April 9th, 2018
Slowly but surely, we are moving out of the heating season once more. While many of us are really looking forward to sunny spring days and even the heat of summer, the fact of the matter is that we are not necessarily done with our heaters just yet. Chilly nights still await us, and there’s a good chance that you’ll be using your heater a bit longer yet. That is why you cannot ignore the need for heater service in Black Forest, CO, even this late in the season.
One issue that you may notice with your heater—and a pretty major one, at that—is the fact that there is just not enough heat coming from that heater! As is the case with any heating problem, there are a few different reasons as to why this may be the case. Today, we will discuss some of the reasons behind this issue. Just because you have an idea why your heater may be behaving this way does not mean that you can fix it yourself, though. Remember to dial our number to have your heater repaired properly.
March 26th, 2018
Here in Colorado, we depend on our heaters a lot. Winters are cold and snowy, and your heating system is the only thing standing between you and extreme discomfort throughout the heating season. That is why you want–or, rather, need–your heater to be there for you night and day, functioning effectively, reliably, and efficiently. Of course, even the best heating systems are operating on finite lifespans. At some point, you’ll find that you need to replace your heater.
The key is not to make your heater last forever, but to ensure that you get the longest period of service possible from that heater–without sacrificing its performance quality. Today we’re going to discuss ways in which you can extend the life of your heater to do just that. Keep these tips in mind, and you should be able to enjoy a very fruitful relationship with your heating system for many years to come. And when you do need any heating services, including boiler, heat pump, ductless mini split, or furnace service in Fountain, CO, just give us a call!
March 12th, 2018
The natural gas furnace has everything most homes need in a heating system. It heats the whole home from a central location, it connects to the gas line available for most homes to access, and it does not cost an arm and a leg to run. Furthermore, today’s gas furnaces are safer than they have ever been before.
However, there is still a small risk when running any natural gas appliance of the dangerous byproducts of combustion leaking into a home. Perhaps the biggest risk with a furnace is a cracked heat exchanger. This is the component that allows heat to transfer to the air moving through your home, so shouldn’t the furnace shut off if the heat exchanger is cracked? Is this really something to worry about?
February 26th, 2018
A heater seems like a relatively easy piece of equipment to deal with. Yes, it has confusing moving parts and usually a gas ignition system, but these are all things your installer hooked up at installation, and that you generally don’t have to worry about. All you do is turn up the thermostat and wait for the magic to happen.
However simple it may seem, we do see homeowners make a lot of mistakes when it comes to their heating. Some of these are dangerous, and some just cost you money. Try to avoid these common heating blunders.
February 12th, 2018
You might think that the air filter in your home takes care of everything in terms of the health and performance of your heater. But this is simply not always the case. Airborne dust and debris are something you want to filter out of the air for the health and wellbeing of your family, of course. But you should know that it can have a major impact on the performance of your heating system (and air conditioning equipment) as well.
Today, we want to explain how dust, dirt, and debris can be harmful to a heater. Make sure to change your filter regularly and contact technicians for maintenance every year to prevent this from becoming a problem!
January 29th, 2018
Throughout its life, your furnace has served you well. Our cold winters would be unbearable without good central heating, and thankfully you’ve had reliable heating year after year. But now, as it reaches an older age, you’ve noticed your furnace isn’t quite running the way it’s supposed to.
Whether it’s broken down completely or just not heating your home to the level of efficiency you expect, you have one big question. Will you have to replace the whole furnace? Ask yourself these questions to find out.
January 15th, 2018
When 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.
January 1st, 2018
Furnaces 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.
December 18th, 2017
High 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!
December 4th, 2017
Think 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.