Glorieta Creek Mechanical LLC Blog

Understanding the Importance of Furnace Efficiency

October 3rd, 2016

In recent years, homeowners have become increasingly interested in energy efficiency, and for good reason. Energy audits have become a pretty regular process to help homeowners determine how they can save money through improvements for an energy-saving home.

Among the major energy-consuming appliances in any home are the HVAC systems. As we are edging closer to cold weather, we’ll discuss furnaces here. If you’d like to save money and lower your energy use, then it’s imperative that you have a furnace that can efficiently convert its fuel source into heating power with a minimal amount of energy waste.

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It’s That Time of Year: Have You Scheduled Your Furnace Tune-Up?

September 5th, 2016

If you are like most people, then you take your car to your mechanic or car dealer on a regular basis in order to have a professional change your oil, conduct minor repairs, and inspect the vehicle. This all ensures that your car functions as well as it should for as long as it should. So, why wouldn’t you do the same for your HVAC system?

While our summers are memorably hot, our winter temperatures are definitely not something to contend with without a properly working heater—particularly at night! And with temperatures slowly cooling off, right now is the perfect time to consider heating system maintenance.

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Is Your Ductless Mini-Split System in Trouble?

August 8th, 2016

Earlier this summer, we talked about the many benefits of ductless mini-split systems—particularly what a good choice they are for smaller homes or older homes that may not have room for ductwork installation. If you already have a ductless system installed in your home, you of course want to make sure that it performs as effectively and efficiently as possible.

You won’t always be fully prepared for a ductless system issue. However by understanding what different sings mean and why you should address them right away can help you to avoid a bigger emergency down the road. Read on to discover a couple common—but repairable—ductless system problems.

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3 Reasons Why a DIY Bathroom Plumbing Remodel is a Bad Idea

July 11th, 2016

When it comes to increasing the value of your home, or even just updating it for your own enjoyment, one of the top do-it-yourself projects we hear about is bathroom remodels. We understand why it’s extremely tempting to go the DIY route in order to save money. However, this is only a good idea if you are licensed plumber and know exactly what you’re doing.

If you are like the majority of homeowners, however, a bathroom remodeling project is going to require a lot more of your time, patience and learning that you may realize. This is not a project that should be rushed through as that can result in many problems. We’ve highlighted 3 main reasons below that a DIY bathroom plumbing remodel can be a bad idea.

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The Potential Dangers of a Leaking Water Heater

June 13th, 2016

As long as your water heater is maintained regularly and repaired when needed, you shouldn’t run into any detrimental problems. In fact water heaters are built to last many years and rarely experience catastrophes. However, just like any other home comfort system, there is always a risk.

One problem that people sometimes experience with their water heater is a leak. Leaks can be caused by a corroded tank, loose valves, or even by something as simple as condensation during cold temperatures. No matter the cause though, a leaking water heater should never be ignored. Keep reading to learn why.

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Why Should a Ductless Mini-Split Be Your Next Home Comfort Installation?

May 16th, 2016

One of the biggest benefits to choosing a ductless mini-split heat pump system over a conventional central air conditioner is that you don’t have to worry about ductwork. Many smaller or older homes across the country lack ducts. Installing this ductwork can be a pain, as it is both inconvenient and costly.

Ductless systems, however, provide a solution to this problem. Convenient installation isn’t even the only benefit. We’ve highlighted below a few of the great advantages that exist when you choose to have this type of system installed.

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Is It Time for a New Air Conditioner?

April 18th, 2016

Our temperatures may still be on the cooler side for now, but as any New Mexico resident knows, when summer hits, it hits hard. At that time you’ll want to make sure you have a reliable air conditioning system on your hands. So if you noticed any troubling symptoms last year, it may be time to consider an AC replacement.

The typical lifespan of a well-maintained air conditioner is 10-15 years. This is of course dependent on a variety of factors, such as the make and model of the unit as well as how often it is used. We’ve listed some symptoms below that indicate it may be time for your aging system to retire.

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Check Out Our Blog for the Latest in HVAC Technology

February 29th, 2016

Be sure to bookmark the Glorieta Creek Mechanical blog for updates on the latest advances in Plumbing and HVAC technology.

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Call Glorieta Creek Mechanical for all your Air Conditioning, Heating, Indoor Air Quality, Plumbing, Drain and Sewer, Water Heaters, and Commercial Services needs.

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Welcome to Our New Website

February 29th, 2016

iMarket Solutions has launched Glorieta Creek Mechanical’s new custom website. To learn more about how iMarket Solutions can expand your presence on the web visit: www.imarketsolutions.com

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