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Should You Use a Boiler for Your Home Heating?

December 24th, 2018

boilerAre you considering a boiler installation in Albuquerque, NM for your next heating system? If you agree with all the following points in this article, then a boiler will most likely be a good choice for you.

You should definitely install a boiler if…

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Which Heating Replacement is Right For Your Home?

December 10th, 2018

family-warming-up-to-radiatorYour heater isn’t going to last forever. When the time comes for replacement, you’ll know it based on a few factors: Its age, how efficient it is, and if the need for repairs has increased.

So when that time does come, you can take the time to decide what kind of heater you want to replace it with. We can’t choose it for you, but we can give you a few reasons that might resonate with you and your comfort needs.

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Sewer Line Leak? Trenchless Repair to the Rescue!

November 26th, 2018

exposed-pipeReplacing a damaged sewer pipe would normally require that the entire length of pipe is excavated. Say goodbye to the lawn you’ve been carefully maintaining for the last few years.

But actually, that method of sewer line repair represented the old “normal.” The new normal is with trenchless pipe technology.

If your sewer line requires repairs or replacement from a plumber in Albuquerque, NM, you can rest assured that it’s a relatively painless process. Let us explain.

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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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