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

How a Whole House Fan Can Lower Your Home’s Temperature

Monday, March 20th, 2023

Air conditioning is absolutely critical when you live in a climate with very hot summers. But the expense of running an AC unit can be overwhelming. Would you believe that there’s an appliance that can dramatically decrease the amount that your air conditioner needs to run? And that running this appliance is much less costly than running your air conditioner? We’re talking about a whole house fan, and it could be the best investment in home comfort that you ever make.

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4 Great Reasons to Choose Ductless Air Conditioning

Monday, February 20th, 2023

You’re still enjoying cool weather now, but the season for air conditioning is not as far away as it might seem. How happy have you been with your air conditioning over the past few years? Does it keep your whole home consistently cool enough? Does it make your energy bills sky-high, or is it reasonably efficient? If you’re not completely satisfied with the AC system you currently have, you might want to consider a ductless system.

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Your Indoor Air Quality Could Be Worse Than You Realize

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

When you hear the phrase air quality, you probably think of warnings issued with the weather report when smoke from a wildfire is drifting our way. These warnings sometimes even come with the advice to stay indoors. What people don’t always realize is that indoor air quality is usually much worse than the air outdoors. In fact, the EPA came to the conclusion that indoor air has 2-5 times as many contaminants as outdoor air. And with the average American spending about 90% of their time indoors, this can be a huge, invisible problem that a lot of people aren’t aware of.

Where are these breathable hazards coming from? What can you do about it? Contributors to the problem may be lurking in your ductwork which can be cleaned. Read on to learn the benefits of air duct cleaning in Santa Fe, NM

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What Furnace Brands Are the Most Reliable?

Monday, December 26th, 2022

If you’re in the market for a new furnace, there are a lot of factors to consider. Gas or electric? Ducted or ductless? How large is the home that needs to be heated? What are the problems with your existing furnace, and how can those be avoided with a new system? But one of the most common questions we get asked is about brand names. Customers wonder: which companies make the most reliable furnaces?

The interesting part here is that the brand of the furnace isn’t actually a very important consideration. While in the past, some furnaces may not have been made to high standards, all modern furnaces from major brands must meet high-quality controls and efficiency standards. The brands we offer include Comfortmaker, Trane, McLain, NTI Boilers, Lennox, and Mitsubishi, and every single one of them builds top-notch products. 

So if a furnace’s brand name isn’t a major concern when replacing your heating system, what are the things you should be paying close attention to?

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Air Duct Cleaning?

Monday, November 28th, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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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