Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

Why Is My AC Starting and Stopping So Frequently?

Monday, June 4th, 2018

man-with-filterIf you assume that your air conditioner is running properly just because it is actually running, think again. There are plenty of problems that may develop with an air conditioning system which won’t render it completely inoperable right away. Given enough time, these and any other problems can and will result in serious issues. Chances are that you’ll be looking at a potentially expensive air conditioning repair in Manitou Springs, CO if you don’t deal with the problem promptly.

Short cycling is one such problem. What makes short cycling so tricky is that your air conditioner will still start up and run. However, it will run only very briefly before shutting back down again. Short cycling is itself a symptom of other underlying problems with your air conditioner. They are not all terribly serious, but the potential is there. Here are a few potential causes of your short cycling phenomenon. Keep them in mind, and be sure to contact us if you think that your system is in trouble.

Continue Reading

Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Refrigerant?

Monday, May 21st, 2018

ac-manifoldAs a professional HVAC contractor, we like to remind homeowners that any problems with their air conditioning systems deserve and demand immediate attention. The longer that you let a problem go unresolved, the more likely it becomes that this problem will snowball and, eventually, wind up doing more extensive damage to your air conditioning system. In this sense, all AC issues are quite serious. Even we’ll admit that they’re not all created equal, though.

If you do have a refrigerant leak, then you are seriously going to need to have that problem resolved ASAP. All issues with your AC have the potential to do real damage, but a refrigerant leak can do it fast and can do it viciously. Give it enough time, and your refrigerant leak could even wind up doing irreversible damage to your compressor! At that point, an AC replacement is likely the next step. When it comes to all things HVAC in Colorado Springs, CO, we’re the pros to call.

Continue Reading

End of Season Tips for AC Performance

Monday, September 11th, 2017

hot-house-imageYou may be done or nearly done using your air conditioner for the year, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you should put it out of mind until next summer. Your air conditioner can benefit from a bit of work at the end of the season, and you’ll thank yourself when next summer comes around and your system is ready to go when you need it.

Continue Reading

3 Tips for Preventing AC Repair

Monday, July 17th, 2017

air-conditioning-repair-toolsOf course, nobody wants to call a technician for AC repair, but sometimes it’s beyond your control. Your air conditioner is a complex piece of equipment, and there are a lot of things that can go wrong over the course of a year. Thankfully, there may be a way to keep repair problems under control.

In fact, there are several things you can do to reduce the chances of a major AC repair. While these tips might not guarantee your air conditioner won’t break, they can help to ensure your system remains running as smoothly as possible for longer.

Continue Reading

Prevent Midseason AC Breakdowns with Maintenance Today

Monday, March 27th, 2017

air-conditioning-repair-toolsMidseason summer air conditioning system breakdowns are the worst. You’re enjoying a reprieve from the hot, humid summer in an air-conditioned home, when you suddenly have to drop everything to call a technician and/or find a temporary way to stay cool. The unexpected cost adds to the frustration, especially if you learn the issue may have been preventable.

Preseason air conditioning maintenance helps to prevent your AC from breaking down when you need it most, and it provides some other surprising benefits as well. Call us to help protect your air conditioner in Colorado Springs this fall.

Continue Reading

3 Ways to Keep Your Air Conditioner Around for Longer

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Are you looking for ways to keep your air conditioner working better for longer? We know how frustrating it can be to have to replace a large appliance before its time would normally run out. Follow these tips to see that your air conditioner lasts as long as possible.

Continue Reading

When Should I Add More Refrigerant to My AC System?

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Around the beginning of the AC system, customers start to ask a lot of questions about the performance of their air conditioning system. They want to know when they should change the filter (once a month), whether they should schedule professional maintenance (yes!), and one complex question: when should refrigerant be added?

Continue Reading

3 AC Problems You Might Have Early This Season

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Central air conditioning is a more reliable way to cool down an entire home than using small window air conditioners, which fail easily and quickly and do not do a sufficient job of cooling the home. So you are understandably surprised when your typically reliable system is hit with a major problem.

Continue Reading

Your AC System Needs a Tune Up

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

If your AC system hasn’t had a tune-up yet this year, it’s time! A professional AC tune-up involves a thorough examination of your AC system, and a few steps that help to get the air conditioner into its peak shape. In fact, your air conditioner needs a tune-up—that is, if you expect it to hold up to its standard lifespan and operate efficiently to save you money each month.

Continue Reading

Why You Should Change Your Air Filter Right Now

Monday, April 11th, 2016

You’ve heard that you’re supposed to change your air filter each month. This means you’ll need to go to the store and purchase a new air filter, which might not be something you want to do at this moment. However, if it’s been a long time since you’ve traded out your home’s air filter, there are some things you should know about why this monthly task is so important.

Continue Reading