Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Why You Should Never See Ice on Your Air Conditioner

Monday, September 6th, 2021
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Your air conditioner is still getting quite the workout this summer, but what if you notice something isn’t quite right? What if, for example, you think your air conditioner isn’t keeping you as comfortable as it should, only to go look at the unit and notice that ice has developed on the evaporator coil?

You might not immediately consider this a bad thing–some homeowners think that ice development is a natural part of the air conditioning process–after all an air conditioner chills the air right? Well, unfortunately seeing ice on your air conditioner is bad news. Keep reading as we explain why you should never see ice on your AC system and why you should call for professional repairs if you do.

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“Do I Really Need to Hire a Pro for My AC Repairs?”

Monday, August 9th, 2021
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We’ve all seen them…. the DIY videos telling us how to fix or “hack” just about any problem you might run into in your home–organizing your pots and pans, resolving a small plumbing leak, repairing a broken fence post.

Many of these “problems” are very benign and don’t require anything but a little patience and an internet connection so you can watch that online DIY video while you work.

One problem you should never rely on an online video for–unless you are a trained HVAC professional and that video was created by your boss or coworker–is repairing your air conditioner. Any number of things can go wrong. Read on to learn what they are!

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3 Signs It’s Time for an AC Upgrade

Monday, July 12th, 2021
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Summer is here, there’s no denying it! If you haven’t done so already, now is a great time to make sure your air conditioner is ready for the rising temperatures. This means scheduling professional maintenance, first and foremost.

Maintenance allows our technicians to thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust components that need it so that your cooling system will work as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Of course, maybe you’ve come across this blog post because deep down, you know your air conditioner is beyond repair and maintenance. You have a feeling you need to replace it, but you need some validation. We can help!

Read on to learn three big signs that it’s time for you to upgrade your air conditioner.

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Central Air Conditioners vs. Ductless Air Conditioners: Which Is the Best?

Monday, June 28th, 2021
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Is it time for you to replace your old air conditioner with a newer model? Buying a new HVAC system is not an easy decision. It is a major investment because it costs a lot of money, and it will affect the comfort of your home for years to come. Considering the number of options available in the market today, you might be wondering which one to choose.

One of the most significant things to consider when buying a new AC is getting a central air conditioner or a ductless system. Fortunately, we can help you make a more well-informed decision on that front.

In this post, we will compare the initial costs, running expenses, ease of installation, and other factors that can help you decide which type of air conditioner would be the right fit for your home.

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Heed These Signs That Your Air Conditioner Needs Professional Help

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
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Your household’s central cooling system is one of the most important appliances you have in your home when it comes to comfort and quality of life, right? It’s also one of the most specialized—meaning when you need service on this system, you need a team with special training and knowledge on how to work with them. You also need professionals who will help keep your air conditioner in good shape through routine maintenance.

Professional maintenance allows our technicians to thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust the components that need it within your system. This helps your system perform more reliably and efficiently, plus it will last longer and with fewer repair needs to boot! Of course, even with maintenance, your air conditioner will still occasionally need repairs as it succumbs to natural wear and tear. But how do you know when your AC system needs professional repairs? Keep an eye out for these indicators:

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Should You Choose Ductless Air Conditioning for Your Home?

Monday, May 3rd, 2021
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There are an increasing number of homeowners these days who are exploring the option of adding ductless air conditioning to their homes to address their cooling needs. There’s a good reason for this! Ductless systems, also known as ductless mini-splits, are very efficient, and very effective at providing individualized cooling through the home.

Still though, this doesn’t mean that a ductless system is the best option for every home. How do you know if it’s right for yours? Well, read on as we uncover some of the perks and drawbacks of such a system.

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AC Installation: Is Bigger Better?

Monday, April 19th, 2021
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Summer is just around the corner, and if you haven’t made the call yet, now is the time to reach out to our team and make sure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. Of course, perhaps you’re a homeowner who needs a new central air conditioner, and if this is the case you may be in a rush to get the biggest and best one you can afford within your budget.

We understand the temptation to rush into a purchase like this, but we really have to discourage this. Rushing into such a big investment for your home can leave you with a system that’s not properly matched for your home. Not only do you want to work with our professionals to make sure you’re getting the best model for your home comfort needs, but also that you’re getting the correct size air conditioner, too. Read on to learn more!

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Boost AC Efficiency and Prevent Repairs with These Tips

Monday, April 5th, 2021
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It’s no secret that around the Rio Rancho area, air conditioners are an absolute necessity and that they get quite the workout each and every summer. Fortunately, modern air conditioners are very durable, and can take the heat, right?

Well, they can if they’re properly cared for, and used as efficiently as possible, anyhow. How do you know that you’re using your air conditioner efficiently?

First off, there are many ways that you might be paying more than necessary for your air conditioner, and allowing it to accumulate more wear and tear as a result. But there are just as many ways to prevent inefficient AC use, such as by:

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What to Know When Considering a Heat Pump

Monday, September 21st, 2020
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Temperatures are mellowing out around here, giving us time to turn off our residential cooling systems and turn our attention to our heaters instead. Perhaps you’ve already schedule fall maintenance for your heater–that’s great if so!

But, what kind of shape is your air conditioner in? Sure, you might be done using it this season, but if it’s aging and/or was struggling through summer to keep you comfortable at an affordable price, then you may be considering an air conditioning replacement. You’d do well to consider a heat pump system installation! Read on to learn more.

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What to Know About AC SEER Ratings

Monday, August 24th, 2020
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Is your aging air conditioner struggling, and leading you to wonder if it’s time to replace the system? Or perhaps you’re wondering if your current system is performing as efficiently as possible. Either way, it’s never a bad idea to learn about AC SEER ratings.

A SEER rating is the energy efficiency ratio of your air conditioner or heat pump, and this rating can guide your cooling system choices now and in the future. Read on to learn more!

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