Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Maintenance’

Ways a Clogged Filter Will Make Trouble for Your AC

Monday, July 12th, 2021

air-fliter-cuWe offer our customers plenty of advice for how they can get the most out of their air conditioning in Colorado Springs, CObetter performance, lower costs. The one piece of advice we share more than any other is “Change the AC’s air filter every one to three months.” It’s a basic job and it does so much to prevent numerous air conditioner troubles. 

Unfortunately, it’s the basic jobs that people are the most likely to forget. Although we’ll change out the air filter when we come for your annual spring maintenance, you’ll have to remember to do the filter changes through the rest of the summer on your own. One technique you can use to help you remember is to attach checking the filter with another monthly task, such as paying a utility bill. 

To help convince you to keep a regular filter change schedule, we’re going to take a look at the various problems a clogged filter can create for your air conditioner. 

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March Means It’s Time to Think About AC Maintenance

Monday, March 8th, 2021

AC-technician-maintenanceIf you’ve lived in Colorado Springs through at least one winter season, you know that the arrival of March is no guarantee that the weather will just keep getting warmer as we move into spring. Nonetheless, it is the right time to think about your air conditioning system. You may not need to run the AC for a while yet, but now is when you should start getting it prepared. 

How do you do that? By scheduling air conditioning maintenance in Colorado Springs, CO with our technicians.

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Why It’s Important to Keep the Outdoor AC Cabinet Clean and Clear

Monday, September 7th, 2020

AC-Unit-Outside-SummerA piece of machinery that’s covered with a layer of grime and dirt won’t run as well as when it’s clean. That’s just a basic fact. When it comes to your air conditioning system, a layer of dirt and grime almost anywhere on it is bad news. For example, dust along the indoor evaporator coils can quickly cause the AC to lose energy efficiency and ice to develop along the coils.

But you may not have considered dirt and debris on or around the outdoor cabinet (the condenser) as a problem. The condenser is located in a place on your property where it doesn’t attract much attention, since it’s not the most attractive piece of machinery. Many condensers are placed behind fences or barriers for this reason. And because the condenser is outdoors, it’s easy to think that it’s impervious to elements, and if it gets dirty or leaves or branches grow close to it, it’s not that big a deal.

But a dirty or obstructed condenser cabinet is a problem. If you’ve noticed trouble with your AC at this late part of the season and don’t know why, check the condenser. If it’s covered in dirt or obstructed in some way, this may be why you’re having AC issues.

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No, It’s Not Too Late for AC Maintenance!

Monday, June 1st, 2020

air-conditioning-manometer-pressure-refrigerantTo ensure you have air conditioning in Colorado Springs, CO that won’t let you down during the coming summer, you need to arrange to have the unit maintained. Professionally maintained. There are a few basic maintenance steps you can handle your own, such as regularly changing the air filter, but the bulk of the work requires technicians with training and licensing. Maintenance takes around an hour and involves complex checks and tune-ups with specialized equipment.

We recommend our customers have maintenance in the spring. It’s still spring now, and even with warm weather already arriving in Colorado Springs, it’s not too late to arrange for our technicians to handle maintenance for your house’s AC. In fact, it’s ideal. 

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How Do I Scale Back Cooling Costs (but Not My Comfort)?

Monday, July 16th, 2018

man-with-fanOkay, so you are not entirely pleased with the efficiency of your air conditioning system. Simply put, those energy bills are just getting a bit too much for comfort. So what do you do?  You could replace your air conditioner with a more efficient model—if you had the money to do so, which you don’t. You suppose that leaves you with just one option. Run the air conditioner less, and just put up with the discomfort that results from that decision.

No! Don’t do that. We are not here to pitch you a new AC that is both cheap enough for you to afford and incredibly efficient (though we are,  of course,  happy to help you find one if you’re ready!). We are here to share some simple tips regarding ways in which you can enjoy a more efficient performance from your existing air conditioning system, though. That way, you won’t have to compromise when it comes to your comfort or when you run your air conditioning in Woodland Park, CO.

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Don’t Skip AC Maintenance This Year

Monday, May 7th, 2018

AC-technician-outsideThings may not be heating up too much here in Colorado just yet, but trust us. The heat is coming. When it arrives, you need to know for certain that your air conditioner is going to be able to handle the demand that you will be putting on it. No matter how great of an air conditioner you invested in, no matter how outstandingly it was installed, this is just not going to be the case if you fail to schedule annual air conditioning maintenance.

If you really want to enjoy the best air conditioning in Monument, CO, then you need to schedule your annual AC tune-up with a member of our team ASAP. Throwing your air conditioner right back into it is no way to treat it after so many months of downtime. Don’t wind up wishing that you hadn’t overlooked the importance of routine maintenance when your air conditioner starts to let you down this year. Work with us to get it off on the right foot, right away.

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Is It Too Late to Schedule an AC Maintenance Visit?

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Air conditioning maintenance is a valuable service that can help to improve the efficiency, performance, and even the longevity of your system. It’s an important tune-up and cleaning session that gets the parts into better shape than they were before. It’s also an opportunity for a professional to learn whether there are any problems within your system that deserve prompt attention to avoid a potential breakdown in the summer.

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Why Does It Cost So Much to Run My Air Conditioner?

Monday, August 10th, 2015

It takes a lot of energy to run an air conditioner, but today’s high efficiency systems are designed to make a noticeable impact on your bills. But even the best air conditioners cannot conserve energy if you do not take proper care to keep them maintained. Here are a few reasons your air conditioner may be costing more to run than you would expect, and what you can do about it.

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My Air Conditioner Isn’t Very Old: Do I Need to Schedule Service?

Monday, July 20th, 2015

We like to inform our customers about the benefits of scheduling annual maintenance for their air conditioners. Professional maintenance becomes particularly important as an air conditioner ages, but should you schedule service if yours is only a few years old?

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5 Tips to Help You Save Money on Air Conditioning

Monday, June 8th, 2015

When you run your air conditioner this summer, you are likely to notice the difference it makes for your bills. Air conditioning systems consume a lot of energy, but turning off the system completely is not the only way to save money this summer. Keep your bills a little bit lower by following these tips, and call an air conditioning technician in your area to learn more.

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