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

Why You Should Only Ever Trust a Professional for Your Plumbing Job

Monday, January 13th, 2020
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Let us pose this question—would you let just anyone work on your car? You use it to commute back and forth, whether it’s to your job, your kid’s activities, or social events. If you need service work on it, and an amateur messes up, you could be without your otherwise reliable vehicle for days or even weeks. That’sinconvenient, to say the least.

Now, consider if you were without your plumbing system for days, or weeks. Could you even imagine? This means no showering, no washing dishes or clothes… you can’t even wash your hands or use the restroom. Well, that’s what you’re risking when you hire anyone less than a trained and experienced professional. If you’re still not convinced, read on as we uncover some of the main reasons you should only ever trust a pro for your plumbing job.

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4 Noises You Don’t Want Your Furnace Making

Monday, December 30th, 2019
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It would be great if someday an HVAC system was invented that made no noise at all. We can’t promise that will ever happen, though I’m sure they’ll get pretty close.

The fact is, you’re going to hear your furnace making noise as it operates. You’ll hear the air ducts fluctuating as temperatures change, and you’ll hear your furnace cycling on and shutting off, plus the whoosh of air coming through your vents.

Of course, there are some noises you don’t want to hear. Honestly, anything that’s outside of what you normally hear on a day to day basis should be cause for alarm. Below are 4 noises, in particular, that you absolutely don’t want your furnace making. If you hear any of them, please be sure to give us a call right away.

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How to Keep Your Business Comfortable, Affordably

Monday, December 2nd, 2019
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With the temperatures dropping and the holiday season in full swing, it can be easy to forget about your HVAC systems, particularly depending on what type of commercial space you operate or business you run. However, thinking about your HVAC is important—after all you need to make sure your employees, tenants, guests, or customers are comfortable when they visit your space.

This is the reason we always stress the importance of routine maintenance—more on that below.

Next to keeping your commercial space comfortable, you don’t want to be spending too much money on using your HVAC equipment. After all, all occupants should be able to maintain comfort in your space without your overhead costs skyrocketing. So, how can you save?

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It’s Not Too Late to Schedule Heating Maintenance!

Monday, November 18th, 2019
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Daytime temperatures may still be relatively mild, but with temps already dropping to below zero already, the time to think about heating maintenance is now, if you haven’t scheduled it yet. HVAC maintenance is something that requires professional HVAC technicians—it’s not as simple as homeowners running through a checklist. The only maintenance task you can, and should, do on your own is swapping out the air filter when it gets too dirty and clogged.

Don’t delay calling to schedule your heating maintenance appointment. You want your heating system ready to go when winter hits in earnest. And we really want to stress why it’s important you have this service done regularly—once a year. This is the only way for you to enjoy the full benefits of such a service, which we’ll get into below. Contact us for your heating maintenance appointment today and enjoy:

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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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Is Refrigerant Loss Ever Normal?

Monday, August 12th, 2019

refrigerant-line-behind-air-conditionerThe short answer to this is “no,” but don’t worry—we’ll elaborate below.

Your home’s air conditioning system—whether it is a standard central cooling unit or a heat pump—is a refrigeration system, just like your freezer or your fridge. It cools down air by not generating cooled air but by removing heat from the air in a heat transference process.

Refrigerant is circulated through a set of outdoor and indoor coils, evaporating in the indoor coils to draw heat from the air, and condensing in the outdoor coils to release heat. This refrigerant is essential to the operation of your air conditioning system, and any loss means you have a leak that needs to be repaired by a professional.

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“Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water?”

Monday, July 15th, 2019

water-stream-on-white-backgroundWhen you think about a leak, you think about plumbers, right? There the ones who fix these pesky problems. But, what if that leak is coming from your air conditioner?

There’re not many homeowners who wouldn’t be surprised to hear that water can leak from a cooling system, as they didn’t know their air conditioner used water to operate, unless it’s an evaporative cooler.

So here’s the thing—your air conditioner doesn’t use water in its process.

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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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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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Boiler Repairs That Maintenance Can Prevent

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Boiler systems have a number of benefits when it comes to keeping a home warm. One of these advantages is that they typically need fewer repairs than other heating systems with more moving parts. And although we are known mostly for our heat in Santa Fe, when the colder weather does come you want to be prepared with a fully functioning heating system.

Of course, even with maintenance you can’t expect your boiler system to work flawlessly throughout its entire lifespan. But scheduling routine tune-ups certainly reduces your risks for the biggest and costliest of repairs. We’re here to provide you with expert maintenance so that you can potentially avoid repairs all together. But to truly understand the importance of this, you need to know what repair needs you could potentially face.

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