Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

Finding an HVAC Contractor in Your Area

January 15th, 2018

two-technicians-ladder-tools-at-doorWhen you live in the Colorado Springs area, you’ll find some of the finest local contractors in HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning. If you’ve reached our site from anywhere else, you might have to do some digging. Not all HVAC contractors are the same, and there’s not one single factor, like price, that should influence your decision.

Take time to find the right contractor whenever you need a new system or even just a routine service. We have some suggestions on how you can find an HVAC contractor that will be there when you need help and will provide great service, too.

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All About Your Furnace’s Safety Switches

January 1st, 2018

natural-gas-furnaceFurnaces of the past had a lot of issues in terms of home safety. Unfortunately, it was once all-too-common for a fire to break out due to a furnace malfunction, or a carbon monoxide leak to make people ill. Today, as you might expect, modern engineering has led to a much safer furnace.

Remember that anytime natural gas is used in an ignition system, there is a risk associated. However, modern safety switches within furnaces make it far less likely that something like an explosion or leak could occur. Combine this with routine professional inspections of your heater, and you can feel at ease. Read on to learn more about the switches inside your gas furnace that keep you safe and protect the system.

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What You Should Know about Your Humidifier

December 18th, 2017

water-dripping-imageHigh humidity can be a huge problem in some parts of the country and at certain times of year, when it can add to the heat of summer and really drag you down. But in the winter in Colorado, we face the opposite problem, and as you may already well know, it can be just as bad. Many people in our areas have humidifiers to ease the trouble, but few know everything they should about their installation and maintenance.

We want to make sure homeowners everywhere have the information they need to stay comfortable. Here’s what we think anyone should know about their humidifiers!

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How to Prevent Heating Repair for Longer

December 4th, 2017

heating-repair-old-furnaceThink about the last time you had to repair a car at an inconvenient time. You might have been driving when a maintenance light turned on, or you may have heard an odd sound right before a big trip. Afterward, you may have realized that preventative maintenance could have saved you the trouble.

It’s important to care for all of the systems you use the most. Keeping your heating system in good shape can help you to stay safe and comfortable, and it can prevent your heater from breaking down when you need it most. Here’s how you can do your part.

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Cold-Weather HVAC System Installation Options

November 20th, 2017

woman-cold-scarfWhen you live in a cooler climate, you need a home heating system that packs a punch. Whether or not you’re in the market for a brand-new heater, we want to make sure you know about all of the options that can ensure your HVAC system (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) is ready for the chilly weather still yet to come.

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Carbon Monoxide and Your Furnace: What You Should Know

November 5th, 2017

CO-carbon-monoxide-alarm-garageWhen you picture the job description of a heating technician, you probably consider that the primary job responsibilities are to know how to install and repair a furnace or AC system. But our training goes beyond this in some important ways. Heating technicians also function as safety advocates and preventative maintenance techs. And carbon monoxide (CO) is one of the biggest concerns of any HVAC technician.

It’s a tough topic to tackle, but we want to make sure you know how to prevent a CO leak, how to detect one, and why it’s so important to schedule routine furnace service. Contact us today for more information.

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3 Subtle Signs You Need Furnace Repair

October 23rd, 2017

opening-furnace-cabinetYour furnace has been running smoothly for many years. You don’t expect to run into any problems this winter either, but a sudden system breakdown can occur at an unexpected time. Often, your furnace is presenting subtle signs of failure, even if it still keeps your home warm and toasty. It’s important to pay attention to these signs and to never delay repairs so that your furnace operates smoothly and safely for the season to come.

This year, get to know your furnace and see how seemingly normal behavior can mean your furnace is headed for a breakdown. Here are some of the subtler of signs that your heating system might be failing soon.

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Check Your Heating System Early On

October 9th, 2017

Mug-woman-floorYou don’t always know something is wrong with a system or a part of your property until it’s too late. For example, you might not know a tire has gone bad until it blows out while driving. You may not realize the roof is developing a leak until it rains. These are things you want to prevent as much as possible, and for the most part, you can. Most people take their cars into the mechanic for regular inspections and tune-ups and many clean out their gutters while checking for leaks in the spring and before storms.

All of the investments within your home deserve the same level of care. When you have a heating system, you may assume it’s working properly if it was running just fine last year. But as with a leaky roof or a worn-down tire, sometimes you cannot tell until something goes wrong. That’s just one of the reasons it’s so important to check your furnace early on in the season.

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All About HVAC Efficiency Ratings

September 25th, 2017

money-home-teeter-totterMany of us practice simple ways to save energy, fuel, and water every day. This includes things like turning off the lights when you leave a room, shutting off the water when you brush your teeth, and shutting down electronics that aren’t in use. In addition, you might have ways to reduce energy usage when it comes to your heating and air conditioning equipment, like turning the thermostat to an efficient temperature when it is not in use, and regularly changing the air filter.

Eventually, though, an air conditioning or heating system declines to the point that it’s no longer possible to use it efficiently. That’s when we recommend purchasing a new, high-efficiency system that will last you many years to come. We know that may require some guidance, but our experts are here to help!

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End of Season Tips for AC Performance

September 11th, 2017

hot-house-imageYou may be done or nearly done using your air conditioner for the year, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you should put it out of mind until next summer. Your air conditioner can benefit from a bit of work at the end of the season, and you’ll thank yourself when next summer comes around and your system is ready to go when you need it.

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