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

How to Know When to Replace Your Boiler

Monday, February 6th, 2023
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If you have a boiler in your home that’s nearing the end of its lifespan, you’ve got a bit of a dilemma on your hands. If you’ve been happy with the solid service and reliability your boiler has provided, you may be wondering if you should get a new one when the time comes or replace it with a different kind of system.

A boiler usually outlasts other types of heating systems such as gas furnaces, electric furnaces, and heat pumps. But a boiler won’t run forever and perhaps you’ve needed boiler repair in Colorado Springs too often for your liking. Once you’ve had 15-20 years of solid service from your home’s boiler, perhaps it’s time to consider having it replaced. Let’s go over the signs that you have a boiler that’s ready for retirement. 

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5 Signs You Need Heat Pump Repairs

Monday, January 9th, 2023
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A heat pump is the workhorse of a home. It pulls double duty to cool and heat your home year-round. Because it works so hard in the winter, spring, summer, and fall, it’s important to know the signs your heat pump in Colorado Springs needs repair.

Luckily, just like with any major mechanical system, your heat pump gives some noticeable signals when it’s in distress. This is especially true for a heat pump that hasn’t been serviced twice a year on a regular basis. If you notice any of these problems with your heat pump, give us a call to schedule a heat pump repair.

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Why Is a Cracked Heat Exchanger Serious?

Monday, December 26th, 2022
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Most homeowners know when something is going wrong with their furnaces. That’s because furnaces are helpful in that they let out warning signs when they’re struggling. Some of these signs include strange noises, weird smells, and decreased performance. 

So what do most homeowners do when their furnace shows signs of suffering? Some people tend to put off calling for repairs as long as possible. When it comes to furnace repair there are some that definitely take priority over others. One of these is a cracked heat exchanger. 

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How To Avoid Heating Repairs This Season

Monday, December 12th, 2022

The first day of winter is just around the corner. Our brisk and beautiful winter weather is something many Colorado residents look forward to each year. But winters aren’t enjoyable without a dependable furnace to keep your home warm and cozy when the temperature drops below freezing. With several more months left in the heating season, how confident are you in your furnace’s ability to do just that?

We want you to enjoy uninterrupted warmth from your home’s furnace this season. Our technicians are always available for any heating repair in Colorado Springs you may need. However, the ideal situation is to avoid furnace issues in the first place. Here are some tips on how you can avoid heating repairs this winter.

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Important Yearly Reminders About Furnace Safety

Monday, November 28th, 2022
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It’s no mystery to homeowners that your home’s major systems require routine maintenance. Your home is your biggest investment and should be protected as such. For the safety and well-being of your family, an annual furnace inspection should be high on the maintenance priority list, especially if you have a gas-powered furnace.

Gas furnaces operate by combusting natural gas, so it’s important that they’re operating as safely and efficiently as possible. Although they’re rare, when gas leaks occur, they can be fatal. 

The expertise of a professional HVAC company is necessary to service your furnace along with any other home heating services you may need. But there are some general things you can do to help ensure your furnace is running as it should. Follow this safety checklist to learn the things you can do.

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Why Am I Getting Uneven Heating From My Furnace?

Monday, November 14th, 2022
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The cold weather has arrived and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. You’re planning Thanksgiving festivities but there’s one thing that’s bothering you: you’re not entirely sure your furnace’s performance is up to snuff.

Perhaps your furnace seems to be working at keeping your home warm and cozy. But something’s just not right. Some rooms feel colder or warmer than they should. Your house has a case of uneven heating, a common issue that homeowners encounter with their furnaces. You’ll notice uneven heating when one room feels hot and stuffy while another room feels freezing cold. 

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Why Your Boiler Might Overheat

Monday, October 17th, 2022

A boiler is an efficient and reliable method of heating a home. But a boiler that’s overheating is a problem that should be checked out immediately when it occurs. Boiler overheating not only results in an inefficient system but presents the serious risk of your boiler exploding. Overheating can also cause the internal components to melt, which can lead to toxic fumes. 

Although modern boilers are fitted with safety features and warning devices to keep worst-case scenarios like these from happening, as a responsible homeowner, it’s important to recognize the signs of an overheating boiler. Here are some of the main reasons why boilers overheat. 

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Some Specific Problems That Can Affect a Boiler

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

As you start to think about heating your home this coming winter, you’ll want to consider your heating system and the work it may require. If you use a boiler to warm your home, then you won’t have to worry often about scheduling repairs for it: boilers need fewer repairs than systems with more mechanical parts, such as furnaces. As long as you stay current with annual maintenance for your boiler (and right now is a great time to schedule maintenance), you’ll rarely need to call us for boiler repair in Colorado Springs, CO.

Of course, no boiler is indestructible. In this post, we want to look at several specific boiler malfunctions you may encounter during the winters. As soon as you recognize that there’s something wrong with your boiler, call our technicians. We offer 24-hour emergency service to ensure you get the repairs you need and have your heating restored.

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How Effective Is a Heat Pump in a Colorado Springs Winter?

Monday, September 19th, 2022

sun-and-snowflake-badgeAs we move into the fall, you’ll start to think about heating your home. This may be the year when you replace your current central heating system with a new one. If this is the case, you may be considering a heat pump in Colorado Springs, CO. Heat pumps handle the job of both heating and cooling a house, making them a good option if you’re looking at replacing an electric furnace and an air conditioning system.

But you may have heard the heat pumps aren’t up to handling extremely cold temperatures like the ones we get here in Colorado Springs. A heat pump in heating mode draws heat from outdoors and moves it indoors, and so conventional wisdom says a heat pump can only work efficiently in milder cold climates. Is this true? Is a heat pump just not viable in our weather?

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How Our Maintenance Program Will Help You This Winter

Monday, September 5th, 2022

opening-furnace-cabinetIf it feels a bit too hot to talk about doing any kind of maintenance for winter, we agree with you … that it’s too hot. But September is also the right time to think about getting that all-important annual heater tune-up. It prepares you in time for the earliest change in the weather and it comes at a point in the year when you definitely won’t need to have the heater actually running. 

So let us help you with some forward planning with our maintenance program: the Residential Energy Savings Agreement. Joining is one of the best things you can do for your home comfort, not only for this winter, but for next summer.

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