Santa Fe Express Plumbing & Drain Blog: Posts Tagged ‘los lunas’

Heating Bills Too High? 4 Ways You Can Change This

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Man-paying-in-money-into-piggy-bankEnergy bills for your house are highest during the peak of summer and the peak of winter. Unless you somehow find a way never to run your heating system during the winter, you will experience a rise in energy costs during the season.

But if you think your current winter heating bills are far higher than they should be, and it isn’t due to a change in energy prices or increased use, there are ways to cut down on costs. The unfortunate truth is that it’s easy to waste energy with a few bad habits or through negligence. However, getting yourself out of those habits isn’t too difficult. With some changes and assistance from a Los Lunas, NM, HVAC contractor, you can wrangle those heating bills and get them under control.

Here are four ways to start beating the high cost of heating.

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This Is the Most Serious Furnace Problem!

Monday, November 11th, 2019

furnace-burners-smallWhat is the worst problem that can happen with your gas furnace? You might think having it fail to turn on during the coldest day of winter is terrible. And it definitely is! You’ll want to have furnace repair in Los Lunas, NM done as soon as possible if this happens. But if you guessed that the worst gas furnace trouble would involve the furnace becoming dangerous for the household, you’re right. There’s nothing worse than an appliance that is actively harmful.

Before we go farther, we want you to take a deep breath. Your furnace isn’t inherently dangerous. As long as it is 1) professionally installed, 2) maintained regularly, and 3) repaired promptly when it malfunctions, it has a low risk of danger. In fact, it is regular maintenance that will catch the problem we’re going to talk about before it turns hazardous.

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Why Won’t My Heat Pump Switch Over to Heating Mode?

Monday, October 28th, 2019

cold-man-with-thermostatA heat pump is a great comfort system for our climate. We have hot summers, and when in cooling mode a heat pump is as powerful as the best air conditioners. We experience mild winters, and a heat pump has an energy efficient heating mode that delivers comfort without turning electricity bills too scary.

But what happens if you have a heat pump that simply won’t heat when you need it? If it’s either still sending out cool air or the air from the vents is room temperature, you have a comfort problem. In some situations, this will require calling for professional heating repair in Los Lunas, NM. Our experts are ready to get on the job and have your heat pump working the way it should again.

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Which Heating Replacement is Right For Your Home?

Monday, 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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The Worst Stuff for Your Kitchen Drain and Disposal

Monday, 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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How to Deal with Plumbing Leaks

Monday, 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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