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

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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Replace That Air Filter Before Summer Ends!

Monday, September 9th, 2019

removing-filter-from-ventIt’s kind of like when you say, “Oh, I will just get gas on my way to work tomorrow!” We all know that you aren’t going to want to do it then, so why not just do it the night before and save yourself the time?

The same principle applies to your air filter! We can’t stress enough the importance of regularly changing out your air filter—it’s a simple way to ensure that you get the most out of your system. In fact, there are a number of ways a clean air filter will benefit you, and below, we have listed some of these ways for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more.

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How an HRV or ERV Can Benefit You

Monday, August 26th, 2019

comfortable-womanNew 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.

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Why is My AC Short-Cycling?

Monday, August 12th, 2019

On, off, on, off, on, off, on, off… you get the picture. It’s called short-cycling, and it is perhaps one of the most annoying things that could go wrong with your AC. Why? Because not only will it dramatically increase wear and tear on the system, but it’ll also put quite a large hole in your wallet.

Of course, though, you want your AC to work efficiently and effectively all summer long, so it’s important that when your AC starts to short cycle, you address the issue right away. But still, what exactly is short-cycling and why does it happen? Well, keep reading below and you’ll find out!

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Is It Time to Say Adios To Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, July 29th, 2019

AC-Unit-Outside-SummerWe get it—letting go of your air conditioner and replacing it with a new system can be a bit overwhelming! But, we are here to tell you that sometimes letting go is sometimes for the better, especially if you’ve got an old, outdated AC!

Saying goodbye to an old, worn-out AC is one of the best ways to boost efficiency and save money, so why hesitate? There are plenty of signs that suggest it’s time for a replacement, and below, we have listed some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading below to find out more!

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All the Reasons to ‘Go Ductless’ This Summer!

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Finding a great way to keep your home cool during the summer can be a little tricky—there are just so many options to choose from! However, there is one system, in particular, that stands out from all the rest: the ductless system.

Ductless systems, or ductless mini-split systems, are super-efficient, highly effective, and are well-known for their ability to provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch [Oops! Spoilers!] Below, we have listed just some of the many reasons why you should consider having one of these systems installed in your home. All you’ve got to do is keep reading below to find out more! 

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Here’s Why We Love Heat Pumps and Think You Should Too!

Monday, July 1st, 2019

We love heat pumps! Why? Because they’re super efficient, highly effective, and have the ability to provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch (but, more on that later!) Honestly, we can’t think of many reasons why homeowners shouldn’t be as enthusiastic about heat pumps as we are!

Okay, okay, we’ll try and contain our excitement a bit more… but seriously, we want to tell you all about the benefits of installing a heat pump in your home, so below, we have listed a few of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more. 

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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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