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

What Can Cause Low Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, July 30th, 2018

familyFor most homeowners, living comfortably means heating their homes effectively in the winter and cooling them reliably in the summer. Ideally, they’ll do so efficiently, too. We are here to remind you that true comfort demands more than just comfortable temperatures, though. You also need to know for certain that the air quality in your home is high. That is only going to be possible if you have the right indoor air quality systems in place.

Sure, some homes may have decent enough indoor air quality to get by without noticing major symptoms of low IAQ. Even in these homes, though, there is typically a lot of room for improvement. This begs the question of just why indoor air quality in Colorado Springs, CO would be low to begin with, though. In today’s post, we are going to explore some of the reasons for this. Some you can control, while others you can only hope to treat.

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How to Get Healthier Air Indoors This Season

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

blowing-noseEnsuring that your heating and air conditioning systems are functioning properly, effectively, and reliably is important if you hope to continue living in the level of comfort that we know you deserve. Maintaining comfortable temperatures alone is not really enough, though. You also need to make sure that you are breathing clean, healthful air in your home. To do so, you are most likely going to need some help.

That is why we do not only provide exceptional HVAC services like air conditioning maintenance and heater repair in Colorado Springs, CO. We also offer a wide array of indoor air quality systems and services to help our clients realize the level of indoor air quality that they deserve. So read on and keep these tips in mind if you are serious about enjoying air of the highest quality in your home this season, and for many more to come.

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What You Should Know about Your Humidifier

Monday, December 18th, 2017

water-dripping-imageHigh humidity can be a huge problem in some parts of the country and at certain times of year, when it can add to the heat of summer and really drag you down. But in the winter in Colorado, we face the opposite problem, and as you may already well know, it can be just as bad. Many people in our areas have humidifiers to ease the trouble, but few know everything they should about their installation and maintenance.

We want to make sure homeowners everywhere have the information they need to stay comfortable. Here’s what we think anyone should know about their humidifiers!

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An Indoor Air Quality Checklist to Get You Through Spring

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

removing-filter-from-ventThis year, like every year, your family’s health is a priority. However, it can be difficult to tell just what your family members need to stay healthy, especially throughout spring and summer once allergies start to act up.

Indoor air quality is one of the biggest concerns for your home, considering you spend 90% of your time indoors. We’ve found it’s useful to go through a checklist of things your air quality may need to stay healthier during the spring and summer months, so we’ve provided our advice on improving indoor air quality below.

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Why You Should Take Action This Spring to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Monday, April 24th, 2017

couch-woman-sneezing-blanketSpring is a beautiful time of year, with near-perfect weather and blooming flowers all around. But there is one major downfall to the season of new growth: what it does to the air quality. As we move into spring, and into the summer, it’s a good idea to take action—starting inside your own home.

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Get Your Home Ready for Cold and Flu Season with These Systems

Monday, November 21st, 2016

When it comes to your family’s health, you do what you can to keep everyone as healthy as possible. From making sure that young kids understand the importance of hand-washing and other sanitary measures to reminding the family to eat their fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of water, you work hard to reduce illnesses around the home.

But something that’s more difficult to control is the indoor air quality that sometimes contributes to your family members’ illnesses. Germs and irritants in the air can lead to illness aggravate preexisting conditions. Consider one or more of these systems to help your family stay healthy.

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Let Some Fresh Air In: How to Ventilate without High Bills

Monday, May 9th, 2016

It feels a little stuffy inside, and you’d like to open up a window or let some air through the screen door. The only problem is that you’ve got your heater running. If you open up the window, you’ll let a breeze in. You’ll feel a lot less comfortable, to start with.

But what’s more is that your bills can skyrocket, forcing your heater to work a lot harder to attempt to heat your home. The same is true with an air conditioner in the summer, when opening a window will just cause trouble for your AC system and wear down the parts.

There is a system that will allow you to let some fresh air in, making the indoor air feel a lot less stale without affecting your comfort or raising your bills significantly. Learn more about energy and heat recovery ventilators below.

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Install UV Lights to Prevent Illness

Monday, April 25th, 2016

As the weather changes, it seems like the people in your family always seem to get sick. This is when allergens in the air multiply, and there may also be more germs in the air along with them. If your forced-air heater and air conditioning system has a filter, you have some form of protection from contaminants, but it’s probably not enough.

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3 Reasons to Get a Whole-House Humidifier

Monday, March 7th, 2016

With the mild spring and summer climate, yet cold and dry fall and winter climate that we experience here in Colorado Springs, CO, you may have noticed that your indoor air often gets pretty dry. Having too little moisture in the air throughout your home can actually be a pretty serious problem, not to mention annoying. But why is it a problem, and why should you invest in a whole-house humidifier?

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Let the Fresh Air In with a Heat Recovery Ventilator

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Opening a window to let some fresh air in can make you feel a lot better when the air indoors just feels stuffy and stale. But this is only true when temperatures outside are relatively mild. When temperatures are hot or cold and you just want to run your central AC and heating system, opening a window or a door really isn’t an option you have.

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