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Avoid CO Leaks with Regular Furnace Maintenance

January 14th, 2019

As a homeowner, you likely prioritize safety, both for yourself and your family. If you use a gas-powered furnace to heat your home in the winter, you should be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide. But, don’t worry just yet. Your furnace is not inherently dangerous, and hazardous leaks can be avoided altogether as long as you remain proactive.

Scheduling regular maintenance services is the best way to ensure that your heater is operating safely and efficiently. In today’s blog, we will discuss the importance of regular maintenance and how it will help you avoid carbon monoxide. Keep reading below to learn more. 

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Is a Ductless System Right For Me?

December 31st, 2018

If you are on the market for a new heater this winter, consider going ductless! Ductless systems are a great alternative for homeowners who wish to avoid the drawbacks that we so often associate with ductwork: energy loss, low indoor air quality, and space consumption. Ductless systems offer many benefits, and are a great way to replace two systems for the price of one! If you need cooling or heating in Black Forest, CO, a ductless system might be the way to go.

Our technicians at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning are well versed in ductless systems, are on hand to help you make an appropriate decision for your home. Below, we have explained how a ductless system works and outlined the many benefits that these systems have to offer. 

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Do I Need to Repair My Heat Pump?

December 17th, 2018

You depend on your heat pump to get you through every season, especially the harsh winters here in Colorado. Therefore, it is important for you to pay close attention to your heat pump and schedule repairs as soon as you notice any sign of a problem.

Don’t attempt to repair problems yourself. Instead, contact a trained HVAC professional to get the job done right. Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning offers heat pump repair in Colorado Springs, CO. Only a trained technician has the knowledge to keep you comfortable all year long. Below, we have provided a list of signs that indicate your heat pump needs repair. 

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What Is Short Cycling (and Why Do Heaters Do It?)?

December 3rd, 2018

chilly-manWhen it comes to your heater’s overall performance quality, good enough is just never good enough. You deserve the best heating performance that your home heating system has to offer, and you simply are not getting that level of performance quality if your heater is constantly cycling off and on. Remember, the fact that your heater is up and running does not guarantee that your heater is up and running properly. Nor does it mean that the problem is “minor” enough to ignore!

No, short cycling may not lead to your heater breaking down entirely right away. However, it is going to cause a number of problems as soon as the issue begins. As is the case with most heating problems, there are a few different reasons why your heater may short cycle. The good news is that, in at least one case, you can resolve the issue on your own. The bad news? There are other cases where serious damage may result. Play it safe, and schedule prompt heating repair in Falcon, CO when necessary.

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How Do Heat Pumps Manage Both Heating and Cooling?

November 19th, 2018

temperature-guageHeat pump technology has really caught on in the residential sector relatively recently. Too many homeowners still overlook the many benefits that heat pumps have to offer, though. Today, we want to walk you through a few of them. Most notably, how the heat pump is able to offer both effective cooling and dependable, highly efficient heating, too! Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not—and the concept behind this ability is actually fairly simple once it is broken down.

Of course, a simple concept does not translate to a  simple system. Heat pumps, like any other whole-house HVAC system, require professional installation, maintenance, and repair services in order to function properly when you need them most. That is why you should leave your heat pump services in Colorado Spring to our team. We’ll make sure that your heat pump is able to keep you comfortable reliably, regardless of what the weather outside may be! Read on to learn more!

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Which Furnace Is Right for Me?

November 5th, 2018

furnaceChoosing a new heater for your home is one of the biggest decisions that you’ll have to make as a homeowner. It doesn’t matter if you are investing in a new heater for a new home for the very first time, or if you are replacing an old heater that has served you well for many years. You need to know for certain that you are making the right choices about your new heater every step of the way.

For many, this process leads them directly to the furnace. Furnaces are very popular, and for very good reason. We’ll get into a few of them below. For now, we just want to remind you that you still have a decision to make even after you narrow your choices down to a furnace.  Both gas and electric furnaces have their pros and cons, after all. Whichever you choose, our furnace check-ins in Colorado Springs, CO, are just what you need to keep your system functioning properly.

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When to Be Concerned About Your Furnace

October 22nd, 2018

hello-winterNothing would make us happier than to tell you that we can install a furnace and, with our careful care and maintenance offerings, keep it from ever running into operational problems. This is just not the reality of the situation, though. The fact is that you will need furnace repair in Colorado Springs, CO, at some point. It may not be precisely when you expect it, though. Some problems are not as major as they may seem.

Now, that being said, we’ve repaired plenty of furnaces that suffered serious damages because the owner of that furnace managed to downplay the nature of the problem so much. You want to strike a happy medium, where you’re not freaking out about problems with easy fixes but not misjudging those problems that could lead to serious trouble. It can be trickier than it sounds, though. That’s why we’ve put together a basic primer of when to be worried about your furnace.

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Keep a Fresh Filter in the Forced Air Heater!

October 8th, 2018

comfortable-womanIf you’ve visited this blog before, then you probably already know that we are huge proponents of routine heating maintenance around here.  There is just nothing better that you can do for your heating system than to schedule heating tune-ups on an annual basis. It keeps your system effective and efficient, and really cuts down on the need for heating repair in Colorado Springs. You probably also know that we are adamant about this service being completed by skilled, trained professionals.

Today, however, we are going to talk about one maintenance step that you can—nay, must—handle on your own, and why it is actually one of the most important maintenance tasks around. We’re talking about changing your air filter, and if you use a forced air heating system, this is an absolute necessity. So read on, enjoy this refresher, and remember to contact a member of our staff if you have any questions about how to change your filter.

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Tips for Avoiding Heater Repairs

September 23rd, 2018

furnace-repairIt is time to talk about heating. Yes, really. No, it cannot be put off any longer. We know that we are barely out of summer’s torch-like clutch,  but the fact of the matter is that we are going to be back into the heating season before you know it. And you know what that means?  You’ll be needing a reliable and effective performance from your heater for the foreseeable future.  Unfortunately, no heater is immune to the occasional operational problem.

What we are going to cover today is some ways in which to keep the need for heater repair in Falcon, CO to a bare minimum. That way, you can take some proactive steps toward living comfortably all winter long, without waiting for the next problem to arrive. And when that problem does arrive, the fact that you’ve visited our site means that you already know where to turn for heating repairs from some of the finest technicians in the industry!

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Do I Need Ducts for Whole-House Cooling?

September 10th, 2018

ductless-blowerThe short answer: no.

The long answer: keep reading!

Of course, most homeowners know that they don’t need to use air ducts in order to cool their homes with their air conditioners. They can just lug those inconvenient window units out of the basement, install them in the windows, cool their homes during the summer, uninstall the behemoths, and return them to storage. Really convenient, right?

By this point, you’ve probably picked up on our tone here. Skip the window units.

And, for that matter, the air ducts! How?

By using a ductless mini split air conditioning system to cool your home. Just remember that, like any other whole-house cooling system, you’ll need routine HVAC maintenance in Colorado Springs, CO if you want to use your ductless mini split as effectively, reliably, and efficiently as possible. Schedule your ductless tune-ups, installation, and repairs with the pros on our team. And now, let’s take a better look at how ductless systems work.

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