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

Is Your AC Cooling, But Not Cooling Enough? Let’s Find Out Why

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

flushed-man-before-fanWhen you have a small window air conditioner, you expect that it will only be able to cool a limited radius, at most a single room, and it still may not make the space evenly cool. When you have a central air conditioner for your house, you do expect that it will keep up with the heat and provide enough cooling for your whole house to stay comfortable. Yes, there will be some temperature fluctuations based on the house, but overall the house should feel close to the setting on the thermostat.

If you are currently not getting that from your AC, it’s possible you need to call us for air conditioning repair in Colorado Springs, CO. Below we’ll take a look at why you may be experiencing this problem. 

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Start of Fall Is a Good Time to Evaluate Your AC’s Performance

Monday, September 21st, 2020

autumn-backgroundThis week is the official start of fall. Temperatures, of course, don’t strictly obey the calendar, and you may still need to rely on running your air conditioner for a few more weeks. But it’s a transition time, and this is an ideal point in the year to stop and consider how well your air conditioner performed over the summer. This can help you make a few important decisions about your HVAC system and home comfort—in particular, answer the big question: “Is my AC good for another year, or should I schedule a replacement?”

The question is more urgent if you have an air conditioner that’s in the 10 to 15-year range. This is the general service life expectancy for an AC, so you’ll want to give close consideration to the system’s performance so you’ll be able to get ahead of a final breakdown. If your air conditioner is older than 15 years, we recommend a replacement system as soon as you can arrange for it.

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The Late-Summer AC Failure—Signs You May Need a Replacement

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Air-conditioner-recyclingThe second half of summer is when you are more likely to encounter a malfunction with your air conditioning system. This makes sense, as the AC has been hard at work for at least a few months, and wear on the system can cause small problems to start to worsen. (Another reminder about why spring air conditioning maintenance is so vital.)

If you have a large-scale air conditioning failure at this time of year, you’ll probably face a big question: When do you need a new air conditioning installation in Colorado Springs, CO, and when can you continue with your current system for a few more years, investing in an occasional repair? It’s not always an easy question to answer, and it’s one you should never rush to answer. You’ll need more information as well as the assistance of skilled HVAC technicians.

We’ll explore more about this question below, but please call our team to examine your broken AC and see what the best path forward is.

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How Long Does a Central Air Conditioner Last?

Monday, June 19th, 2017

question-mark-blueWe always do our best to repair an air conditioning system before we would ever recommend a replacement. We often fix the air conditioners that other companies condemn! Still, any air conditioning system will need replacement. And oftentimes, homeowners are surprised to hear about it when it happens to them.

So how long will your air conditioner last? That depends. Many estimates say an air conditioner should last 10-15 years, but there are factors that can get in the way of that. Treating your air conditioner properly can help it to last for longer. We want to help you get the most of your AC system. Check out some of the reasons central air conditioners don’t last so long below, and learn how to keep your investment for longer.

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Replace Your Air Conditioner Before It Breaks Down

Monday, July 11th, 2016

When it’s 95° outside, you cannot imagine going without your air conditioner. But your older air conditioner is barely hanging on as it is. Are you sure it will be there for you when the outside heat starts to get unbearable?

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Take So Long to Make My Home Cool?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Walking into your home on a hot summer day can be a bit of a shock if your air conditioner has not yet turned on. And you may become frustrated when your AC system won’t cool your home down fast enough for you to feel comfortable. Don’t accept this as a normal part of your AC system’s operation. If it takes a very long time for your home to cool down, it’s time to get control.

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Need a New Air Conditioner? Don’t Wait Too Long!

Monday, April 18th, 2016

When you’re shopping around for a new AC system, one of the biggest mistakes you can make is to wait too long to install it. We’ve seen too many homeowners scramble at the last minute to get a new unit, only to end up with a company they weren’t happy with performing a shoddy installation! Even if you’re not sure of what type of unit you want, call a professional ASAP when you know that you’ll soon be in need of a new air conditioner. Spring is the perfect time to install!

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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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When to Consider an Air Conditioning Replacement

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

There are a lot of ways in which you’d probably like to spend your hard earned money, and we’re guessing that a new air conditioning system may not be right at the top of that list. There will come a time, though, when your air conditioning system is simply unable to cool your home effectively, efficiently, and reliably any longer. When that time comes, call the Colorado Springs, CO air conditioning replacement experts at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll make sure that you find the right replacement air conditioning system for your needs, and we guarantee that we will install it properly.

It is important that you have the necessary information to determine whether or not the time is right for replacing your air conditioning system. If your system breaks down entirely, of course, the need for a replacement system is pretty clear cut. However, there are many other instances in which an air conditioning replacement may be justified. Here are a few tips to help you decide if now is the time to replace your system.

First of all, how old is your air conditioner? It may be the case, if you have a very old system, that you are paying more than you ought to in order to cool your home. Even if your system is still in great working condition, it has a limited life expectancy. If your system was manufactured at a time when lower efficiency levels than current ones were the norm, it may make sense just to replace now rather than in a few years. The money you save in energy costs can help to offset the initial investment.

Also, keep in mind the fact that repairing your air conditioner may not always be worthwhile. We believe that you should always try to preserve your AC within reason. That being said, if your system consistently encounters problems, despite receiving routine maintenance, it is probably in your best interest to invest in a newer, more reliable system.

Contact Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule your professional air conditioning replacement in Colorado Springs, CO.



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