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Deciding When to Repair or Replace Your Boiler

November 27th, 2023

Your boiler is a vital component of your home, providing much-needed warmth and hot water. However, like any appliance, it can face wear and tear over time. This leads to the inevitable question: Do you schedule another round of repairs, or is it finally time to consider a boiler replacement Black Forest

In this guide, we’ll explore the signs that indicate your boiler needs attention, the pros and cons of repairs, and when it’s best to opt for a new installation.

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Making Sense of Furnace Efficiency Ratings

November 13th, 2023

When it comes to choosing a new furnace for your home, the array of efficiency ratings can feel overwhelming. What do all these numbers mean, and how do you decide which furnace is right for you? 

In this guide, we’ll break down furnace efficiency ratings, explain how they’re measured in modern units, and offer advice on choosing the optimal efficiency level for your needs. You’ll be more informed when you need a furnace replacement in Monument.

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5 Spooky Signs Your Boiler Needs Saving

October 16th, 2023

As the chilly October winds start to creep in, your home’s boiler might be hiding some spooky secrets. You don’t need to be afraid, however! Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning is here to guide you through the eerie signs that your boiler might be in need of saving. So, grab your flashlight and let’s explore the haunted world of HVAC!

Well, it’s not really haunted. All these signs have logical explanations…

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Can You Run a Furnace With a Cracked Heat Exchanger?

October 2nd, 2023

And there are some components inside of your furnace that are easy to repair or replace when things go wrong. But your heat exchanger is not one of them. When your heat exchanger cracks, it is time to replace your entire furnace.

We get a lot of customers inquiring, can you run a furnace with a cracked heat exchanger? The short answer is no, and you need to understand why. You can keep reading to learn more about what the heat exchanger inside of your furnace does and why it is such a problem when the heat exchanger cracks.

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Situations That Call for Emergency AC Repair

September 18th, 2023

As a homeowner, sometimes it can be challenging to know when to call for emergency AC repair and when it can wait. Of course, when the forecast calls for triple-digit temperatures and your AC won’t turn on, then it’s obviously an emergency situation. But sometimes it’s more nuanced than that. 

For example, what if your AC isn’t working optimally but it’s late summer and you don’t think you’ll need it until spring? Then what should you do? It gets tricky, doesn’t it? Let’s explore this topic in detail so you’ll know when to pick up the phone pronto and when to wait it out.

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Making Sense of Heat Pump Efficiency Ratings

September 4th, 2023

Many Colorado homeowners wonder if a heat pump will be sufficient to keep their homes warm during our cold, long winters. That’s because there’s a common misconception that heat pumps will struggle to keep a home warm enough in cold climates.

However, with advancements in heat pump technology, homeowners don’t need to worry as much about this. It’s not a question of whether a heat pump can heat your home sufficiently; it’s a question of what efficiency rating you should look for in a heat pump. Let’s go over the most important factor to consider when deciding on a heat pump: its efficiency ratings.

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5 Most Common Furnace Repairs You’ll Need

August 21st, 2023

The furnace is a tried-and-true method of heating a home. Homeowners have come to depend on their furnaces’ ability to quickly and efficiently heat their homes, providing cozy and comfortable environments on the coldest winter days. 

But even the most dependable heating system will develop issues every now and then. When your home’s furnace isn’t performing optimally, you’ll quickly notice it. As a homeowner, it’s essential to understand some common issues your furnace will inevitably encounter. That way, you’ll know when to call us for prompt furnace repair that’ll restore your home comfort.

Here are five of the most common issues your furnace may experience.

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Are Boilers Still Good Heating Systems?

August 7th, 2023

It may be officially summer, but temperatures here in Colorado can turn on a dime. And although it may seem strange to think about your heating system in the middle of summer, it’s actually the ideal time to consider how well it’ll perform when temperatures drop unexpectedly. 

If you’re feeling uncertain about the state of your home’s heating system, now’s a great time to do research on what type of system might suit your needs. Many homeowners wonder if boiler systems are still reliable and affordable options for heating your home. Our answer is yes, without a doubt. Read on to learn about the benefits.

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6 Sounds Your Heat Pump Shouldn’t Make

July 10th, 2023

Heat pump systems should operate quietly. The only sound it should make is when it turns on and off and the gentle whoosh of air flowing from the vents. But every now and then, they’re likely to create some noise. 

However, this doesn’t mean that every sound it ever makes is normal. There are certain sounds that mean your heat pump in Colorado Springs is due for some attention from our professional HVAC technicians.

Although some of these noises will occur when you are already noticing poor performance from your heat pump, some of them could be an early warning sign. It’s important to pay attention to any unusual noises your heat pump makes to make sure a minor sound doesn’t turn into a major headache. Keep your ears peeled for any of these problematic noises.

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It’s Not Too Late for AC Maintenance

June 26th, 2023

With the first day of summer officially here and some mini heat waves already behind us, you’ve undoubtedly been using your air conditioning in Black Forest already. You may have realized that you might’ve missed the ideal time to schedule AC maintenance: in the spring. You might also be worried that you dilly-dallied too long and now it’s no use to get that tune-up, so you’d might as well wait until next year. We’re here to tell you, nothing could be further from the truth. 

The fact is that it’s never too late for maintenance, especially if you’ve skipped it in the past. Although it’s ideally done in the spring, it’s better to have it done whenever you can, even if it’s halfway through the cooling season. Here are all the reasons why. 

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