Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

3 Tips for Preventing AC Repair

July 17th, 2017

air-conditioning-repair-toolsOf course, nobody wants to call a technician for AC repair, but sometimes it’s beyond your control. Your air conditioner is a complex piece of equipment, and there are a lot of things that can go wrong over the course of a year. Thankfully, there may be a way to keep repair problems under control.

In fact, there are several things you can do to reduce the chances of a major AC repair. While these tips might not guarantee your air conditioner won’t break, they can help to ensure your system remains running as smoothly as possible for longer.

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Should You Add On to Your AC System for Better Performance?

July 3rd, 2017

digital-thermostat-handWe’ve offered a lot of tips on how to stay cool and keep your energy bills low this summer, but we’d like to take a different approach today. Raising the temperature, using a ceiling fan, and scheduling routine maintenance are all steps that can help your air conditioner to perform at its best and reduce your monthly bills. But we’re here to look at all the ways you can add on to your air conditioner to save even more.

Check out some of the installations we may recommend for air conditioners in Colorado Springs, CO. You may notice better performance from your air conditioner (or heater) in terms of air quality, energy use, and more.

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How Long Does a Central Air Conditioner Last?

June 19th, 2017

question-mark-blueWe always do our best to repair an air conditioning system before we would ever recommend a replacement. We often fix the air conditioners that other companies condemn! Still, any air conditioning system will need replacement. And oftentimes, homeowners are surprised to hear about it when it happens to them.

So how long will your air conditioner last? That depends. Many estimates say an air conditioner should last 10-15 years, but there are factors that can get in the way of that. Treating your air conditioner properly can help it to last for longer. We want to help you get the most of your AC system. Check out some of the reasons central air conditioners don’t last so long below, and learn how to keep your investment for longer.

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5 Reasons Your Air Conditioner Costs So Much to Run

June 5th, 2017

AC-compressor-money-pileSummer is nearly here and that means another season of sun, fun, and…bills. You expect your heating costs to be high in the winter, but what’s going on with these high cooling costs? Air conditioners are complex machines with a lot of moving components that can certainly add to your energy bills in the summer, but if your bills seem to grow exponentially year after year, it’s time to think about what might be going wrong.

We would need to take a look at your air conditioning system and your home to know for sure what’s adding onto your bills—and we’d be happy to do it! Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment for your air conditioner in Colorado Springs. In the meantime, check out some of the common reasons an air conditioner costs more to run than expected.

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An Indoor Air Quality Checklist to Get You Through Spring

May 22nd, 2017

removing-filter-from-ventThis year, like every year, your family’s health is a priority. However, it can be difficult to tell just what your family members need to stay healthy, especially throughout spring and summer once allergies start to act up.

Indoor air quality is one of the biggest concerns for your home, considering you spend 90% of your time indoors. We’ve found it’s useful to go through a checklist of things your air quality may need to stay healthier during the spring and summer months, so we’ve provided our advice on improving indoor air quality below.

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Turn Off Your Humidifier Before You Run the AC

May 8th, 2017

water-dripping-imageWe want to make sure that your air conditioner runs as smoothly as possible throughout the summer. Sometimes, the smallest of user errors is the reason your system fails to function the way it is meant to, and our technicians want to make sure this doesn’t happen to you.

We’ve seen it before—someone gets so used to having the humidifier on that they forget to shut it off before the summer begins. But this extra layer of humidity hurts your home, your wallet, and your comfort.

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Why You Should Take Action This Spring to Improve Indoor Air Quality

April 24th, 2017

couch-woman-sneezing-blanketSpring is a beautiful time of year, with near-perfect weather and blooming flowers all around. But there is one major downfall to the season of new growth: what it does to the air quality. As we move into spring, and into the summer, it’s a good idea to take action—starting inside your own home.

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Starting Up Your AC: Do This First!

April 11th, 2017

AC-Unit-Outside-SummerBefore you start up your air conditioning system for the first time this season, there’s something you should know: your air conditioner is not indestructible! Many people forget that an air conditioner can break down when they need it most, but preventative care can go a long way in keeping your system healthy.

Prevent your air conditioner from breaking, consuming too much energy, or keeping you less comfortable by following these tips on what to do before starting up your AC for the season. For more information, call our friendly team!

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Prevent Midseason AC Breakdowns with Maintenance Today

March 27th, 2017

air-conditioning-repair-toolsMidseason summer air conditioning system breakdowns are the worst. You’re enjoying a reprieve from the hot, humid summer in an air-conditioned home, when you suddenly have to drop everything to call a technician and/or find a temporary way to stay cool. The unexpected cost adds to the frustration, especially if you learn the issue may have been preventable.

Preseason air conditioning maintenance helps to prevent your AC from breaking down when you need it most, and it provides some other surprising benefits as well. Call us to help protect your air conditioner in Colorado Springs this fall.

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What to Check before Calling for Furnace Repair

March 13th, 2017

servicing-gas-furnaceOur technicians are always happy to help when someone in our service area needs furnace repair. But sometimes, we get calls from homeowners who, quite frankly, could’ve saved themselves the trouble!

It’s so important to call a technician as early as possible for heating repair. That way, you can feel confident that you’re paying as little as possible to repair the issue, since it will not have a chance to get any worse. Before you call a qualified HVAC professional, though, there are a few things you may want to check, depending on whether the system has broken down completely or if you’re just experiencing some problems here and there.

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