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

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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Central Air Conditioners vs. Ductless Air Conditioners: Which Is the Best?

Monday, June 28th, 2021
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Is it time for you to replace your old air conditioner with a newer model? Buying a new HVAC system is not an easy decision. It is a major investment because it costs a lot of money, and it will affect the comfort of your home for years to come. Considering the number of options available in the market today, you might be wondering which one to choose.

One of the most significant things to consider when buying a new AC is getting a central air conditioner or a ductless system. Fortunately, we can help you make a more well-informed decision on that front.

In this post, we will compare the initial costs, running expenses, ease of installation, and other factors that can help you decide which type of air conditioner would be the right fit for your home.

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3 Ways Your Water Heater Could be Crying Out for Help

Monday, January 25th, 2021
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If there is any comfort system in your home that you take for granted, it’s probably your water heater. Think about it—you use it literally every day, but do you think about what it does for you every single day? Probably not. And without thinking about it, you may not notice when there’s a problem. Unfortunately, neglecting water heater repairs for too long can lead to a completely broken down system and subsequent premature replacement.

The quicker you get water heater problems fixed, the less damage that’s done to it and the more you can keep enjoying the fruits of its labor. But in order to get these issues fixed, you have to know that there are issues to begin with, right? Read on as we uncover 3 ways your water heater could be crying out for help, and give us a call if you notice any of these.

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No, Your Furnace Shouldn’t Make Any of These 4 Noises

Monday, January 11th, 2021
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There are some sounds your furnace may make that seem relatively normal. There are some sounds from your furnace that are normal. For instance, the whoosh of air through the vents is standard. You may also detect a faint rattling noise as your ductwork shifts due to the variable in temperatures. What you shouldn’t hear, however, is anything that seems sudden or out of the ordinary.

Ignoring sounds like this can lead to a full heater breakdown at the worst, and inefficient operation at best. Inefficient operation means it wears down on your heater and costs you more to actually use your furnace system.

All that said, are there any particular noises you should be acutely aware of? Well, yes, 4 actually. Read on!

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Is Your Furnace in Trouble?

Monday, December 14th, 2020
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Just this question alone might provoke a little anxiety. Hasn’t 2020 been hard enough without having to deal with HVAC trouble on top of everything?

We get it, and this is a big reason we recommend professional HVAC maintenance so strongly. Maintenance allows our team to comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust your system components. For a gas-powered heater this is even more important, as forgoing maintenance can lead to potential hazards, which you definitely don’t need, right?

If your furnace is under 10 years of age and you’ve been staying on top of your maintenance needs, then you likely don’t have a lot to worry about. Either way though, it’s a good idea to read this blog post and figure out if your furnace is showing signs of disrepair. The sooner you call us, the less likely the problem will grow into an expensive emergency, and the better peace of mind you’ll have about staying warm this winter. Read on!

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Beware These Signs of a Plumbing Leak!

Monday, November 30th, 2020
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Hidden leaks are a real drag. First off, they’re hidden! You may not know about them for days, or even weeks, and by then they can cause some significant damage, including damaged flooring and drywall. Whether it’s a pipe leak at a sink, or a toilet leak in the bathroom, these problems can get pretty expensive and can become huge hassles.

Fortunately, there are signs you can watch out for that you have a leak. By knowing these indicators, you can give us a call when you first notice them and prevent them from becoming much more urgent and expensive. Read on as we uncover some of the most common signs you have a plumbing leak.

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It’s Time to Prep Your Heater for Winter

Monday, November 2nd, 2020
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It’s finally chilly in Santa Fe. Is your heater ready for the cold conditions ahead?

In our last blog topics, we’ve talked about air conditioning, air conditioning, and more air conditioning. That’s because it takes a while for our area to cool down. We’re finally easing into those chilly temperatures and we’re here to help you get your home ready. You can get more from your home’s heater with the help of our professionals. We’re here when you need heating maintenance in Santa Fe, NM.

Preparing your heater is the best thing you can do for your home. If you’re looking for a team of professionals that can help you out this season, make sure you come to us. We answer the phone 24/7.

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