Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

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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Softball Sized Hail? Is Your AC Covered?

September 7th, 2018

hail-stormAs you have recently seen, hailstorms can be as big as softballs here in Colorado Springs. You will no doubt be concerned about your car, your roof, and even your own noggin when you head outside and the hail starts to fall. Here’s a question for you, though—what about your air conditioner?

Your air conditioner cannot run inside and seek cover from the hail, the way that you can go into your house or your car may be parked in a garage. Is your air conditioner covered? And no, we don’t mean in the sense of a protective covering. We’re talking about insurance coverage, in case damage is done to the system in the event of a storm.

If you’re not sure, we strongly recommend that you get in touch with your insurance provider. Homeowners insurance policies can vary quite a bit and, let’s be honest—none of us have ours memorized. It is definitely better to be safe than sorry when it comes to protecting your AC’s outdoor unit. The last thing that you want is to be scheduling repairs at the start of the summer, for damages done in the winter!

Contact Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning with any questions that you may have.

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How Does an AC Cool the Air?

August 27th, 2018

air-conditioner-outdoor-unitLook, we don’t expect every homeowner to understand precisely how it is that their air conditioning systems work. The reason for this is quite simple—we’d have to find another industry in which to make our living, and you can’t teach some old dogs new tricks! All joking aside, though, we do believe that it is in the best interest of homeowners everywhere to have a basic understanding of the way in which their air conditioning systems work.

That is why we’re using today’s post to explore this very topic. So read on, take note of the mechanics behind the cooling cycle, and remember one fact above all others—a basic understanding of how your AC works does not qualify you for handling your own air conditioning services! When you need any services related to air conditioning in Fountain, CO, you need to call in trained professionals. The good news is that you’re reading this right now, which means you’ve already found them.

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Why Is My AC Leaking Water? And How?

August 13th, 2018

thermometerWhoa whoa whoa, I’m no air conditioning expert or anything, but I didn’t think that my AC even used water—so how did it spring a leak? You’re right. You’re not an AC expert!

Sorry, we couldn’t resist.

In all seriousness, you are right to be confused by this odd phenomenon. No, your air conditioner doesn’t use water; doesn’t have a water supply line; doesn’t store water in any sort of tank or reservoir.

Then how can it leak water?

We’re not calling you a liar, and we’re not calling you crazy. You may well see water pooling around your indoor AC unit. However, it is not really a water leak in the way that you may be thinking of. And, in fact,  it may not actually be originating in the AC. More on that below.

So read on, contact us with any questions that you may have, and remember that Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning is here for any air conditioning services in Colorado Springs, CO that you may need.

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What Can Cause Low Indoor Air Quality?

July 30th, 2018

familyFor most homeowners, living comfortably means heating their homes effectively in the winter and cooling them reliably in the summer. Ideally, they’ll do so efficiently, too. We are here to remind you that true comfort demands more than just comfortable temperatures, though. You also need to know for certain that the air quality in your home is high. That is only going to be possible if you have the right indoor air quality systems in place.

Sure, some homes may have decent enough indoor air quality to get by without noticing major symptoms of low IAQ. Even in these homes, though, there is typically a lot of room for improvement. This begs the question of just why indoor air quality in Colorado Springs, CO would be low to begin with, though. In today’s post, we are going to explore some of the reasons for this. Some you can control, while others you can only hope to treat.

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How Do I Scale Back Cooling Costs (but Not My Comfort)?

July 16th, 2018

man-with-fanOkay, so you are not entirely pleased with the efficiency of your air conditioning system. Simply put, those energy bills are just getting a bit too much for comfort. So what do you do?  You could replace your air conditioner with a more efficient model—if you had the money to do so, which you don’t. You suppose that leaves you with just one option. Run the air conditioner less, and just put up with the discomfort that results from that decision.

No! Don’t do that. We are not here to pitch you a new AC that is both cheap enough for you to afford and incredibly efficient (though we are,  of course,  happy to help you find one if you’re ready!). We are here to share some simple tips regarding ways in which you can enjoy a more efficient performance from your existing air conditioning system, though. That way, you won’t have to compromise when it comes to your comfort or when you run your air conditioning in Woodland Park, CO.

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