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

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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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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Finding an HVAC Contractor in Your Area

Monday, January 15th, 2018

two-technicians-ladder-tools-at-doorWhen you live in the Colorado Springs area, you’ll find some of the finest local contractors in HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning. If you’ve reached our site from anywhere else, you might have to do some digging. Not all HVAC contractors are the same, and there’s not one single factor, like price, that should influence your decision.

Take time to find the right contractor whenever you need a new system or even just a routine service. We have some suggestions on how you can find an HVAC contractor that will be there when you need help and will provide great service, too.

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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.

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Why Sizing Is Important for New Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, August 28th, 2017

AC-Unit-Outside-SummerThere are a lot of misconceptions regarding air conditioning systems. For example, air conditioners don’t exactly create cool air, as you may think: they actually remove heat! Another common misconception is that air filters don’t need to be changed if your air quality hasn’t suffered, but this simply isn’t the case. And the misconception we’d like to focus on today is a big one, literally: that the size of an air conditioner doesn’t matter.

Many people believe that a bigger air conditioner is better, but a smaller air conditioner will do just fine, and this is a dangerous way of thinking. With the wrong air conditioner in place, your comfort and your bills will be affected. Read on to see what we mean!

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3 Facts You Should Know about the Air Filter in Your AC System

Monday, July 31st, 2017

filter-ductEvery air conditioner has an air filter, and you’ve probably heard that you should change your air filter every month (or two). The reason for this, however, and the reason you have an air filter in the first place, is something that’s often misunderstood. When you don’t change the filter regularly, it can have serious consequences on the way your air conditioner works.

We go over this and other facts about your AC system’s air filter in the guide below. For more information, call our expert team!

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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.

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5 Reasons Your Air Conditioner Costs So Much to Run

Monday, June 5th, 2017

AC-compressor-money-pileSummer is nearly here and that means another season of sun, fun, and…bills. You expect your heating costs to be high in the winter, but what’s going on with these high cooling costs? Air conditioners are complex machines with a lot of moving components that can certainly add to your energy bills in the summer, but if your bills seem to grow exponentially year after year, it’s time to think about what might be going wrong.

We would need to take a look at your air conditioning system and your home to know for sure what’s adding onto your bills—and we’d be happy to do it! Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment for your air conditioner in Colorado Springs. In the meantime, check out some of the common reasons an air conditioner costs more to run than expected.

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Turn Off Your Humidifier Before You Run the AC

Monday, May 8th, 2017

water-dripping-imageWe want to make sure that your air conditioner runs as smoothly as possible throughout the summer. Sometimes, the smallest of user errors is the reason your system fails to function the way it is meant to, and our technicians want to make sure this doesn’t happen to you.

We’ve seen it before—someone gets so used to having the humidifier on that they forget to shut it off before the summer begins. But this extra layer of humidity hurts your home, your wallet, and your comfort.

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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.

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