Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Turn Off Your Humidifier Before You Run the AC

Monday, 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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Starting Up Your AC: Do This First!

Tuesday, 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

Monday, 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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5 Reasons to Upgrade to Energy Efficient AC and Heating Equipment

Monday, February 27th, 2017

energy-efficiency-green-homeShopping around for new heating or AC equipment may prove tiresome, and some homeowners just resolve to buy whichever system best fits into their homes and budgets. However, this could prove problematic in terms of long term savings.

New energy-efficient models of central air conditioners, furnaces, boilers, heat pumps, and ductless systems are simply made better. You’ll get your money’s worth from the right high-efficiency equipment, and we’ll show you why in the guide below.

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3 Ways to Keep Your Air Conditioner Around for Longer

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Are you looking for ways to keep your air conditioner working better for longer? We know how frustrating it can be to have to replace a large appliance before its time would normally run out. Follow these tips to see that your air conditioner lasts as long as possible.

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Is Ductless Heating and AC the Right Choice for You?

Monday, August 1st, 2016

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system to get you through the summer, but you don’t have any ducts in the walls of your home, a ductless AC system is the right choice. This is partly due to its high efficiency levels and performance ratings. But also, your AC system will double up as a heater!

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Replace Your Air Conditioner Before It Breaks Down

Monday, July 11th, 2016

When it’s 95° outside, you cannot imagine going without your air conditioner. But your older air conditioner is barely hanging on as it is. Are you sure it will be there for you when the outside heat starts to get unbearable?

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Take So Long to Make My Home Cool?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Walking into your home on a hot summer day can be a bit of a shock if your air conditioner has not yet turned on. And you may become frustrated when your AC system won’t cool your home down fast enough for you to feel comfortable. Don’t accept this as a normal part of your AC system’s operation. If it takes a very long time for your home to cool down, it’s time to get control.

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Is It Too Late to Schedule an AC Maintenance Visit?

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Air conditioning maintenance is a valuable service that can help to improve the efficiency, performance, and even the longevity of your system. It’s an important tune-up and cleaning session that gets the parts into better shape than they were before. It’s also an opportunity for a professional to learn whether there are any problems within your system that deserve prompt attention to avoid a potential breakdown in the summer.

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When Should I Add More Refrigerant to My AC System?

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Around the beginning of the AC system, customers start to ask a lot of questions about the performance of their air conditioning system. They want to know when they should change the filter (once a month), whether they should schedule professional maintenance (yes!), and one complex question: when should refrigerant be added?

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