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What Is a Heat Pump and How Does It Work?

November 14, 2018

A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside to outside or from outside to inside. In the winter a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer the process reverses and it will remove heat from your…

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Three Reasons to Consider a Geothermal Heat Pump

October 15, 2018

Geothermal heat pumps have been in use since the 1940s and heat and cool homes wonderfully. They use the constant temperature of the earth for their heat medium instead of the outside air temperature. In Albuquerque, NM area, there are many options specific for this climate and terrain. Different models offer many possibilities for more…

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Water Heater Troubles

September 26, 2018

There are few things more annoying than running out of hot water in the middle of a shower. But don’t panic. It’s more than likely something with your hot water heater. Typically it may be something simple that you can take care of yourself. However, some things do need the assistance of a professional plumber.…

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4 Ways to Change Your Home’s Air Quality for the Better

September 21, 2018

When you think of air pollution, what pops into your mind? A giant smoke stack? Cars spewing exhaust? A trash incinerator? Chances are, you may not have considered that your own home is full of air pollution. According to the EPA, you may be exposed to 2-5 times more airborne pollutants by staying indoors than…

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Why is my Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

August 17, 2018

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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3 Signs You May Need a New AC Unit

August 2, 2018

Air conditioning is crucial for comfort in your daily life here in Albuquerque. A well maintained AC unit, with yearly inspections and monthly filter changes, can last up to 10 or 15 years. So how do you know if you need repairs for your unit or if you need a replacement? 1. Age How old…

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5 Common Air Conditioner Purchase Mistakes

July 26, 2018

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

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

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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Video – Replace Your Air Filter

May 31, 2018

Change your Albuquerque HVAC filters regularly, as recommended which is usually at least every three months. A good HEPA filter will catch the particles before they reach your lungs. There’s so much floating in the air our eyes can’t see and changing your filter as recommended makes all the difference.

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