Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing Blog: Archive for July, 2020

Is It Ever Too Late for AC Maintenance?

Monday, July 27th, 2020

With temperatures almost at their highest for the year, you may think if you skipped maintenance it’s too late to schedule such a service. But is it really too late? Couldn’t you skip it and wait until next spring to have it done?

Not only is it never too late to have cooling system maintenance done, but skipping it could be a detriment to the system and its efficiency. In fact, this definitely a case of “better late than never.”

In fact, when you have your AC tune-ups done matters less than how consistently you have them done–this is a service you should schedule once a year (or twice a year, if you have a heat pump!) Wondering why? Read on!

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AC Purchase: Central or Swamp Cooler?

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Summer is here and warmer temps are here along with it for a while. So if you’ve found yourself facing the need for a new air conditioner this time of year, chances are that you’re in a bit of a rush to get one installed. We have to urge you, however, do not make this decision in haste. Doing so could leave you with an air conditioner that’s not quite right for your home—and therefore you’ll be paying for wasted energy and/or not achieving the comfort you deserve this season.

Perhaps you’ve been looking into your cooling options and came across some information about swamp coolers, otherwise known as evaporative coolers. Could this be the right choice for you? Or should you go with a traditional central air conditioner? There are pros and cons of each, which we’ll get to below. First, let’s talk about the difference between the two.

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