Friday, June 15, 2018

Before You Turn On…Tune In.

With apologies to 1960’s pop culture guru Timothy Leary, we are talking about your home’s air conditioning here.  Maybe you are just about to or are in the early stages of using your home’s air conditioning for the summer of 2018.  Don’t wait until it is too late and Albuquerque area temperatures reach mid-summer highs.

Here are some steps to follow when you turn on and crank up the a/c in your home –


1.  Check the condenser unit located outside.
2.  Look carefully at the evaporator unit attached to your furnace, perhaps.
3.  Is the thermostat outdated?
4.  Check exposed ductwork for wear and tear.
5.  Look carefully at the air vents.
6.  Check the drain line.

Air conditioning checks and replacements are one of our many specialties at E M Plumbing Heating and Mechanical.  Don’t wait until summer gets its stranglehold on your household.  Call us for an in-home inspection of your home’s air conditioning system anywhere in the ABQ area and we will give you a fair an honest appraisal of its future.  That’s (505) 980-9334.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Bringing it Up to Code.

It is vitally important that your new home is up to code especially as it pertains to the installation of piping.  Without a doubt, one of the most important aspects of a new construction project is installing the plumbing that links the building to the underground water supply and waste lines.  This is true in residential and commercial construction as well.

There are several considerations plumbers must consider to make sure the plumbing is supplied to every part of the building where it is needed.  The plumber who is chosen must adhere to all local building codes, and also must guarantee that your plumbing installation will be compliant with all regulations.

Attention construction companies in the Albuquerque area!    Eric has headed up a great group of plumbers and specializes in new construction piping installation in the ABQ area.  Before you break ground, make sure that E M Plumbing is on board by calling (505) 980-9334.
Eric Montoya and his crew at E M Plumbing is the right choice!

World Oceans Week, Albuquerque

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"Whether you live along the coast or far inland, you are connected to the world's oceans. Created in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, World Ocean Day is an opportunity to celebrate oceans and our personal connection to the sea. This year, we celebrate World Ocean Day all week long!"
 
 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Is Your Hot Water Heater “Long in the Tooth”?

Just what is the life expectancy of a hot water heater?  The average life expectancy of a tank water heater is about eight to 15 years. After 10 years, its operating efficiency dramatically reduces.  So, as it enters double digits in age look for tell-tale signs that it may need to be replaced.  Let’s avoid catastrophe…shall we!

Here are some signs to look for –

1.  You start hearing strange noises…usually due to sediment build-up.
2.  You notice that the water is becoming rust-colored.
3.  Water builds up at the bottom of the tank.
4.  The water it dispenses is cooler than usual.

If you live somewhere long enough you simply must eventually replace your faithful water heater.  That is a job for the Albuquerque area water heater professionals at E M Plumbing.  When that time comes, call Eric to come in and have a look so he can give you an estimate.  Keep cool and stay hot!  Call E M Plumbing at (505) 980-9334.

Albuquerque Wine Festival, May 26 - 28

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Dates: May 26, 2018 - May 28, 2018 
Recurrence: Recurring daily 
5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy., Albuquerque, NM 87113  
 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Staying in Hot Water.

This is not good advice unless it pertains to the water that comes out of your tap when you need it to be hot.  Generally speaking, Albuquerque area residents don’t want to know the inner-workings of their boiler system.  When the hot water gives out, you may wish you knew more about its potential breakdown BEFORE it happened!

Here are a few things you may want to know -

1.  Do boilers actually boil water?
2.  Do you have a standard or high-efficiency boiler?
3.  Why do they suddenly stop working?
4.  Do boilers prevent humidity problems?
5.  Are you wasting water or energy?

All of these questions, and others, can be answered by Eric Montoya and the boiler experts at E M Plumbing Heating and Mechanical.  If your boiler system needs repair or replacement in the Albuquerque area immediately call Eric to come out to your home and troubleshoot the problem.  That phone number is (505) 980-9334.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Why You May Need a Home Inspection.

It does not matter if you are buying a new home or have lived in your castle for decades, home inspections for your plumbing and HVAC systems are the key to proper maintenance.  Some actually believe that such inspections are an unnecessary expense but, inspections will actually save you more money in the long run!

HVAC systems are one of the least inspected areas of a new home.  Are you aware that almost half of the insurance claims result from faulty systems?  Why does this happen?  It occurs probably because when new homes are inspected the heating OR the air conditioning will be scrutinized due to the time of year.

Proper inspection and maintenance is necessary for a complete home inspection.  That is where Eric Montoya of E M Plumbing Heating and Mechanical comes in.  Eric and his team are Albuquerque’s thorough HVAC home inspection experts.  Please give him a call today…no matter the age of your ABQ area home at (505) 980-9334.

The Adobe Theater - Black Coffee

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"A little hidden treasure in the North Valley."



Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Installing a PEX Plumbing System.

We know that it is not a topic to which you pay a lot of attention, but eventually it may affect you and your new home.  We want you to know how it is done.  First of all, PEX (or crosslinked polyethylene) is part of a water supply piping system that has several advantages over metal pipe or rigid plastic pipe.

When we install a new PEX system in your ABQ area home we –

1.  Drill through the stud plate.
2.  Run all of the water lines.
3.  Pull, then secure those lines.
4.  Apply crimps and position the fittings.
5.  And, in the end, connect the water lines.

It is not simple, but it is necessary to attain the best plumbing system for your home.  Here at E M Plumbing we are your Albuquerque area experts at installing PEX plumbing systems.  Note to contractors and to new home buyers…give us a call before you are ready to install PEX.  I am Eric Montoya of E M Plumbing at (505) 980-9334.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Is it Time to Flush your Water Heater?

Springtime is a great time to take care of annual household duties.  Flushing your home’s water heater is a perfect example.  How long has it been and why does it need to be done?  Your water heater needs regular maintenance for top performance. A water heater flush clears out sediment and minerals, such as calcium and lime, that could impede your heater’s performance.

How is it done by a professional?  A technician attaches a hose to your tank, empties it into an approved drain, then fills the water back up. In the process, they clear out sediment and other buildup inside the tank and provide a clean unimpeded surface for heating water. In most cases, rods will be inspected and cleaned as well as ventilation and other important parts.

It’s time to pay attention to your water heater to ensure longer life and save lots of money in the long-run.  For decades people in Albuquerque have turned to Eric Montoya of E M Plumbing.  He and his team are water heater repair and replacement professionals in ABQ and the surrounding area.  Give him a call today at (505) 980-9334.

Annual Village Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday, March 31, 2018

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"The Village of Los Ranchos will host our annual Easter Egg Hunt for children under 12 at Hartnett Park located at 6718 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Los Ranchos, NM 87107. "

 



Thursday, March 1, 2018

Boiler Repair and Installation.

As boiler systems age, they can lose energy efficiency or even stop working altogether. That’s why it’s a good idea to have yours serviced every year not just when you notice a problem…that may be too late!  There are two aspects to consider here…can I get by with a repair…or do I need to replace the boiler?

Over the years we’ve found that homeowners can extend the life of a boiler system with regular service.  We are focused on maintaining the safety, efficiency, and dependability of boilers and water heating systems. Home boiler maintenance and efficiency testing are not only important for their longevity; it’s extremely important to ensure your home’s safety.

Now is the time to prevent future problems with your home’s comfort.  Call me…Eric Montoya the boiler repair and replacement professional here in Albuquerque.  I am the owner of E M Plumbing serving the entire ABQ area.  I will come into your home or office and troubleshoot your boiler.  Call today at (505) 980-9334.

ABQ DAILY RIVERSIDE BIKE TOUR

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"Join us for a memorable journey through some of Albuquerque's most majestic scenery.

Every day at 10am (11am Dec-Feb) Routes Bicycle Tours leads a leisurely, scenic ride along the famous Bosque River Trail starting from our nearby location."



Friday, February 16, 2018

February Vacations in New Mexico

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"When northern states experience harsh, cold temperatures in February, many places in central and southern New Mexico experience milder weather."

Drip, Drip, Drip.

An old commercial used this to describe stomach acid.  If you have a faucet or faucets in your home that continues to drip it can create an upset stomach from the annoyance.  During each use, the washer is forced against the valve seat, and this constant friction and resistance causes it to wear out. As a result, you notice dripping around the spout.

Here are some of the causes of an annoying leaky faucet –


1.  Damage parts such as O rings, inlet or outlet seals.
2.  An old, worn out cartridge.
3.  The water pressure may be too high.
4.  Possibly, a broken pipe or fitting.

Stop being frustrated by a leaky faucet!  Call a pro to tackle the problem.  Your Albuquerque area professional plumber is Eric Montoya the owner of E M Plumbing Heating and Mechanical.  Leaks in your home or office will disappear quickly when you call his team to come in and troubleshoot the problem.  That number is (505) 980-9334.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

It Ain’t Over ‘Til it’s Over.

Ah, the immortal words of Yogi Berra.  These words (please excuse the grammar) ring true this time of year in the Albuquerque area.  We are close enough to the desert southwest to believe that winter is just about over, but as residents for many years, we know that just is simply not the case.  It has a way to go.

That means simply this…if your furnace has been limping along this winter then it may be about to go out.  Whether it is an ABQ home or business that is just unacceptable this time of year!  What are you going to do…wear heavy coats indoors until May?  Maybe your heating system just needs a repair or maybe it needs to be replaced.

Whatever the case the answer in this area for decades has been Eric Montoya and his team at EM Plumbing Heating and Mechanical.  We won’t try to sell you a bill of goods.  We will come to your home or business and check your entire heating system, then make a recommendation.  Stay comfortable throughout the winter and call us at (505) 980-9334.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Valentine's Day in Albuquerque, NM

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"For the couple looking for a cultural experience like no other, Albuquerque is calling your name.
Admiring ancient rock drawings, exploring breath-taking canyons, and strolling through the many pueblos is all par for the course in Albuquerque."




Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Time to Address Your Bathroom.

There is a topic that we don’t think about every day, but when the time comes to remodel your bathroom it is a significant decision.  Your family spends many combined hours a day using one or more of them in your home.  Perhaps one of your bathrooms either needs remodeling or you would just like to upgrade the facilities.

There are as many ideas as there are bathrooms.  Perhaps the best place to start is to visit the internet for bathroom remodeling ideas.  Your first consideration is who uses that particular bath, shower, toilet, sink, etc.  Is it the second or third bathroom or is it the master bath which you may want to devote more time and money to get it right?

Your vision comes to fruition when you contact the right company.  The answer is Albuquerque bathroom remodeling expert Eric Montoya of E M Plumbing and Heating.  Please give Eric a call and start the New Year right by realizing your dream of a newly remodeled bathroom.  He and his team are just a phone call away at (505) 980-9334.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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"Owned and run by the 19 Indian Pueblos of New Mexico, this important center showcases the history of the Pueblo people through ancient artifacts, dance demonstrations and art exhibits."






Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Oh, Oh, It’s Going to get Cold around here Real Fast!

What are the telltale signs that you should replace your furnace?  I know, you don’t want to think about it, but you had better do so as the New Year is upon us.  It is not going to warm up any time soon and a new furnace is not just for now, but for many years in the future.  Albuquerque area winters are cold and harsh.


Here are some of the signs –

1.  Obviously, old age.  The life expectancy of a natural gas furnace is just under 20 years.
2.  Your energy bills are rising.  Efficiency decreases and bills increase.
3.  Frequent repairs.  It is costing more to keep it going than to replace it.
4.  Some rooms are warmer than others.
5.  If you have a mostly yellow flame it is producing too much carbon monoxide.

That last point is a serious one.  It is not only inefficient, but downright dangerous!  When you notice any of these traits call Albuquerque area heating expert Eric Montoya of E M Plumbing and Heating.  Warm, safe air in ABQ is just a phone call away.  Get a free estimate right away by calling (505) 980-9334.