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

End of Season Tips for AC Performance

Monday, 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

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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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5 Reasons Your Air Conditioner Costs So Much to Run

Monday, 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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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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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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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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Is Your Air Conditioner Prepared for the Warmer Weather?

Monday, May 11th, 2015

In Colorado Springs, we are used to colder weather most of the year, but the air is heating up and you may soon find yourself turning down the temperature on your thermostat. Is your air conditioner ready for the summer weather to come? Spring is the perfect time to begin thinking about your air conditioning system, as it’s better to deal with any potential issues now than wait for the unit to break down. So what can you do to prepare your air conditioning equipment for the heat? Here are a few piece of advice from Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning.

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Why Should You Enroll in an HVAC Maintenance Program?

Monday, May 4th, 2015

When you need heating and air conditioning repairs, it can seem like a frustrating time. An HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system rarely breaks down when it is convenient to call a technician, and the sudden unexpected repair costs are certainly unwelcome. The best way to avoid such repair needs from occurring is by getting your system on a regular maintenance schedule. Here’s how a maintenance visit helps your system.

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