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

Wait! Take Care of Your Last Minute AC Repairs!

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

It’s officially Fall! Now is the perfect time to unbox those cozy sweaters, plan a trip to an apple orchard, and save your pennies for your daily pumpkin-flavored beverage!

But wait! 

You might not be able to turn your air conditioner off just yet, and with a number of warmer days still ahead of us, you want to make sure that you don’t put off any outstanding repairs! You see, there are a number of “late-season” AC repairs that homeowners may run into, and we think you should be aware of them. So below, we have listed a number of these repairs — that way, you’ll know exactly when to call us.

So, what are you waiting for? Keep reading to find out more!

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Why is My AC Short-Cycling?

Monday, August 12th, 2019

On, off, on, off, on, off, on, off… you get the picture. It’s called short-cycling, and it is perhaps one of the most annoying things that could go wrong with your AC. Why? Because not only will it dramatically increase wear and tear on the system, but it’ll also put quite a large hole in your wallet.

Of course, though, you want your AC to work efficiently and effectively all summer long, so it’s important that when your AC starts to short cycle, you address the issue right away. But still, what exactly is short-cycling and why does it happen? Well, keep reading below and you’ll find out!

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No, Your Ductless System Isn’t Immune to Repairs

Monday, June 17th, 2019

ductless-blowerIf you own a ductless system, you know how truly great they are — they’re super efficient, highly effective, and can provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch! Who wouldn’t want one of these systems, right?

Well, just because your ductless system is awesome in every way, doesn’t mean that it is immune to repairs. In fact, ductless systems come with their own set of unique repair needs, and below, we have listed a few of them for you. Keep reading to find out more. And remember, it is important to schedule your ductless repairs with an HVAC contractor in Colorado Springs if you notice any signs of trouble.

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You Might Need AC Repairs!

Monday, May 6th, 2019

With summer fast approaching you want to be sure that you are prepared, so here is your to-do list:

  1. Stock up on sunscreen
  2. Plan your beach getaway
  3. Repair your faulty air conditioner

Of course, we are neither a sunscreen supplier nor a hotel booking agency, however, we are your ‘go-to’ for all things air conditioner! And if you trust us for your air conditioning services, then surely, you can trust us when we tell you that now is the best time to take care of any outstanding air conditioning repairs that you may have!

There are quite a few signs that suggest you need AC repair in Colorado Springs, CO, and below, we have listed a few of them. Keep reading to find out more!

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Boosting Your AC Efficiency is a Piece of Cake

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

If you’ve already found yourself dreading those summertime cooling costs, then you’ve come to the right place. Boosting your air conditioner efficiency is easy and there are plenty of ways to do so! Surely, you could use a few extra bucks this summer—couldn’t we all? By boosting your AC efficiency, you won’t have to worry so much about costly repairs and sky-high energy bills. Instead, you can spend your money elsewhere… like at your local ice cream shop!

Below, we have listed some of our favorite cost-effective tips and tricks to give your AC a boost this summer. Keep reading to find out more about what you can do! 

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Can’t My AC Repairs Wait?

Monday, April 8th, 2019

We get asked this question all the time. Many homeowners wonder if it’s worth repairing their air conditioners, especially if the system appears to be working normally. However, holding off on much-needed air conditioning repair in Colorado Springs can leave you dealing with a whole slew of other issues, which is definitely not a part of your fun summer plans. If you are hoping to enjoy a comfortable and efficient summer this year, then it is in your best interest to schedule your AC repairs at the first sign of an issue.

We can’t stress enough the importance of taking care of problems as they arise, but still, many homeowners are not convinced. So below, we’ve outlined just some of the many reasons as to why your AC repairs definitely can’t wait.  Keep reading to find out more. 

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Softball Sized Hail? Is Your AC Covered?

Friday, September 7th, 2018

hail-stormAs you have recently seen, hailstorms can be as big as softballs here in Colorado Springs. You will no doubt be concerned about your car, your roof, and even your own noggin when you head outside and the hail starts to fall. Here’s a question for you, though—what about your air conditioner?

Your air conditioner cannot run inside and seek cover from the hail, the way that you can go into your house or your car may be parked in a garage. Is your air conditioner covered? And no, we don’t mean in the sense of a protective covering. We’re talking about insurance coverage, in case damage is done to the system in the event of a storm.

If you’re not sure, we strongly recommend that you get in touch with your insurance provider. Homeowners insurance policies can vary quite a bit and, let’s be honest—none of us have ours memorized. It is definitely better to be safe than sorry when it comes to protecting your AC’s outdoor unit. The last thing that you want is to be scheduling repairs at the start of the summer, for damages done in the winter!

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Why Is My AC Leaking Water? And How?

Monday, August 13th, 2018

thermometerWhoa whoa whoa, I’m no air conditioning expert or anything, but I didn’t think that my AC even used water—so how did it spring a leak? You’re right. You’re not an AC expert!

Sorry, we couldn’t resist.

In all seriousness, you are right to be confused by this odd phenomenon. No, your air conditioner doesn’t use water; doesn’t have a water supply line; doesn’t store water in any sort of tank or reservoir.

Then how can it leak water?

We’re not calling you a liar, and we’re not calling you crazy. You may well see water pooling around your indoor AC unit. However, it is not really a water leak in the way that you may be thinking of. And, in fact,  it may not actually be originating in the AC. More on that below.

So read on, contact us with any questions that you may have, and remember that Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning is here for any air conditioning services in Colorado Springs, CO that you may need.

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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.

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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.

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