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

Evaporative Cooling vs. Ductless Cooling: Should You Make the Switch?

Monday, May 6th, 2019

ductless-air-handler-blowing-conditioned-airWe’re not here to knock evaporative cooling—it’s an effective and efficient means to cool a living space in many homes. It requires little maintenance, and is well-suited for homes in dry and arid climates. But, evaporative cooling isn’t right for every home, and yours may be one.

For instance, they struggle when there is too much humidity in the air. Where a centralized air conditioner that uses refrigerant can bring down the temperature lower than the average homeowner would ever even need, an evaporative cooler has limitations and simply can’t lower the ambient temperature as much as a vapor-compression or refrigerant-based system.

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End of Season Heater Care Tips from the Pros

Monday, March 26th, 2018

a hand professionally sealing off heater ductworkWith springtime officially here and warmer temperatures expected to start arriving in the coming weeks, the HVAC system that’s likely on top of your mind is your air conditioner. Did you schedule maintenance yet? It’s certainly not too late, if you haven’t! But just because you might not be using your heating system for much longer this season doesn’t mean you should just forget about it.

When it comes to caring for your Rio Rancho, NM HVAC systems, there are steps you can and should take to benefit not only your heater at the end of winter, but your air conditioner as well as we head into spring. Keep reading for some of our top end of season heater care tips!

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What Your HVAC Contractor Really Wants You to Know

Monday, March 12th, 2018

technician working on air conditioning unitThe internet: a place where you can find information about anything, at any time. This is great for so many reasons, but unfortunately, sometimes too much information can cause problems, particularly because not all of it is actually fact. For instance, you can type in a question about any appliance in your home and receive pages of helpful tips, “hacks,” and pointers from whoever wants to give them, but it doesn’t mean those solutions will be long-lasting—or that they’re accurate to begin with.

Fortunately, you have an HVAC contractor in Pecos, NM who can bust up a few of the misconceptions that evolve from internet warriors, right here on our team. We’re always happy to share facts since we know myths can wind up costing you money in the long run because they can cause your HVAC system to run ineffectively and inefficiently.

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Yes, Your Indoor Air Quality Affects HVAC Efficiency

Monday, February 26th, 2018

closeup picture of woman hands holding paper houseOur little part of the world is pretty well known for its heat during the majority of the year. Even in the winter months, we’ve been known to have a few hot days here and there. As such it makes sense that you’d like to know how to use your Santa Fe, NM HVAC system most efficiently to save money. But do you ever consider how your indoor air quality is affecting this?

We’re talking about humidity, in particular. Your indoor relative humidity levels should be between 30-50% for optimal comfort, health, and even property protection. During this time of the year, it can often drop below that, with your heater drying out the air even more. In the spring and summer, you have high humidity to worry about. It adds to the heat, makes you uncomfortable, and actually forces your air conditioner to work much harder than it should have to.

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The Time for Heating System Maintenance Is Now!

Monday, October 9th, 2017

technician inspecting the inside of a heating systemFall is officially here, and temperatures are dropping quickly. You’re probably not at the point that you’re using your heating system much yet, but that is surely right around the corner. That being said, one of the most important Albuquerque, NM HVAC services that you can schedule right now is heating system maintenance.

Maintenance is a vital part of ensuring your comfort, but also ensuring the integrity of your heating system. There are a number of advantages to not only scheduling annual tune-ups (or biannual, if you have a heat pump) for your heater, but also enrolling in a maintenance plan so that your local HVAC professionals can keep up on scheduling your appointments for you. Keep reading to learn the many benefits of timely maintenance.

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