Having a cooling system in your home is not negotiable in the greater Albuquerque area. However, if you have a swamp cooler, you may be wondering if you should keep it or convert to air conditioning. There are advantages and drawbacks to both types of systems, but considering the bigger energy picture may help you make your decision. Continue reading
The yearly average high temperature in Albuquerque for March is 60°F—not hot enough to need the AC, not cool enough to need the furnace. But that’s an average. Many days reach nearly 80°, yet nights can dip into the 30s. That means to keep your home comfortable, you may need to switch between heating and cooling. Is that possible? Can you do it without wasting a lot of energy?
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You cannot efficiently heat (or cool) a drafty home. So, if your home is not sealed against air leaks, you are throwing money away. But sometimes finding leaks is difficult. You may need to enlist help from HVAC professionals.
Door Blower Test
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If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it, right? That may not be the best advice when it comes to your home heating system. Even if your furnace is cranking out heat this winter, it may be time to consider replacing your system with a new one before next winter hits. Here are some tell-tale signs that you are due for a new furnace: Continue reading
Just about everyone has heard horror stories about a simple kitchen upgrade that turned into a $50,000 renovation. Sometimes those stories are funny, but not when you’re paying for them.
When you choose with Budget Climate Control for your kitchen or bath remodel, we want your project to stay on-time and on-budget. Here are a few tips to help you avoid remodeling headaches: Continue reading
It’s not uncommon for home utility bills to climb when temperatures plummet. But staying comfortable in the winter doesn’t have to blow your home budget. Budget Climate Control can help you save money by providing routine HVAC maintenance.
What We Do and Why How It Saves You $$
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If you are looking for a solution for unmanageable utility bills or hard-to-control indoor climate in your home, a ductless HVAC system may be exactly what you need.
What is a Ductless HVAC System?
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The holiday season should be a time to enjoy friends and families, not experience the nightmare of a house fire. Home heating maintenance and some other simple precautions can go a long way in staving off home disasters.
Common Causes of Holiday-Season House Fires
House fires during the winter months are often sparked by some common culprits, including: Continue reading
In a perfect world, you remember every year at the end of summer to call Budget Climate Control for preventative furnace maintenance. We check to make sure your filters are clean (or change them), we make sure the pilot is on and burning clean, that the thermostat controls are functioning, that there are no carbon monoxide leaks, etc.
But this isn’t a perfect world, and maybe this year you forgot. So now, the temperatures are dropping, and your furnace is not pumping out warm air. What do you do? Continue reading
Radiant heating offers a lot of benefits, including a more consistent, comfortable heat. But one benefit it is not known for is DIY repairs. If your radiant heating system is not working, you need the pros from Budget Climate Control.
The Cost of DIY Repairs
The mechanics of a radiant heating system by itself is not really any more complicated than any other type of home heating system. The big issue is that it is installed under your flooring. Repairs could unnecessarily damage your flooring if: Continue reading