Air Conditioning Articles

When Do I Replace My Air Conditioner?

May 30, 2024
When Do I Replace My Air Conditioner? A woman wiping the sweat off her forehead in front of a fan.

Before shopping for a new unit, let your Williams Mechanical specialist perform an honest assessment to see whether AC replacement or repair would be more cost-effective. That way, you’re guaranteed the maximum mileage from your current one.

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Air Conditioning Basics––Did You Know?

May 15, 2024
Air Conditioning Basics––Did You Know? HVAC Units.

Today’s air conditioner (AC) is based on a prototype invented in 1902 by Willis Carrier, an engineer from Buffalo, New York. Unlike earlier forms of cooling, Carrier’s model controlled the temperature by removing heat and humidity from the air.

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3 Signs It’s Time For a New AC

April 15, 2024
family sitting in front of a fan.

here are three areas our Williams Mechanical professionals suggest you monitor for telltale signs:

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Video – Make the Switch Today!

August 31, 2023
Video - Make the Switch Today! Drawing of indoor air conditioning unit.

Are you in the market for a new air conditioner?

If so, consider upgrading to a high-efficiency unit. You might spend a bit more upfront on the purchasing price, but the payoff is worth it. Here are three reasons why it makes sense:

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Do Air Conditioners Eliminate Mold?

August 15, 2023
Do Air Conditioners Eliminate Mold? - Happy family cleans the room. Mother and daughter do the cleaning in the house. A young woman and a little child girl wiped the dust and vacuumed the floor.

Your air conditioner cannot eliminate mold once it starts to grow. However, a well-maintained AC system can act as a mold deterrent.

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Purchasing the Right Air Conditioner

July 14, 2023
Purchasing the Right Air Conditioner. Brand new AC unit sitting outside of a NM home

You decided to part ways with your old air conditioning (AC) system. It is not always an easy decision to make.
But now, you can get ready for a new era of home comfort, with lower utility bills and improved indoor air quality (IAQ). Did you know upgrading your AC can reduce your electricity bill by up to 50 percent, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE)?

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AC and Allergies

June 15, 2023
High angle shot of a young businessman feeling ill at his work desk.

Williams Mechanical has a team of home comfort experts ready to find the perfect solution for your lifestyle.

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Why Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance?

May 15, 2023
Image of technician fiddling with thermostat. Why Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance?

It’s about to heat up here in Rio Rancho. Make sure your air conditioner (AC) is primed for the New Mexico summer heat rays by scheduling a seasonal maintenance visit.

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Spring Money-Saving Tips

April 14, 2023
Caring pregnant mother and her cute little daughter washing their hands in bathroom.

Whether it’s people, appliances, or air conditioning (AC) systems, the better you know them, the better you are able to care for them. Our team at Williams Mechanical knows air conditioners because it’s our business. We want to share just a little of our knowledge with you so you can extend the life of your air conditioner, avoid costly repairs, and save energy and money in Corrales.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

August 11, 2022
Why Is My Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air? AC unit.

When the temperature is high in New Mexico, the last thing you need is more hot air. Call Williams Mechanical to repair your air conditioner today!

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5 Common AC Problems

June 15, 2022
5 Common AC Problems

Williams Mechanical is always eager to educate our Albuquerque area customers on heating and cooling home care. Whether you have an AC, furnace, heat pump, or ductless mini split, we want you to get the most out of your investment.

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When Is It Time for a Split-System AC Replacement?

August 4, 2021
young man electrician installer working on outdoor compressor unit air conditioner at a client's home

Our Williams Mechanical team can help you learn more about current split-system models as well as help you evaluate whether your current system requires repair or replacement.

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Heat Gain Prevention Tips

June 4, 2021
Man in a blue shirt does window installation

When you are in the middle of summer, it can be difficult to keep heat out of your Albuquerque home even if you have your central air conditioning system going full blast. Our team at Williams Mechanical wants to help you prevent heat from building up inside your home as much as possible so that your air conditioner can be more effective and efficient. Here are some tips to consider.

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Is It Normal for My AC to Turn On and Off?

May 10, 2021
thermostat adjustment

Have one of our professional technicians inspect your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system as soon as possible. Any one of our experts at Williams Mechanical can diagnose and repair this issue for you. Don’t delay, so we can get your air conditioner back to its most efficient state for you.

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AC Maintenance Checklist

April 6, 2021
Technician spraying chemical water onto air conditioner grid to clean

Here’s a comprehensive air conditioning maintenance checklist, courtesy of our professionals at Williams Mechanical, to help keep your system in excellent working order.

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Spring Money-Saving Tips

March 30, 2021
Woman's hand opening curtains in the bedroom with natural light and garden background.

Everyone loves to save money, and it’s a good idea to review different aspects of your budget now and again to see if there are more opportunities you have missed in the past. In the springtime, considering how you can reduce your energy bills is always a great idea.

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What Maintenance Is Needed for a Ductless System?

August 27, 2020
what maintenance is needed for a ductless system?, a pair of hands repairing a ductless system

A ductless heating and cooling system, or a mini split, is a splendid choice for your Albuquerque home and a worthwhile investment. It offers many benefits, and you can enjoy them all for years to come if you maintain the system on a consistent basis.

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Be an Informed Consumer by Learning AC Lingo

August 12, 2020
air conditioning definitions, close up shot of the vents of an ac

The air conditioning system in your Albuquerque home is one of your biggest investments and home assets. In order to take care of it properly, as well as to communicate effectively with air conditioning (AC) professionals when needed, it’s good to understand some common air conditioning terminology.

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How Environmental Issues Can Affect Your AC

July 10, 2020
environmental issues affect your ac air conditioning

When you’re looking at how your air conditioner works, it can depend on a wide variety of factors. Most people realize that the brand you select, the size, the features, and the efficiency rating all play a role in how well an air conditioner will cool your Rio Rancho, NM home.

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

June 15, 2020
Shot of a young woman sound asleep in her bedroom ac sleep benefits

A major part of your health relies on getting a good night’s sleep. That’s why it’s not just important to run your air conditioner during the hot summer days. You also need to keep your home comfortably cool at night as well.

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How to Properly Size an AC System

April 29, 2020
Air conditioner unit on the wall with a remote.

Call our professional team at Williams Mechanical in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to help you make the right choice in selecting your air conditioning system.

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How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

April 9, 2020
How does my air conditoner work

As a homeowner here in New Mexico, it’s always a good idea to learn as much as you can about your appliances. That means knowing their basic operations, what features are included, and if any necessary upkeep is involved. Needless to say, this is no exception for your air conditioning (AC) unit.

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Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

October 4, 2019
A pair of adult male hands feeling the flow of air coming out of an air vent on a wall near a ceiling. Man with hands in front of an air vent feeling for air flow. Why is my AC blowing hot air?

It’s the first really hot day of summer in Santa Fe when the floor fans and the open windows just don’t cut it anymore. You head over to your thermostat and select “air conditioner” and wait for that refreshing icy air to start blowing out of your vents. When you check a few minutes later,…

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Leaky Ducts and You

September 19, 2019
Air vent - circle metal frame on white ceiling. Leaky ducts and you.

Though it’s a hidden element in your home, ductwork is crucial to your home comfort. It’s the system by which warm or cool air circulates throughout your home. And all your conditioned air, whether it’s warmed or cooled, has to travel through these ducts. As such, it’s essential to have a well-maintained duct system in…

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What Is a Ductless AC?

September 13, 2019
Modern living room with black couch and air conditioner on wall. Consider ductless AC.

When you think of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, you probably think of the furnace and air conditioner (AC) equipment inside, an air conditioner component outside, and a network of ducts running throughout your Albuquerque home. Although many HVAC systems are designed that way, there are other alternatives. Our team at Williams Mechanical…

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The Importance of Air Conditioner Maintenance

July 29, 2019
Air conditioner close up.

In addition to thoroughly cleaning the unit, our technician will inspect your AC in its entirety to be sure everything is working properly.

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Central AC Basics

June 24, 2019
Multi generational family in the kitchen laughing.

Trust your ears and judgement. If your air conditioner is making an unusual or harsh noise and you live here in the Albuquerque, NM, area, call Williams Mechanical at 505-975-2550.

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How to Set Your Programmable Thermostat

June 10, 2019
Programmable thermostat hung on a white brick wall.

Programmable thermostats are really designed for you to “set it and leave it.” Taking a few minutes when your thermostat’s installed to correctly set your schedule will make your home comfortable and allow you to save money at the same time.

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Air Conditioner-Furnace Split System Installation in Albuquerque, NM 87123

May 28, 2019

“Williams Mechanical offered a very competitive price for the installation of our new Trane furnace-air conditioning split system after providing a free on-site estimate. Alex and Anthony were the service technicians that installed our new system and they were great! Very professional/polite, knowledgeable, and top-notch workmanship! I would definitely recommend Williams Mechanical…Keep up the good…

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Does Your AC Help With Allergy Symptoms?

May 20, 2019
Woman blowing nose outside due to allergy symptoms

Seasonal allergies are a burden for many. Air conditioners, or ACs, when properly maintained, can noticeably reduce symptoms for allergy sufferers. Air filters catch pollen, dust, and other irritants, producing higher-quality air. Air conditioners also act as humidity regulators, easing allergy symptoms. Williams Mechanical is proud to help you here in Edgewood, NM, breathe easier.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

April 26, 2019
Woman covering ears from loud air conditioner in home

It’s normal for your air conditioner to create some noise when running—that simply means it’s working. Although older units are typically louder than newer ones, all air conditioning noises are not the same.

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Does My Air Conditioner Eliminate Mold?

April 16, 2019
Man cleaning air ducts to eliminate mold

At Williams Mechanical, we’re often asked, “Do air conditioners kill off mold?” This is a common misconception. A properly maintained and functioning air conditioner (AC) can decrease the likelihood of mold growth.

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Get Your Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance

March 19, 2019
Service Technician Explaining Air Conditioning Maintenance Process

An air conditioner, just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service to run efficiently. At Williams Mechanical, we recommend getting your air conditioning unit serviced and cleaned once a year.

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Do I Really Need An AC Maintenance Inspection?

March 8, 2019
Technician Performing AC Maintenance Inspection Cleaning

Summer is quickly approaching. On the most scorching of days, the last thing you’ll want to worry about is your HVAC system breaking down. That’s why you should schedule an inspection and tune-up for your air conditioner as part of your spring cleaning.

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Why is my Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

August 17, 2018
Air conditioner with frozen ice and icicles. Cooling, cold temperature concept image. Aged wall background.

A freeze up is when a layer of ice forms on the outside of your AC unit. Whether you have a window unit or a central air system the causes and effects of this, as well as the solutions, are the same. The ice build up on your AC unit creates an inability to cool…

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5 Common Air Conditioner Purchase Mistakes

July 26, 2018
Crumpled dollar bills

1. Buying The Wrong Sized Unit It is easy to buy a unit too large or too small for your space. A larger unit does not necessarily mean more cooling power. Each AC system is designed for certain sized spaces, different cooling needs, household age, etc. A unit that is too large or too small…

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How Can I Save Money on Air Conditioning this Summer?

July 24, 2018
Hand pushing button on a thermostat

The US Department of Energy says that air conditioning can account for up to 47% of your utility bill. At Williams Mechanical, we take energy efficiency seriously. Here in Albuquerque, NM we understand that air conditioning is crucial for comfort during the hot months and our advice may help you save money on your monthly…

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Is it Normal For My Air Conditioner to Turn On and Off?

May 31, 2018
short cycling

When an air conditioner (AC) turns on and off in rather quick successions, without running for longer periods, this is called short cycling. It’s fairly common, but when it happens it means there’s something wrong with the AC. Do not leave these occurrences alone. They will increase your energy costs, usually indicate a larger problem,…

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What Does SEER Mean?

April 28, 2018
ac units

When it comes to your air conditioner (A/C), a common term used in the HVAC business that you’re likely to see everywhere is your air conditioner’s SEER. But what exactly is SEER? SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It’s a rating system of the air conditioner’s cooling capacity to power input, i.e., it’s the…

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Air Conditioning Components

April 15, 2018

Aside from the professionals, like ours at Williams Mechanical, who really thinks about air conditioners and their components? Air conditioners keep your Albuquerque home or business cool and comfy when the outside temperatures are high, and that’s all you really need to know, right? Well, air conditioners do so much more than just cool, like…

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Common AC Problems and Solutions

January 1, 1970
Bag of repairman's work tools, screwdriver on top of air conditioner unit outside brick home. Service industry, working class.Common AC Problems and Solutions

When the weather gets really hot in Albuquerque, the last thing you want is a broken air conditioner. Many common problems with air conditioning systems can arise. Our team at Williams Mechanical wants you to be aware, prepared, and ready to solve these air conditioning issues so you and your family can stay cool this summer.

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