Should I Replace My Old Air Conditioner, Even if It’s Still Working?

July 20th, 2015

This is one question that we get quite a lot. We’ve posted before about some of the signs that you should replace your air conditioner, one of which is that it’s simply getting too old. Age is a big indicator of the general health of your system, but many homeowners continue to use their air conditioners long after the 20-year mark. Their reasoning is that as long as the system is working, why bother replacing it? While it’s true that you can keep an air conditioner up and running for quite a long time, the question is: is it worth it? Let’s examine whether or not you should replace your old air conditioner, even if it’s still working. (more…)

When is a Good Time to Replace My Air Conditioner?

April 27th, 2015

You can, and should, take great care of your air conditioner. You can schedule maintenance for it every year, call a professional as soon as you suspect it of having an issue, and generally do everything right that you’re supposed to do. No matter what, though, your air conditioner will eventually simply wear out. Most people don’t want their first inkling that their air conditioner may have a problem to be when the entire thing dies on them. So how can you tell when it’s time to replace your old air conditioner? Read on for some suggestions. (more…)

Is It Time To Replace Your Air Conditioner?

January 5th, 2015

If you own and operate a whole house air conditioner—be it a heat pump, central air unit or ductless mini split—it is imperative that you take care of it by having it professionally installed and maintained throughout its years of service. But over time, even the most trustworthy stalwart of a cooling machine will suffer enough wear and tear to warrant replacement. Are you ready for air conditioning replacement? It can difficult to tell. It’s also a big decision, one that involves investing in the future of your home comfort with a new piece of equipment, though some of your existing components (air ducts, etc.) may be reusable.

It’s impossible to say whether you need a new air conditioner in your home without having a professional evaluate it closely. Even if it has broken down, repair may still be your best bet. It’s important to keep an eye on your air conditioner during its operation to take care of any issues that might arise. The key to longevity is professional service. But there are some reasons to consider air conditioning replacement.

For example, if your system has broken down completely, and one of the major components has suffered significant damage (such as the compressor), then it may be in your best interest to replace the entire system, particularly if it is quite old, and the repair costs would be high. With a new AC in place, you’ll be in good shape for many years to come. Another reason to consider replacing your air conditioner is if your system requires frequent repairs. This is not only frustrating but also costly. If you feel as though you’re shelling out your hard-earned dollar too often, then it’s important to consider your options. It may be the case that you’re better off with a new system rather than putting your money into an old and obsolescent one.

You can get in touch with the professionals at Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration any time. Just let us know what you need. Call us today to schedule air conditioning replacement service in Santa Fe, NM.

What You Need to Know about Air Conditioning Installation

December 26th, 2014

Are you in the market for a new air conditioner? Would you like to make sure that it works properly for years to come? Do you also want to make sure that your system is highly energy efficient?

It can be challenging to find an air conditioner, despite the diverse range of options available to the residential consumer. There are plenty of factors to consider, including your budget, cooling preferences, as well as your energy efficiency expectations. First and foremost, however, it’s essential that you get in touch with a professional technician who can make sure your new system is successfully integrated into your home and that it’s appropriately sized.

Here are some factors to consider:

  • We know that the budget is the bottom line factor when it comes to investing in HVAC systems. If you’re thinking about a new system, it’s important that you know what your budget is going into the project so that you can narrow down your options as well as feel good about your decision. There are options for all budgets, even if you think that you’ll never be able to afford a new cooling system.
  • System selection. There are plenty of options to consider in terms of system selection. What type is right for you? From central air units and heat pumps to ductless mini splits and swamp coolers, you need to find a system that will work when you need it most, but also one that satisfies your comfort requirements. If you already have reliable ductwork set up in the home, then you may want to continue using it with a heat pump or central air unit. If not, then you may want to opt for a ductless system for superior energy efficiency.
  • System cooling capacity. It’s critical that your air conditioner be appropriately sized so that you can be confident it will work as expected for years to come. Overly large and small systems are ineffective, they break down more often, and they are not as efficient as they should be. A professional will be able to match a system’s cooling capacity to your household.

Call on our friendly HVAC technicians today for all of your air conditioning installation needs.

Are you Ready for Air Conditioning Replacement?

November 14th, 2014

If you own and operate a whole house air conditioner—be it a heat pump, central air unit or ductless mini split—it’s imperative that you take care of it by having it professionally installed and maintained throughout its years of service. But over time, even the most trustworthy stalwart of a cooling machine will suffer enough wear and tear to warrant replacement.

Are you ready for air conditioning replacement? It can difficult to tell. It’s also a big decision, one that involves investing in the future of your home comfort with a new piece of equipment, though some of your existing components (air ducts, etc.) may be reusable.

It’s impossible to say whether you need a new air conditioner in your home without having a professional evaluate it closely. Even if it has broken down, repair may still be your best bet. It’s important to keep an eye on your air conditioner during its operation to take care of any issues that might arise. The key to longevity is professional service. But there are some reasons to consider air conditioning replacement.

For example, if your system has broken down completely, and one of the major components has suffered significant damage (such as the compressor), then it may be in your best interest to replace the entire system, particularly if it is quite old, and the repair costs would be high. With a new AC in place, you’ll be in good shape for many years to come. Another reason to consider replacing your air conditioner is if your system requires frequent repairs. This is not only frustrating but also costly. If you feel as though you’re shelling out your hard-earned dollar too often, then it’s important to consider your options. It may be the case that you’re better off with a new system rather than putting your money into an old and obsolescent one.

You can get in touch with the professionals on our team at any time. Just let us know what you need. Call today for air conditioning replacement.