Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘air conditioning maintenance’

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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It’s Time to Start Up Your Evaporative Cooler

Monday, April 9th, 2018

person's hands writing in daily plannerAre you already using a Santa Fe, NM evaporative cooler, otherwise known as a swamp cooler, for your home’s comfort needs during the spring and summer? There are a number of benefits to doing so. An evaporative cooler is a budget-friendly and effective way to cool your home, using moisture instead of refrigerant.

The way your evaporative cooler is set up, it requires a water hookup at the beginning of each cooling season. With spring already here and warmer temperatures well on their way, the time to start up your evaporative cooler is now. Our team is here to help!

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AC Maintenance Now, A Fully Functioning AC System Later!

Monday, February 27th, 2017

ac-maintenance-nowIt may seem strange to start thinking about your air conditioner. After all many of us only just recently started using our heating systems to warm up! Although as any Albuquerque resident is aware, our summers are long and hot, and therefore require a lot of AC use.

But is your air conditioner ready? If you haven’t scheduled your Albuquerque, NM air conditioning maintenance appointment yet, now is the time to do so. This is especially the case if it’s been at least a year since your last maintenance service (or 6 months, if you are using a heat pump year-round).

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How Often Do You Change Your HVAC Air Filter?

Monday, July 25th, 2016

As much as we talk about professional air conditioning maintenance, one point we can’t stress enough is that there is a maintenance task that you can and should perform on your own. That is changing or cleaning the air filter in your HVAC system on a regular basis.

Your HVAC system’s air filter protects the cabinet which houses your air conditioner and furnace, or heat pump. It prevents dust, dirt, and other debris from entering the system and your home via the return air vents from creating damage. But if your air filter is ignored, then it can and will become clogged, resulting in an obstruction to your airflow and an air conditioning system that’s both inefficient and in danger of breaking down prematurely. There are a few factors that will determine how often you should change or clean your air filter, including what type of filter it is. Keep reading to learn more.

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Why You Should Schedule AC Maintenance Right Now

Monday, March 7th, 2016

The days are starting to warm up, and that means that it’s time to get your home ready for summer right away. One of the most important things you should do to prepare is schedule preventive air conditioning maintenance. Read on to find out more about the benefits of preventive AC maintenance, and why you should schedule it every spring.

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What Happens During an Air Conditioning Maintenance Appointment

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Air conditioning maintenance is always important for helping your air conditioner have a long and healthy lifespan. While many homeowners are well aware of how important air conditioner maintenance is, many do not know what it actually entails. If you really want to know how helpful air conditioning maintenance can be to your system, it’s a good idea to learn a little bit more about air conditioning maintenance. Read on to find out what actually happens during an air conditioning maintenance appointment.

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How a Clogged Air Filter Can Cause Your Air Conditioner to Break Down

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Your air conditioner is a pretty sturdy system, and most are manufactured to last up to 20 years with proper maintenance. However, a single problem can still cause your entire air conditioning system to break down. It’s important that you are aware of these dangerous problems so that you can have them addressed as soon as they crop up. With that in mind, let’s take a look at what can happen when an air filter in your system becomes clogged.

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What You Should Know About Your Air Conditioner Compressor

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Your air conditioner is a pretty complex system, comprised of many different parts. Every part of the system is important, some more than others. One of the most important parts of your air conditioner is the compressor, which is responsible for circulating refrigerant throughout the system. It also happens to be one of those parts that can cause the entire air conditioner to require replacement if it breaks down. Read on to find out more about the compressor, what can cause problems with it, and how to keep it functioning properly.

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Why Air Conditioning Maintenance?

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Many homeowners are under the impression that once installed, their air conditioners will simply work indefinitely.

Nothing could be further from the truth. It’s absolutely imperative that your air conditioner be routinely serviced, including a thorough cleaning of the major components, a tune-up, and a detailed inspection of its operational effectiveness and efficiency. There’s simply no other way to make sure that your system will be there when you need it most. Still, you may be unconvinced. What’s in it for you? In today’s post, we’ll review some of the many benefits to be had as a result of having your AC regularly taken care of by a professional.

  • Reduced system repairs. One of the most important benefits of having your central air unit maintained is that it will be subject to far less system repairs than if it were neglected. When professionally installed, your AC should last a good long while. And while problems will arise eventually, no matter what, you can greatly reduce the chance of both minor and major repairs by having your system cleaned and tuned up. Moreover, during the inspection phase of AC maintenance, a trained professional will be able to tell you what’s going on with your cooling system. Catching problems early on can prevent premature replacement and reduce expenses.
  • Improved system longevity. Another chief benefit of having your air conditioner maintained regularly is boosting the longevity of your air conditioner. When your system goes neglected for years, dust and other debris can build up inside and damage your system’s components. By keeping your system clean and tuned-up, you can add years to the overall life span of your cooling system. It’s a shame when homeowners ruin a decent system by not having it maintained.
  • Increased energy efficiency. We all know that running a central air conditioner all summer long is a major expense for our households. It’s important that you make sure your AC is energy efficient. While each type of system has its own efficiency rating, this is just an estimate, and it is ultimately dependent upon the cleanliness of the system as well as the way it’s integrated into the home. Having your system maintained can reduce energy bills, which can add up to significant savings in the long term.

Call us today for more information about our outstanding air conditioning maintenance service.

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