of a main water line problem is possibly in the worst place:

Your water bill.

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other ways to find out, if you know what to look for. In this post, we’ll go over a few symptoms of water line problems that can help you save hundreds of dollars in the long-run.

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Corrosion and Sediment in Your Water Heater

July 23rd, 2018

water-heater-maintenanceAmong the factors that determine the quality of your water, one of them is the region you live in. Unless you have a water filtration system, the city can only do so much to purify your water before it gets to your home. New Mexico happens to be one of the states with the hardest water in the nation.

So how does this tie into your water heater? Minerals, whether they tend to corrode or buildup, both have the ability to damage your water heater if not treated with routine maintenance. We’ll look at just a few examples of how corrosion and sediments can be cause enough for concern to call a Toas plumbing service.

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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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