How to Run Your HVAC System Efficiently and Safely

September 19th, 2022

We are rapidly moving toward winter when we will need to turn off the AC and crank up the heat. When you run your HVAC system – whether for AC or heat – you want it to run efficiently and safely. If you have those two topics on your mind, you may be wondering how to put them into action.

Is it possible to make your unit run more efficiently? How can you ensure your family’s safety when using your HVAC unit – especially for heating? If you’re concerned about HVAC safety in Farmington, NM, our team can help. Give us a call with any questions and we can schedule an appointment for a tune-up on your system and to offer guidance. 

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Air Filters Vs. Air Filtration System: What’s the Difference?

September 12th, 2022
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Improving your indoor air quality is a great goal to have for you and your family. Indoor air quality can have an impact on your health and well-being – whether positive or negative. If you’re looking for ways to improve your air quality, you know that you need more than just a standard air filter. But what makes the investment worth it? If you need to understand how an air filtration system is better than an air filter, we can help. 

Air filtration systems in Farmington, NM are our specialty. When you’re ready, we can review the different options so you can decide what’s best for your home or business. In the meantime, we can outline the differences between air filters and an air filtration system for your home or business. 

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Commercial AC Units Still Need Expert Support

August 22nd, 2022
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You already know that the temperatures in our area never cool down for long – even in winter. That means you’re likely running your AC unit to cool your business for the majority of the year. And you need to be able to depend on your cooling system every day. If your unit is working just fine, you may not have AC maintenance on your mind.

But you definitely want to stay ahead of AC repairs – especially when it comes to your business. So if you need maintenance for your commercial AC in Bloomfield, NM, give us a call. By the time you notice warning signs that your AC needs attention, it may already be too late. Damage can add up quickly when just a single component stops working correctly. 

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Swamp Cooler Vs. Central AC: Which Is Right For You?

August 8th, 2022

A refrigerant-based air conditioner isn’t the only option out there for you. There is also the option of an evaporative or swamp cooler to consider.

The goal of both systems is to make sure that you can enjoy a nice, cool home. But these systems work very differently from each other.

Let’s explore the basics of how a central AC in Farmington, NM cools your home versus an evaporative cooler. With this knowledge in mind, you can make a more informed decision about what kind of system is right for your home’s comfort needs.

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What time of day do I run my swamp cooler?

August 5th, 2022

It’s the peak of summer and you’re wondering if you should crank up your swamp cooler to try and beat the heat.

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How A Swamp Cooler Works

Because of our dry climate, swamp coolers can be effective cooling systems. They take in dry air, moisten it by running it through soaked pads, and pump that newly cooled air into your home. This not only adds moisture to your home but simultaneously cools it down.

So they are a cheaper option than refrigerated air and work well in dry climates, and evaporative coolers cool the air they bring into the home by 10-20°. So the air being circulated through your home is 10-20° less than the temperature outside. If there is more humidity in the air, that equals less cooling potential because the air is already moist.

Insulation also plays a part in cooling your home. Good, quality insulation will help hold that cool air in, bringing your home’s temperature down. If air is able to escape, then the overall temperature may not be as low due to that cooler air being able to get out.

And something to note, swamp coolers only cool the air they bring in, not necessarily the whole home. So it may seem like you’re running your evaporative cooler more. So should you run your cooler all day then, to help keep out the heat?

Run your evaporative cooler from early morning till afternoon, then give it a rest.

Here’s why.

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3 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

July 25th, 2022

If you saw a big gust of wind packed with dust and debris headed your way, would you just walk into it with your eyes open? Likely not!

If you knew about the level of debris that could be floating around in your home, you might not want to spend too much time indoors either. But what are you going to do, in mid-summer, if you have poor indoor air quality? The air may be fresher outside but it is also extremely hot and uncomfortable.

What do you do?

Hopefully, you reach out to us because we can help. With one of our expert technicians, you can work to figure out which indoor air quality system or service that will clean up the air flowing throughout your home.

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Understanding Evaporative Coolers

July 11th, 2022

There are a few different air conditioner options out there. The one that people tend to overlook sometimes though is the evaporative or swamp cooler in Farmington, NM. These are cooling systems that operate a bit differently than the refrigerant-based units that seem to have become the standard in the market. Why? Because evaporative coolers don’t use refrigerant.

An evaporative cooler offers an effective method to cool your home that also happens to be somewhat environmentally friendly. If you are considering a switch, read on to learn more about evaporative air conditioners to see if this may be the right choice for your home.

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How to Tell Your Insulation Needs Help

June 27th, 2022

Did you know that the insulation in your home is important year-round?

We often think of insulation as something we want around only in the wintertime to keep out the cold. And while that is exactly the kind of thing good housing insulation does, it can work the other way too.

A home with good insulation can keep the heat and humidity out of your home for longer, improving your comfort. Or, at least, it should. If you have started to notice the house is heating up faster or maybe there are areas of the home that have hot spots, it may be a sign something is wrong with your home’s insulation.

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7 Ways to Optimize Your AC Efficiency

June 13th, 2022
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This summer is already ramping up to be a challenge. We are all going to have to be smart about how we go about our days in order to stay cool and relatively comfortable.

If you are going to be relying on your air conditioner in Farmington, NM to keep you cool, you aren’t alone. This system is meant to keep you cool! But it can cost you if you aren’t careful. Running an air conditioner improperly or inefficiently can create energy bills that make you question if your comfort is worth it!

Here are some tips to help you run your AC this season in a way that is energy efficient and effective at once.

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Problematic Sounds Your AC Might Make

May 16th, 2022
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When it comes to using your air conditioner, you want your system to work effectively and without any trouble. There is a chance that your air conditioner seems to be working right but it has started to make some odd noises. But is a noisy AC really a problem if your system is still working right?

The answer is that a noisy AC is still something to be concerned about. Those noises are indicators of trouble in your system and, even if it seems to be working properly, the core cause of the sound is already undermining its operation. So what are these noises? We’ll tell you below.

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