Mark Carpenter Plumbing Blog

Why Can’t My AC Keep Up With the Heat?

August 12th, 2019

sunshineThe heat during the second half of summer can be brutal in New Mexico. That’s the reason you have a central air conditioning system in your home. You always have a retreat from the outside heat waves when you go back indoors.

Well, “always” isn’t exactly accurate. Nothing can guarantee an air conditioning system won’t begin to suffer from malfunctions and wear and tear, leading to it starting to fall behind on the job. If you’re wondering why your house isn’t getting cool enough when you turn on the AC, don’t start lowering the thermostat to try to compensate! You may need professional AC repair services in Clovis, NM to restore the air conditioner. Or you may even need a new AC. Below we’ll look at why your air conditioner is struggling.

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Who Can You Trust to Repair Your Broken AC?

July 29th, 2019

air-conditioning-manometer-pressure-refrigerantWhen a home’s central air conditioning system breaks down during a New Mexico summer, it’s not a fun time. You’ll want to have the AC repaired right away, or else you’ll spend some unpleasant days and nights in a sweltering home, desperately trying to stay cool with an oscillating fan.

Okay, so it’s time to repair the air conditioner. Who do you trust for the job?

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The Art of Detecting Hidden Plumbing Leaks

July 15th, 2019

Plumbing_Pipe_Tube_Water_Pipe_Construction_Industry_Improvement_HouseBecause so much of the plumbing in a house is hidden from sight behind walls, in the floors, and beneath concrete slabs, it’s easy for leaks to start and escape notice. These leaks can go on for days, months, and years undetected—wasting water and accumulating construction damage. It’s imperative to have these leaks found and repaired as soon as possible.

But how do you find hidden leaks? How can you even know they’re present in the first place?

You’ll need the skill of leak detection—and almost all the time this requires calling for a professional plumber in Portales, NM.

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Can I Repair My AC Myself?

July 1st, 2019

air-conditioner-unit-being-repairedWe live in the “Do It Yourself” age. The internet has made it easier than ever for a homeowner to find advice for ways to tackle numerous jobs around the house without needing to call for professional repairs. YouTube alone has thousands of videos explaining DIY tactics for almost any job imaginable.

There are limits, however, to what an enthusiastic amateur can achieve. One of those limits is repairing broken refrigeration systems, such as air conditioners. So the answer to “Can I repair my AC myself?” is “no.” Repairing a busted air conditioner must be left to licensed HVAC professionals.

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A Few Fresh Ideas for Your Bathroom Remodel

June 17th, 2019

bright-spaceBathrooms were not originally designed in homes with any sense of elegance. They were functional, and they looked functional. That was yesterday, however. Today, elegance and style are a major part of new bathrooms. Brighter colors, better storage, tile floors and walls, luxury fixtures, heated towel racks, and more.

If you have an older and drab-looking bathroom, you can achieve a modern look for it with a professional bathroom remodel in Clovis, NM. Unlike a kitchen remodel, a bathroom remodel is less intrusive on your daily life, but can be just as beneficial. Keep reading for some ideas for a great bathroom remodel. 

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These Are the Top Signs You Need to Repair Your Air Conditioning

June 3rd, 2019

woman-in-front-of-fan-hand-on-headThe early days of summer weather are a time when we recommend homeowners pay close attention to how their air conditioners are keeping up. Catching early warning signs that something is wrong with an AC makes it easier to schedule air conditioning repair in Clovis, NM and have the trouble fixed while it’s still small. Believe us, you never want to allow an air conditioner to continue to run when it has a malfunction. The problem will worsen, affect other components, and may eventually cause a system breakdown or shorten the AC’s lifespan.

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7 Reasons to Remodel Your Kitchen

May 20th, 2019

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One the services we offer to our customers in the Clovis area is remodeling. Not every plumber in Melrose, NM takes on this type of work! But we are specialists with new construction and remodeling plumbing, and we maintain relationships with many of the best contractors in the area. You can trust to our experienced and licensed plumbers to see that you get the best possible remodel.

Right now, we’re going to look at the kitchen. This is one of the most popular rooms in a house for remodeling. There are many reasons to invest in a kitchen model, and we’ve rounded up seven of the best.

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How to Find the Right New AC for Your Home

May 6th, 2019

air-conditioner-units-near-grassYou’re planning to put in a new air conditioning system for your house. Maybe your older air conditioner has failed, you think your current is an energy-waster that won’t last much longer, or you’re moving into a new house that doesn’t have an AC in place yet. Whatever the reason, you’re in the market for air conditioning in Portales, NM, and you have some choices to make.

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Repair Old AC Troubles Before the Hot Weather Arrives

April 22nd, 2019

Air-conditioner-repairmanSummer is coming, and you’re probably already making plans for the hot weather. But do those plans include getting your trusty air conditioner fixed up and ready to make its big debut when the heat ramps up?

Regular AC maintenance in spring is one of the essential ways to ensure a cooling system can handle a rigorous New Mexico summer. But this post isn’t about the routine tasks done each spring. We’re concerned about an air conditioner that’s already shown signs it has problems. If you shut down your air conditioner last year when it was indicating a malfunction, it’s vital for you to call a Clovis, NM, HVAC company to schedule repairs. You want an AC with a clean bill of health before the summer—or else have a new one installed before then.

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When April Arrives, Call for Air Conditioning Maintenance

April 8th, 2019

air-conditioning-maintenance-technician-checks-mainfoldApril makes people think about spring cleaning, doing taxes, and painting Easter eggs. It’s also the time for homeowners to arrange for professional preventive maintenance for their air conditioning systems, although this is an April chore people often forget. But regular spring AC maintenance is one of the most important jobs to have done for an HVAC system during the year. All that you have to do to have your spring AC maintenance taken care of is to call our professionals.

Air Conditioning Maintenance Is a Necessity

We can’t force you to have annual maintenance for your air conditioner, the same way we can’t force you to take a pet to the vet each your or have the oil on your car changed every 5,000 miles. We can only tell you how important it is by making the kind of comparison we just did. Regular maintenance is necessary if you want an air conditioner that works well and works for many years.

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