Santa Fe Express Plumbing & Drain Blog

Warning Signs of a Boiler in Need of Repairs

October 14th, 2019

condensing-gas-boilerThe weather hasn’t turned cold yet to the point where you’ll have your boiler running regularly. The time is fast approaching, however, and we want to help you prepare for the winter season. The first step is arranging for maintenance for your boiler with our technicians. This is the best way to prevent boiler repair in Santa Fe, NM over the winter.

But since no amount of maintenance can prevent all repairs, the next step is understanding the signs of a boiler in trouble. When a boiler begins malfunctioning, it will send out several signals that it’s heading south. You can catch these and arrange for repairs before the boiler stops working. Remember, the sooner you have repairs done, the less extensive they are likely to be.

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It’s Time for Regular Maintenance for Your Furnace!

September 30th, 2019

heating-repair-servicesDo you use a furnace in Los Alamos, TX for comfort during the winters? If you do, you won’t rely on it as much as someone who lives in a northern state—but you will get use out of it during the coming months. Is the furnace ready for another season?

If your answer is “I’m not sure,” or “How can I know if it’s ready?” then we need to remind you about regular professional heating maintenance.

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How Do Ductless Air Conditioning Systems Save Money?

September 16th, 2019

ductless-mini-split-in-roomIf you know anything about ductless mini split systems (a.k.a. ductless air conditioning, ductless heat pumps), you’ve probably heard about how they can help a home save money on cooling bills. This is true, but it’s also a bit more complicated than simply saying, “Ductless systems save you money!” They reduce the cost of cooling a home in several different ways.

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Are Ductless ACs Worth Considering?

September 2nd, 2019

ductless-mini-split-on-the-wallDuctless heating and cooling systems are becoming more common in homes and businesses in the US each year. If you’re in a situation where you’re considering putting in new air conditioning in Bernalillo, NM for your house, a ductless AC may be on the list.

Is going with a ductless system worthwhile? Do they offer any fantastic benefits?

The answer to the second questions is, yes. Ductless heating and cooling offer superb advantages, which is why their use continues to spread. The answer to the first question is maybe. Going ductless isn’t the right choice in all situations, and we’re going to look at when ductless is a good option to weigh.

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AC Not Keeping the House Cool Enough? Here’s Why!

August 19th, 2019

woman-and-fanThis is a problem we often deal with in August when sending out our skilled HVAC technicians: a central air conditioner that no longer pushes out enough cold air to keep a house comfortable. Although this isn’t usually an issue that sends people running to call for emergency repairs, it’s still trouble and in many cases will need service from our pros to fix it.

Before you schedule either air conditioning repair or air conditioning replacement in Bernalillo, NM with our team, read over some of the reasons your air conditioner is falling down on the job. You may find a simple cause for the problem, or you may realize that it’s time to think about getting a new air conditioner.

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Does Your AC Need a Tune-Up? Or Repairs?

August 5th, 2019

tools-on-ac-cabinetAugust can often be a rough time for air conditioning systems. They’ve already taken on a few months of intense Santa Fe mid-year weather, and the heat often ramps up even more during August and September. This is why air conditioners are at the highest risk of breaking down during the late summer, and why it’s a good idea to pay attention to any warnings that your home’s AC is in trouble.

When an air conditioner does begin to show signs of malfunction, such as making odd noises, losing cooling power, or stopping and starting too often, people sometimes wonder if they should arrange for an air conditioning tune-up in Santa Fe, NM before the trouble gets bad enough that they need repairs. But this isn’t what an AC tune-up is for, as we’ll explain.

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What’s the Sound Coming From My Air Conditioner?

July 22nd, 2019

tech-with-acWhen it’s time to schedule air conditioning service in Rio Rancho, NM to fix a wonky cooling system, it would be nice if the AC just told you something was wrong. Maybe flash words on the thermostat, “This system is losing refrigerant and must have professional repairs right away.” Or a warning bell that goes off and alerts you to call the local HVAC pros.

One day this technology may appear in homes. At the moment, you’ll have to make do with knowing the less obvious warnings from an AC that it’s time for professional service, such as sounds that are out of the ordinary.

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How Your AC Benefits from a Fresh Filter

July 8th, 2019

Living in New Mexico means running your air conditioner. A lot. Considering just how much we depend upon our home cooling systems to keep us comfortable during our long, grueling summers, it only makes sense that you do everything possible to protect that system’s overall condition and its cooling performance. The best thing that any homeowner can do for any air conditioning system is to schedule routine air conditioning maintenance with trained professionals. Even this is not really enough, though.

Why? Because annual maintenance is just—annual. And the filter in your air conditioner needs changing more frequently than that—typically every 1-3 months. And that means that it is really up to you to ensure that the filter in your air conditioning system is clean at all times. If you’re wondering if it’s really worth the trouble, keep in mind that A) it’s quite simple to change the filter and B) it is definitely worth the minimal effort. Here’s why.

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These Plumbing Noises Mean Trouble

June 24th, 2019

shocked-to-hearWhen people believe they live in a haunted house because they hear odd knocking and pounding sounds from the walls, they’re really dealing with a less ghostly of a problem: plumbing with an issue requiring attention.

You may need a plumber in Espanola, NM to track down what’s causing these sounds and then fix the trouble. Below we’ve written out a few of the sounds you might hear coming from your home’s plumbing and what they mean.

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Did You Schedule AC Maintenance Yet?

June 10th, 2019

service-blue-markerWe offer 24-hour air conditioning repair services because we know plenty can go wrong with a home’s AC during the summers in Santa Fe, and not always at a convenient time. We’re glad to offer AC repair in Belen, NM and elsewhere whenever our customers need it. But we also want our customers to get the best possible performance from their air conditioners so they rarely need to call for repairs in the first place.

With our routine maintenance service for air conditioning systems, we can help you avoid air conditioning troubles throughout the summer and enjoy many other benefits that come with the well-cared-for cooling system.

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