Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing Blog: Archive for May, 2015

What You Should Know About Your Air Conditioner Compressor

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Your air conditioner is a pretty complex system, comprised of many different parts. Every part of the system is important, some more than others. One of the most important parts of your air conditioner is the compressor, which is responsible for circulating refrigerant throughout the system. It also happens to be one of those parts that can cause the entire air conditioner to require replacement if it breaks down. Read on to find out more about the compressor, what can cause problems with it, and how to keep it functioning properly.

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Why is My Air Conditioner Short-Cycling?

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Is your air conditioner turning itself on and off every few minutes? If so, you have a problem. That kind of behavior is called “short-cycling,” and it’s very damaging to the system. Short-cycling locks the air conditioner into its startup sequence, which is the most stressful part of the system’s operation. Constantly turning itself on and off causes increased wear and tear on the air conditioner, and makes it much more likely that a breakdown will occur. Read on to find out what causes short-cycling, and how you can prevent it from happening.

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3 Signs That You Have a Drain Problem

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Drains are an important part of your plumbing system, and not just because they help remove waste. Drains serve as the connection point between you and much of your plumbing. That means that if there’s a problem with your plumbing or sewer system, you’re probably going to find out about it by interacting with your drains. If you know what signs to look for, you can often identify drain problems in time to prevent much of the damage they would otherwise cause. Let’s take a look at three of the signs that you have a drain problem.

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Why You Should Consider a Ductless Mini Split for Your Air Conditioning

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Many homeowners utilize centralized air conditioners to keep their homes cool during the warm seasons. It’s not hard to understand why. Centralized air conditioning systems are an easy and effective way to cool a home. However, they are not perfect systems. There are a number of disadvantages associated with centralized air conditioners, including energy inefficiency and uneven cooling. Fortunately, there are systems that solve for these disadvantages: ductless mini splits. Read on to find out what a ductless mini split system is, and why you should consider using one to cool your home.

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