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

No, Your Ductless System Isn’t Immune to Repairs

Monday, June 17th, 2019

ductless-blowerIf you own a ductless system, you know how truly great they are — they’re super efficient, highly effective, and can provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch! Who wouldn’t want one of these systems, right?

Well, just because your ductless system is awesome in every way, doesn’t mean that it is immune to repairs. In fact, ductless systems come with their own set of unique repair needs, and below, we have listed a few of them for you. Keep reading to find out more. And remember, it is important to schedule your ductless repairs with an HVAC contractor in Colorado Springs if you notice any signs of trouble.

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Here’s Why it Pays to Upgrade Your Thermostat

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Floppy disks, brick-sized cellphones, VCRs, even DVDs all have something in common: they’ve become obsolete — and for good reason! These technologies, though state-of-the-art in the ’90s and 2000s, have been replaced by newer, smarter devices! The floppy disk has been replaced by the Cloud, VCRs have been replaced by online streaming services, and old, manual thermostats are quickly being replaced my smart, Wi-Fi connected thermostats!

Many homeowners are making the switch to smart thermostats, and we think that you should too! There are many benefits of upgrading, and below, we have listed some of these benefits for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more!

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Why Not Consider a Zone Control System?

Monday, May 20th, 2019

money-home-teeter-totterOne thing you’ll often hear HVAC technicians talking about is energy efficiency and why it’s so important. Of course, we believe that like us, homeowners should care about energy efficiency too! When your home is energy efficient, you’ll no longer have to worry about costly repairs and sky-high energy bills! So, when summer rolls around, you are going to want to make sure your air conditioner is as efficient as possible.

There are plenty of ways to boost your cooling efficiency, but in this week’s blog, we are going to be talking about one way in particular: installing a zone control system. A zone control system gives homeowners ultimate control over their HVAC systems, increasing efficiency and lowering monthly costs. Below, we listed just some of the many benefits of installing a zone control system in your home. Keep reading to find out more!

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You Might Need AC Repairs!

Monday, May 6th, 2019

With summer fast approaching you want to be sure that you are prepared, so here is your to-do list:

  1. Stock up on sunscreen
  2. Plan your beach getaway
  3. Repair your faulty air conditioner

Of course, we are neither a sunscreen supplier nor a hotel booking agency, however, we are your ‘go-to’ for all things air conditioner! And if you trust us for your air conditioning services, then surely, you can trust us when we tell you that now is the best time to take care of any outstanding air conditioning repairs that you may have!

There are quite a few signs that suggest you need AC repair in Colorado Springs, CO, and below, we have listed a few of them. Keep reading to find out more!

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Boosting Your AC Efficiency is a Piece of Cake

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

If you’ve already found yourself dreading those summertime cooling costs, then you’ve come to the right place. Boosting your air conditioner efficiency is easy and there are plenty of ways to do so! Surely, you could use a few extra bucks this summer—couldn’t we all? By boosting your AC efficiency, you won’t have to worry so much about costly repairs and sky-high energy bills. Instead, you can spend your money elsewhere… like at your local ice cream shop!

Below, we have listed some of our favorite cost-effective tips and tricks to give your AC a boost this summer. Keep reading to find out more about what you can do! 

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Can’t My AC Repairs Wait?

Monday, April 8th, 2019

We get asked this question all the time. Many homeowners wonder if it’s worth repairing their air conditioners, especially if the system appears to be working normally. However, holding off on much-needed air conditioning repair in Colorado Springs can leave you dealing with a whole slew of other issues, which is definitely not a part of your fun summer plans. If you are hoping to enjoy a comfortable and efficient summer this year, then it is in your best interest to schedule your AC repairs at the first sign of an issue.

We can’t stress enough the importance of taking care of problems as they arise, but still, many homeowners are not convinced. So below, we’ve outlined just some of the many reasons as to why your AC repairs definitely can’t wait.  Keep reading to find out more. 

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Do I Need Ducts for Whole-House Cooling?

Monday, September 10th, 2018

ductless-blowerThe short answer: no.

The long answer: keep reading!

Of course, most homeowners know that they don’t need to use air ducts in order to cool their homes with their air conditioners. They can just lug those inconvenient window units out of the basement, install them in the windows, cool their homes during the summer, uninstall the behemoths, and return them to storage. Really convenient, right?

By this point, you’ve probably picked up on our tone here. Skip the window units.

And, for that matter, the air ducts! How?

By using a ductless mini split air conditioning system to cool your home. Just remember that, like any other whole-house cooling system, you’ll need routine HVAC maintenance in Colorado Springs, CO if you want to use your ductless mini split as effectively, reliably, and efficiently as possible. Schedule your ductless tune-ups, installation, and repairs with the pros on our team. And now, let’s take a better look at how ductless systems work.

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Softball Sized Hail? Is Your AC Covered?

Friday, September 7th, 2018

hail-stormAs you have recently seen, hailstorms can be as big as softballs here in Colorado Springs. You will no doubt be concerned about your car, your roof, and even your own noggin when you head outside and the hail starts to fall. Here’s a question for you, though—what about your air conditioner?

Your air conditioner cannot run inside and seek cover from the hail, the way that you can go into your house or your car may be parked in a garage. Is your air conditioner covered? And no, we don’t mean in the sense of a protective covering. We’re talking about insurance coverage, in case damage is done to the system in the event of a storm.

If you’re not sure, we strongly recommend that you get in touch with your insurance provider. Homeowners insurance policies can vary quite a bit and, let’s be honest—none of us have ours memorized. It is definitely better to be safe than sorry when it comes to protecting your AC’s outdoor unit. The last thing that you want is to be scheduling repairs at the start of the summer, for damages done in the winter!

Contact Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning with any questions that you may have.

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How Does an AC Cool the Air?

Monday, August 27th, 2018

air-conditioner-outdoor-unitLook, we don’t expect every homeowner to understand precisely how it is that their air conditioning systems work. The reason for this is quite simple—we’d have to find another industry in which to make our living, and you can’t teach some old dogs new tricks! All joking aside, though, we do believe that it is in the best interest of homeowners everywhere to have a basic understanding of the way in which their air conditioning systems work.

That is why we’re using today’s post to explore this very topic. So read on, take note of the mechanics behind the cooling cycle, and remember one fact above all others—a basic understanding of how your AC works does not qualify you for handling your own air conditioning services! When you need any services related to air conditioning in Fountain, CO, you need to call in trained professionals. The good news is that you’re reading this right now, which means you’ve already found them.

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Why Is My AC Leaking Water? And How?

Monday, August 13th, 2018

thermometerWhoa whoa whoa, I’m no air conditioning expert or anything, but I didn’t think that my AC even used water—so how did it spring a leak? You’re right. You’re not an AC expert!

Sorry, we couldn’t resist.

In all seriousness, you are right to be confused by this odd phenomenon. No, your air conditioner doesn’t use water; doesn’t have a water supply line; doesn’t store water in any sort of tank or reservoir.

Then how can it leak water?

We’re not calling you a liar, and we’re not calling you crazy. You may well see water pooling around your indoor AC unit. However, it is not really a water leak in the way that you may be thinking of. And, in fact,  it may not actually be originating in the AC. More on that below.

So read on, contact us with any questions that you may have, and remember that Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning is here for any air conditioning services in Colorado Springs, CO that you may need.

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