Older Air Conditioner? R22 Refrigerant Phase Out Information

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Updated on 12/15/19 to reflect changes in EPA regulations. R22 refrigerant is being phased out, here’s what that means for you As environmental awareness increases, the sale and use of ozone depleting substances (ODS) is decreasing – including common refrigerants used in air conditioning. As a business owner, it’s important to be aware of and understand the repercussions of such … Read More

Rich’s Plumbing & Drains Tips

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It has been said that knowledge is power. That’s especially true when it comes to the plumbing in your home. With a little knowledge, you can avoid having to call a plumber. We asked one of our plumbers, Rich Wolfel, to share some of his best plumbing tips so that you don’t have to call a plumber.

Mike’s Tips for Keeping Your Drains Clear

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In light of everything going on in our world today, many of us are working and caring for our children at home. You may also be cooking at home more instead of eating out. That means a lot of extra wear-and-tear on your kitchen and bathroom plumbing and drains. One of our top drain technicians, Mike Green, shared some great tips to prevent backups and keep your drains running smoothly to meet any extra demand as a result of being at home more.

Why is my Furnace Making Knocking Sounds?


You start your furnace up on a cold morning and… What is that? It sounds like a house-elf is trying to break out of your furnace. If you hear knocking, banging or squeaking sounds in your furnace, it’s a sign that something is wrong.

Keanu’s Winterizing Tips for Heating and Cooling

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Winter is coming, and even though New Mexico stays relatively mild, it still drops below freezing. It’s important to make sure your home is bundled up against the weather. Winterizing your home can be a daunting task, so we asked one of our top technicians, Keanu Alaniz, to share his best tips! Keanu, Your Heating and Cooling Expert Keanu is … Read More

Preventive Maintenance for Commercial Properties

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Understanding the Return on Investment for Your Business Preventive maintenance tends to be one of those things that get pushed to the side to make room for other business expenses. We want to convince you otherwise. It shouldn’t be a surprise that well-maintained equipment operates more efficiently, lasts longer, and provides you with a higher level of predictability for an … Read More

Top Closet Remodel Ideas

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Every space is unique, with its own special storage needs and challenges. Whether you have a large walk-in closet or need a creative solution to not having a closet, you can make the most of your space with a closet remodel. Customize your space to fit your needs!

Trendy Pantry Remodel Ideas

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The pantry and the kitchen work together to bring the magic of food to your table! A dose of creativity can add some spice to your meals and the space where you create them. With these practical and trendy suggestions, you can create a space that does more than just store your cooking staples; it can spark your imagination too! … Read More

How to Avoid These Costly Plumbing Problems

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Calling the plumber isn’t something most of us enjoy doing. When you have a plumbing problem, it is usually unexpected. You need help fast, and sometimes that can be expensive. Luckily, there are a few simple ways to avoid the most costly plumbing disasters.

What is a Duct Balancing Service?


Why Are Some Rooms in My Home Hot or Cold? Is there a room in your home that just doesn’t ever really seem to get cold in the summer or warm up in the winter? The air in your home isn’t always equally distributed with your duct system. This is often the cause of hot and cold spots in your … Read More

When should I call an electrician?

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It’s really easy to forget how dangerous electricity is. We use it for almost everything we do, and it makes it easy to take it for granted. The problem is that if we get hit by a bolt of lightning or stick our fingers in a socket, we aren’t going to become the Flash. We’re going to be seriously injured. … Read More

Why you need an annual electrical inspection

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All of our homes are run by an invisible power that most of us take for granted: electricity. It’s easy to forget that it’s there. The different parts of it – wiring, panels, and circuits – are things that we don’t see every day. So how do you know if electrical issues are brewing behind the wall? What is an … Read More

Mistakes You Make Before You Call a Plumber

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Some of us are handy people. Many of us are not, but those of you who are good with tools might find it satisfying to fix your own plumbing. Though it’s not wrong to do this, there are a few things to keep in mind before deciding to DIY your plumbing problem. Don’t try to fix it yourself at night … Read More

6 Kitchen Remodel Trends That Won’t Go Out of Style

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You know your kitchen needs a new look. It’s time for it to join the 21st Century, but where do you start? How do you avoid getting stuck with a fad that’s going out of style? TLC’s Remodel experts got together to share the top kitchen remodel trends that are expected to stay in style for years to come. You … Read More

5 Ways to Keep Your Air Ducts Clean Longer

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Ducts are an important part of many heating and cooling systems. Refrigerated air, furnaces, and swamp coolers have of air ducts to circulate heated or cooled air through your home. What many homeowners don’t realize is that dust, dander, pollen, and many other nasty things collect inside of ductwork. Because it’s “out of sight, out of mind”, the buildup can … Read More

How to Prevent Plumbing Problems from High Water Pressure

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It is every homeowner’s nightmare. You come home from vacation or a long day at work to find a flood in your house! A pipe has broken or a waterline in your home as blown, letting water run freely at normal pressure. You might think it was due to an old or faulty plumbing fixture like a faucet or a … Read More

How a Swamp Cooler Thermostat can Make Your Home More Comfortable

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If you have a swamp cooler in your home, you are familiar with the balancing act of keeping the house cool. You have to pay attention to the temperature, monitor the fan speed and open and close windows. Basically, you’re the thermostat. It doesn’t have to be this way! You can control the temperature in your home by installing a … Read More

What should I do if I smell gas?

Natural gas is one of the most common fuels used in New Mexico homes. Many water heaters, furnaces, clothes dryers and fire places run on some form of gas. It works well, but the downside is that gas leaks can be dangerous and inconvenient.

Protect your Home from Germs using UV Lights

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This flu season has been rough so far. And with the Coronavirus in the news, it can be unsettling to think about your loved ones getting sick. Luckily, there is a way that you can beat cold and flu season this year!

How to Avoid These Top 3 Winter Plumbing Disasters

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It’s starting to get cold around here! The temperature has already dipped below freezing several times in Albuquerque (how about that snowstorm?) and even more in Santa Fe. Though this is good news for skiers, snowboarders, and wood sellers, it can be bad news for your home’s plumbing.

Heating System Safety Checklist


Ensure your heating system is operating safely Winter brings thoughts of cozying up by the fireplace, hot chocolate, and warm blankets. But winter also increases the potential for house fires and other safety concerns like carbon monoxide poisoning. Get your home prepared for winter with a few simple safety precautions. Home Heating Safety Tips It is always best to leave … Read More