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

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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There’s Only One Right Way to Fix a Clogged Drain…

Monday, May 17th, 2021
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And no, the answer is not to use store-bought liquid drain cleaners. Actually, this can do more harm than good to your pipes.

These store-bought “solutions” might clean out your drains pretty well during their initial use, but it comes at a cost—a cost that too many homeowners don’t realize they’re paying until it is too late. Read on to learn the right way to fix a clogged drain—by calling a professional plumber.

By the time you’re done reading this blog post, you’ll understand why it’s so important to leave this work to the professionals.

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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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AC Installation: Is Bigger Better?

Monday, April 19th, 2021
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Summer is just around the corner, and if you haven’t made the call yet, now is the time to reach out to our team and make sure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. Of course, perhaps you’re a homeowner who needs a new central air conditioner, and if this is the case you may be in a rush to get the biggest and best one you can afford within your budget.

We understand the temptation to rush into a purchase like this, but we really have to discourage this. Rushing into such a big investment for your home can leave you with a system that’s not properly matched for your home. Not only do you want to work with our professionals to make sure you’re getting the best model for your home comfort needs, but also that you’re getting the correct size air conditioner, too. Read on to learn more!

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Boost AC Efficiency and Prevent Repairs with These Tips

Monday, April 5th, 2021
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It’s no secret that around the Rio Rancho area, air conditioners are an absolute necessity and that they get quite the workout each and every summer. Fortunately, modern air conditioners are very durable, and can take the heat, right?

Well, they can if they’re properly cared for, and used as efficiently as possible, anyhow. How do you know that you’re using your air conditioner efficiently?

First off, there are many ways that you might be paying more than necessary for your air conditioner, and allowing it to accumulate more wear and tear as a result. But there are just as many ways to prevent inefficient AC use, such as by:

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Does Your Home Need Air Purification?

Monday, March 29th, 2021
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In almost all cases, a home will benefit from the installation of an air purifier. This is because the quality of your indoor air can actually be worse than that of the air outdoors.

Many homeowners these days are hyper-focused on how to stay healthy inside their homes, and for good reason. Indoor air quality has practically become a buzzword recently, but it’s one of those things you should absolutely care about. Our goal is to help you understand what exactly it is that a whole-house air purifier does and why it’s so important.

Do keep in mind, that there is no indoor air quality products that can 100% guarantee no virus transmission will occur in your home, but professionally installed and serviced air purifiers can absolutely help mitigate the risk.

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Heed These Signs Your Plumbing System Is in Trouble

Monday, March 8th, 2021
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If there’s any household problem that’s pretty much inevitable for any homeowner, it’s a plumbing problem. And this type of problem can be hard to detect without professional experience and tools. Most of your plumbing system is hidden from view after all, and the problems that typically impact it are subtle to start out with.

This is part of the reason why we suggest scheduling preventive maintenance at least once a year! But even with maintenance, it’s a good idea to get familiar with the warning signs that your plumbing system is experiencing problems. On the rare chance that a problem does happen between maintenance sessions, you’ll be able to catch it quickly and get it repaired. Read on as we uncover some of these symptoms and what they might mean.

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Furnace Installation: Electric vs. Gas

Monday, February 22nd, 2021
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That time has come—you’re looking for a new heating system and you’re a bit unsure what to go with. When you’re in the market for a furnace replacement, there are number of factors to consider. Perhaps the most important factor is how efficient your new heating system will be. After all, you want to be as comfortable as possible as affordably as possible, right?

But what’s the most efficient? And does it make a difference whether you get a gas or electric furnace when it comes to monthly energy costs?

We’re going to get into this below. The answers are a little more complicated than you might think. First off, what efficiency is—efficiency is the rating of the heating output of the furnace compared to the amount of energy it actually consumes. This doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that a furnace with a higher efficiency rating will automatically cost you less to operate from month to month. Read on to learn more!

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A Cracked Furnace Heat Exchanger: What You Should Know

Monday, February 8th, 2021
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There are a number of things that, over the years, could lead you to call our team for expert heating repair in Rio Rancho, NM or one of the surrounding communities.

For instance, the lubrication may have worn down on your blower motor fan. Or you might have uneven heating due to ductwork damage.

These are relatively minor issues and our team can fix them for you quickly and effectively. The best way to avoid emergency heating repair calls, however, is to have your system properly maintained each year.  Routine tune-ups can help you avoid serious problems, such as a cracked heat exchanger—which can be quite dangerous if neglected! Read on to learn more.

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End-of-Season Heating Efficiency Tips

Monday, April 6th, 2020
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In many parts of the country, particularly on the west coast, spring has sprung and along with it so have warmer temperatures. Of course, for us, winter is taking a little longer to let go. We’re still using our heaters on a fairly regular basis, and we still need them to function at their best for the next several weeks.

Ideally, you would have scheduled heating maintenance this past fall to make sure your heater can make it all the way to the end of our heating season. If not, the good news is that it’s not too late!

Maintenance is certainly an important service, and we’ll touch on that a bit more below. In the meantime, we want to help you save money on your heating use, for however much longer you may need the system! The good news is, there are cheap and even free ways to improve efficiency and therefore lower your energy bills. Read on as we uncover our top tips for boosting heating system efficiency.

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