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

Achoo! Allergy Season Is Here—We Can Help

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

blowing-noseThe arrival of warm weather in spring is a cause for celebration. But spring also brings with it a problem that can make life much less enjoyable for people in your household—allergies.

Spring is allergy season because the plant bloom that occurs during the first warm weather of the year releases large amounts of pollen into the air. The increased pollen count triggers seasonal allergies, known as hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Hay fever isn’t a viral infection, but its symptoms are similar to those of flus and colds, and can be just as unpleasant: runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, congestion, and sinus pain. And unlike fevers and colds, hay fever’s symptoms start immediately after a person is exposed to the allergens that trigger it.

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Thinking About the Future of Your Home Heating This Spring

Monday, April 19th, 2021

furance-checked-by-technicianWe’re still experiencing cool weather here in Colorado Springs, even though we’re a few weeks into the spring season. Although 45°F can seem warm compared to the extremes of winter, that’s still too cold to shut off your heating system yet, and a long way from having to turn on the AC. 

Nevertheless, we’re moving into the winding-down-period for heating, so if you need heater repair in Colorado Springs, CO, please don’t hesitate to call us to get it done. You don’t want to shut down your furnace or other heating system when it still needs repair service. This is part of the planning for the future of your home heating as we transition into the warmer months of the middle of the year. We have a few more tips for thinking about home heating for the coming winters—spring is a great time to have upgrades and replacements done.

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How Long You Can Expect to Keep Your Furnace?

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Gas-FurnaceYour home’s furnace is one of its most important parts—and it’s something you’ll think about every day through a cold Colorado Springs winter. When your furnace is doing its job and keeping your family cozy and safe, it’s easy to imagine that it will always keep up the good work. 

But of course it can’t. At some point in the future, and possibly as soon as this year, the furnace will need to be replaced. How many years can you expect to get from your current furnace?

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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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What Does It Mean to “Size” a Furnace?

Monday, November 30th, 2020

furnace-with-pipesIf you are considering installing a furnace in Colorado Springs, CO to plan for the coming winter weather, you’ve come to the right people. We have highly experienced and NATE-certified technicians to take care of replacing your old furnace with the right new model to see to your heating needs. Our team is thorough and precise because we take safety seriously.

Today we want to talk about one of the most important steps in furnace installation, which is to properly size the furnace before a unit is picked out. You might at first think this means finding a furnace that will fit into the available space. That’s not what sizing actually means: it’s a more complicated process, and the success of your home heating depends on it being done right.

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How Prompt Repairs Keep Your Furnace Running Safely

Monday, November 16th, 2020

furnace-isolated-whiteOne of the big concerns we have as a company offering furnace repair in Colorado Springs, CO is ensuring the safety of our customers. The majority of homes in Colorado Springs use gas furnaces to stay warm during the intense, long winters, and a gas furnace that is in poor repair can create carbon monoxide dangers to a household that are potentially lethal. We take this seriously, and since 1970 we’ve helped our customers receive the service that will not only keep the heat on, but will keep health hazards away.

Of course, we can’t come to help you until you call to tell us you have issues with your furnace. We cannot emphasize enough the importance of moving fast to have furnace repairs done when anything isn’t working properly. Even a seemingly small concern with the furnace may become a safety hazard. Below are the ways fast repairs translate to a safer furnace.

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Troubleshooting (Safely) a Furnace That Won’t Heat

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

gas-burnersA furnace that isn’t giving you enough warmth for your home is a problem. Sometimes the problem is a simple one you can correct yourself. In other situations, you’ll need professional heating repair in Colorado Springs from our technicians.

This post is not about how you can do a DIY fix on a malfunctioning furnace. We don’t recommend you attempt any type of repair on your own when it comes to your furnace. However, there’s a difference between “repairs” and “troubleshooting.” There’s nothing wrong with making basic checks on a furnace to see if there’s an easy solution, such as something you overlooked. But you shouldn’t open up the furnace cabinet and go in with tools. If you can’t get the furnace to work after running through the troubleshooting steps below, call us to handle it. We’ll take care of the issue completely and safely.

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Important Gas Furnace Safety Reminders for the Upcoming Winter

Monday, October 19th, 2020

natural-gas-furnaceMany people enjoy winter weather, but staying safe through the season still requires having a central heating system in a house. For most families in Colorado Springs, the heater that keeps them warm and safe through the winter is a gas furnace.

Gas furnaces come with their own safety cautions. We want to stress with our customers that gas furnaces are not inherently dangerous. If they were, they would never be allowed in homes at all. But if neglected or used incorrectly, a gas furnace can create deadly combustion and carbon monoxide dangers. Unfortunately, every year someone in Colorado Springs dies due to carbon monoxide poisoning. These tragedies are preventable if you take the right safety precautions.

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October Is the Season of Heating Maintenance

Monday, October 5th, 2020

service-technician-and-furnaceHappy Month of October to you! Have you scheduled your heating maintenance yet?

If you work in the HVAC industry, that is the standard greeting for when October rolls around each year. Spring may officially start in September, but there’s something about the dry crisp air of October and the Halloween decorations that make people realize that fall has arrived in full—and it’s time for those important fall upkeep tasks. For HVAC professionals, that means telling their clients why their heating in Colorado Springs, CO needs routine maintenance.

We make it simple to have annual maintenance through our Residential Energy Savings Agreement. You’ll receive annual or semi-annual HVAC system tune-ups as well as membership benefits: a 15% discount on repairs, special priority scheduling, protection against inflation if the membership fees increase, 24-hour emergency service, and friendly reminders from our staff to schedule an appointment so you won’t forget.

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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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