Is My Rusty Swamp Cooler a Problem?

You may have noticed rust and corrosion on your standard metal swamp cooler. Swamp cooler rust is a common problem for New Mexico homeowners. It’s largely due to our state-wide hard water problem, but the swamp cooler industry has undergone some changes that make it worse. Why are swamp coolers rusting through so quickly? Hard water has always been a … Read More

Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air? A New Mexico Tech Answers


So you’ve noticed that your air conditioner is blowing not-so-cool air. In fact, the air you feel coming from your vents is warm, or even hot. We know—it’s not an ideal situation to find yourself in so we’ll do our best to help you through it. To start, let’s explore the most common reasons an AC blows hot/warm air: Of … Read More

Why You Should Get Your Air Ducts In Your Home Cleaned

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Most homeowners have no idea what goes on inside their home’s air vents. The fact is they can be littered with years of accumulated dirt, debris and allergens like pollen, dust, pet dander and even mold. Chances are you’ve never had your vents cleaned – it’s just one of those things that’s out of sight and out of mind. With … Read More

Understanding Home Automation Options

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What is Home Automation and How does it Work? Before our smartphones became an extension of our lives it was hard to believe all that would be possible in home automation. Home automation technology seemed something to exist only in the movies. But now with the latest advancements in Wi-Fi and the use of our smartphones you can control a … Read More

How to choose an HVAC Contractor


So you’ve done your homework and are ready to convert your swamp cooler to refrigerated air.  Now that you have a better understanding of air conditioning systems you need to hire a professional to install and convert your system.  There are a lot of options out there and you are making a sizable investment in your home so you want … Read More

What is a Wall-Mounted Ductless Air Conditioner?

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A wall-mounted ductless air conditioner also referred to as a mini split system or ductless mini split system is an easy, convenient and efficient way to gain refrigerated air without the expense or hassle of adding ductwork to a home or business looking for air conditioning. A wall-mounted air conditioner is also an ideal solution for homes that do not … Read More

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