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• New Mexico Mechanical and General Contractor 26504
• New Mexico Manufactured Housing Division (Mobile Home)
• NM Journeyman – HVAC, Plumbing, Gas fitter
• Texas Master Plumber 39660
• Texas Air Conditioning Contractor TACLA37350C


• Trane “Comfort Specialists”
• Rinnai Authorized Service Provider
• Fujitsu Authorized Service Provider
• EPA refrigerant certified
• IGSHPA (International Ground Source Heat Pump Association) / NATE – Certified Ground Source Heat Pump Loop Installer



If you are honest, hard-working, and eager to learn, we want you on our team at Sun City Plumbing and Heating. We offer benefits such as medical insurance, paid vacations, paid holidays, uniforms, tool allowances, and much more.

Feel free to stop by our office and fill out your application. Careers at Sun City include:

• HVAC Service Technician
• Plumbing Service Technician
• New Construction Plumber
• HVAC Installer
• Metal Fabricator
• Welder
• Electrician
• Helper / Laborer
• Boiler installer / Technician
• Bookkeeper
• Scheduler / Job Coordinator
• Customer support
• Project Manager
• Estimator / Salesman

Heating & Cooling Services

Bi-Annual , Quarterly, and Monthly Maintenance Contracts – “System Care Plan” (for commercial or Residential)

Service and Repair – All Makes and Models

$60 diagnostic fee – Our technicians will find the problem and come up with a solution. We will tell you the cost of the repair before we do the work. Very simply, that is how our UP-Front / No-Risk pricing works!


• Ductwork Inspection
• Equipment Installation
• Refrigerated Air Estimates – FREE
• Evaporative (swamp) cooler estimates – FREE
• Furnace startup and shutdown
• Cooler startup and shutdown
• Heating and cooling equipment inspection
• Thermostat replacement

Air Conditioners

OUR WARRANTY - Sun City Plumbing offers a one year labor warranty on any air conditioning system we sell. Manufacturers warrantys vary based on the brand and model that you purchase


1. SIZE – The experts at Sun City Plumbing and heating will evaluate your home or business and select the correct size of air conditioner to install. We will look at factors such as window coverings, orientation, insulation level, building materials used, etc. to determine the amount of energy it will take to heat and cool your building. The energy, expressed as BTU’s is then used to select the tonnage of the unit to be used (12,000 BTU = 1 ton). For example, if we determine that your home would require 35,000 BTU’s of energy in the summer, then we would suggest a 3 ton unit. Remember that the Tonnage of the unit is NOT THE SAME as the SEER rating. We offer several SEER options at each Tonnage level.
2. EFFICIENCY – The efficiency of an air conditioner is expressed as a SEER rating. SEER is an acronym for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This is like a “miles per gallon” rating and will give you an idea of how much energy your air conditioner will consume when compared to equal sized systems with different SEER ratings. As a general rule of thumb you will save approximately 5% for every SEER rating level increased. For example a 15 SEER unit would be about 10% more efficient than the 13 SEER model. Efficiency can also be expressed as an EER rating. An EER rating is similar to the SEER but uses different factors when calculating.
3. NOISE LEVEL – The noise level can vary based on model of air conditioner selected. Typically the higher SEER rated equipment also has design features that greatly reduce the noise level such as insulated compressors, aerodynamic fan blades, poly resin base pads, etc. Location of the unit can also determine noise level
4. LOCATION – Air conditioning units can be installed in various locations. Typical locations include roof-mounting or on a cement pad near the building. Avoid locating your air conditioner directly below trees or shrubbery that would shed foliage, below roof gutters, in front or near dryer exhaust vents, in driveways or access alleys, in direct afternoon sunlight, or in any location where servicing and maintenance would be difficult (such as on a clay tile roof or roofs with steep pitches).

Plumbing Service

Service and Repair – All Makes and Models of faucets, toilets, tubs, showers etc.


• Plumbing Estimates – FREE
• Complete Remodels
• Sewer and Drain Line Repair
• Water Line Repair
• Pex, Copper, PVC, Poly water piping
• Fixture Installation
• Bathroom and Kitchen Remodels
• Handicap Accessible Plumbing Fixtures
• Water heaters
• Instant Hot Water
• Water Treatment
• Natural Gas piping and repair
• LP (Propane) piping and repair
• Gas mains
• Gas line inspection
• Bathtub installation
• Hose Faucet repair and frost-free yard hydrants

Bi-Annual , Quarterly, and Monthly Maintenance Contracts – “System Care Plan” (for commercial or Residential)

Most, if not all, manufactures require bi-annual maintenance on their heating and cooling equipment as a condition of their warranty. Our “System Care Plan” ensures that your system will not only maintain it’s warranty, but stay maintain optimal efficiency and reliability. Also included with our “System Care Plan” is a discount on all of our other services, 15% on service calls, and 10% on flat-rate installations.

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Mini Split Systems in Las Cruces

May 15, 2017

Posted under : Air Conditioning, Green Technology, Technical, Uncategorized

Mini-split, or “Ductless” air conditioners are becoming more and more popular in Las Cruces. If you are considering installing a mini split here in Las Cruces, it is important to know and understand the advantages and disadvantages of installing these system over traditional “ducted” systems.
At Sun City Plumbing & Heating, we are a “Diamond Dealer” contractor for the mini split brand Mitsubishi (  Please note that the information in this article though, is not brand specific and is only to be used as a general guide.  Every building is unique and we always recommend that  a qualified professional conduct a thorough assessment before a decision is made (HVAC estimates from Sun City P&H are always free in Las Cruces, NM).refrigerated min split heat pump las cruces

mini_split_outdoor_complete_installWHAT IS A MINI-SPLIT?

A mini split is very similar to a conventional heating and cooling system. It has two main components: Indoor and Outdoor.  The indoor component houses the blower assembly and evaporator coil which usually mounts on the wall in the area to be conditioned; or it can be mounted in a closet, attic, or ceiling with some models.  The outdoor unit houses the compressor and condenser and can be installed on the ground or on the roof.  The two components are connected to each other via insulated copper tubing and a power/communication cable.    The most common type of indoor unit is a wall-mount style as shown in the picture on the left (top).   This style of indoor unit does not require any duct work to be installed, thus coining the term “ductless”.  Most mini-split systems that we install are heat pumps and provide “refrigerated” cooling as well as heating via a heat pump compressor.  Mini split system can also be installed as “cooling only” with no heat function.

Benefits of mini split systems may include:

  • CONTROL.  This is what you are really after when you buy a mini split.  By installing individual mini splits at separate areas of your home or business you are able to set an exact temperature for that area.  This is also known as zoning.  For instance, you may have a room that you don’t use often, but you really want it comfortable when you do.  Theater rooms, game rooms, man caves, hobby rooms, are just a few examples.  If you have a mini split system installed, you can leave that “zone” off until you are ready to occupy.  You can also use your mini split the opposite way by leaving a zone on that you use often such as a living room or master bedroom, while other zones are OFF, thus not using energy.
    • With some systems, WiFi connectivity can be added for remote monitoring and ability to control temperatures remotely.  This is a great feature for vacation homes or for monitoring air conditioning of auxiliary spaces.
    • Many mini split systems operate with variable speed compressors and fan motors.  With variable speed technology, your mini split AC will only use the power that it needs to heat and cool your space.  So, for instance, if you had a 2 ton (24,000 BTU) capacity mini split, this unit would be sized for the hottest day of the year.  Most of the year, you would not need all of the 2 ton capacity.  Variable speed air conditioning might operate at 1/2 ton capacity if that was all you needed to cool or heat on that day.  Compare this to a conventional AC system that will operate at full capacity at any time of year.
    • Another way mini splits are more efficient is by not requiring duct work.  Most duct work is installed in un-conditioned spaces such as attics or crawl-spaces.  Cold air, hot attic.  This can result in energy losses of up to 30% which you would not lose with a mini split.
  • NOISE.  Mini splits are very quiet when compared with the large blowers and vent noise of conventional systems.
  • FLEXIBILITY.  Mini split systems can be installed almost anywhere.  Since it is not a gas appliance, venting is not an issue.   Ductwork location is also not an issue or a factor of installation.
  • AIR QUALITY.  No ductwork = No debris or dust from duct.  Also,  your mini split can be equipped with special electronic air filters that run constantly to clean your air.


Location of indoor unit –  We prefer mounting on outside walls or walls with plumbing.  The indoor unit produces condensation that needs to be disposed of.  We also recommend installing

Type of indoor unit –  Wall mounts are most common, however, ceiling mounts or “cassette” units may be the best option for your space

Location of outdoor unit – Unit can be installed on the ground or on the roof.  Try and locate unit where it can be serviced easily and try to keep away from pets that might cause damage to wiring or cabinet.

Single zone or Multi-zone –  How many spaces do you want to condition and how far apart are they?

Up-front cost –  This can only be determined by qualified professional.  There are times when it makes financial sense to install a traditional ducted system though.

Operating Cost –  This is a function of your fuel source, your home efficiency, and the efficiency of the unit you are installing.  Mini Split systems are definitely among the most efficient means of heating and cooling available today.

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Todd did an amazing job, patching drywall after plumbing upgrades, which also look great! He was meticulous, matching the texture perfectly. You’d never know there had ever been a hole in the wall! All our experiences with Sun City have been very good. Will call them again.

Sally Ann Brown

3:28 pm January 30th, 2018

Jose is a very hard worker. Very happy with his workmanship. Again, pleased with Sun City’s employees. I will be calling back, Thank you Sun City!


4:55 pm January 16th, 2018

Estevan was on time, professional, and he explained his work in detail. Very pleased with his service and happy with Sun City Plumbing and Heating.


11:09 am January 16th, 2018

Frank was very courteous and informative on fixing my furnace issues. Very satisfied with his service and answering of all my questions.

Warren Plante

2:48 pm January 15th, 2018

Good job. Estevan was very knowledgeable and professional.

David Edwards

12:23 am January 14th, 2018