Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing Blog: Archive for January, 2017

Are You Efficiently Heating Your Home?

Monday, January 30th, 2017

efficiently-heating-your-homeIt’s no secret that New Mexico is known for its often stifling heat—winter is neither a huge focus nor a huge concern for most residents of the state. However, if the recent chilly temperatures are any indication, our winters certainly do pack a punch and are nearly impossible to get through without an effectively working heater. But when you use your air conditioner as much as you do, it’s only natural that you want to see how you can increase your Santa Fe, NM heating efficiency, and thus reduce your heating costs.

Fixing some common energy loss problems throughout your home could dramatically reduce how much you need to spend to keep your home and family warm and toasty. For example, faulty or damaged ductwork could be causing your conditioned air to leak into unoccupied areas of your home such as the attic or crawlspace. What good is heated air if you don’t actually get to enjoy it? Rather, you are spending more money and sacrificing your comfort.

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Why It’s Never Too Late for Heating Maintenance

Monday, January 16th, 2017

It’s already wintertime, so if you haven’t had your heater appropriately tuned-up for the season, it’s too late… right? No! It’s never too late to have your heater maintained. Remember, just like any other major appliance or piece of equipment in your living space, your heater needs a certain level of service to be able to continue operating at a high level. Part of this service includes regular maintenance.

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Prevent Your Heater from Wearing Out This Winter!

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Another chilly winter is upon us, and as such it’s hard to imagine going through one of these colder days without a fully functional heating system. Nobody wants to deal with a broken down heater this time of the year, which is why maintenance is such an important step to take before the season begins.

Even with the most diligent care, however, your heater can still wear out and run into operational problems. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of this happening. Keep reading to learn more.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Ready for Winter?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Yes, you read that right—we are asking about your cooling system, not your heating system. While you, of course, want to make sure your heater is prepped with a tune-up and any necessary repairs that have been recommended by a HVAC professional, your AC system shouldn’t be forgotten.

While you won’t need to use your cooling system over the next couple of months, the outdoor unit of your system still requires some protection. Otherwise, it can suffer damages from inclement weather, and even develop rust and other types of corrosion. Keep reading to learn how you can winterize your AC system so that it will work effectively when spring rolls around.

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