“Is a Whole-Home Air Purifier Worth the Investment?”

June 29th, 2020
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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.

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4 Reasons Going Ductless May Benefit Your Home

June 15th, 2020
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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!

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Just How Healthy Is the Air You Breathe Indoors?

June 1st, 2020
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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 quality.

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“Isn’t Refrigerant Loss Normal for an AC System?”

May 18th, 2020

The short answer to this is “no.” Allow us to elaborate!

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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 them.

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.

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Cooling Efficiency: Should You Go Ductless This Year?

May 4th, 2020
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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.

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How to Not Clean Your Drains

April 20th, 2020
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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!

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End-of-Season Heating Efficiency Tips

April 6th, 2020
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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.

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Coronavirus Notice

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.

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Protect Your Water Heater from Corrosion with This Service

March 23rd, 2020
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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 important!

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Beware These Signs You Have a Plumbing Problem

March 9th, 2020
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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.

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