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

Not Enough Heat from the Heater: What Could Be Wrong?

Monday, April 9th, 2018

service-timeSlowly but surely, we are moving out of the heating season once more. While many of us are really looking forward to sunny spring days and even the heat of summer, the fact of the matter is that we are not necessarily done with our heaters just yet. Chilly nights still await us, and there’s a good chance that you’ll be using your heater a bit longer yet. That is why you cannot ignore the need for heater service in Black Forest, CO, even this late in the season.

One issue that you may notice with your heater—and a pretty major one, at that—is the fact that there is just not enough heat coming from that heater! As is the case with any heating problem, there are a few different reasons as to why this may be the case. Today, we will discuss some of the reasons behind this issue. Just because you have an idea why your heater may be behaving this way does not mean that you can fix it yourself, though. Remember to dial our number to have your heater repaired properly. 

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How to Extend the Life of Your Heater

Monday, March 26th, 2018

dog-under-blanketHere in Colorado, we depend on our heaters a lot. Winters are cold and snowy, and your heating system is the only thing standing between you and extreme discomfort throughout the heating season. That is why you want–or, rather, need–your heater to be there for you night and day, functioning effectively, reliably, and efficiently. Of course, even the best heating systems are operating on finite lifespans. At some point, you’ll find that you need to replace your heater.

The key is not to make your heater last forever, but to ensure that you get the longest period of service possible from that heater–without sacrificing its performance quality. Today we’re going to discuss ways in which you can extend the life of your heater to do just that. Keep these tips in mind, and you should be able to enjoy a very fruitful relationship with your heating system for many years to come. And when you do need any heating services, including boiler, heat pump, ductless mini split, or furnace service in Fountain, CO, just give us a call!

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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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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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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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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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Saving Money on Heating for the Holidays

Monday, December 12th, 2016

In the spirit of giving to others, you might not have much time to step back and find ways to reduce spending this holiday season. But around the home, changes big and small make it easy to save on monthly bills and give you more wiggle room in the holiday budget. Here are a few of the changes we recommend for your heating system, one of the biggest expenses on your utilities during this season.

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What Are Those Loud Noises from Your Boiler?

Monday, November 28th, 2016

You’re excited to turn on your boiler and get that comforting, radiant warmth boiler owners love. However, when the heat kicks in, you notice something alarming. A loud rumbling or banging noise may worry you, and you’re right to be alarmed.

There could be a few different reasons for the sounds coming from your boiler. However, today we are going to focus on the most common and most likely culprit: kettling.

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