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

Do Air Conditioner Efficiency Ratings Confuse You? We Can Help!

Monday, June 29th, 2020

woman-stressed-and-depressedYou’re probably not an expert at the technology of air conditioning systems. We don’t expect you to be—it’s a large field and it takes years of training to handle the extensive work involved in AC repair, installation, and other service work. We understand if you look at the stats on an air conditioner and feel a little bewildered. For example, what does a “5 Ton 15 SEER/11 EER R-410A refrigerant unit with a scroll compressor” mean?

There is a lot to unpack with that single example, but in this post, we’re going to look at the efficiency rating specifically, which is the “SEER” listed in that confusing set of stats. People shopping for a new air conditioning installation in Colorado Springs, CO, are often most interested in how energy-efficient an AC is. They want a system that will provide cooling but also lower energy use. A good goal, but navigating efficiency ratings can be tricky.

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Tips (And an Important Warning) About Summer Thermostat Settings

Monday, June 15th, 2020

digital-thermostat-handThe thermostat is how you communicate with your heating and cooling system. A simple idea on the surface. But handling thermostat settings requires a bit more planning and thought than just “raise it when it’s cold, lower it when it’s hot.” The thermostat doesn’t work like a throttle, and when it’s treated like one, it leads to energy waste, an uncomfortable house, and a potentially broken air conditioner during the summer.

We have some tips to help with your air conditioning in Colorado Springs, CO through wise thermostat settings. And we have a special warning that applies specifically to Colorado Springs—a problem we see often when servicing ACs during the summer.

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No, It’s Not Too Late for AC Maintenance!

Monday, June 1st, 2020

air-conditioning-manometer-pressure-refrigerantTo ensure you have air conditioning in Colorado Springs, CO that won’t let you down during the coming summer, you need to arrange to have the unit maintained. Professionally maintained. There are a few basic maintenance steps you can handle your own, such as regularly changing the air filter, but the bulk of the work requires technicians with training and licensing. Maintenance takes around an hour and involves complex checks and tune-ups with specialized equipment.

We recommend our customers have maintenance in the spring. It’s still spring now, and even with warm weather already arriving in Colorado Springs, it’s not too late to arrange for our technicians to handle maintenance for your house’s AC. In fact, it’s ideal. 

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Could You Benefit from an HRV or ERV This Summer?

Monday, May 18th, 2020

energy-efficiency-green-homeNew homes are built with efficiency in mind, and for home builders, this means sealing them up as tightly as possible. Sure, this does wonders for your heating and cooling efficiency, however, it can seriously impact your indoor air quality, as tight sealing can seriously limit the amount of natural ventilation in the house. For this reason, it is important that homeowners have the proper ventilation systems in place, specifically heat recovery and energy recovery ventilators.

Below, we have explained exactly what heat and energy recovery ventilators are and the benefits of installing one in your home. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us when you need HVAC services in Colorado Springs, CO.

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Beware of Short-Cycling this Summer!

Monday, May 4th, 2020

AC-compressor-money-pileIf there is one issue that we see all the time with air conditioners, it’s short-cycling. Not only is this issue super annoying to deal with, but it also can end up costing you a lot of money! Therefore, it is important to keep an ear out and remember to call us at the first sign of trouble.

There are a number of issues that can lead to short-cycling and below, we have listed some of them for you. All you need to do is keep reading to find out more and of course, call us when you need AC repair in Colorado Springs.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

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Boosting Your AC Efficiency is as Easy as 1..2..3!

Monday, April 20th, 2020

energy-efficiency-green-homeWhen summer rolls around, the last thing any homeowner needs is a pile of high energy bills! See, your air conditioner works hard all season long to keep you and your family, so the least you can do is take some of the burden off.

There are a number of great way to boost your air conditioner’s efficiency, and below, we have listed some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more! And of course, you can always call our team when you need air conditioning services in Colorado Springs, CO!

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All the Reasons to Consider Zone Control

Monday, April 6th, 2020

comfortable-womanDo you know what our favorite thing in the world is? Helping homeowners, like you, achieve greater efficiency and comfort. One of the best ways to do that, of course, is with the addition of a zone control system!

What is a zone control system? Well, we’ve answered this question, as well as listed the benefits of installing one, down below. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us when you need air conditioning services in Colorado Springs, CO.

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Get Geared Up for Summer With a New AC!

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

air-conditioner-outdoor-unitWe totally get it—finding the perfect air conditioner for your home can be quite a large undertaking! There are just so many great options on the market, so how in the world do you even begin to choose?

Well, for one, you could always contact the experts on our team for AC installation in Colorado Springs, and two, you can keep reading below. We have outlined some of our favorite AC systems for you below!

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

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If You Haven’t Changed Your Air Filter, You’re Not Ready for Summer

Monday, March 9th, 2020

man-with-filterSpring is practically here, which means that now is the perfect time to start thinking about your air conditioner. Now, we know that you’ve got plenty of other things to think about, like where you’re going to go on your summer vacation, but trust us, you are going to want to think about your AC first.

One thing you should definitely do before summer arrives is to change your system’s air filter? Why? Because it’s incredibly important to your system’s overall performance. In fact, there are plenty of reasons to change your air filter, and below, we have outlined some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to contact us when you need AC services in Colorado Springs, CO.

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Wait! Take Care of Your Last Minute AC Repairs!

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

It’s officially Fall! Now is the perfect time to unbox those cozy sweaters, plan a trip to an apple orchard, and save your pennies for your daily pumpkin-flavored beverage!

But wait! 

You might not be able to turn your air conditioner off just yet, and with a number of warmer days still ahead of us, you want to make sure that you don’t put off any outstanding repairs! You see, there are a number of “late-season” AC repairs that homeowners may run into, and we think you should be aware of them. So below, we have listed a number of these repairs — that way, you’ll know exactly when to call us.

So, what are you waiting for? Keep reading to find out more!

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