Air Conditioning Repairs: Not a Job for an Amateur

August 28th, 2017

HVAC technician doing repairs on the outdoor unit of an air conditionerThe official start of fall is a little less than a month away, but that doesn’t mean we’re done dealing with warmer temperatures just yet. With how much work our air conditioners have already gone through this cooling system, it’s likely something could go wrong—especially if you didn’t invest in air conditioning maintenance before summer began.

Whether your cooling system has started making odd, alarming clanging sounds, the blower fan has shut off, or you don’t feel cool air coming from your vents, it’s always a possibility that you’ll find a need for quality air conditioning repair in Albuquerque, NM. And when you do, we’re the team to call. But why can’t you just do the job on your own? (more…)

How Your Air Conditioner Uses Refrigerant

August 24th, 2015

If you read anything about air conditioning, you are liable to come across references to refrigerant. Refrigerant is the lifeblood of your air conditioning system, without which it wouldn’t be able to cool down your home. Though many people understand the importance of refrigerant to air conditioning system, few understand how it actually works. In the interest of increasing your knowledge about a system that you probably use frequently, especially during the summer, let’s take a look at how refrigerant helps your air conditioner operate. (more…)

Why is My Air Conditioner Short-Cycling?

May 18th, 2015

Is your air conditioner turning itself on and off every few minutes? If so, you have a problem. That kind of behavior is called “short-cycling,” and it’s very damaging to the system. Short-cycling locks the air conditioner into its startup sequence, which is the most stressful part of the system’s operation. Constantly turning itself on and off causes increased wear and tear on the air conditioner, and makes it much more likely that a breakdown will occur. Read on to find out what causes short-cycling, and how you can prevent it from happening. (more…)

4 Signs that You Need to Repair Your Air Conditioning

November 28th, 2014

Having trouble with your AC? No matter what the issue may be with your cooling system, it’s imperative that you hire an expert to take care of it so that your cooling is restored properly the first time.

Here are 4 signs to look out for

  1. Inadequate cooling. One of the most common complaints that homeowners have about their air conditioners is that there is insufficient cooling (or perhaps none at all). This is frustrating because although your system may be “on” and therefore utilizing electricity, the results are nothing if not disappointing. There is a great variety of reasons why your system is dysfunctional, including a refrigerant leak, frozen evaporator coil or a faulty compressor.
  2. Uneven cooling. It can be frustrating to have spent your hard-earned money on an air conditioner that fails to provide even cooling throughout your home. If you find that your cooling has become uneven, and there are now overly hot and cold spots throughout your home, just let one of our professional AC technicians know. This could be an issue related to duct damage.
  3. Shocking energy bill. Whoa, whoa, whoa—that can’t be right. If you find yourself white-knuckled and frowning as you open up your electrical bill one otherwise breezy afternoon, we feel for you. If your energy bill is sky-high and you haven’t used that much more cool air, then there could be an issue with your air conditioner itself. You may have an airflow issue or even low refrigerant.
  4. Loud and strange noises. Every air conditioner makes noise (although ductless blowers are very quiet), and you should fully expect your system to do so when it’s operating. But there are some noises that indicate a serious issue with its operation, including grinding, whistling, hissing or banging. All of these indicate a problem that requires air conditioning repair. If you notice that your air conditioner is much louder than it should be, that can also indicate an issue that requires professional investigation.

If your need to schedule air conditioning repair service in Santa Fe, NM, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration today. Contact us for all of your air conditioning repair needs.