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

Achoo! Allergy Season Is Here—We Can Help

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

blowing-noseThe arrival of warm weather in spring is a cause for celebration. But spring also brings with it a problem that can make life much less enjoyable for people in your household—allergies.

Spring is allergy season because the plant bloom that occurs during the first warm weather of the year releases large amounts of pollen into the air. The increased pollen count triggers seasonal allergies, known as hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Hay fever isn’t a viral infection, but its symptoms are similar to those of flus and colds, and can be just as unpleasant: runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, congestion, and sinus pain. And unlike fevers and colds, hay fever’s symptoms start immediately after a person is exposed to the allergens that trigger it.

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We’re Offering Bipolar Ionization IAQ Installations

Monday, March 29th, 2021

relaxed-womanWe want the best for all our customers, and that includes installing the finest in indoor air quality products for their homes. Right now, as an El Paso County exclusive, we’re offering to install bipolar ionization IAQ products as part of the Smart Tech Alliance. These IAQ devices bring the freshness of the outdoors to your indoor air. 

What Is Bipolar Ionization?

Just what is this technology, and why are we so glad to offer it? Bipolar ionization is the creation of negative and positive oxygen ions that actively remove harmful pollutants from a house. The positive and negative ions produced by a bipolar ionization IAQ device move into a house to neutralize contaminants like viruses, bacteria, mold spores, and more. It’s a safe process—the same used in nature—and will result in healthy and fresh-smelling indoor air. 

Call our team today to ask about a bipolar ionization IAQ device for your home. Our experts can integrate it into your existing HVAC equipment so you enjoy the freshness of a spring day inside your house all the time. 

Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning serves Colorado Springs and the surrounding area.

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Announcement: Robbins Joins PurelyAire© to offer Highest-ION technology in Douglas and El Paso counties

Friday, February 5th, 2021

Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Colorado Springs’ reputable HVAC business of 40 years, announced that they have joined the nationwide advanced air purification contractor group PurelyAire© and will be installing, warranting, and servicing the “highest-output (HO) technology” ION generators available today. 

Before HO, the next highest ION generators produce 400 million ION per second. Robbins will be offering HO technology that starts at 10 Billion IONS per second and upwards for larger applications. Because HO technology delivers at least 25 times the ION density in the space of a home or business than all competing ION generators, HO has a much better impact on air contaminants and takes less time to purify air. The manufacturer behind the HO technology reports it is highly effective at killing viruses including COVID-19, but Robbins emphasizes to their customers to purchase HO for its ability to purify air better than other options today. And because it has the lowest ozone output (< 0.001 ppm), well under federal requirements, it is safe for humans and animals.

If you do not yet know why IONs are so effective at purifying air, we encourage you to investigate at https://www.alphalabinc.com/about-air-ions/ and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6213340/.

When you discover what IONs can do for you and where you live and work, give Robbins a call to set up a discovery meeting to explore what you can do to advance your air purification. Before you buy, Robbins offers a no-risk, no-charge trial to first prove our HO technology’s efficacy.

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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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