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

Does Furnace Size Matter?

Monday, March 25th, 2019

Despite the saying, bigger is not always better, especially when it comes to the size of your furnace. We understand the assumption that the bigger the furnace is, the more output it will produce, and the warmer you will be. Although somewhat true, the size of your furnace, relative to your unique heating needs, can greatly impact its overall performance. The same principle applies if the furnace you’ve installed is too small. This is why it is important that your new home is properly sized to meet your home’s specific needs.

Installing a new furnace is no small task, which is why it is especially important to consult with a professional HVAC contractor in Colorado Springs before you make any final decisions. A heating professional will assess the size of your home in order to determine exactly which furnace is going to be a good fit. Trust us, you don’t want to have an oversized or undersized furnace installed in your home, and below, we are going to tell you why.

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Is Your Furnace in Trouble?

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Winter isn’t going anywhere any time soon, which means that we will continue to use our furnaces quite a bit. Your furnace, like any other HVAC system in your home, is going to require repairs from time to time, and this is especially true during the end of the heating season. Even towards the end of the season, it is important to schedule your furnace service in Colorado Springs with a professional.

It is important to be aware of the signs that your furnace is in trouble, as scheduling your repairs at the first sign of a problem is the best way to avoid further issues. So for your convenience, we have listed some of the most common signs that your furnace needs repair down below. Keep reading to learn more. 

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Improve Your Furnace Efficiency With These Steps

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Winter isn’t letting up anytime soon. There is still plenty of time to ski, make snowmen, go snowshoeing, and use your furnace. Of course, with so much time left in the season, saving money on energy might be a bit of a concern. Fortunately, there is still time to improve your energy efficiency, simply by modifying the ways in which you heat your home.

When your furnace in Larkspur, CO is energy efficiency, you’ll spend less time worrying about costly repairs and sky-high utility bills. There are plenty of things that you can do at home to boost your efficiency, some of which won’t cost you a single penny. Below, we have highlighted just some of the many ways you can improve the efficiency of your furnace. Keep reading to learn more. 

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Here’s Why You Should Join a Maintenance Program

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Homeowners are always looking for ways to cut back on spending and save money. So today, we’ve decided to let you in on a little secret: savings start within the home. That’s right! One way to cut back on spending is to invest in maintaining the things you already own.

Your HVAC systems, like your heater and your air conditioner, work hard to keep you and your family comfortable year-round. Without the attention they need, they can begin to falter, costing you both time and money. Joining a maintenance program with your local HVAC company ensures that your systems receive that much-needed attention, boosting efficiency and keeping your budget in check. In case you aren’t yet convinced, we’ve listed a few more reasons why you should join a maintenance program. 

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Should I Replace My Boiler?

Monday, January 28th, 2019

gas-boilerA faulty boiler could spell some serious trouble for homeowners here in Colorado. Winter is certainly not the time to jeopardize your indoor comfort, so it is important to invest in the services necessary to keep you warm and cozy all season long. Replacing your outdated boiler is one way to ensure your comfort without sacrificing your budget. Sure, purchasing a new boiler can seem a little pricy up front, however, the long term savings are definitely worth your while.

Of course, only a trained HVAC professional can help you decide whether or not now is the right time to replace your boiler. But in the meantime, we have provided a list of signs that suggest it might be time for a replacement. Keep reading below to learn more.

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Avoid CO Leaks with Regular Furnace Maintenance

Monday, January 14th, 2019

As a homeowner, you likely prioritize safety, both for yourself and your family. If you use a gas-powered furnace to heat your home in the winter, you should be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide. But, don’t worry just yet. Your furnace is not inherently dangerous, and hazardous leaks can be avoided altogether as long as you remain proactive.

Scheduling regular maintenance services is the best way to ensure that your heater is operating safely and efficiently. In today’s blog, we will discuss the importance of regular maintenance and how it will help you avoid carbon monoxide. Keep reading below to learn more. 

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Is a Ductless System Right For Me?

Monday, December 31st, 2018

If you are on the market for a new heater this winter, consider going ductless! Ductless systems are a great alternative for homeowners who wish to avoid the drawbacks that we so often associate with ductwork: energy loss, low indoor air quality, and space consumption. Ductless systems offer many benefits, and are a great way to replace two systems for the price of one! If you need cooling or heating in Black Forest, CO, a ductless system might be the way to go.

Our technicians at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning are well versed in ductless systems, are on hand to help you make an appropriate decision for your home. Below, we have explained how a ductless system works and outlined the many benefits that these systems have to offer. 

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What Is Short Cycling (and Why Do Heaters Do It?)?

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

chilly-manWhen it comes to your heater’s overall performance quality, good enough is just never good enough. You deserve the best heating performance that your home heating system has to offer, and you simply are not getting that level of performance quality if your heater is constantly cycling off and on. Remember, the fact that your heater is up and running does not guarantee that your heater is up and running properly. Nor does it mean that the problem is “minor” enough to ignore!

No, short cycling may not lead to your heater breaking down entirely right away. However, it is going to cause a number of problems as soon as the issue begins. As is the case with most heating problems, there are a few different reasons why your heater may short cycle. The good news is that, in at least one case, you can resolve the issue on your own. The bad news? There are other cases where serious damage may result. Play it safe, and schedule prompt heating repair in Falcon, CO when necessary.

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Which Furnace Is Right for Me?

Monday, November 5th, 2018

furnaceChoosing a new heater for your home is one of the biggest decisions that you’ll have to make as a homeowner. It doesn’t matter if you are investing in a new heater for a new home for the very first time, or if you are replacing an old heater that has served you well for many years. You need to know for certain that you are making the right choices about your new heater every step of the way.

For many, this process leads them directly to the furnace. Furnaces are very popular, and for very good reason. We’ll get into a few of them below. For now, we just want to remind you that you still have a decision to make even after you narrow your choices down to a furnace.  Both gas and electric furnaces have their pros and cons, after all. Whichever you choose, our furnace check-ins in Colorado Springs, CO, are just what you need to keep your system functioning properly.

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When to Be Concerned About Your Furnace

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

hello-winterNothing would make us happier than to tell you that we can install a furnace and, with our careful care and maintenance offerings, keep it from ever running into operational problems. This is just not the reality of the situation, though. The fact is that you will need furnace repair in Colorado Springs, CO, at some point. It may not be precisely when you expect it, though. Some problems are not as major as they may seem.

Now, that being said, we’ve repaired plenty of furnaces that suffered serious damages because the owner of that furnace managed to downplay the nature of the problem so much. You want to strike a happy medium, where you’re not freaking out about problems with easy fixes but not misjudging those problems that could lead to serious trouble. It can be trickier than it sounds, though. That’s why we’ve put together a basic primer of when to be worried about your furnace.

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