Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

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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Why Sizing Is Important for New Air Conditioning Installation

August 28th, 2017

AC-Unit-Outside-SummerThere are a lot of misconceptions regarding air conditioning systems. For example, air conditioners don’t exactly create cool air, as you may think: they actually remove heat! Another common misconception is that air filters don’t need to be changed if your air quality hasn’t suffered, but this simply isn’t the case. And the misconception we’d like to focus on today is a big one, literally: that the size of an air conditioner doesn’t matter.

Many people believe that a bigger air conditioner is better, but a smaller air conditioner will do just fine, and this is a dangerous way of thinking. With the wrong air conditioner in place, your comfort and your bills will be affected. Read on to see what we mean!

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How to Keep Your Air Conditioner in Good Condition

August 14th, 2017

air-conditioning-condenser-yardMany of the larger investments and devices you own are things you know how to care for. You may keep your phone in a case to protect it from cracks and scratches. You might have an antivirus running on your computer—and if you’re a real pro, you may even clean the fan. Hopefully, you take your car in for service every few months.

Your air conditioner, another investment in your home, your health, and your comfort deserves the same treatment. Today, we want to overview some of the best practices for those who know that an air conditioner in good condition will last for longer (or those just learning this today!).

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3 Facts You Should Know about the Air Filter in Your AC System

July 31st, 2017

filter-ductEvery air conditioner has an air filter, and you’ve probably heard that you should change your air filter every month (or two). The reason for this, however, and the reason you have an air filter in the first place, is something that’s often misunderstood. When you don’t change the filter regularly, it can have serious consequences on the way your air conditioner works.

We go over this and other facts about your AC system’s air filter in the guide below. For more information, call our expert team!

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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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