Santa Fe Express Plumbing & Drain Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Rio Rancho’

How High-Efficiency Furnaces Save Money

Monday, December 9th, 2019

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You spend money each winter to keep your family warm with a furnace. You might be spending too much, however, because your furnace is an old model with low energy efficiency. When you decide to upgrade to a new furnace, one of the best ways to lower your winter heating bills is to purchase one of the many models of high-efficiency furnaces that are on the market.

Before we go further about ways high-efficiency gas furnaces can lower utility bills, we want to stress that no furnace can guarantee lower heating costs. This is because efficiency isn’t the only factor to consider when installing a new furnace. A furnace that’s the wrong size or type can end up being a money-waster, no matter if it has the highest efficiency rating possible. The best way to ensure you have a furnace that will save money is to schedule the replacement with our professionals. We handle everything from installation to furnace repair in Rio Rancho, NM.

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Why You Don’t Want Air That’s Too Dry in Your House

Monday, November 25th, 2019

water-dropletsDuring the winter, we often experience a drop in humidity to the point where the air becomes too dry. Anything lower than 30% relative humidity is considered too low, the same way more than 60% is considered too humid for comfort.

But … what’s so bad about having dry air inside your house? Most people associate dry air with better comfort. (“But it’s a dry heat.”) So what exactly are the issues with having low humidity during the winter?

There are a number of problems, and some of them can be serious. Here are the main ones:

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What’s the Sound Coming From My Air Conditioner?

Monday, 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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Can Leak Detection Be a DIY Task?

Monday, April 29th, 2019

burst-pipeLeak detection is an interesting subject for plumbers and DIY enthusiasts.

On one hand, some leak detection methods are based purely on using your senses. There’s no reason why a DIYer couldn’t learn some of these tricks of leak detection.

On the other hand, there are cases where leak detection does need the tools and equipment that only a professional plumber has access to.

And in yet another hand, there’s a factor that we cannot ignore: a huge gap in experience between the DIYer and the professional plumber. Sometimes, using your senses or a professional piece of equipment is nothing compared to the intuition gained from experiencing plumbing problems for several years.

We’ll go over the specifics down below:

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Forced-Air Heaters Need Maintenance

Monday, March 4th, 2019

furnace-inspectionIf you ask any heating expert in Rio Rancho, NM, a good one will tell you about the dangers of neglecting maintenance for your heater. They’ll mention how your system will become less efficient, it might develop repair issues, and it can even shorten the lifespan of the system.

Forced-air heaters are no exception to this rule, and we even think they deserve special attention. That’s why we’ve written this post on why gas furnaces and heat pumps need maintenance:

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Contaminants You Might Find in a Water Test

Monday, February 4th, 2019

drinking-water-testNo one ever hopes that they need a water test. The idea of your drinking water being tainted can make some people feel sick just thinking about it. But it’s not a bad idea to have your water tested every few years just to make sure.

Here are some of the kinds of contaminants a water test might reveal in your water supply:

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Do You Have A Main Water Line Problem?

Monday, 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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How Water Treatment Systems Can Improve Your Water

Monday, 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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