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

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!

Contact Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning with any questions that you may have.

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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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Do You Need to “Top Off” the Refrigerant in Your AC?

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Your home air conditioning system has a number of parts and components that work together to cool you off. But the one you may have heard the most about is refrigerant (though you might have heard it referred to as Freon). Refrigerant is a chemical blend that flows through your inside and outside components and exchanges heat from place to place, and a lack of refrigerant can contribute to troubles cooling your home.

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3 Signs You Need a Second Opinion from an Air Conditioning Technician

Monday, August 17th, 2015

At Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, we pride ourselves on our work, our honesty, and our commitment to the craft. Unfortunately, not every technician can boast so much attention to detail and quality customer service. If your air conditioning technician makes any of the following mistakes, it may be time to seek a second opinion. Read on for more details.

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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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Delaying Calling for AC Repair Can Cost You

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Unfortunately, any air conditioner will experience issues from time to time, and you’ll need the help of an air conditioning professional to fix the issue. Too many people wait to call a technician for smaller repairs, and in this time the problem can spiral into something much worse. There are a number of reasons people delay calling for repairs; let’s break down some of the most common.

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Does Your Air Conditioner Need Replacement?

Monday, May 18th, 2015

When an air conditioning system breaks down, the question that may first pop into your mind when calling over a technician is this: does the unit need to be replaced? Unfortunately, it’s very difficult for most homeowners to tell on their own. However, calling a technician into your home at the first sign of trouble can save you a lot of money on replacement costs, as the issue may only require a simple repair. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that your AC is nearly done for and what you can do to ward off AC replacement.

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