September is here and we hope you enjoyed your three-day weekend. Fall and the cooler temperatures it brings are still a little ways away but, because we like in New Mexico, we want to make sure that you keep your air conditioner in mind. Just because the temperatures may start getting cooler in a few weeks doesn’t mean you can’t make a good effort to help your AC unit finish out the year in good shape. Here are some easy tips to help you help your air conditioner finish the cooling season strong:
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Have you ever gone to get your car fixed convinced that your vehicle is struggling with one issue only to find the source of the problem is completely different? This is common in the HVAC industry too! No, not because we can diagnose issues with your car but because we often see homeowners convinced something is wrong with their AC system when the problem is actually with their thermostat.
Your thermostat is the system that tells your air conditioner what to do. Without a working thermostat, your cooling system is going to end up with the wrong marching orders, or no orders at all. That is why we want you to know that we can help you figure out if the issue lies with your thermostat and choose the best course of action to get things back on track.
When it comes to air conditioning replacements, there is one question that we hear time and time again—how old is too old? The answer that we have to give right off the bat is not always one that homeowners want to hear: that all depends. Sure, the age of your air conditioning system is definitely something that you should keep in mind if you are thinking about replacing it sometimes soon. It’s really not the deciding factor that some homeowners seem to think it is, though.
The estimated lifespan of any given air conditioner may be a bit on the conservative side. We also live in a very hot area, but it’s also quite dry. Some homeowners may not run their air conditioners quite as much as others, particularly throughout the night. Your diligence in terms of changing air filters and scheduling AC tune-ups can also inform how long your air conditioner is really going to last, as well as your overall individual priorities. So here are some tips from your Waterflow, NM HVAC pros regarding when to replace your AC.
Us: Well, you know, your air conditioner doesn’t actually use water when it cools your home. There is no supply line that brings it to the AC, either, nor is there a tank that holds—
Worried customer: You callin’ me a liar!?
Us: No, not at all. It’s very possible that there is water coming from your AC, it’s just that—
Worried customer: But you just said it doesn’t use water. Are you a liar!?
But the HVAC professionals on the Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. team are not liars, nor are they accusing this worried homeowner of lying. They just wanted to help—and they still do. So read on, and learn more about why you may notice water leaking from your air conditioning in Aztec, NM.
A less reputable contractor might use a post like this to make some wild claims about how you can completely avoid the need for air conditioning repairs in your home. Not only are we too realistic to make any such claims, but we are also simply too honest to do so. What we can promise you, however, is that the tips in this post will help you to keep your air conditioner functioning more reliably. No system will be 100% reliable at all times, but you can get as close as possible.
If you have any questions about the information in this blog post, or if you require any AC services, be sure to reach out to our Cedar Hill, NM air conditioning pros. Your air conditioner is way too important to be taking any chances with around here. With temperatures as hot as ours, it goes without saying that a reliable air conditioner is really more of a necessity than it is a luxury.
Ah, the swamp cooler: a fixture in homes in our part of the country and virtually unheard of elsewhere. A swamp cooler wouldn’t work in some climates. Its name is a bit deceptive, as a damp swampy area would not be ideal for its installation. Rather, a swamp cooler is perfect for a dry, hot climate like we have in New Mexico.
But a swamp cooler isn’t perfect. Unfortunately, there are certain circumstances, even in our dry climate, in which a swamp cooler can struggle to work properly. Can you count on your cooling system to work when you need it most?