Sunshine Helps You Keep Cool in the Dog Days

Don’t let the “dog days” of summer get you down. Keep cool with Sunshine Plumbing & Heating. Pictured here is Remington, the pup of company owner Joseph Santangelo.

The team at Sunshine Plumbing & Heating knows that the months of July and August will be pushing air conditioning systems to their limits. That’s why they are urging homeowners across the Albuquerque metro area to make sure that their cooling systems are in excellent working order before those dog days of summer arrive.

For more than four decades, family-owned and operated Sunshine Plumbing & Heating has offered standard industry services, including maintenance, repair and installation of heating and cooling equipment — any make or model. They also handle all plumbing issues, including slab leaks, toilets, water heaters, and water and gas lines. The company can also convert your old evaporating cooler to an energy-efficient refrigerated air conditioning system.

“We provide air conditioning and other services to keep customers comfortable during the sweltering weather,” explains owner Joseph Santangelo Jr. “Refrigerated air, in addition to its superior ability to cool, has many benefits for its users. Those who suffer from allergies will enjoy the filtered air of their refrigeration system. It also adds value to the home, and its ability to function is not affected by excess humidity. Unlike evaporative air, refrigerated air maintains a consistent temperature.”

Right now, Sunshine Plumbing & Heating is offering a 12-year parts and labor warranty on any of their HVAC systems, says Santangelo, adding that this is one of the best guarantees in the business locally. Sunshine ductless air conditioning units can be positioned to deliver comfortable airflow in a specific part of the home, and all of their products are made in the United States.

An effective way to keep your cooling system running is by making sure the air ducts are cleaned, says Santangelo. Air ducts accumulate dust and other contaminants over a period of years, causing a reduction in the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning system, he adds. These contaminates can also cause physical discomfort and illness by degrading the quality of indoor air you breathe.

Santangelo says it’s important to maintain your cooling system to ensure its maximum efficiency and reduce the likelihood of it breaking down in the future. That’s why the company introduced its Family & Friends Plan. For a small fee, members receive priority service, two yearly visits, a lifetime parts warranty, no overtime charges on service calls, and a free annual plumbing inspection.

“What I like most about my work is I feel like we solve people’s problems,” says Santangelo. “We deal with all the utilities — water, sewer, gas, heating and cooling — and you don’t realize the luxury of all those things until you are without one,” says Santangelo. “When people are without a utility, their lives can be devastated, and we get them back on track.”

Santangelo learned to provide outstanding customer service from his father Joe and mother Anna. The pair immigrated to the United States from Italy, bringing with them a desire to change their past as poor farmers and be able to help others in their new home of Albuquerque. With that vision of opportunity and service, Joe and Anna founded Sunshine Plumbing & Heating in 1973. “My dad’s business philosophy — that the customer is our most important asset — is what has made us so successful, when so many other heating and cooling companies have gone out of business.”

Customers clearly appreciate the dedication the team at Sunshine Plumbing & Heating brings to each jobsite. For instance, notes Santangelo, more than half of the company’s business comes from repeat customers or referrals. Additionally, the company has achieved an A-plus rating with the Better Business Bureau and earned numerous customer service awards. “We really strive on service, which has been a differentiating factor for us and has given us our longevity,” says Santangelo, adding that the company provides the same quality service to residential and commercial projects, regardless of the size of the project.

With any service, Sunshine provides no-obligation, free estimates. “If someone needs a second opinion on a job or bid, we want to be the company they call,” says Santangelo. “Some people have called us panicking because another company quoted them a ridiculously high price, and so we came to help them sort it out. If something doesn’t feel right with a job, customers can call us.”

Sunshine Plumbing & Heating also performs residential bathroom remodels, whether you need a basic tub-to-shower conversion or a complete renovation. For your convenience, a company technician will visit your home, evaluate your bathroom, listen to your wants and needs, and use their experience to find solutions that help you stay within a specific budget. And most bathroom remodels can be finished within one week. “Our focus is to give you expert, quality service from the initial meeting right through to the completion of your beautiful remodeled bathroom,” says Santangelo.

In addition to performing thousands of projects each year, including more than 150 new cooling system installations, Sunshine Plumbing & Heating also does contract work for popular commercial projects in the area. In fact, you might have come across some of the commercial projects completed by the company. These include the Chuze Fitness locations in Uptown and on the Westside and work at multiple Maverik gas stations across the Duke City. Upcoming commercial projects include renovation work at Westgate Community Center and the new building at the Rio Rancho Aquatic Center.

Join the legacy of satisfied Sunshine Plumbing & Heating customers today. For expert service and follow-through, call Sunshine Plumbing & Heating at 296-3188. Arrange a free in-home evaluation and estimate for improved homes and businesses. Customers are also encouraged to visit the company’s website at

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Sunshine Plumbing & Heating

(505) 296-3188

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