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

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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Check Your Heating System Early On

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Mug-woman-floorYou don’t always know something is wrong with a system or a part of your property until it’s too late. For example, you might not know a tire has gone bad until it blows out while driving. You may not realize the roof is developing a leak until it rains. These are things you want to prevent as much as possible, and for the most part, you can. Most people take their cars into the mechanic for regular inspections and tune-ups and many clean out their gutters while checking for leaks in the spring and before storms.

All of the investments within your home deserve the same level of care. When you have a heating system, you may assume it’s working properly if it was running just fine last year. But as with a leaky roof or a worn-down tire, sometimes you cannot tell until something goes wrong. That’s just one of the reasons it’s so important to check your furnace early on in the season.

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Maintaining Your Heating System for Safety and Efficiency

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Don’t let your heating system go on for any longer without the maintenance it needs to run as safely and efficiently as possible. We’ve got some advice that any homeowner should follow to gain peace of mind when operating a gas heater (like a furnace or boiler).

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This Deadly Gas Could Be in Your Home: What You Can Do

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Carbon monoxide is something that’s gotten more and more attention over the years. Carbon monoxide, or CO, has claimed too many lives over the years, which is why local governments and state authorities have started to regulate homes and businesses by requiring carbon monoxide detectors.

However, older homes and those who have owned their homes for many years may still not have any carbon monoxide detectors, and could remain unprotected in a couple of different ways. Here’s what you can do to keep your home safe.

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Carbon Monoxide Safety: Take Action Today

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Most homes in the U.S. are equipped with smoke detectors, so that people can vacate the home quickly in case of a fire, or they may be alerted in time to use a fire extinguisher and get the problem under control. Smoke detectors have been regulated for a long time, and they save lives each and every year.

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It’s Not Too Late to Schedule Professional Heating Maintenance

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Think of the last time your heating system broke down. Chances are that it was somewhat unexpected. You had to frantically search for a company that was willing to come at a moment’s notice and repair the problem, or you had to search around for an alternative heater to get you through the night.

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Can Heating Maintenance Really Save You Money?

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Heating technicians throughout the area are encouraging customers to take the time now to get their heating systems into shape for the wintertime. Most HVAC companies offer a heating maintenance service that involves an inspection of the heating system as well as a tune-up of major and minor components.

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Why It’s a Good Idea to Start Thinking About Your Heating System Today

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Temperatures are generally still a bit higher than is comfortable, which makes it hard to imagine that cooler weather is approaching. When you’re still going inside to turn on the AC and beat the 80°+ weather, your heating system might be the last thing on your mind. But maintaining your heating system today can actually save you a whole lot of money and hassle later on.

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Why it’s good to Have Annual Maintenance on Your Heating System

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Most people tend to neglect the maintenance of their heating system until it begins to show signs of a problem. This is pretty easy to understand. When you only use something part of the year, you probably don’t think too much about it as long as it works properly. This kind of attitude can actually lead to a great many problems, however. Let’s take a look at how annual maintenance can actually save you lots of money and frustration.

Preventative Maintenance

Problems that arise in your heating system can almost always be prevented or at least mitigated by regular maintenance. An extremely serious problem, like a cracked heat exchanger, can be caused by something as simple as a dirty air filter. Regular maintenance checks can catch things like bad air filters before they have the chance to cause any serious damage, saving you a great deal of money in the process. It is far easier and cheaper to replace a disposable part than it is to replace something central to the operation of the heater.


Regular maintenance can ensure that your heating system is in the best condition it can be when you need it most. The best time to have your heating system checked is during the fall season, right before the winter season when the demand for heat is highest. By scheduling your annual maintenance to take place every fall, you are making sure that your heating system is up to the challenge of increased operation for the next several months. After all, the very last thing you want is for your heating system to break down in the middle of winter. Demand for HVAC repair tends to spike during this season, so you may even find yourself without heat for several days before your local technician can get to you.

If you haven’t scheduled your annual heating maintenance yet, contact Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning. We conduct heating maintenance throughout Colorado Springs.

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Keep Your Heating System and Your Family Safe with a Pre-Season Maintenance Visit

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

If your home uses a natural-gas powered furnace or boiler to provide warmth during the winter, it is very important to schedule regular maintenance service from professionals before you start using it for the season. Maintenance will not only help your furnace or boiler work at its most energy-efficient throughout the winter and avoid unnecessary repair calls, it will also catch any spots where the heater is developing malfunctions that could lead to unsafe conditions, such as leaking carbon monoxide.

At Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we want your family to stay both warm and safe during the coming cold season in Colorado Springs, CO and the surrounding areas. We provide the maintenance services you need to make certain your natural gas-powered heater works without presenting danger to anyone in your household.

Why do I need maintenance to keep my furnace or boiler safe?

We don’t want to panic you: today’s manufacturers of gas-powered heating systems design them so they offer few safety hazards. As long as you keep up with annual pre-season maintenance for your heater, it should present no greater danger than an electrical heating system.

However, maintenance is essential to find where gas leaks could occur. The most important part of a furnace to have a technician check is the heat exchanger. This is a clamshell-shaped component that collects the high-temperature combustion gas from the burner and the transfers the heat from its metal walls to air from the blower moves past it. As the heat exchanger expands and contracts, it can start to crack—especially if the furnace is venting poorly and allowing corrosion to develop along the metal. A cracked heat exchanger will allow carbon monoxide exhaust to escape, and this will pose danger from both toxic fumes and combustion. Because carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless, it is difficult to detect. Keep your furnace up to date with maintenance checks so that you will have few worries about escaping carbon monoxide. Technicians will replace cracked heat exchangers to maintain the furnace’s safe operation.

Your gas-powered boiler also requires maintenance checks to see that there are no leaks along the gas line or blockages that might also lead to the escape of carbon monoxide. Please keep in mind that you should never attempt to search for CO leaks on your own or attempt any DIY repairs. Only professionals should work on natural gas lines: if you suspect a gas leak or a faulty heating system, shut down the gas and call for trained technicians immediately.

When you contact us for maintenance on your furnace or boiler, we will send over a technician with the best training and experience to make sure that your heating system will keep you and your family safe and warm for another winter season in Colorado Springs.

Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. has taken care of gas-powered heaters since 1970. Call us today for an appointment.

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