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Does Furnace Size Matter?

March 25th, 2019

Despite the saying, bigger is not always better, especially when it comes to the size of your furnace. We understand the assumption that the bigger the furnace is, the more output it will produce, and the warmer you will be. Although somewhat true, the size of your furnace, relative to your unique heating needs, can greatly impact its overall performance. The same principle applies if the furnace you’ve installed is too small. This is why it is important that your new home is properly sized to meet your home’s specific needs.

Installing a new furnace is no small task, which is why it is especially important to consult with a professional HVAC contractor in Colorado Springs before you make any final decisions. A heating professional will assess the size of your home in order to determine exactly which furnace is going to be a good fit. Trust us, you don’t want to have an oversized or undersized furnace installed in your home, and below, we are going to tell you why.

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Is Your Furnace in Trouble?

March 11th, 2019

Winter isn’t going anywhere any time soon, which means that we will continue to use our furnaces quite a bit. Your furnace, like any other HVAC system in your home, is going to require repairs from time to time, and this is especially true during the end of the heating season. Even towards the end of the season, it is important to schedule your furnace service in Colorado Springs with a professional.

It is important to be aware of the signs that your furnace is in trouble, as scheduling your repairs at the first sign of a problem is the best way to avoid further issues. So for your convenience, we have listed some of the most common signs that your furnace needs repair down below. Keep reading to learn more. 

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Improve Your Furnace Efficiency With These Steps

February 25th, 2019

Winter isn’t letting up anytime soon. There is still plenty of time to ski, make snowmen, go snowshoeing, and use your furnace. Of course, with so much time left in the season, saving money on energy might be a bit of a concern. Fortunately, there is still time to improve your energy efficiency, simply by modifying the ways in which you heat your home.

When your furnace in Larkspur, CO is energy efficiency, you’ll spend less time worrying about costly repairs and sky-high utility bills. There are plenty of things that you can do at home to boost your efficiency, some of which won’t cost you a single penny. Below, we have highlighted just some of the many ways you can improve the efficiency of your furnace. Keep reading to learn more. 

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Here’s Why You Should Join a Maintenance Program

February 11th, 2019

Homeowners are always looking for ways to cut back on spending and save money. So today, we’ve decided to let you in on a little secret: savings start within the home. That’s right! One way to cut back on spending is to invest in maintaining the things you already own.

Your HVAC systems, like your heater and your air conditioner, work hard to keep you and your family comfortable year-round. Without the attention they need, they can begin to falter, costing you both time and money. Joining a maintenance program with your local HVAC company ensures that your systems receive that much-needed attention, boosting efficiency and keeping your budget in check. In case you aren’t yet convinced, we’ve listed a few more reasons why you should join a maintenance program. 

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Should I Replace My Boiler?

January 28th, 2019

gas-boilerA faulty boiler could spell some serious trouble for homeowners here in Colorado. Winter is certainly not the time to jeopardize your indoor comfort, so it is important to invest in the services necessary to keep you warm and cozy all season long. Replacing your outdated boiler is one way to ensure your comfort without sacrificing your budget. Sure, purchasing a new boiler can seem a little pricy up front, however, the long term savings are definitely worth your while.

Of course, only a trained HVAC professional can help you decide whether or not now is the right time to replace your boiler. But in the meantime, we have provided a list of signs that suggest it might be time for a replacement. Keep reading below to learn more.

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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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