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

Thinking About the Future of Your Home Heating This Spring

Monday, April 19th, 2021

furance-checked-by-technicianWe’re still experiencing cool weather here in Colorado Springs, even though we’re a few weeks into the spring season. Although 45°F can seem warm compared to the extremes of winter, that’s still too cold to shut off your heating system yet, and a long way from having to turn on the AC. 

Nevertheless, we’re moving into the winding-down-period for heating, so if you need heater repair in Colorado Springs, CO, please don’t hesitate to call us to get it done. You don’t want to shut down your furnace or other heating system when it still needs repair service. This is part of the planning for the future of your home heating as we transition into the warmer months of the middle of the year. We have a few more tips for thinking about home heating for the coming winters—spring is a great time to have upgrades and replacements done.

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Furnace Replacement Choice: The Condensing Furnace

Monday, April 5th, 2021

money-home-teeter-totterYou may be looking to get a new furnace installed when the weather finally turns warm and you won’t need any heating for the house. Spring is definitely a good time to arrange for furnace service in Colorado Springs, CO to replace an old one. You can take the time to look through the options and work with our technicians to find the best new system to meet your needs.

One option you may wish to consider is the condensing furnace, a type of high-efficiency gas furnace that’s become a popular choice for new installations. 

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How Long You Can Expect to Keep Your Furnace?

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Gas-FurnaceYour home’s furnace is one of its most important parts—and it’s something you’ll think about every day through a cold Colorado Springs winter. When your furnace is doing its job and keeping your family cozy and safe, it’s easy to imagine that it will always keep up the good work. 

But of course it can’t. At some point in the future, and possibly as soon as this year, the furnace will need to be replaced. How many years can you expect to get from your current furnace?

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Late Winter—How Your Heater May Have Worn Down

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

winter-sceneThe last full (official) month of winter is often the hardest part of the entire season. Deep freezes, snowstorms, ice storms, and general unpleasant, well, coldness. If you’ve lived in Colorado Springs for at least one full winter, you know what you’re in for. 

But you may not have considered how your heater is handling it all. If you prepped it in fall with professional maintenance, you might think it’ll stay in perfect shape for the whole season. It certainly has a much better chance of making it through a winter without needing heater repair in Monument, CO if it had maintenance—but the heater will still suffer from major wear as it helps keep the cold from invading your home.

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Warning Sounds Your May Hear From Your Boiler

Monday, February 8th, 2021

woman-listeningOne of the advantages of using a boiler system to heat a home is that a boiler runs quieter than furnaces or heat pumps. Boilers don’t use powerful fans to distribute heat but instead a circulator pump that moves heated water from the boiler tank to the various radiators, baseboard heaters, and in-floor heating pipes. The main sounds you’ll hear from a boiler are the gas jets coming on and some noise from water movement—and even this won’t be noticeable when you’re not in the room with the boiler.

So when unusual noises start to interrupt the normal quiet of your home’s boiler, it often means you need to schedule a professional heater repair in Woodland Park, CO. We’re a local contractor who works on boiler repairs, and we’ll get to the bottom of whatever is causing the noise and what needs to be repaired.

Below we’ve listed some boiler warning sounds to listen for.

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Should There Be Rust on My Furnace?

Monday, January 25th, 2021

furnace-oldSimple answer: no. But it can happen, and when it does it means you need furnace service in Woodland Park, CO

Rust and other types of corrosion are almost always bad news for any metal appliance because they weaken the metal. Rust is often an indicator of advanced system age or a failure of another part of the appliance designed to prevent corrosion. These are all true of a natural gas furnace. We’ll go deeper into what this means below. Just please don’t allow rust to stay on your furnace without taking steps to see what’s wrong and what the next step is. 

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An Important Caution About Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Smoke-DetectorDo you use a gas furnace in Fountain, CO to heat your home through winter? Then we want to talk to you about an important part of keeping you and your family safe each year. 

We’re familiar with providing heating service to homes in Colorado Springs, and an important part of what we do is ensuring our customers have gas furnaces that work safely. Although gas furnaces are designed with safety uppermost in mind, and gas furnaces are not automatically dangerous devices, there are potential hazards homeowners need to be aware of. 

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How to Lower Your Winter Heating Costs

Monday, December 28th, 2020

money-saving-homeWhen winter sweeps through Colorado Springs, nobody gets to “skip” heating their house. Heating systems need to turn on, and that means everyone can expect to see a rise in their utility bills compared to the fall. 

However, the heating costs in your house probably don’t need to be as high as they are. There are several ways you can lower winter heating costs and make it easier to enjoy comfort, and the winter in general, in your house.

Below we’ve put together some of the best energy-saving heating costs from our Monument, CO, HVAC experts. You’ll need our professional assistance for some of these steps, but the amount you’ll save, for this winter and the winters to come, makes it well worth it. 

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How Do I Stop the Upper Floor From Getting Too Hot?

Monday, December 14th, 2020

airflow-diagramThis is one of the long-running troubles that multi-story homes experience. Heat rises, so when trying to heat a two-story home, heat moves up to the second floor and begins to concentrate there. It’s natural during the winter season for the upper floor to become too stuffy whenever the furnace is on for long enough.

It’s a tricky dilemma: you want the first floor of your house to become comfortable, but when you run the furnace long enough to provide the lower floor with that comfort, it means extra heat gathering upstairs. Not all homes will encounter this problem, but if your house is experiencing an overheated second floor, what can you do about it?

There are different options, and which one works depends on the situation in your house.

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What Does It Mean to “Size” a Furnace?

Monday, November 30th, 2020

furnace-with-pipesIf you are considering installing a furnace in Colorado Springs, CO to plan for the coming winter weather, you’ve come to the right people. We have highly experienced and NATE-certified technicians to take care of replacing your old furnace with the right new model to see to your heating needs. Our team is thorough and precise because we take safety seriously.

Today we want to talk about one of the most important steps in furnace installation, which is to properly size the furnace before a unit is picked out. You might at first think this means finding a furnace that will fit into the available space. That’s not what sizing actually means: it’s a more complicated process, and the success of your home heating depends on it being done right.

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