When is a Good Time to Replace My Air Conditioner?

April 27th, 2015

You can, and should, take great care of your air conditioner. You can schedule maintenance for it every year, call a professional as soon as you suspect it of having an issue, and generally do everything right that you’re supposed to do. No matter what, though, your air conditioner will eventually simply wear out. Most people don’t want their first inkling that their air conditioner may have a problem to be when the entire thing dies on them. So how can you tell when it’s time to replace your old air conditioner? Read on for some suggestions. (more…)

Why You Should Consider Geothermal Cooling This Summer

April 20th, 2015

With summer approaching fast, homeowners are scrambling to get their houses ready for the hottest days of the year. Air conditioning systems are being repaired, maintained, and replaced with new models in preparation for the season. You’re probably right in the middle of this process yourself. One thing you may not have considered, however, is a geothermal system. Read on to find out how a geothermal system can help keep you cool this summer. (more…)

Why It Is So Important That You Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance This Spring

April 13th, 2015

There is a common, and very damaging, belief among homeowners that they can save money by not calling for professional maintenance until their air conditioners start malfunctioning. While the desire to save money on unnecessary procedures is certainly understandable, air conditioning maintenance is absolutely necessary for maintaining a healthy cooling system. Without proper maintenance, your air conditioner will be unable to live up to its full potential. Let’s take a look at why it is so important that you schedule air conditioner maintenance this spring. (more…)

3 Facts You Should Know about Indoor Air Quality

April 6th, 2015

Indoor air quality is a major concern today. More and more homeowners are looking for ways to ensure that the air that circulates through their house and which they and their family members breathe every day is healthy. Poor indoor air quality poses not only risks to health, but also to home energy efficiency and comfort.

If you have worries regarding the indoor air quality of your home, contact Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration. We will find out what issues might be affecting your home’s air, and then offer solutions such as duct cleaning and the installation of energy recovery ventilators, air purifiers, humidifiers, or other IAQ devices.

Here are 3 facts about indoor air quality that we think everybody should know:

1. The air indoors is usually worse than the air outdoors

We hear so much about outdoor air pollution that it’s easy to assume that indoor air must be better. However, this isn’t often true. In fact, indoor air is often three to four times worse than the outdoor air. According to the U.S. EPA, indoor air can contain such pollutants as radon, secondhand smoke, combustion pollutants, volatile organic compounds (mostly from household cleaning supplies), asthma triggers, and toxic molds.

2. The air filter on your heater and air conditioner won’t help much

If you think that the air filter attached to your AC and forced-air heater that catches dust and debris should do enough to clean your air, think again. This filter is important when it comes to protecting the comfort system from damage, but it does very little to reduce the amount of contaminants that will circulate through your air. However, you can have dedicated indoor air quality filtration devices put in.

3. You can bring in fresh air without losing home energy efficiency

The lack of fresh air is one of the main reasons that indoor air quality can decline so steeply. But if you open up doors and windows, you’ll threaten the efficiency of your air conditioner and heater and make them work harder. However, there are ways around this dilemma, such as the installation of an energy recovery ventilator or heat recovery ventilator. Ask your IAQ experts about other solutions that will bring in fresh air without raising your energy bills sky-high.

If you are looking for indoor air quality solutions, and you need the assistance of skilled professionals who can offer you a variety of options, look no further than Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration. We serve Santa Fe, NM and the surrounding areas.