When I first moved to Albuquerque, I wasn’t prepared for the severity of the weather.
- I knew the summers would be quite hot but hadn’t realized that temperatures in the nineties would be common.
The cold winters came as a complete surprise. I didn’t know that it often snows in Albuquerque, and the temperature drops into the twenties. It’s necessary to run the heating system for half the year. We rely on the air conditioner for the other six months. There are afternoons when we need to run the cooling system and then switch to heating that same night. The extreme weather conditions put a great deal of wear and tear on the furnace and air conditioner. The cost of keeping a comfortable home is quite high. I’ve learned that seasonal maintenance is vital to system performance. Along with replacing air filters every month without fail, I’ve enrolled in a service program with a local HVAC contractor in Albuquerque. They send a NATE-certified technician to handle a complete tune-up of the furnace in the fall and the air conditioner in the spring. The technician thoroughly troubleshoots to identify any worn or broken parts. He tests operation, tightens electrical connections, lubricates moving parts, performs safety checks and cleans all components. Because of this proactive maintenance, the equipment performs at peak efficiency, capacity and reliability. I avoid needless repairs and pay less in energy costs. I can expect the furnace and air conditioner to last longer and provide superior comfort and air quality. Regular service also fulfills the stipulations of the manufacturer’s warranty to ensure continued coverage.