“How Can I Maintain My Air Conditioner?”

May 20th, 2019

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This is a common question our professionals get, and we understand. You’d like your system to run efficiently, so you want to know how to best maintain it—yourself, that is. We commend you on this effort and we will get into some maintenance tasks you can do on your own in a little bit. But we do want to stress the importance of professional preventive maintenance. Continue Reading

Evaporative Cooling vs. Ductless Cooling: Should You Make the Switch?

May 6th, 2019

ductless-air-handler-blowing-conditioned-airWe’re not here to knock evaporative cooling—it’s an effective and efficient means to cool a living space in many homes. It requires little maintenance, and is well-suited for homes in dry and arid climates. But, evaporative cooling isn’t right for every home, and yours may be one.

For instance, they struggle when there is too much humidity in the air. Where a centralized air conditioner that uses refrigerant can bring down the temperature lower than the average homeowner would ever even need, an evaporative cooler has limitations and simply can’t lower the ambient temperature as much as a vapor-compression or refrigerant-based system. Continue Reading

Roadrunner Awarded Angie’s List Super Service Award for 2018!

April 23rd, 2019

angies-list-2018-super-service-award-logoRoadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration has received the 2018 Angie’s List Super Service Award for our work in the HVAC industry! Continue Reading

Don’t Ignore These Late Season Boiler Needs

April 22nd, 2019

boiler-technician-working-on-gas-systemWe’ve definitely seem the weather warm up in the last couple of weeks, but even so, you may still be using your boiler at night for a while. And if you are, you want to make sure it’s operating as well as it should be. Sure, if you suspect yours might need repairs, you could wait on them. After all, you’re not going to need your boiler again until next fall, right?

This could be a detrimental mistake, leaving you with a broken down boiler next year right when you need it the most. Handling repairs now means you can put aside the stress of wondering what’s wrong with the boiler and have confidence it will work for you next fall. So, what kind of late season boiler repair needs should you look for, then? Continue Reading

Heed These Signs You Need Furnace Repair

April 8th, 2019

technician-working-on-furnaceWouldn’t it be nice if you could avoid heater repairs? Unfortunately, this just isn’t possible. And as winter comes to a close and our temperatures start warming, now is no time to neglect any heating repair needs you may have. Let’s face it, eventually you’ll encounter problems with your heating system. The best thing you can do is learn to recognize when something is amiss with your furnace or heat pump so you can get ahead of them.

Hopefully, you had maintenance done before the heating season began, and you took care of any impending repair needs at that time. But whether you skipped a tune-up this year or forgot to schedule recommended repairs, something led you to read this blog post! If you suspect you may need furnace repairs of some kind, keep reading for an overview of the signs to watch for that something is, in fact, wrong with your heater. Continue Reading

Tips on Efficiency from Our HVAC Pros

March 25th, 2019

HVAC pros efficiency tipsWhether we are talking about wintertime or the heat of summer, it’s essential that you’re able to keep your home comfortable no matter what time of the year it is. However, you shouldn’t have to drain your wallet to feel that comfort. Did you know you could be paying far too much on your heating and cooling bills? By following these tips, you can help boost your HVAC efficiency for year-round comfort and savings.

All HVAC systems come with an efficiency rating, and you can’t make it more efficient than that rating. But you can get the most efficient performance possible from your systems. This can be achieved by: Continue Reading

Late Winter Is No Time to Ignore Your Heater!

March 11th, 2019

technician-working-on-heaterAs we begin to transition from winter weather into warmer springtime temperatures, it can be tempting to look ahead at your air conditioner needs and neglect your heating system. However, if you have any heating repair needs that require attention, neglecting them can be a big mistake.

Ignoring any type of HVAC system problem can cause it to turn into a much bigger issue, leaving you with a broken down heater next fall before you need it, or even before then as we’re still using our heaters on most days. How do you know if you have heating repair needs, though? Are there certain symptoms you can watch out for? Yes! Continue Reading

Indoor Air Quality and Your Furnace: What You Should Know

February 25th, 2019

dirty -duct- versus- clean- ductYour heating system is a complex piece of machinery, with various components and parts that must work seamlessly together in order for it to perform efficiently and effectively, keeping your home and family comfortable. One of the components of your furnace that you probably don’t think of a whole lot is your ductwork—rather, the network that moves air throughout your home during system operation.

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many homeowners neglect their air ducts. After all, they are out of sight so they’re generally “out of mind,” too. Your ductwork generally won’t give off many symptoms that it is in need of repair or professional cleaning, but even if those symptoms aren’t directly noticeable, the fact is that keeping your ductwork health is important to your furnace efficiency as well as your indoor air quality. Read on to learn more! Continue Reading

Considering a New HVAC Purchase? Go Ductless!

February 11th, 2019

hand-holding-remote-to-ductless-air-handlerThere’s no mistaking that these days, affordability is at the top of mind with any big appliance or equipment purchase. And we are not just talking about the initial purchase, but the costs of operating said appliance over the months and years. Efficiency goes hand in hand with this, and if you’re serious about boosting your home’s efficiency while paying as little as possible for your HVAC use, then you’d do well to consider the installation of a ductless system.

You may have seen us discuss the advantages of ductless heating and cooling before. Today, the main benefit we want to focus on is the economical advantages of utilizing such a system. Keep reading to learn more, and remember to schedule your installation or any other ductless service needs you may have with our team. Continue Reading

Are You Using Your Heater Efficiently Enough?

January 28th, 2019

dog-under-blanketIf you’re like most homeowners, you’d probably like to do anything you can in order to save money on your energy bills. And there are a couple appliances in particular that heavily contribute to these costs—your air conditioner and your heater. We’re going to focus on your heater today, given the time of year we’re in.

Did you know there are some simple steps you can take to not only ensure your heater is performing efficiently, but also boost its efficiency? You don’t have to sacrifice your comfort to save money. You can just follow the tips below, many of them small adjustments, to see huge benefits. Continue Reading