If you haven’t already switched on your air conditioner or swamp cooler, that day is coming soon. Are you ready? And by ready, we mean has your system been properly maintained for spring start up? If not, contact us ASAP for seasonal AC maintenance. Here’s what we do: Air Conditioner Prep For homes with central air conditioning, our seasonal maintenance … Read More
Home Plumbing Tips
Owning a home is a big responsibility and comes with a lot of expenses. It is by far less expensive to maintain your home than to wait for major repairs. To avoid expensive plumbing work, keep your eye out for problems and have a professional plumber inspect your system, too. Here’s what we suggest: Semi-Annual Professional Inspection Have a professional … Read More
Can I Turn on My AC without Getting Seasonal Maintenance First?
In the greater Albuquerque area, temperatures can go from winter-cold to summer-hot in the space of a single day. That means you may need your AC sooner than you thought to keep your home comfortably cool. But what if that time comes before you’ve had seasonal maintenance? Can you turn on your AC before it’s been serviced for spring? Technically… … Read More
What Do You Do While Waiting for a Plumber to Fix a Leak?
You discovered a water leak. You called R & R Heating & Air for emergency service. Now what? What you do while you wait for a licensed plumber to arrive can help you prevent or lessen the severity of water damage. Stop the Water Flow If possible, you want to stop the flow of water. To do that, you need … Read More
DIY Air Leak Detection
No matter how energy-efficient a home heating system is designed to be, you are going to be losing money if treated air is escaping your home. There are a number of methods you may use to check the air-tightness of your home…and professional services, too. Find Leaks by Touch and Candlelight The source of many air leaks and drafts can … Read More
Is This the Last Winter for Your Furnace?
We may be getting to the end of winter, but now is the time to start asking: will your furnace be good for another year? Or, is this the year you need a new furnace? Signs You May Need a New Furnace No one want to throw away money on a good furnace, but your system may not have a … Read More
Say “Goodbye” to Cold Showers
How many times have you gone to take a hot shower only to find out that there is no hot water left? No one wants to experience the “joy” of an ice cold shower, but it happens more often than you might think. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to put an end to your hot water shortages … Read More
Why Does my Furnace Keep Turning On and Off?
You set the thermostat to keep your home a comfortable consistent temperature. To maintain that temperature, your furnace automatically turns on when indoor temperatures drop below the thermostat setting and turn off when the desired temperature is reached. If properly functioning, your furnace will do this no more than six times an hour. So what’s going on if your furnace … Read More
What to Do for a Heating System Emergency
The best way to handle home heating system emergencies is to prevent them with proper seasonal maintenance. However, we know that even the best laid plans can go awry. Accidents happen. Still, the best way to handle home heating system emergencies is to prepare—know what to do in the event of emergency. Common Home Heating Crises Although having your home … Read More