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

Why Is a Clean AC Filter So Important?

Monday, June 18th, 2018

air-filter-close-upWe understand that homeowners sometimes get frustrated with the advice that we have to share. Never attempt to service your own air conditionerAC services must be handled by trained, experienced professionals, etc. The fact of the matter is that we are not just trying to drum up business for ourselves, though. You are putting your own safety and the condition of your AC at risk when you decide to take matters into your own hands—usually.

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Why Is My AC Starting and Stopping So Frequently?

Monday, June 4th, 2018

man-with-filterIf you assume that your air conditioner is running properly just because it is actually running, think again. There are plenty of problems that may develop with an air conditioning system which won’t render it completely inoperable right away. Given enough time, these and any other problems can and will result in serious issues. Chances are that you’ll be looking at a potentially expensive air conditioning repair in Manitou Springs, CO if you don’t deal with the problem promptly.

Short cycling is one such problem. What makes short cycling so tricky is that your air conditioner will still start up and run. However, it will run only very briefly before shutting back down again. Short cycling is itself a symptom of other underlying problems with your air conditioner. They are not all terribly serious, but the potential is there. Here are a few potential causes of your short cycling phenomenon. Keep them in mind, and be sure to contact us if you think that your system is in trouble.

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Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Refrigerant?

Monday, May 21st, 2018

ac-manifoldAs a professional HVAC contractor, we like to remind homeowners that any problems with their air conditioning systems deserve and demand immediate attention. The longer that you let a problem go unresolved, the more likely it becomes that this problem will snowball and, eventually, wind up doing more extensive damage to your air conditioning system. In this sense, all AC issues are quite serious. Even we’ll admit that they’re not all created equal, though.

If you do have a refrigerant leak, then you are seriously going to need to have that problem resolved ASAP. All issues with your AC have the potential to do real damage, but a refrigerant leak can do it fast and can do it viciously. Give it enough time, and your refrigerant leak could even wind up doing irreversible damage to your compressor! At that point, an AC replacement is likely the next step. When it comes to all things HVAC in Colorado Springs, CO, we’re the pros to call.

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Don’t Skip AC Maintenance This Year

Monday, May 7th, 2018

AC-technician-outsideThings may not be heating up too much here in Colorado just yet, but trust us. The heat is coming. When it arrives, you need to know for certain that your air conditioner is going to be able to handle the demand that you will be putting on it. No matter how great of an air conditioner you invested in, no matter how outstandingly it was installed, this is just not going to be the case if you fail to schedule annual air conditioning maintenance.

If you really want to enjoy the best air conditioning in Monument, CO, then you need to schedule your annual AC tune-up with a member of our team ASAP. Throwing your air conditioner right back into it is no way to treat it after so many months of downtime. Don’t wind up wishing that you hadn’t overlooked the importance of routine maintenance when your air conditioner starts to let you down this year. Work with us to get it off on the right foot, right away.

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End of Season Tips for AC Performance

Monday, September 11th, 2017

hot-house-imageYou may be done or nearly done using your air conditioner for the year, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you should put it out of mind until next summer. Your air conditioner can benefit from a bit of work at the end of the season, and you’ll thank yourself when next summer comes around and your system is ready to go when you need it.

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Why Sizing Is Important for New Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, August 28th, 2017

AC-Unit-Outside-SummerThere are a lot of misconceptions regarding air conditioning systems. For example, air conditioners don’t exactly create cool air, as you may think: they actually remove heat! Another common misconception is that air filters don’t need to be changed if your air quality hasn’t suffered, but this simply isn’t the case. And the misconception we’d like to focus on today is a big one, literally: that the size of an air conditioner doesn’t matter.

Many people believe that a bigger air conditioner is better, but a smaller air conditioner will do just fine, and this is a dangerous way of thinking. With the wrong air conditioner in place, your comfort and your bills will be affected. Read on to see what we mean!

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How to Keep Your Air Conditioner in Good Condition

Monday, August 14th, 2017

air-conditioning-condenser-yardMany of the larger investments and devices you own are things you know how to care for. You may keep your phone in a case to protect it from cracks and scratches. You might have an antivirus running on your computer—and if you’re a real pro, you may even clean the fan. Hopefully, you take your car in for service every few months.

Your air conditioner, another investment in your home, your health, and your comfort deserves the same treatment. Today, we want to overview some of the best practices for those who know that an air conditioner in good condition will last for longer (or those just learning this today!).

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3 Facts You Should Know about the Air Filter in Your AC System

Monday, July 31st, 2017

filter-ductEvery air conditioner has an air filter, and you’ve probably heard that you should change your air filter every month (or two). The reason for this, however, and the reason you have an air filter in the first place, is something that’s often misunderstood. When you don’t change the filter regularly, it can have serious consequences on the way your air conditioner works.

We go over this and other facts about your AC system’s air filter in the guide below. For more information, call our expert team!

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3 Tips for Preventing AC Repair

Monday, July 17th, 2017

air-conditioning-repair-toolsOf course, nobody wants to call a technician for AC repair, but sometimes it’s beyond your control. Your air conditioner is a complex piece of equipment, and there are a lot of things that can go wrong over the course of a year. Thankfully, there may be a way to keep repair problems under control.

In fact, there are several things you can do to reduce the chances of a major AC repair. While these tips might not guarantee your air conditioner won’t break, they can help to ensure your system remains running as smoothly as possible for longer.

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Should You Add On to Your AC System for Better Performance?

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

digital-thermostat-handWe’ve offered a lot of tips on how to stay cool and keep your energy bills low this summer, but we’d like to take a different approach today. Raising the temperature, using a ceiling fan, and scheduling routine maintenance are all steps that can help your air conditioner to perform at its best and reduce your monthly bills. But we’re here to look at all the ways you can add on to your air conditioner to save even more.

Check out some of the installations we may recommend for air conditioners in Colorado Springs, CO. You may notice better performance from your air conditioner (or heater) in terms of air quality, energy use, and more.

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