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

What Are the Pros and Cons of Air Duct Cleaning?

Monday, November 28th, 2022
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If your home has a system of ductwork, you may have wondered what’s going on in there, out of sight and out of reach. We usually only see the inside of ductwork when we watch action heroes crawl through it in movies—and that’s not a particularly accurate depiction. Does it get dirty in there? And is there something you should be doing about it?

Duct cleaning is a service we offer, and we always like to make sure customers are fully informed about the potential benefits of our services. In this case, there are some common misconceptions about what the benefits are, so it’s also important that you know what duct cleaning cannot provide. 

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Should You Have a UV Air Purifier Installed?

Monday, August 8th, 2022
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The average person spends over 90 percent of their time indoors. When spending time in your home, you must pay attention to indoor air quality. Consistently breathing in pollen, dust and other allergens can harm your respiratory system. 

Instead of allowing these allergens to cause sinus and breathing problems, you need to rid your home of them. Working with professionals that can help improve your indoor air quality in Santa Fe, NM, is a wise move. These professionals can provide information about why investing in a UV air purifier is a good idea. 

Below is more information about UV air purifiers and why installing one in your home is crucial. 

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Why a Refrigerant Leak Is Bad News

Monday, July 25th, 2022
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A steady supply of cool air is something homeowners need to make it through the summer months. A residential HVAC unit has many components that have to work together in order for this to happen. 

If your unit suddenly stops producing cool air, then you need to contact professionals that specialize in AC repair in Santa Fe. The absence of cool air is usually an indication that you have a refrigerant leak. Below is more information about the refrigerant in your HVAC unit and why having a refrigerant leak is bad news. 

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, July 11th, 2022
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Summer is here, and heat waves are upon us. One of the best ways to stave off the heat is having an air conditioning system you can rely on. The last thing you want is to have your AC malfunction when you need it most, and this is a lot more likely if it’s an older system. 

We’ve put together a list of 4 tell-tale signs that it’s time for a Santa Fe air conditioning replacement so you aren’t caught off guard these summer months.

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Why an AC Installation is not a DIY job

Monday, June 27th, 2022
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Whether you consider yourself a DIY expert or someone who fixes small odd jobs around the house, there is a time and place for doing something yourself versus calling in the professionals.

A paint job – sure, you can do this yourself. Changing light bulbs and replacing door handles – simple DIY jobs. What about larger jobs though, like the installation of an air conditioning system?

When it comes to an AC installation, there are a few reasons why it is not a DIY job. In this article, we share a few reasons why it’s important that you call our pros for AC replacement in Santa Fe, NM

To start, you need to consider the old system.

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Should You Install a Central AC or a Ductless System?

Monday, June 13th, 2022
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We should note first, that when we talk about “centralized air conditioning” we aren’t just talking about a single type of air conditioner. Yes, the central air conditioner is the most commonly known system–with a single outdoor unit and indoor unit connected via a series of ductwork that brings chilled air into the home. 

But this isn’t your only option, if you’re looking to have a new air conditioner installed. More and more folks are going with a type of heat pump system (that is, an HVAC system that can be used for cooling and heating)–the ductless system. 

Also called the ductless mini-split, ductless systems have become the system of choice for a number of homeowners throughout the country, including in our little corner of the world. Does that mean you should go with the ductless option though? Read on to learn more about them, and decide for yourself. 

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Tips for Boosting AC Efficiency This Summer

Monday, May 16th, 2022
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The summer months are soon upon us, which means more time outdoors enjoying the warmth and long hot days. It also means that we’ll be cranking up our AC unit in our homes or offices a lot more to combat the heat.

In this article, we offer a few handy tips on how you can boost the efficiency of your AC this summer.

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Why You Shouldn’t Use Chemical Store-Bought Drain Cleaners

Monday, March 7th, 2022
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We’ve all dealt with clogs in our pipes at one point or another, and wanted to get them out ASAP. As you weigh your options, you’ve most likely settled on buying one of the dozens of drain cleaners at your local big box store. However, did you know these products are actually one of the worst things you can put in your drain? Read on to learn why you should never use a store-bought drain cleaner.

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Why a Ductless System Is a Great AC Installation Choice

Monday, February 21st, 2022
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A ductless AC system may seem like a thing of the future, but it’s actually growing in popularity in the United States as more and more people discover the benefits of going ductless. A ductless system works by linking mini-indoor units to an outdoor compressor.

Unlike conventional units where everything is connected to a duct, ductless systems put an individual unit in each room. They can be mounted in a myriad of ways as well, allowing you to decide on the right installation for your needs.

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What Type of Furnace Should I Have Installed?

Monday, February 7th, 2022
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Gas or electric doesn’t just apply to your range; it’s also one of the questions you’ll need to ask yourself when looking to install a new furnace. There’s no clear-cut, one-size-fits-all answer to this question, and you’ll need to weigh the differences, advantages and disadvantages of both to find the right furnace for your needs. Keep reading to learn about both furnace options to make the right choice for your home.

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