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

Will a Furnace Work with a Cracked Heat Exchanger?

Monday, March 12th, 2018

opening-furnace-cabinetThe 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?

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3 Mistakes to Avoid with Your Heater

Monday, February 26th, 2018

servicing-gas-furnaceA 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.

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How Dust and Dirt Affect Your Heater

Monday, February 12th, 2018

opening-furnace-cabinetYou 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!

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Repair or Replace Your Furnace: Which Is Right?

Monday, January 29th, 2018

question-mark-blueThroughout 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.

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Finding an HVAC Contractor in Your Area

Monday, January 15th, 2018

two-technicians-ladder-tools-at-doorWhen 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.

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What You Should Know about Your Humidifier

Monday, December 18th, 2017

water-dripping-imageHigh 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!

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How to Prevent Heating Repair for Longer

Monday, December 4th, 2017

heating-repair-old-furnaceThink 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.

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Cold-Weather HVAC System Installation Options

Monday, November 20th, 2017

woman-cold-scarfWhen you live in a cooler climate, you need a home heating system that packs a punch. Whether or not you’re in the market for a brand-new heater, we want to make sure you know about all of the options that can ensure your HVAC system (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) is ready for the chilly weather still yet to come.

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Carbon Monoxide and Your Furnace: What You Should Know

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

CO-carbon-monoxide-alarm-garageWhen you picture the job description of a heating technician, you probably consider that the primary job responsibilities are to know how to install and repair a furnace or AC system. But our training goes beyond this in some important ways. Heating technicians also function as safety advocates and preventative maintenance techs. And carbon monoxide (CO) is one of the biggest concerns of any HVAC technician.

It’s a tough topic to tackle, but we want to make sure you know how to prevent a CO leak, how to detect one, and why it’s so important to schedule routine furnace service. Contact us today for more information.

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3 Subtle Signs You Need Furnace Repair

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

opening-furnace-cabinetYour furnace has been running smoothly for many years. You don’t expect to run into any problems this winter either, but a sudden system breakdown can occur at an unexpected time. Often, your furnace is presenting subtle signs of failure, even if it still keeps your home warm and toasty. It’s important to pay attention to these signs and to never delay repairs so that your furnace operates smoothly and safely for the season to come.

This year, get to know your furnace and see how seemingly normal behavior can mean your furnace is headed for a breakdown. Here are some of the subtler of signs that your heating system might be failing soon.

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