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

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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Important Tips for Carbon Monoxide Safety

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Carbon monoxide safety is extremely important for your family. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly gas that doesn’t give off a smell. You may never know that there is a carbon monoxide leak, and can quickly poison and kill the people in your home.

We want to make sure that everyone is safe this year. Double- and triple-check that you have carbon monoxide detectors around the home that are working properly. Here’s our advice for homeowners everywhere.

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How Do You Know Your Heater Is Operating Safely?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Do you feel confident that your heating system is operating safely? Unfortunately, it’s hard to tell. Simply by looking at your heating system, you probably won’t know (with an untrained eye) whether or not you’re at risk for a carbon monoxide leak, a gas leak, or a home fire. So how will you know if your heater is unsafe?

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Improve Winter Efficiency and Get Money Back

Monday, September 19th, 2016

If your heater is due for a replacement, you may dread the cost of a new system. However, replacing your heating system with a more efficient model may allow you to take advantage of special offers like utility rebates and federal tax credits. Besides, you’ll save some money each and every month with a high-efficiency heater.

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Prepare for Colder Weather: Install Your Heater Today!

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

If you’re waiting on a new heating system, it’s not worth it. You might be hoping to delay your heater installation to save a little bit of money going into the season. Overall, however, this probably won’t be the case.

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Is Your Heating System Safe to Operate?

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Thankfully, today’s heating systems are safer than they have ever been before. Multiple safety switches within the unit along with a well-designed heat exchanger and gas ignition system all help to keep your home and your family safe from gas leaks, fire hazards, and carbon monoxide leaks. However, there are still some things you should assess this year before the heating season begins in order to make sure your heating system works as securely as possible.

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How Zone Control Helps You in the Heating Season

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Have the temperature settings on your thermostat ever sparked a disagreement between your family members? Do you feel like you waste energy heating the whole house when you are only occupying a single room or zone of the home? Is it difficult to heat up certain areas of the home, such as downstairs rooms or areas with high ceilings and lots of windows?

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Using Your Thermostat for Maximum Heating Efficiency

Monday, October 19th, 2015

One of the most common questions we are asked by customers is about how to program and set the home thermostat. It seems simple enough, but programmable thermostats can appear complicated when you don’t know how to use them. And there are a lot of misconceptions about what settings to keep the thermostat at for the best efficiency. We clear up some of these in today’s guide.  

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