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

Why Water Filtration is Necessary

Monday, July 27th, 2015

When water is first drawn from the ground, it isn’t really anything you’d want to consume. Water found in nature is full of all kinds of chemicals, minerals, and bacteria that can be quite dangerous to humans. While most cities treat their water to remove these harmful substances before they pipe it into homes, they are not entirely effective. Some minerals will always make it into your home, carried in “hard water.” Read on to find out more about hard water, and why you need to install a water filtration system in your home.

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Should I Replace My Old Air Conditioner, Even if It’s Still Working?

Monday, July 20th, 2015

This is one question that we get quite a lot. We’ve posted before about some of the signs that you should replace your air conditioner, one of which is that it’s simply getting too old. Age is a big indicator of the general health of your system, but many homeowners continue to use their air conditioners long after the 20-year mark. Their reasoning is that as long as the system is working, why bother replacing it? While it’s true that you can keep an air conditioner up and running for quite a long time, the question is: is it worth it? Let’s examine whether or not you should replace your old air conditioner, even if it’s still working.

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How Duct Cleaning Can Help You Breathe Better

Monday, July 13th, 2015

The ducts in a home are far more important than most people give them credit for. They are responsible for the circulation of warm and cool air throughout the home, without which centralized climate control systems would not be able to function. Despite their importance, however, they are often neglected by homeowners. Most people believe that the ducts do not need any sort of professional attention, due to their simple design. This is untrue. In fact, if your ducts are not cleaned every couple of years, you could experience some substantial negative health effects. Read on to find out more.

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You Might Never Go Back to Ducts

Monday, July 6th, 2015

The entire purpose behind an air conditioner is that it should operate reliably, efficiently, and powerfully all summer long in order to keep your entire family cool. We all know the importance of whole-house air conditioning in Santa Fe, and we often have to run our air conditioners much more than we might like. More and more homeowners are looking for alternatives to conventional HVAC systems, whose use of air ducts has long dominated the market. But with the rise of ductless cooling systems—already prevalent throughout the rest of the world—you now have a great, alternative option to consider if you’re in the market for a new cooling system.

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