Thursday, July 17, 2014

Announcing: The Most Accurate Weather Predictor in History Says

Announcing: The Most Accurate Weather Predictor in History Says

“Summer 2014 May Set ‘off-the-charts’ Heat Records”

 

After last winter, I hope you’re finally enjoying the warm summer sunshine in Las Cruces New Mexico.

 

As good as this weather feels now… there’s a big chance of UNREAL heat coming our way. No weather prediction is 100% accurate, but the one I’m about to quote has been the most accurate.

 

Over the past two-hundred twenty-one years, the Old Farmer’s Almanac has been one of THE most accurate weather predictors, bar none. So I take it VERY seriously when they say summer 2014 will deliver “above average temperatures for nearly every part of the United States.” (Translation: It’s going to be very hot.)

 

How to Really Beat the Heat. Make sure your cooling systems are in the best health possible now. Just like checking up on your car before a long road trip, your cooling equipment needs periodic maintenance (plus a couple of cooling ‘tricks’ that SoBellas techs can perform) to help it run like new. And by the way, it’s MUCH less expensive to prevent problems than to fix ‘em once they’re broken. (Yes, I’d make more money if you waited, but that’s not the goal here!)

 

The time to prepare is BEFORE the heat. If you wait until everyone else does, you’re almost certain to have to “wait it out” until someone can get to you; PLUS, you’ll pay full-tilt prices. NO ONE will be discounting during peak demand.

 

SoBellas Of Las Cruces Summer Cooling Checkup, Tune-Up and Repair Offer:  (Doing this now will help prevent cooling system breakdowns and avoid “energy bill sticker shock.”)

 

Here’s just SOME of what we do for only $129.00:

•             Complete cleaning – dirt is the #1 cause of system failure.

•             Test air flow and check and recharge refrigerant.

•             Make sure the entire system is working properly and is tuned to manufacturer specifications.

•             PLUS… if any repairs are needed, we’ll make them right away AND chop 10% off the cost.

 

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Call us today at 575-636-2009  to make your appointment. Don’t wait; because we can handle only a limited number of customers for this specially priced offer.

 

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Thank Goodness Summer Is Finally Here!

(I was beginning to wonder.) However –

 

Are you 100% sure your cooling system will make it through another summer? Here’s a way to eliminate the risk…

 

 

Since my business depends on the weather, we pay lots of attention to weather predictions. I’m no alarmist, but summer 2014 is being widely reported to have far higher than normal temperatures.

 

So cooling systems that “got by” last season are likely doomed. And we get the bulk of our calls when systems are straining the hardest to keep up with the heat. These breakdowns often occur on THE hottest days. Believe me, this isn’t good or bad luck; it’s fact.

 

Why I’m writing now. Last summer, I saved my customers tons of money and aggravation by offering new air conditioning systems at low “off-season” prices. This calculated risk allowed me to replace worn-out equipment fast and at lower prices than other contractors. It’s about being prepared. So,

 

This summer we’re doing it again. SoBellas Air Conditioning and Heating has access to several sets of state-of-the-art, highly efficient cooling equipment at DISCOUNTS up to 22%. If you wait until yours breaks, we may not have any left at these prices.

 

However, since neither of us knows IF you’ll need new cooling equipment this summer, here’s how you can protect yourself no matter what:

 

You can get a Summer Cooling System and Energy Analysis AT NO CHARGE.

 

This analysis will tell us whether your system needs a simple adjustment, tune-up or repair. In some cases, maybe a replacement makes sense, but there’s no reason to jump in too deep yet. So,

 

Either way you win. If your system just needs a tune-up or repair, we’ll take care of that for you AND give you a 10% discount on the work. And if you decide new equipment is right, then you’ve got a nice discount on that too.

 

Call us at 800-617-6235 to make sure we get you on the books for the Free Summer Cooling System and Energy Analysis.

 

 

Whoops! Forgot to mention; every system we install comes with a full 5-year warranty. That’s worth another several hundred dollars! Maybe the heat is getting to me already! Call 800-617-6235 today.

 

 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Home A/C Repair Service in Las Cruces Can Help with Noise Complaints

Home A/C Repair Service Las Cruces New Mexico

It’s a freight train. It’s a plane. No, that awful racket is coming from your Las Cruces home’s air conditioner. Now what? The good news is our SoBellas home A/C repair service Las Cruces team knows just how to decrease the din so your family and the rest of the neighborhood don’t have to walk around with ear plugs in place.

There are various reasons why a home's A/C might start to make enough noise to rouse the local zombies. As such, our home A/C repair service pros in Las Cruces typically start out by narrowing down the source of the racket. It could be that your home air conditioner’s compressor or fans have gone awry and need repair or replacement. When that happens, they can generate a lot of direct and indirect noise.

If a replacement fan or compressor is needed, we’d suggest selecting new models that are designed run a lot quieter than their older counterparts. For example, older model air conditioners tend to produce 55 to 70 decibels of noise. Newer ones typically generally emit 45 decibels or less. However, the noise ranges do vary. So it’s best to ask our Las Cruces New Mexico A/C repair team for suggestions or do some shopping around on your own.

Speaking of shopping for a new cooling system, you might want to skip the traditional home A/C units entirely and go with a swamp cooler instead. They tend to be extremely quiet by nature. Therefore, they may prove to be the best solution for your home.

We should also mention that in other situations, the awful noise may be caused by vibrations. When that happens, our home A/C repair service team may recommend the use of sound blankets, acoustical panels, concrete pads or other items that are used to create sound barriers. Changing the location of the home’s A/C unit or altering the landscape may help to decrease or deflect the noise away from other areas too.

To speak with our SoBellas home A/C repair team in Las Cruces New Mexico about the previously mentioned noise solutions in more depth, please call 575-636-2009 or contact us online.

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Las Cruces, NM  88011

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Get ready for Summer!

Don’t let air conditioning repair spring up on you

Spring is officially in the air and Texans know that the sweltering heat is well on its way.

In preparation, Better Business Bureau suggests homeowners and businesses get their air conditioning (AC) units checked by a trustworthy professional to make sure it’s in good working order.

Don’t get burned by hiring the wrong service company. Nationally, BBB received nearly 1,000 complaints against residential air conditioning service companies in 2013. Complaints against AC service contractors often allege problems with the final price or payment process, as well as complaints that the service was ineffective.

If you’re due for an upgrade, spending a little money on improvements can save you a lot over time.  Air sealing is one of the quickest ways to cut your heating and cooling costs. Also, you can visit the Energy Saver website for DIY Savings Projects that provide step-by-step instructions on how to weatherstrip your windows and seal air leaks with caulk.

There is a growing industry of professionals who are qualified to make recommendations to homeowners on how to improve the overall energy efficiency of their homes. Be sure to use a certified energy auditor.

According to Energy.gov, turning your thermostat back from its normal setting by seven to 10 degrees for eight hours a day can save you as much as 10 percent a year on heating and cooling costs. Small changes have big results.

Unplug devices that aren’t being used

Keep air vents open

Replace traditional bulbs

Turn off lights when you leave

Change the filter

Install a programmable thermostat

Use fans

Plug leaks

BBB offers this advice when hiring a trustworthy air conditioning contractor:

• Consult your owner’s manual. Before doing anything, check the warranty on your current air conditioning unit to determine whether any tune-ups, repairs or replacements may be covered.

• Hire a professional to maintain your heating and cooling system. Arrange for annual maintenance with a qualified technician. This includes checking the airflow over the coil, testing for the correct fluid (refrigerant) level, checking the combustion process and ensuring proper air-flow to each room.

• Research the company. Visit bbb.org for the BBB Business Review of any air conditioning service or energy auditor you plan to hire to learn details about the company, like its history of complaints.

• Check licensing.  The Department of Licensing and Regulation requires a license for heating, ventilation and air conditioning technicians and electricians. Ask to see a copy of the license before work starts.

• Compare prices. Get at least three estimates in writing. All bids should provide a full description of the services provided and the materials used.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Swamp Cooler Repair and Service Calls May Protect Loved Ones from Pathogens

Swamp Cooler Repair Las Cruces New Mexico

Did you know that there are some pathogens that can live in standing water? And that includes the water found inside of your home or business’ swamp cooler. That’s partially why it’s vital to routinely service the unit and schedule swamp cooler repair when needed. Here’s more:

One of the nasty forms of bacteria that have a history of lurking in swamp coolers and other forms of air conditioning is legionella. It tends to cause health problems like extra-pulmonary syndrome, legionnaires disease and Pontiac fever. The good news is it can only live in water that has certain pH levels and temperature ranges. The acceptable levels involved depend on the legionella strain in question.

Ligionella is not the only unhealthy entity that may lurk inside of a swamp cooler’s interior. Others are molds, fungi and pollen spores. Thus, if swamp coolers are not cleaned, repaired or otherwise maintained properly, those unhealthy entities may end up inside of homes and businesses. They tend to enter the home or business’ interior along with the air being forced out of the swamp cooler.

So what can a swamp cooler repair tech do to help keep units pathogen free? In our experience, cleaning and replacing the swamp cooler’s pad often is one service that repair and service teams can provide home and business owners. Depending on the unit, a swamp cooler repair professional may also recommend the use of anti-bacterial gel tablets or other similar products. They are designed to kill any existing pathogens and prevent the establishment of new ones. Some of the tablets also reduce or eliminate odors, rust and sludge accumulation too.

Those are just a few ways swamp cooler repair pros can address water related pathogens and improve your family’s safety. To learn more about these tasks and others, please contact us (575) 636-2009.

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Las Cruces, NM  88011

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Look and See: Inspect the Areas Around Your Home

As you venture outdoors this spring, you should consider making your first stop your own backyard. Your next stop should be your side yards, then your front yard. In other words, you want to check on the conditions in the exterior areas of your home to evaluate the effects from winter weather.

An Outdoor Checklist Includes:

Gutters – Check and clear out debris (ask for professional help, unless you know how to do this job yourself without injury). Clogged gutters don’t direct water away from the house, as intended, and could lead to basement flooding. Check for loose gutters or leaks. And check to ensure that downspouts are clear and drain away from the foundation.

Roof – Again, thinking of safety first, conduct your examination of your roof from the ground (unless you’re trained in safe roof inspection, that is). Examine your roof shingles to see if any have blown away or been damaged during the cold weather. Replace any shingles that are cracked, buckled or loose. Inspect other roof materials too, including flashings, skylights, vents and trim, and be on the look out for cracks, leaks or other defects that are causing problems or could create problems.

Chimney – Check the exterior for signs of damage. 

Foundation – Check for unevenness, shifting, cracks or bulges. Fill any low areas near the foundation with compacted soil. Pooling water can lead to foundation damage, as well as serve as a breeding ground for insects.

Doors and Windows – Check to see if they open and close properly and if they seal well when closed. That helps keep down your heating and cooling costs.

Walkways/Driveway – Check for cracks and signs of movement in asphalt or concrete.

Outside Faucets – Check for damage from the cold.

Air Conditioning Unit – Clear away any debris around your outdoor unit. Also, be sure to have a service professional tune up your system before the cooling season begins. You want to make sure it operates at peak performance, keeping you comfortable and saving on energy bills.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Las Cruces New Mexico Swamp Cooler Repair Pros Take a Historical Look Back

SoBellas Home Services Swamp Cooler Repair Las Cruces New Mexico

Have you ever looked at your swamp cooler on a hot New Mexico day and wondered aloud, “Who comes up with this great stuff?” If so, grab a chilled Texas tea, prop up your feet and sit a spell. Our swamp cooler repair pros have a tale to tell. It starts in Ancient history and ends with that SoBellas’ maintained unit you love so much.

You see, back before there were electric powered fans and steel encased HVAC units, humans cooled things down with the aid of rudimentary, evaporative coolers. Most of those coolers consisted of nothing more than large leaves and water-filled pottery. Things went on like that for some time.

However, humans eventually tired of those basic options and started looking for alternatives. Enter one Oscar C. Palmer. He was the brains behind a circa 1900s business in Arizona called the Palmer Radiator Manufacturing Company. As you can well guess, it made car and truck radiators. But that wasn’t all that the business and its owner were known for.

Palmer also created America’s first swamp cooler. It hit the market in 1908. According to A.G. Melendez’s book, The Multicultural Southwest: A Reader, Palmer’s early models did not have a lot of components. Among them were coal, chicken wire, a drip pan and a fan. Thus, many people tried to make their own homemade versions.

There were also companies that cut in on Palmer’s swamp cooler action. A few of them were Polaraire, Wright and Mountainaire. You can read more about them in books like Bob Cunningham’s, The Box That Broke The Barrier: The Swamp Cooler Comes to Southern Arizona.

As you can tell without even reading those books, Palmer’s model was eventually improved upon. However, those improvements did not negate the need for swamp cooler repair and maintenance. That’s where our SoBellas’ swamp cooler repair team can be of great service. To continue learning more about it, please contact us at 575-636-2009.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011

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