Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Situations That Call for Emergency AC Repair

Monday, September 18th, 2023
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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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It’s Not Too Late for AC Maintenance

Monday, 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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How to Set Your AC During a Heat Wave

Monday, June 12th, 2023
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We’ve experienced some intense heat waves lately that might have challenged your HVAC system in Colorado Springs. How well does your AC perform when temperatures skyrocket and it’s under duress? You can’t afford to have your AC break down during a heat wave. Let’s look at things you can do to hopefully avoid that from happening.

When unusually high temperatures strike, a common question we get from homeowners is, “What temperature should I set my AC at during a heat wave?” In a nutshell, the answer is you should set it at the highest temperature that you’re comfortable with, but we’ll answer this in more detail below.

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Take So Long to Start?

Monday, May 1st, 2023
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Sometimes we all need some extra help to get going. Some people rely on coffee, exercise, or a shower to get going in the morning. Even your home’s comfort systems need a little jolt sometimes. In fact, your AC needs a big jolt of electricity to get started every time you use it.

A common question we get from homeowners is, “Why does my air conditioner take so long to start?” This is a fairly easy thing for a professional HVAC technician to diagnose because it’s usually related to the capacitor. Read on to learn about your AC’s capacitor and how to know when it’s time to call us to inspect it.

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6 Sounds Your AC Shouldn’t Make

Monday, April 17th, 2023
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Today’s home comfort systems are designed to work effortlessly and quietly so that homeowners hardly even know they’re on. When it comes to your home’s air conditioning system, it should be relatively quiet. All you should hear is the sound it makes when it turns off and on and the quiet flow of air from the vents.

When all’s not right with your air conditioner, it’ll be sure to let you know. The most obvious way it’ll do so is by disrupting your home’s harmony with loud and sometimes obnoxious sounds. You shouldn’t ignore these sounds for many reasons, the primary reason being that doing so will only make whatever issue is causing the noise worse. If you hear any of these noises, be sure to call us for AC repair in Colorado Springs so we can restore your home’s harmony ASAP.

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Why You Shouldn’t Install Your Air Conditioner Yourself

Monday, April 3rd, 2023
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If you’ve ever searched for a tutorial on YouTube, you’ve probably found at least one video on the subject you were looking for. It seems like there’s a video for just about anything you want to learn how to do. When you combine the accessibility of YouTube videos with the fact that so many people are visual learners, it’s easy to see why it’s become so popular for DIYers.

However, there are some things you should never make a DIY attempt at, even if it seems like you’ve found a helpful tutorial. One of these is the installation of HVAC systems. Not only is it potentially dangerous, but you also run the risk of damaging the expensive system you just spent a hefty chunk of change on. Here are reasons you shouldn’t attempt a DIY AC installation in Colorado Springs.

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A Guide to AC Repair or Replacement

Monday, March 20th, 2023
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There are a lot of reasons why homeowners might put off calling for air conditioning repair. They’re hopeful it’ll get better on its own. Or they’re getting by with portable fans. Their AC is kind of cooling their home and it doesn’t seem like it warrants a call for repairs. Yet! For an air conditioner that hasn’t totally broken down, not knowing if you should have it looked at is understandable.

However, we want to make sure that the fear of your AC being unable to be repaired never causes you to hesitate about getting the system checked. We never want a homeowner to feel like replacement is their only option–or to feel pressured into it!

We created this guide to help homeowners know the factors we consider when advising for either repairs or replacement.

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Air Conditioning Installation Options For A Replacement

Monday, March 6th, 2023
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The bad news is that your air conditioner needs to be replaced. The good news is that you’ve never had so many options for cooling your home. It’s quite possible that there’s a better option for cooling your home than the outdated AC that hasn’t been serving you well. 

The first step in any AC replacement is researching your options and knowing what you want. Let’s go over all of the options there are for cooling your home. We know that the thought of a new air conditioning installation in Colorado Springs is a stressful one but we’re here to make the process as easy as possible. 

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Watch for These Signs of AC Compressor Trouble

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

compressor-in-ac-unitThe heat has dropped significantly since the scorcher weather we experienced at the end of July and in early August. This doesn’t mean that your AC is out of this rough patch of keeping your home cooled down, however. Summer isn’t over yet, and we know that intense heat can strike into the fall. 

With this in mind, we want to talk to you about the compressor in your AC. This is the part of your cooling system you want to keep in the best condition. It’s the “engine” of the entire air conditioner, drawing on the most electrical power to perform the job of circulating refrigerant and placing it under pressure. Without the compressor, the AC can’t cool anything and is just a big central fan. Because the compressor is an expensive part to replace, people often choose to replace their whole AC system rather than just the compressor should it fail. 

We want to help you with fast air conditioning repair in Colorado Springs, CO, when you’ve got an imperiled compressor. Watch for these signs and call us ASAP to see if we can rescue your compressor (or fix whatever is wrong).

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How Best to Treat Your AC in a Heatwave

Monday, August 8th, 2022

HVAC-ventWhile many people love the warm weather and appreciate a break from the cold, a true heatwave is always brutal. Sometimes, it gets so hot you can’t even stand being outside for more than a few minutes. 

At times like these, everyone appreciates air conditioning more than ever. However, it’s often over-used and sometimes neglected. Take action now to prevent overworking your AC, and reduce both the stress and the cost of air conditioning repair

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