Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing Blog: Archive for November, 2014

4 Signs that You Need to Repair Your Air Conditioning

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Having trouble with your AC? No matter what the issue may be with your cooling system, it’s imperative that you hire an expert to take care of it so that your cooling is restored properly the first time.

Here are 4 signs to look out for

  1. Inadequate cooling. One of the most common complaints that homeowners have about their air conditioners is that there is insufficient cooling (or perhaps none at all). This is frustrating because although your system may be “on” and therefore utilizing electricity, the results are nothing if not disappointing. There is a great variety of reasons why your system is dysfunctional, including a refrigerant leak, frozen evaporator coil or a faulty compressor.
  2. Uneven cooling. It can be frustrating to have spent your hard-earned money on an air conditioner that fails to provide even cooling throughout your home. If you find that your cooling has become uneven, and there are now overly hot and cold spots throughout your home, just let one of our professional AC technicians know. This could be an issue related to duct damage.
  3. Shocking energy bill. Whoa, whoa, whoa—that can’t be right. If you find yourself white-knuckled and frowning as you open up your electrical bill one otherwise breezy afternoon, we feel for you. If your energy bill is sky-high and you haven’t used that much more cool air, then there could be an issue with your air conditioner itself. You may have an airflow issue or even low refrigerant.
  4. Loud and strange noises. Every air conditioner makes noise (although ductless blowers are very quiet), and you should fully expect your system to do so when it’s operating. But there are some noises that indicate a serious issue with its operation, including grinding, whistling, hissing or banging. All of these indicate a problem that requires air conditioning repair. If you notice that your air conditioner is much louder than it should be, that can also indicate an issue that requires professional investigation.

If your need to schedule air conditioning repair service in Santa Fe, NM, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration today. Contact us for all of your air conditioning repair needs.

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Selecting a New Water Heater: What You Ought to Know

Friday, November 21st, 2014

As with most things these days, selecting something as simple as a water heater can be daunting, to say the least.

While it’s nice to have a wide selection to choose from, this can also make it difficult to figure out which type of water heater would be right for the particular needs of your household. Should I choose a tankless or conventional tank system? What is a heat pump water heater? What other factors should I consider? It’s important to be in touch with a professional early on in the process to ensure that you make an informed decision when it comes to selecting a new water heater for your home.

There are numerous factors to consider, and in-person, customized advice is always preferred. But there are some general comments to make about what to look for.

  • We know that a new water heater is a major investment for a lot of folks. It’s also one that you don’t want to make too frequently. Finding a water heater that matches your budgetary requirements is important to ensure that you feel good about your purchase. Your local technicians can help you figure out a compromise between the amount of money that you can spend (or want to spend) and the features that you need in your water heater.

Tank or Tankless?

  • Conventional tank water heaters work by heating a large volume of water in a tank and then distributing throughout the various fixtures in your home as need be. This inevitably leads to standby energy loss, a term that describes the loss of thermal energy from the water inside the tank to the surrounding air. A tankless system heats your water on-demand, thus cutting out this issue entirely. As a result, your hot water is produced much more efficiently.

We’re sure that you have lots of further questions about what constitutes the right water heater for your home. You need only pick up the phone and give us a call so that we can get started on your water heater installation.

Call us today to schedule a service appointment.

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Are you Ready for Air Conditioning Replacement?

Friday, 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.

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Check Out Our Blog for the Latest in HVAC Technology

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Be sure to bookmark the Roadrunner blog for updates on the latest advances in Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration technology.

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Call Roadrunner for all your Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration needs.

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Welcome to Our New Website

Friday, November 7th, 2014

iMarket Solutions has launched Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration new custom website. To learn more about how iMarket Solutions can expand your presence on the web visit:

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