WORRY FREE COMFORT

 

Enjoy Worry Free Comfort At Last !

As a homeowner, the last thing you want to worry about is the comfort and safety of your home. These are things you should be able to take for granted. Nothing is more stressful than when that comfort is lost or compromised due to a problem with your heating system.

At R.A. Biel Plumbing & Heating, Inc. we’re here to “worry” about your home comfort systems so you don’t have to. By providing you with state-of-the art (brand names) equipment, parts and the highest standards of professional service, you can feel confident that even if you do experience a problem it will be solved quickly, effectively and affordably GUARANTEED!

To learn more about how R.A. Biel Plumbing & Heating, Inc. can help ensure years of comfortable, worry free service, feel free to browse the information on this site or speak to one of our Home Comfort Advisors by calling (505) 327-7755 today.

 
         
 

 

PLUMBING

 

Serving Your Plumbing Needs

R.A. Biel Plumbing & Heating, INC. has been serving the plumbing needs of the Four Corners area for the past 19 years. There are 8 fully equipped vans. These vans are manned by qualified technicians who are licensed and have access to the latest in technology to assist them in meeting the needs of our customers.

One of these tools is the in-line sewer camera the allows the technician to "see" inside the customer's plumbing lines.

R.A. Biel can take care of all your bathroom and kitchen re-modeling, L.P. gas service and the installation and servicing of septic systems. R.A. Biel Plumbing & Heating installs Wolverine Brass faucets.

Septic system running slow? Ask about our Terralift service. An alternative to replacing your septic system.

R.A. Biel. We'll be there when you need us.

Tune-ups should be conducted every winter and spring season to ensure that your system is working at its peak level. Not only do schedule Tune-ups keep your system running the way they should be during the entire season, but they also increase the efficiency of your system, which saves you money in the long run. Scheduled Tune-ups also increase the life of your system by regularly checking and replacing any parts that may not be performing at their proper level.
 
         
 

 

REFRIGERATION

 

Refrigeration

R.A. Biel Plumbing & Heating extended its services into the area of refrigeration in 1998. This portion of our business includes the installation, service and repair of commercial and residential refrigerated air conditioning units. R.A. Biel installs Carrier units, a top name in the refrigeration industry. Our company has also found a niche in the refrigeration portion of the resturant industry.
 
         
 

 

FAIR BILLING RATES

 

We Offer Flat Rate Billing

Some companies that “bill by the hour” may charge more for runaround time and pay their low-skilled technicians less as they “check out the problem.” Some may bill for runaround time because they may not carry a sufficient inventory of parts on their truck especially for equipment that is more than 10 years old where the problems usually occur. You won’t have to worry about that with us! Our trucks carry hundreds of parts and supplies, which means we’ll probably have the parts you need with us when we arrive. And if we don’t, you won’t be charged extra for us to get it. The bottom line is: you’ll always know what’s expected before the repair is done, and you never pay for unexpected labor hours.
 
 
         
 

 

MAINTENANCE

 

Yearly Maintenance Services

The best investment you could make to protect your investment is regular maintenance. The best thing for your air conditioning and/or heating system is annual maintenance. Annual Maintenance allows your system to work at maximum efficiency year in and year out. A system that is maintained yearly experiences significantly fewer breakdowns. This virtually eliminates the need to pay for expensive repairs. You’ll be able to enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your system is saving you money on your utility bills every time it kicks on.

 

 
         
 

 

WATER SYSTEMS

 

Tips for Your Water System

Save water-heating costs by following these simple tips...

1. Insulate your electric hot-water storage tank and pipes (be careful not to cover the thermostat).
2. Insulate your gas or oil hot-water storage tank and pipes (be careful not to cover the water heater's thermostat, top, bottom, or burner compartment), when in doubt, seek professional help.
3. Repair your leaky faucets and toilets promptly; a leaky faucet or toilet will waste gallons of water in only a short period of time. Sixty drips a minute can waste 2,016 gallons of water a year.
4. Lower the thermostat on your water heater; water heaters often come from the factory with high temperature settings. This is not only inefficient, but dangerous as well. A setting of 120°F provides comfortable hot water for most uses.
5. Buy a new water heater. It may cost more initially than a standard water heater, but the energy savings will continue throughout the lifetime of the appliance.
6. Although most water heaters last 10-15 years, it's a good idea to start shopping for a new one if yours is more than 7 years old.
7. Install non-aerating low-flow faucets and showerheads throughout your home.
8. Shower more than you bath. Bathing uses the most hot water in the average household. You use 25 gallons of hot water every time you take a bath, but less than 10 gallons are used for a 5-minute shower.
9. Drain a quart of water from your water tank every 3 months. This removes sediment that impedes heat transfer and lowers the efficiency of your heater. Each water tank requires different steps for this procedure, so be sure to follow the advice of the manufacturer.

 

 
         
 

 

COOLING

 

Cooling

When considering purchasing a new Air Conditioner for your home, you should know that today's best air conditioners use 30% to 50% less energy to produce the same amount of cooling as air conditioners from the mid 1970s. Even if your air conditioner is only 10 years old, you may be able to save up to 20% or 40% of your cooling energy costs by replacing it with a newer, and more efficient model.

An air conditioner's efficiency, performance, durability, and initial cost depend on matching its size to the following factors:

1. The size of your home and the number of windows it has;
2. The amount of shade on your home's windows, walls, and roof;
3. How much insulation is in the ceilings and walls of your home;
4. The amount of air that leaks into your home from outside;
5. The amount of heat the appliances and occupants in your home generate.

Know that a larger air conditioner will not provide the best cooling. Buying an oversized air conditioner will only serve the following consequences: It costs more to buy a larger air conditioner. The larger-than-necessary air conditioner will cycle on and off more frequently, which will reduce its efficiency. Frequent cycling makes indoor temperatures change more and results in a less than comfortable environment. Frequent cycling also reduces moisture removal. In humid climates, removing moisture is critical for comfort. This cycling also wears out the electrical parts and compressor more rapidly. A larger air conditioner will use more electricity and create added demands on electrical generation and delivery systems.

 

 
         
 

 

REPLACEMENTS

 

Making Residential Replacements

For the most part your furnace or air conditioning system probably falls into the “out of sight, out of mind” category, until it breaks down or needs to be replaced. Sometimes a breakdown will call for new parts, but what if your entire system needs to be replaced? You shouldn’t have to wait a week to control the weather in your home. And with us, you don’t have to. If its time to replace your old furnace or air conditioning system, we can install one in one day. With our one-day replacement commitment, there’s no need for you to go a single night without comfort.

 

 
         

                

 
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