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

How HVAC Analytics Maintenance Means Savings for Your Commercial Property

Monday, January 30th, 2017

commercial-HVAC-rooftopUntil recently, we have completed commercial HVAC maintenance just like any other company. We showed up to the job to do a thorough inspection of the unit and provide a tune-up that may help improve efficiency. However, there are issues with this type of maintenance process.

Commercial HVAC systems are serviced often, as per manufacturer recommendations. However, oftentimes, no matter how much maintenance your system gets, it’s still not as efficient as you need it to be.

For systems that are serviced often but still inefficient, there’s a new way. Now, we use a unique form of Analytics Maintenance (AM) to keep your commercial heating and cooling systems working at their very best.

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3 Signs that You Need Commercial HVAC Repair

Monday, April 27th, 2015

While the employees on your commercial property are hard at work, they shouldn’t have to deal with the effects of a faulty heating or AC system. A broken commercial HVAC system can force you to lose business or lessen productivity, which is why it’s so important to seek repairs at the first sign of trouble. When you’re not an expert, it can be difficult to tell whether the problem is serious enough. That’s why we’ve put together this list of three ways to tell the commercial heating or air conditioning unit on your property needs repairs.

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Ways to Reduce Commercial AC Repair

Friday, March 27th, 2015

The spring air has finally arrived and if you haven’t already switched your commercial HVAC from heating to cooling, you will be soon. As the business owner, it is in your best interest to know some simple ways that can help reduce the potential for repair with your commercial AC system in Falcon, CO. Here are some tips from our commercial AC experts:

Don’t DIY

Many business owners are pretty handy or have someone on staff who is, but unless you or that person are trained commercial air conditioning experts, it’s best to always call a specialist for help. Commercial air conditioning systems are large and complex, and attempting to make repairs on your own when you don’t have the necessary knowledge can lead to more problems and potential safety issues for you and your system.

Don’t Ignore Strange Sounds

Your commercial AC will make some basic operational noises, but anything other than these noises should be considered a reason to call for an expert. Sounds like banging, buzzing, screeching and clunking are typically indicative of a problem, so it’s best to have an expert look at your system as soon possible.

Don’t Miss Annual Maintenance

Annual maintenance for your commercial air conditioning is a full tune-up of the system. Maintenance helps increase energy efficiency, improve comfort, extend the life of the system and prevents repair. It’s estimated that for each year your system isn’t scheduled for maintenance it loses 5% of its overall efficiency – something you’ll start to see in your business’s energy bills.

Don’t Let the System Run with a Known Problem

Problems don’t work themselves out, and once a problem has developed with your commercial AC, it will likely become worse over time. If you are aware of an existing problem with your AC, try to fix it as soon as possible to avoid further cost to your system.

There is no way to guarantee that your commercial air conditioning system will never need repair, but taking these simple steps can help you reduce and/or avoid problems.

Have questions? Call the experts at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning today and schedule an appointment for commercial AC repair services in Falcon, CO.

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Reasons to Consider a Commercial Boiler

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Having your commercial space be warm and comfortable throughout the winter months is critical to your business. As such, you’ll want to choose a system that will be durable and reliable for years to come. One such system to consider is a commercial boiler. Boilers are found in all kinds of properties, from residences to churches and schools because boilers can effectively heat various-sized spaces. Here are some factors to consider about the installation of a commercial boiler in your Fountain, CO business space:

  • Easy zoning – boilers use a system of pipes to deliver the hot water or steam that heats your space. It is very easy to set up different heating zones with this piping, which will allow you to customize your comfort as you want.
  • Efficient – today’s boilers have an average efficiency rating over 80%, and condensing boilers have efficiency ratings over 90%.
  • Fuel choices – boilers can be fueled by gas, oil, propane, electricity and solid fuels, such as pellets or wood.
  • Choices for outlets – the heat from boilers can be dispersed throughout your business space by radiators, hydronic radiant floor heating or baseboard heating; you can even create a combination of outlets.
  • Quiet – boiler systems are very quiet; in fact, the only noise made is when the boiler is heating the water.
  • Good for allergy sufferers – forced air system keep air circulating constantly, kicking up dust and dirt that can agitate indoor allergies.
  • Comfortable heating – the heat from boilers comes from a surface, not from blown hot air, so the heat is gentle and to many people, more comfortable.
  • Balances indoor moisture – forced air systems can create a very dry atmosphere; because boilers heat in radiant manner, the moisture levels stay more stable, which can feel better for skin, eyes and noses.

The installation of a commercial boiler in Fountain, CO, should be handled only be a trained commercial heating expert.

Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning technicians have been serving residential and commercial customers since 1970, so if you are ready for a new commercial heater, call us today!

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Commercial Heating Installation: A Job Best Left to the Professionals

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Replacing an older commercial heating system is a tough decision that takes a lot of careful consideration. You may have just begun to notice reduced heating capability or other problems with your business’s heating system. Or, maybe multiple repair needs in recent years have led to the decision to replace. But finding the right technician for the job can be a stressful situation when you’re not certain how to find someone you can trust.

When you finally make the choice to replace your older commercial heating system, be sure to call on specialists with experience in commercial units. This is simply the only way to ensure that the installation is done properly and that there are no safety hazards remaining after installation. Ask your technicians about their previous experience on large commercial units or search through their website to find out more information about the company. While it may seem as though any heating technician will be sufficient, only a select few know the ins and outs of large commercial units.

One of the foremost reasons to have your commercial heating system installed by a specialist is sizing. Commercial systems can be very difficult for the average technician to size, as there are a lot of factors that must go into the decision. Technicians make precise calculations based on the size of the business, the number of rooms, units, or offices, and the number of people in the building, as well as factors like insulation and the placement of windows. Whether or not you need zone control to vary the temperature throughout the building is also an important consideration that a residential technician may not be prepared for. If your heating system is too small, you won’t get enough heating power, while if it is too large, it will consume too much energy and may have a problem due to short cycling.

Another reason to only rely on trained and experienced technician is time constraints. For a busy commercial property, you want heat restored as soon as possible so that you can get back to work and keep your customers, clients, employees, and/or tenants happy and comfortable.

When you want installation completed quickly and thoroughly, choose the experts on commercial heating in Colorado Springs. Call Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning today!

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