How To Budget For Christmas Gifts


With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to get gifts for everyone on your list.  Committed to saving you time and money wherever possible, TLC Plumbing has some essential tips for keeping spending low this holiday season so you can stay stress-free!

TLC turns on the heat for Albuquerque Seniors

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On November 4, TLC technicians visited the homes of 7 senior residents to turn their heaters on in preparation for the winter season. TLC Plumbing & Utility volunteered to donate their time to participate in this initiative when they heard that the City of Albuquerque’s Department of Senior Affairs identified some individuals who still had not turned on the heaters … Read More

Safer and Smarter Food Prep for Thanksgiving

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Holiday Garbage Disposal Tips We can all somewhat agree that having a kitchen garbage disposal is extremely efficient, especially when cooking or cleaning out the fridge; however, throwing just anything down there can be unsafe.

Why We Love What We Do

At TLC Plumbing, we love what we do! It’s that simple. From our workplace to our community to our customers, we are always reaping the rewards of doing the right things for the right reasons.

Forced-Air Furnace 101

Known as the most popular heating solution in Albuquerque, forced-air heating is one of the most effective ways to heat your entire home during the cold winter months.

Energy Efficiency Tips For Your Heating System


In autumn and winter months, your heating can use half of the energy in your home. In addition to driving up your utility bills, inefficient heating systems can also pose a safety hazard. With over 25 years of professional HVAC experience, TLC Plumbing has the expert advice you need to save money and keep your heater safe this winter.

Charity Spotlight: Children’s Cancer Fund

It is a heartbreaking truth, but every year New Mexico children are diagnosed with cancer. In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we thought we’d feature an organization that’s doing the right things for the right reasons: The Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico.

Is Your Heating System Ready for Winter?

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Heating systems come in all shapes and sizes, but winter only comes in one variety: cold. With a commitment to quality service, TLC Plumbing is here to help with some tips to make sure that your heating system is ready to keep you warm all winter long.

Do You Need a Water Softener?

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Why Your New Mexico Home is Better with Soft Water Hard water is a common reality in New Mexico. To avoid the corrosive and often grimy residue of hard water, homeowners invest in a water softener to “normalize” the water. But, what does that really mean? What does a water softener do and why do we need it?

What to do when your sink is clogged


We live in the era of information, where anyone is but a type stroke away from finding answers to problems. Some problems (especially plumbing problems), however, require the advice of a professional. This week, TLC Plumbing helps you approach the unpleasant problem of a clogged kitchen or bathroom sink.

Get the Best Air Quality During Fire Season

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When fire season in full swing, air quality is a major concern for New Mexico homeowners. While your cooling system can maintain a comfortable temperature in your home during the summer months, it also has a major impact on the quality of air you breathe.

TLC Plumbing and PNM Working Together

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TLC is proud and excited to announce that we are now members of the PNM Trade Ally Program. As a trade Ally, TLC will provide assistance and services that work with the energy efficiency programs offered by PNM.

Stay Refreshed in the Heat with Kinetico

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On a hot day, nothing hits the spot quite like a glass of cold water. But, what if that water could be better in quality? While it may come from the tap, your home’s water could be affected by a range of contaminants that can affect the taste and odor of your water. With a Kinetico drinking system from TLC … Read More

Swamp Cooler 101: Getting Your Cooler Ready for Summer


If you’re new to New Mexico or you’ve recently moved to a home with a swamp cooler you may be unfamiliar with this type of air conditioning or cooling. Swamp coolers or “evaporative coolers” are easy to operate but do require maintenance at the beginning and end of each season.

Swamp Cooler Conversion Efficient Solution


To Convert or not to Convert? In Albuquerque, actually New Mexico in general, we’ve all grown up with the ol’ swamp cooler pumping cool air into our homes. On a hot dry day, we could always expect to get 10 or 15 degrees of cooling depending on the relative humidity. Now however, it seems that a lot of people are … Read More

How to Troubleshoot Your Swamp Cooler

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If you’re cooler doesn’t seem to be putting out enough air, there are a few simple things to check before you call TLC. The first thing is to make sure the damper has been removed. The damper is usually a sheet of metal, similar to a cookie sheet, that is installed in a slot somewhere in the duct at or … Read More

Water Heaters – Tankless Vs. Tank


With all the talk about going “Green” these days, the debate over tankless vs. tank type water heaters is becoming more a factor in making a decision when replacing that old rusty klunker in the garage.

Indoor Air Quality Heating & Air Conditioning

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The new houses being built today are vastly different from those of yesteryear. Even in the last ten years there have been a lot of changes in  the rules and regulations governing the housing industry. Energy efficiency has become a very important concern for builders and homeowners alike.