Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Installation’

All About HVAC Efficiency Ratings

Monday, 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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Why Sizing Is Important for New Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, 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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3 Signs You Need a Second Opinion from an Air Conditioning Technician

Monday, August 17th, 2015

At Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, we pride ourselves on our work, our honesty, and our commitment to the craft. Unfortunately, not every technician can boast so much attention to detail and quality customer service. If your air conditioning technician makes any of the following mistakes, it may be time to seek a second opinion. Read on for more details.

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4 Things You Should Know about Installing a New Air Conditioner

Monday, July 6th, 2015

So you’ve decided it’s time to spring for a new air conditioner. This is a great choice for any homeowner spending way too much on energy costs or to repair a faulty system far too often. But the process is probably a little stressful if you’re just starting out. Here are some things you should know about installing a new air conditioner that may make the process go a lot more smoothly.

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How to Find an Efficient Air Conditioning System for New Installation

Monday, June 1st, 2015

If you are installing or replacing an air conditioner, the initial cost may be a key factor in whether or not you purchase a system. However, our experts recommend that you pay a little more attention to the efficiency rating of a system than the initial cost. There are usually financing options available for your AC, and the extra monthly cost of a low-quality system may not be worth the initial savings. Actually, an efficient system can eventually offset the price tag. Learn more about finding the most efficient system for your needs here.

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How Zone Control Benefits Your Heating and AC System

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Have you ever had an argument with a member of your household about the temperature in the home? Do you find yourself frequently adjusting the temperature throughout your home in an attempt to control only a single area? Does the size or shape of your home make it difficult to keep the entire house at a consistent temperature? A new zone control system may be for you.

What Is Zone Control?

Zone control allows you to control different areas of the home individually with separate thermostats, Installing zone control involves putting dampers into the ductwork leading out to various vents in the home. You can divide your home up into different zones which you would like to control, and each zone is wired with its own thermostat. When you adjust the temperature in a single zone, the dampers open and close to let air in or restrict airflow. There is also a master thermostat to control all of the zones at the same time.

What Are the Benefits?

  • Even Heating and Cooling – If you have trouble cooling and heating your home because of its unique architectural aspects or because it has several stories, zone control is the solution for you. If you want to heat a two-story home to 74 degrees, for example, it is much easier to do so in this way. Often, you have to raise the temperature to 75 or 76 just to keep the downstairs as warm as the upstairs, since heat naturally rises. But with separate thermostats in each area, the system is better able to make sure each zone is exactly 74.
  • Greater Comfort – Zone control allows everyone in the home to choose the temperature they want when they move to a different area.
  • Energy Savings – With zone control, you don’t have to run the air for longer throughout the home just to cool or heat a single area, which saves you money. You’ll also save money if you decide to shut off air to areas of the home that are unoccupied throughout the day.

Call the experts at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning for air conditioning and heating service in Colorado Springs, and to discuss optional upgrades like new thermostats and a zone control system.

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What to Consider Prior to Your AC Installation in Colorado Springs, CO

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Investing in a new air conditioner is a great way to ensure that your comfort is protected during even the hottest days of the summer season. However, as with any important decision, it is necessary that you take the time to do your research and to gather all of the necessary information. You don’t want to wind up with an air conditioner incapable of meeting your high expectations. The air conditioning installation pros at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning are here to ensure that you are 100% satisfied with your air conditioning installation in Colorado Springs, CO.

First things first, it is necessary that you choose your new air conditioning system wisely. Not only must your air conditioner be of the right size for your home, but it must be of a design which makes sense for your living space and for your cooling preferences. If your air conditioner is too small for your home, after all, there is just no way in which you can expect it to cool your house effectively or efficiently. Bigger is not better in this case, though, as an oversized air conditioning system can present a whole different set of problems. It will cool your home too quickly, failing to remove sufficient humidity from the air: this can drag down the quality of the air throughout your home. Additionally, it will cycle on and off more frequently than it ought to, putting unnecessary strain on the system and decimating its efficiency levels.

Because there are so many different types of air conditioning systems to choose from, you must also consider your cooling goals and the style of your home. Traditional split central air conditioners remain the most popular method of residential cooling. However, many homes cannot accommodate the ductwork that systems require. If your home cannot, then a ductless air conditioning system may be your best bet. You may want to consider a heat pump if energy efficiency and convenience are your priorities, as such systems can also heat your home with minimal energy expenditure throughout the heating season.

We will answer any questions that you may have. Once we do, we’ll complete your AC installation with the greatest of care.

To learn more about how to get the most from your air conditioning installation in Colorado Springs, CO, call the pros at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning.

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