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

Don’t Ignore These Signs of Water Heater Trouble

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Among some of the most disconcerting plumbing issues you can face is that of no hot water when you turn on your shower or sink faucets. You may wait and wait for warmer water to show up. When this happens, it’s typically because your water heater died.

Many times, however, water heaters give off warning signs that they are experiencing trouble. In most cases, this should give you enough time to call for repairs and prevent that cold-shower surprise. But we understand you have to know what to look for. So we’ve shared a few warning signs below. Be sure to contact us if you have any questions!

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Boiler Repairs That Maintenance Can Prevent

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Boiler systems have a number of benefits when it comes to keeping a home warm. One of these advantages is that they typically need fewer repairs than other heating systems with more moving parts. And although we are known mostly for our heat in Santa Fe, when the colder weather does come you want to be prepared with a fully functioning heating system.

Of course, even with maintenance you can’t expect your boiler system to work flawlessly throughout its entire lifespan. But scheduling routine tune-ups certainly reduces your risks for the biggest and costliest of repairs. We’re here to provide you with expert maintenance so that you can potentially avoid repairs all together. But to truly understand the importance of this, you need to know what repair needs you could potentially face.

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Getting Your Heater Prepared for the Cold

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Temperatures may still be relatively mild for the moment, but the heating season isn’t very far away. And when it comes, you’ll want to make sure you are fully prepared with an efficiently and effectively operating heating system. It can get quite chilly around here come winter, so this is vital to your comfort.

In order to achieve this winter comfort, you’ll want to ensure that your heating system is tuned-up by a professional heating maintenance technician, such as the members of our staff. It doesn’t matter what type of heater you use—furnace, boiler, heat pump, etc.—they all necessitate regular preventive maintenance. Keep reading to learn more about how maintenance prepares your heater for the cold.

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Should You Add a Heat Recovery Ventilator to Your Home?

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Though temperatures remain pretty mild right now, it’s just about time to start thinking about the state of your heating system and the best way to keep your home warm during the chilly nights and cool days that will be coming this winter.

You’d probably like tips on how to improve the efficiency of your heating system so that you can save money, considering how much you’ve likely spent on cooling costs all summer. We recommend seriously considering the installation of a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) to help cut down on your costs. But how does this system work and how does that benefit your home? Keep reading to learn more.

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Understanding Your Ductless System’s SEER Rating

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

If you already have a ductless heating and cooling system then you likely know how efficient it is at conditioning your home—particularly more so than a central air conditioning system that is prone to ductwork problems. We are of course strong advocates of these types of system and encourage having one installed if you don’t already.

But when choosing a ductless system—or exploring efficiency ratings of these systems—it’s important to be aware of its SEER rating. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and it measures how well your ductless system makes use of the energy that it consumes as well as the overall power levels of your system. Keep reading to learn more.

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