Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for May, 2016

3 AC Problems You Might Have Early This Season

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Central air conditioning is a more reliable way to cool down an entire home than using small window air conditioners, which fail easily and quickly and do not do a sufficient job of cooling the home. So you are understandably surprised when your typically reliable system is hit with a major problem.

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How Home Automation Can Help You Out This Summer

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

If you’re looking into ways to save more money for the summer and throughout the years, home automation could be a good option for you. In fact, home automation can make you more comfortable in many ways over the summer, even helping to keep the kids safe. You can connect it to your AC system, your lights, your garage door, and your security system—controlling all of these from an app on your smartphone anywhere you have internet access.

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There’s Still Time to Tune Up Your Air Conditioner

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Annual AC services help to get your air conditioning system into better condition, allowing you the chance to save money and worry less about the performance of your air conditioner throughout the spring and summer. We typically recommend AC services once a year, and there’s still time to schedule your annual maintenance service!

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Let Some Fresh Air In: How to Ventilate without High Bills

Monday, May 9th, 2016

It feels a little stuffy inside, and you’d like to open up a window or let some air through the screen door. The only problem is that you’ve got your heater running. If you open up the window, you’ll let a breeze in. You’ll feel a lot less comfortable, to start with.

But what’s more is that your bills can skyrocket, forcing your heater to work a lot harder to attempt to heat your home. The same is true with an air conditioner in the summer, when opening a window will just cause trouble for your AC system and wear down the parts.

There is a system that will allow you to let some fresh air in, making the indoor air feel a lot less stale without affecting your comfort or raising your bills significantly. Learn more about energy and heat recovery ventilators below.

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Your AC System Needs a Tune Up

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

If your AC system hasn’t had a tune-up yet this year, it’s time! A professional AC tune-up involves a thorough examination of your AC system, and a few steps that help to get the air conditioner into its peak shape. In fact, your air conditioner needs a tune-up—that is, if you expect it to hold up to its standard lifespan and operate efficiently to save you money each month.

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