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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With 1 Month of Winter Left, Don’t Ignore These Heating Needs

February 24th, 2020

You could say our weather is relatively predictable, right? Chilly winters and sweltering summers. As we transition into spring here soon, it’s easy to forget about our heaters as we get ready for that aforementioned sweltering weather. You’re probably ready to get AC maintenance done—when our technicians come out and thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust your air conditioner to ensure top performance.

But before you do all that, don’t forget about your heater! Ignoring any type of heating issue, no matter how small, can cause it to turn into a emergency repair situation, or possibly even a heater that won’t turn on at all when you need it again next fall.

But how do you know when you have a heater problem that needs addressing? Read on as we uncover some of the symptoms of common heating related problems.

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Beware These Unique Ductless Repair Needs

February 10th, 2020
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Ductless heating and cooling systems have become a very popular HVAC choice for homeowners throughout Santa Fe and beyond. Rather than operating through a network of air ducts connect to an indoor air handler and evaporator unit, ductless mini splits break up the indoor unit and blower fans, and distribute air handlers, mounted on the wall, throughout the home.

If you’ve ever considered this type of system, chances are you’d benefit from it a lot! But we do need to mention just how important it is that you have yours professionally installed. Forgoing professional HVAC installation will lead to a number of problems, which we will touch on below.

This isn’t to say there is a downside to choosing to go ductless. Ductless systems are the optimal choice for climates like ours, with hot summers and relatively mild winters, and most ideal for homes with multiple stories and/or multiple rooms. But without a trained and experienced HVAC professional on your side, your ductless system and home can suffer from:

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Are You Using Your Heater As Efficiently As Possible?

January 27th, 2020
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The good news is, if you aren’t or even if you don’t know the answer to this question, there are a lot of great ways to go ahead and boost that efficiency. The best part is that some of the tips we’re about to share don’t cost you anything!

Of course, the one main way to ensure that your heater is working as efficiently as possible is by making sure you stay on top of your heating system maintenance. This is a service that we recommend each fall, before you need the unit the most. But it matters more that you have it done consistently—maintenance should be scheduled every 1-3 months for your HVAC systems during seasons of use.

Aside from maintenance, you can increase that efficiency by:

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Why You Should Only Ever Trust a Professional for Your Plumbing Job

January 13th, 2020
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Let us pose this question—would you let just anyone work on your car? You use it to commute back and forth, whether it’s to your job, your kid’s activities, or social events. If you need service work on it, and an amateur messes up, you could be without your otherwise reliable vehicle for days or even weeks. That’sinconvenient, to say the least.

Now, consider if you were without your plumbing system for days, or weeks. Could you even imagine? This means no showering, no washing dishes or clothes… you can’t even wash your hands or use the restroom. Well, that’s what you’re risking when you hire anyone less than a trained and experienced professional. If you’re still not convinced, read on as we uncover some of the main reasons you should only ever trust a pro for your plumbing job.

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4 Noises You Don’t Want Your Furnace Making

December 30th, 2019
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It would be great if someday an HVAC system was invented that made no noise at all. We can’t promise that will ever happen, though I’m sure they’ll get pretty close.

The fact is, you’re going to hear your furnace making noise as it operates. You’ll hear the air ducts fluctuating as temperatures change, and you’ll hear your furnace cycling on and shutting off, plus the whoosh of air coming through your vents.

Of course, there are some noises you don’t want to hear. Honestly, anything that’s outside of what you normally hear on a day to day basis should be cause for alarm. Below are 4 noises, in particular, that you absolutely don’t want your furnace making. If you hear any of them, please be sure to give us a call right away.

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Is Your Plumbing Protected Against Freezing Temps?

December 16th, 2019
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The holiday season is upon us, and as we all know, this can be a hectic time of the year. However, that doesn’t give you an excuse to forget about caring for your home. In fact, you may regret doing so! We’ve shared a lot of advice over the years in regards to protecting your plumbing and making sure it’s maintained properly, and we’re going to share one more—take the proper steps to prevent frozen pipes this winter!

Pipe freeze isn’t just a problem in and of itself, it’s the cause of another problem—burst pipes. The thawing process that pipes go through leads to this. Thawing creates a negative pressure buildup in the plumbing system, and that’s when they crack. As a result, you can find yourself facing property damage and potential flooding. So, what are these steps to follow to avoid pipe freeze?

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How to Keep Your Business Comfortable, Affordably

December 2nd, 2019
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With the temperatures dropping and the holiday season in full swing, it can be easy to forget about your HVAC systems, particularly depending on what type of commercial space you operate or business you run. However, thinking about your HVAC is important—after all you need to make sure your employees, tenants, guests, or customers are comfortable when they visit your space.

This is the reason we always stress the importance of routine maintenance—more on that below.

Next to keeping your commercial space comfortable, you don’t want to be spending too much money on using your HVAC equipment. After all, all occupants should be able to maintain comfort in your space without your overhead costs skyrocketing. So, how can you save?

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