Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing Blog: Archive for May, 2016

Here Are Some Common Ductless System Issues

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Temperatures are steadily increasing throughout New Mexico, and soon enough it will be time to turn on our air conditioners. Hopefully, you’ve already taken a moment to schedule your ductless cooling system maintenance appointment. It’s never too late if not!

Ductless cooling systems are extremely efficient and very durable as well. However, just like any other type of air conditioning equipment, they can run into issues. Lack of maintenance is one of the biggest reasons you would have problems with your ductless system, but not the only reason. Keep reading to discover some of the other most common ductless problems.

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Is It Really Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Over the years, air conditioning systems tend to decline in performance and efficiency. This is true even if your system is regularly maintained and serviced. Eventually, this will require a system replacement. However, if your system is under 10 years old and seems to be experiencing some of the same problems from season to season, you may want to question if a replacement is actually necessary.

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Is a Humidifier Necessary for Your Home?

Monday, May 16th, 2016

If you’ve lived through even one spring or summer season in New Mexico, then you know the phrase, “but it’s a dry heat” offers little solace. This is particularly true when you are indoors, trying to find relief from the outside heat. You crank up your AC and find that it does offer the cooling effect you want, however you may notice the air seems even drier.

This is because your air conditioner naturally removes moisture from the air. Even though it’s a very minimal amount, the last thing you want on a dry day is more dryness! The relative humidity levels in your home should be between 30%–50%. In this past week, they’ve been around 20%. These low levels can make you feel uncomfortable, and may even affect your health. Is a whole-house humidifier the answer? Let’s look at some of the advantages:

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What to Expect During Your AC Maintenance Appointment

Monday, May 9th, 2016

As we’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, routine maintenance is essential to ensuring that your air conditioner functions as efficiently as possible. When an air conditioning system is well taken care of, it has the potential to last for a decade or more, providing quality cooling for you and your family. Neglecting maintenance means you run the risk of paying for expensive repairs you never saw coming, and possibly even premature failure of your system. To save yourself time and money, you should invest in a maintenance plan. But what actually happens during these appointments?

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Troubleshooting Your Thermostat: Is It Time to Call a Professional?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

When it comes to indoor air comfort, the last thing you want to deal with as summer approaches is a malfunctioning air conditioner. But what if your AC problems aren’t coming from the actual cooling system? The problem may actually lie in the thermostat itself, which is essentially the brain of the entire air conditioning system. Without this working properly, your AC cannot do its job.

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