Thursday, October 1, 2020

How are you Wired?

Maybe you have been asked that question before. In this case it refers to your Belen area home’s wiring. Outdated, damaged or otherwise poorly installed and maintained wiring is not something to take lightly. There are tens of thousands of residential electrical fires in the United States each year that leave households with huge repairs and even hospital bills.

Some of the ways you spot this potential problem are –

1.  Is your circuit breaker tripping more frequently?

2.  Look and listen for buzzing and flickering lights.

3.  Is there any frayed or chewed wiring?

4.  Some of the wall outlets may be warm or even be vibrating.

5.  Any burning or unusual odors may be a warning sign.

At the first sign of any of these things in your home immediately call Daylight Electric and HVAC of Belen, serving Central New Mexico's electrical wiring needs. Troubleshoot your home’s electrical problems now! Visit on the web as soon as you can.  For dependable service, call (505) 864-3980.      

Monday, September 14, 2020

The Great Shutdown.

We already went through that earlier in the year. This one is not nearly as dramatic, but may be just as important to your household. What steps should you take when you shut off your Belen area home’s air conditioning system for the final time in 2020? Are you aware that there are steps you should be taking?

Here are some of those steps –

1. Find the correct power switch and flip it from on to off.

2. Thoroughly clean the outdoor unit. 

3.Provide a cover for winter. 

4.Check it periodically throughout the cold weather.

The best advice may well be call the licensed professional air conditioning repair and maintenance experts for Belen and Central New Mexico. That would be Daylight Electric and HVAC. They will inspect, clean, replace parts if necessary, and talk to you about the future of your A/C unit. Look them up at and call (505) 864-3980.      

Monday, August 31, 2020

It is Transition Time.

As you make the transition from fall to winter here in the Central New Mexico area, it is easy to switch on the heat without giving it a second thought. However, there are a few important things to check before turning on your heater for the first time this season. It is always safety first, of course as you get ready for the cold weather to come.

Here are some troubleshooting tips – 

1. Is there an uncommon smell like burning dust? 

2. What does your carbon monoxide meter indicate...if you don’t have one, get one! 

3. Listen for noises…does it sound like it is struggling to run normally?

When you notice any of the above signs it may be time to call a heating expert in Belen and Central New Mexico. That begins and ends with a call to Daylight Electric and Appliance. Their expert HVAC techs will come to your home or office and inspect the problem. Call Daylight Electric and Appliance of Belen this fall at (505) 864-3980.   

Monday, August 17, 2020

Becoming Carbon Neutral.

It sounds like some international treaty doesn’t it? The majority of utility-supplied electricity comes from fossil fuel sources and is by no means "carbon neutral." Your strategy in your Belen area home needs to include a source of renewable energy. This strategy will reduce your household greenhouse gas emissions and improve the comfort level within your home or office.

Replacing building infrastructure may take some time, especially if you wait until the equipment needs replacing. In other cases, there is a clear return on investment when you are getting rid of an inefficient relic from the past. When you compare current electricity and natural gas prices. Is it worth considering?

Let us talk about it. We are Daylight Electric and Appliance of Belen, NM. The primary candidates for replacement are your furnace and your water heater. Replacing a natural gas furnace offers many opportunities as well. Would you like to explore them together? Why not give us a call at Daylight Electric and Appliance (505) 864-3980.      

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Is Water Heater Installation a DIY Job?

Perhaps you have decided to install your own water heater. Maybe you want to save a few bucks, or you actually want to test your own plumbing skills. We urge you to stop and consider the potential consequences. There are good reasons water heater installation accounts for a significant portion of the price of a new unit.

Here are some things to consider –

1. Safety first…we can’t emphasize this enough if you are not a plumbing pro. 

2. Having the correct tools of the trade on hand. 

3. You bought the wrong size…now it is a classic case of a round peg in a square hole. 

4. Staying within code…permitting agencies can be pretty strict about code violations.

Have you read enough? If you want your Belen area home to have its water heater installed right the first time guaranteed you should call Daylight Electric & HVAC at (505) 864-3980.     

Monday, July 13, 2020

Back to Business…Safely.

Hopefully, it is business as usual with your Central New Mexico area company.  The challenges were enormous, but now it is time to look at your infrastructure and be sure that it is safe and efficient.  Regardless of how well a commercial building’s electrical system is designed, it will eventually need upgrades.  Improving electrical systems enhances building utility and occupant safety.

Here are some areas to consider when rewiring a commercial building – 
1.  Lighting…roughly a quarter of energy budgets are devoted to it.
2.  Don’t forget the IT department.  Inefficiency can adversely affect all areas.
3.  Emergency lighting…in case of evacuation, etc.
4.  Power is transmitted to the building and are the owner’s responsibility.

Now the important part.  Whom do you hire to do this complicated, dangerous, and vitally important task?  May we suggest Daylight Electric and HVAC located in Belen, NM.  Wherever you are in the Central New Mexico area you can count on Daylight Electric and Appliance for jobs large and small.  Call them today at (505) 864-3980.    

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Ahhh…That Feels SO much better!

So, you have finally decided to take the plunge…you want a whole-home air conditioner in your Belen area castle.  The first order of business (and maybe the most important decision) in having a brand new central air conditioner installed in your home…is selecting the right equipment.

After determining the size of the unit, your contractor should talk to you about efficiency, which is expressed by the seasonal energy-efficiency rating aka SEER.  The SEER rates how many BTUs an air conditioner will remove for each watt of electricity it consumes.  The higher the SEER, the less it costs to operate.

Here’s where Daylight Electric and Appliance is your vital companion.  The proper installation of your new whole-house air conditioning system is essential to insure years of comfort.  When you decide to bring comfort to your home please call Daylight Electric and HVAC located in Belen.  That phone number is (505) 864-3980.