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

Tips for Boosting AC Efficiency This Summer

Monday, May 16th, 2022
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The summer months are soon upon us, which means more time outdoors enjoying the warmth and long hot days. It also means that we’ll be cranking up our AC unit in our homes or offices a lot more to combat the heat.

In this article, we offer a few handy tips on how you can boost the efficiency of your AC this summer.

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3 Sounds That Can Indicate AC Repair Needs

Monday, May 2nd, 2022
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One of the most frustrating parts of being a homeowner is that… well… sometimes something in your home is going to need a repair. And repairs can be expensive! This is especially true when it comes to your air conditioner. Your HVAC systems already use up about half of all your home’s energy, so needing repairs is like adding salt to a wound right?

It actually doesn’t need to be as dramatic as all that, though. The fact of the matter is, if you know the signs of a small, wear-and-tear issue in your air conditioner, you can generally get it fixed by one of our technicians relatively quickly and affordably. Things get expensive when you ignore repair needs for to long.

One of the most common signs of a wear-and-tear issue that needs addressing is unusual noises coming from your air conditioner. In this case, “unusual” means anything that’s outside of the normal sounds you hear from it as it operates from day-to-day. Read on to learn more!

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What Type of AC Should Be Your Next One?

Monday, October 4th, 2021

In our previous blog post, we discussed the benefits of making a heat pump system your next home comfort installation. But this isn’t your only option…

Choosing an air conditioner system for your home is about choosing the right system for your needs. Heat pumps may be a great choice for one homeowner but not another. And you shouldn’t choose a system simply because other people rave about it.

If you’ve been wondering what AC system should be your next one, we’d like to help. Knowing what options are available to you, and what can make them the right fit for your home and your comfort needs is often a great place to start. Let’s dig into what your system options are besides the heat pump.

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Reasons to Consider a Heat Pump as Your Next Home Comfort Installation

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Did your air conditioner fail to keep you as cool and comfortable as it should have this summer? Or maybe you’re looking to replace your heating system before temperatures cool down this year–or perhaps you need to upgrade both!

Whatever the case, you’d do well to consider the installation of a heat pump. A heat pump system works very similarly to a central air conditioner. It uses refrigerant to pull heat out of your indoor air, and chilled air is returned back to your home.

The main difference is that heat pumps heat as well! Read on to learn more and to see how this setup can benefit you.

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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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