June 29th, 2020
The short answer to this is, “yes, almost always!” But don’t
worry, we will elaborate.
A lot of homeowners are struggling lately with deciding how
to stay healthy inside their homes. Indoor air quality has become a buzzword
lately. We want you to understand what exactly it is that a whole-house
purifier does and why it benefits so many homes to have.
Keep in mind, no indoor air quality product can ever
guarantee that virus transmission will ever
happen, but using the right products and services in your home will greatly
reduce your risks. Read on to learn why.
June 15th, 2020
If you’ve never heard of a ductless system before, you
probably at least understand by the name that it is a cooling system that
doesn’t rely on a network of air ducts. Rather, it relies on one relatively
small outdoor condenser unit and up to four air handlers. Each air handler is
connected to the outdoor unit via a conduit containing refrigerant, a power
line, and a condensate drain line.
Ductless systems operate like heat pumps, transferring heat
out of the home and putting it through an evaporation and condensing process to
bring cooling into your home. A reversing valve allows this process to be
reversed so you can also use this system to heat
your home in the winter. But, what makes this so great? Read on as we
uncover 4 reasons going ductless can benefit your home!
June 1st, 2020
Without the right indoor air quality products and services
in place, it may not be all that great! In fact, your air quality could be
worse than that of outdoors. This is particularly true if you have a home that
was built in the last few decades. Our modern homes are built very “tightly,”
which allows for no conditioned air to escape out.
This is fantastic news for your heating and cooling system
use, since it helps your HVAC systems work more efficiently. But it’s not such
good news if you suffer from allergies. With no air escaping, it also means
that contaminants such as pollen, dirt, dust, and pet dander don’t have a way
out. Even the healthiest person can be negatively impacted by poor indoor air
May 18th, 2020
The short answer to this is “no.” Allow us to elaborate!
Most homeowners don’t realize just how their air conditioner
works, considering the complexity of modern cooling systems and the years of
specialized training required to be a technician who can install and service
There are a few common misconceptions and misunderstandings
about AC systems that can get in the way of properly caring for the system, and
knowing when to call for repairs. One of the biggest misconceptions is how
exactly refrigerant works, and we’d like to help clear this up.
May 4th, 2020
Summertime is well on its way, and soon it will be time to
use our air conditioners on a daily and even hourly basis. If you’re not sure
whether or not your air conditioner is ready for the task of keeping you cool
all season long, it might be a good idea to consider replacement now.
You have many options to choose from! Each option has their
own pros and cons, which will vary depending on where in New Mexico you’re
located and how your home is setup. For many homes in our area though, a
Mitsubishi ductless system is a fantastic choice.
April 20th, 2020
If you’re like most homeowners, we can probably guess what
you do when you encounter a clogged drain in your home—reach for that bottle of
store-bought drain cleaner under your sink, right?
Well, unfortunately, this is exactly how not to clean your drains. In fact, it’s
the worst thing you can do for the health of your plumbing system. Sure, it may
solve the problem temporarily, but it will actually magnify the problems that
you’ll face later that lead to repiping and other costly plumbing repairs.
Reach on to learn more, and when you’re ready, give us a
call for professional drain cleaning!
April 6th, 2020
In many parts of the country, particularly on the west coast, spring has sprung and along with it so have warmer temperatures. Of course, for us, winter is taking a little longer to let go. We’re still using our heaters on a fairly regular basis, and we still need them to function at their best for the next several weeks.
Ideally, you would have scheduled heating maintenance this
past fall to make sure your heater can make it all the way to the end of our
heating season. If not, the good news is that it’s not too late!
Maintenance is certainly an important service, and we’ll
touch on that a bit more below. In the meantime, we want to help you save money
on your heating use, for however much longer you may need the system! The good
news is, there are cheap and even free ways to improve efficiency and therefore
lower your energy bills. Read on as we uncover our top tips for boosting
heating system efficiency.
March 30th, 2020
Roadrunner has adopted protocols to keep our customers and our staff as safe as we can. These include the use of sanitizers, face masks, and social distancing, as well as ensuring that no employees work when sick. We can handle your needs without face-to-face interaction. Payment by phone is available. Additionally, the staff at Roadrunner can answer many questions over the phone or through video conferencing.
If you need us to clean or sanitize the air in your home, there are products like UV Air Purifiers and services available.
Contact Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration for additional information.
There is much to consider regarding the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) and its possible transmission in your home. While there are various and effective indoor air quality measures available to help protect your safety, including duct sanitization, ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light treatment, and HEPA air filters, they alone cannot protect from all forms of COVID-19 transmission. It is important to follow all official guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus.
March 23rd, 2020
Is your water heater ready for spring and summer?
Okay, that question is a bit of a misnomer. Water heaters
aren’t like other home systems, such as your air conditioner, that need routine
maintenance each spring.
But they do need maintenance! Fortunately, because it’s a year-round system that you use day after day, it doesn’t really matter what time of the year you have maintenance done. It mostly matters that your tune-ups for this important piece of your plumbing in Santa Fe, NM are routine—once a year.
Read on as we uncover the components of your water heater
that prevent it from corroding, and why taking care of these components is so
March 9th, 2020
The tricky thing about plumbing problems is that they hide really well. Often occurring behind
walls, and sometimes even under the foundation of your home, they’re pretty
undetectable. Some plumbing problems, like a clogged drain or a leaking faucet,
are pretty obvious, and you don’t necessarily need to know the signs since you
can see them at face value.
But for your hidden pipes, a problem can happen and go
unnoticed for a significant amount of time, and do a lot of damage to your
property in the meantime, if you’re not attentive to your plumbing system. Like
we said, plumbing problems can be hard to detect. There are signs to look for, though! Read on to learn about some.