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Don’t Ignore Your Noisy Furnace

February 11th, 2019

It’s finally February, and although we are catching our first glimpses of Spring, we still have quite a bit of cold weather headed our way.  Therefore, we can’t turn off our heaters just yet. If by now you’ve noticed any signs that your furnace is in trouble, now would be a good time to schedule your furnace repair in Cedar Hill, NM.

One thing to be on the lookout for is strange noises coming from your furnace. In general, furnaces are very quiet. In fact, the only sound that you should ever hear from your furnace is the gentle whooshing of air flowing through the vents. Strange sounds are definitely a cause for concern, so below, we have listed a few of them. Keep reading to learn more. 

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The Importance of Humidity in the Workspace

January 28th, 2019

group-of-peopleWe understand that managing all of your responsibilities can seem like a bit of a juggling act, and running a business is certainly no small task. However, ensuring the comfort of your employees and customers is key to any successful business. So, how do you do so on a budget?

In this week’s blog, we are going to be talking about the importance of humidity. Installing a humidifier this winter can actually improve heating efficiency while ensuring that your workspace remains a comfortable, cozy environment. Keep reading below to learn more. 

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What is Zone Control? Do I Need it?

January 14th, 2019

One thing that we talk about a lot is heating efficiency and why it matters. The more efficient your heater is the less energy it wastes. So, when your heater holds an efficiency rating, or AFUE, or 95%, it means that 95% of the energy being used becomes heat for your home. This is super important, as an inefficient heater can lead to costly repairs and sky-high utility bills.

There are a number of things that you can do to improve heating efficiency, one of which is investing in zone control. These systems give you ultimate control of your heating system, allowing you to choose exactly which rooms will be heated. There are numerous advantages to installing a zone control system aside, so we have outlined them for you below. 

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Why it Pays to Upgrade Your Thermostat

December 31st, 2018

Imagine we still carried brick-sized cell phones, stored our photos on a floppy disk, or watched our favorite movies on a VCR? These outdated technologies have become obsolete for a reason: they’ve been replaced by newer, more functional and effective devices. This same principle applies to all of the systems in your home, such as your air conditioner, heater, and yes, your thermostat.

As you know, your thermostat is responsible for maintaining a comfortable temperature inside your home, which is an important and necessary function. However, today’s smart thermostats can do so much more than that. We can bet that many of you are wondering why you would ever need a thermostat that can do more than just set temperatures. Of course, you can keep things basic, but a smart thermostat offers a wide range of benefits that can save you money and frustration. Keep reading to learn more about the advantages of installing a smart thermostat in your home. 

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Save Money With an Efficient Furnace

December 17th, 2018

If you are looking to save some money during the holiday season, consider a furnace tune-up! That’s right, taking the time to ensure that your furnace is running as efficiently as possible will decrease the amount of money you spend on heating costs, giving you more money to spend on gifts for friends and family (or to keep for yourself!). Either way, an efficient furnace means more money in your pocket.

There are a number of ways in which an HVAC professional can help you increase your furnace’s efficiency. Investing in regular furnace maintenance in Farmington, NM can extend your system’s lifespan while maintaining a high level of performance. Below, we have provided you with a list of tips and tricks to improve your furnace’s efficiency. 

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Oh, Dear: Another Winter Heating Replacement

December 3rd, 2018

furnaceThere is never a good time to discover that you need to replace your heater. Even we will admit that it is not the most exciting way in which to spend your hard-earned money. Plus, because it is so hot around here for so much of the year, needing to make the investment can sting a little extra. That being said, you will need to replace your heater eventually. Even if our winters are mild compared to those in the Northeast or the Midwest, they do take their toll.

You’ve no doubt been running your heater here and there lately. Did it suddenly break down on you entirely? Will it not start up at all? Those are pretty clearcut situations in which you’ll need to replace your home heating system. What about those situations in which you’re just unhappy with your heater’s performance, though? Or when it needs yet another repair? The right course of action is not always obvious, which is why we’ve got this post for you today.

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Is Ductless Heating Right for Me?

November 19th, 2018

ductless-blowerIt just might be. Is that not the answer that you were hoping for? We understand that homeowners today have a lot on their plates and, with so many different technologies at their disposal, sometimes they just want a straight answer. That being said, there is no way for certain to say that ductless heating in Farmington is right for you without having a lot more information to work with. We can say with certainty that ductless heating has a lot of unique benefits to offer, though.

For those homeowners that do find what their looking for in ductless heating, nothing else will ever compare. The design of these systems, their method of heating, and their convenience of installation really is tough to beat. Today, we’ll take a closer look at the way in which ductless mini splits work. If you think that ductless heating is right for you, then we are the company that you want installing and servicing your system! 

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How Do Heat Pumps Heat?

November 5th, 2018

money-chimneyThe word “heater” means different things to different people. Yes, you’re always talking about a system that is used to warm someone’s home up in the winter season. There are a lot of different kinds of heaters out there, though. They also heat homes in a lot of different ways. The heat pump is certainly one of the most unique heating systems out there, and it is also one of the most beneficial. If you’re not familiar with heat pumps, this is the post for you!

If you’re curious as to what makes the heat pump so unique, here’s a little tease. The heat pump does more than just heat your home. It can also:

  1. Make you breakfast.
  2. Drive the kids to school.
  3. Cool your home.

Wondering which is the correct answer? Well then, you’ll have to keep reading!

Okay, it’s 3. Cool your home. But keep reading anyway.

We have a lot of good information to share with you, and you may decide that a heat pump is just what you’ve been looking for.

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Yes, It Is Time to Tune Up That Heater!

October 22nd, 2018

hello-winterWhether you are looking forward to cooler temperatures or you dread having to turn your heater on when winter arrives, the fact remains that cooler weather is headed our way. If you are serious about living comfortably in your home throughout the winter season, you need to have a great heating system in place. Just investing in a great heater, unfortunately, is not necessarily going to be enough to ensure that this is the case. Heating maintenance is also required.

You know what else is required? That a professional heating technician handles your heating services in Flora Vista, NM. This includes your heating maintenance. The fact that you can find a general maintenance checklist online does not mean that you are qualified to thoroughly complete the steps actually needed for a full heating tune-up. Leave the service in our hands and start enjoying the great performance that you deserve from your home heating system. You’ll enjoy the winter much more.

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Who Should Use an Air Purifier?

October 8th, 2018

sick-couplePretty much everyone, if you want to know the truth.

Okay, then, that is probably enough information for today. See you all in a couple of…

What? Well, okay. We suppose that we can get into a bit more detail. After all, sharing valuable information with our clientele is one of our greatest passions, along with providing them the systems and services that they need to live in the comfort that they deserve!

If you want to live in the best possible environment in your home, you need to do more than maintain comfortable temperatures throughout your house. You also need to be certain that you are maintaining the most healthful environment available. That means maintaining the highest indoor air quality possible.

To do that, you’re going to need some help. And yes, while pretty much anyone will benefit from the use of an air purifier in Kirtland, NM, there are definitely individuals and populations that stand to benefit even more. So read on, contact us with any questions that you may have, and start enjoying air of the highest possible quality in your own home.

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