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

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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Don’t Let your Ductless Cooling Efforts be Thwarted by Poor Installation!

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Do you know what happens when a ductless system is poorly installed? Hopefully you’ve never found out the hard way—but it’s important to be aware that ductless systems have unique needs, and if not properly installed and followed up with routine professional maintenance, your new ductless cooling and heating system can suffer. This means your overall comfort can suffer.

Ductless cooling systems are fantastic for efficiency—they allow you to have zone-controlled cooling and afford you many other benefits. They’re particularly great for homes that don’t have the space for a ducted system, or households that experience indoor air quality problems due to their ducted HVAC system. But as we said, ductless systems have unique needs—what can happen to yours if not properly installed?

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“How Can I Maintain My Air Conditioner?”

Monday, May 20th, 2019


This is a common question our professionals get, and we understand. You’d like your system to run efficiently, so you want to know how to best maintain it—yourself, that is. We commend you on this effort and we will get into some maintenance tasks you can do on your own in a little bit. But we do want to stress the importance of professional preventive maintenance.

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What AC Repairs Might You Face at the End of Summer?

Monday, October 8th, 2018

technician taking apart ac to serviceTemperatures are finally cooling down, and with fall officially here, chances are you aren’t thinking too much about your air conditioning in Rio Rancho, NM. In fact, we hope that you’ve had heater maintenance done so you’re prepared for the winter season.

But, what if you need AC repair needs? Can they just wait until next year? Well, we really recommend that you not procrastinate. If you think AC repairs can wait until next spring when you need to worry about cooling again, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise.

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Why Does My AC Cause my Circuit Breaker to Trip?

Monday, July 11th, 2016

The circuit breakers in your home are there to protect your electrical system from overload on a particular circuit. There are a number of reasons they may turn off, i.e. trip. Your AC system requires enough energy that it will have its own circuit breaker, and sometimes this circuit breaker can trip due to weather conditions.

However, if you’ve noticed your AC breaker tripping too frequently, giving resistance when switching to “on” or immediately tripping a second time right after switching it on, then you should be concerned. If this is the case, leave it off for now and give the professionals on our team a call.

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How Your Air Conditioner Uses Refrigerant

Monday, 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.

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Common Ductless Air Conditioning Problems

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Ductless air conditioning is becoming more and more popular, and is already pretty firmly entrenched in Santa Fe. If you’re looking for a way to keep your home cool during the hot months of the year, while simultaneously achieving more energy-efficient and accurate climate control than traditional systems, ductless is the way to go. However, ductless systems have their own problems that need to be dealt with. During the summer, the added stress of operating on a daily basis will be more likely to create some of these problems. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the more common issues your ductless air conditioning system is likely to run into.

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Should I Replace My Old Air Conditioner, Even if It’s Still Working?

Monday, July 20th, 2015

This is one question that we get quite a lot. We’ve posted before about some of the signs that you should replace your air conditioner, one of which is that it’s simply getting too old. Age is a big indicator of the general health of your system, but many homeowners continue to use their air conditioners long after the 20-year mark. Their reasoning is that as long as the system is working, why bother replacing it? While it’s true that you can keep an air conditioner up and running for quite a long time, the question is: is it worth it? Let’s examine whether or not you should replace your old air conditioner, even if it’s still working.

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You Might Never Go Back to Ducts

Monday, July 6th, 2015

The entire purpose behind an air conditioner is that it should operate reliably, efficiently, and powerfully all summer long in order to keep your entire family cool. We all know the importance of whole-house air conditioning in Santa Fe, and we often have to run our air conditioners much more than we might like. More and more homeowners are looking for alternatives to conventional HVAC systems, whose use of air ducts has long dominated the market. But with the rise of ductless cooling systems—already prevalent throughout the rest of the world—you now have a great, alternative option to consider if you’re in the market for a new cooling system.

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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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