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

Does Furnace Size Matter?

Monday, March 25th, 2019

Despite the saying, bigger is not always better, especially when it comes to the size of your furnace. We understand the assumption that the bigger the furnace is, the more output it will produce, and the warmer you will be. Although somewhat true, the size of your furnace, relative to your unique heating needs, can greatly impact its overall performance. The same principle applies if the furnace you’ve installed is too small. This is why it is important that your new home is properly sized to meet your home’s specific needs.

Installing a new furnace is no small task, which is why it is especially important to consult with a professional HVAC contractor in Colorado Springs before you make any final decisions. A heating professional will assess the size of your home in order to determine exactly which furnace is going to be a good fit. Trust us, you don’t want to have an oversized or undersized furnace installed in your home, and below, we are going to tell you why.

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Improve Your Furnace Efficiency With These Steps

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Winter isn’t letting up anytime soon. There is still plenty of time to ski, make snowmen, go snowshoeing, and use your furnace. Of course, with so much time left in the season, saving money on energy might be a bit of a concern. Fortunately, there is still time to improve your energy efficiency, simply by modifying the ways in which you heat your home.

When your furnace in Larkspur, CO is energy efficiency, you’ll spend less time worrying about costly repairs and sky-high utility bills. There are plenty of things that you can do at home to boost your efficiency, some of which won’t cost you a single penny. Below, we have highlighted just some of the many ways you can improve the efficiency of your furnace. Keep reading to learn more. 

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Which Furnace Is Right for Me?

Monday, November 5th, 2018

furnaceChoosing a new heater for your home is one of the biggest decisions that you’ll have to make as a homeowner. It doesn’t matter if you are investing in a new heater for a new home for the very first time, or if you are replacing an old heater that has served you well for many years. You need to know for certain that you are making the right choices about your new heater every step of the way.

For many, this process leads them directly to the furnace. Furnaces are very popular, and for very good reason. We’ll get into a few of them below. For now, we just want to remind you that you still have a decision to make even after you narrow your choices down to a furnace.  Both gas and electric furnaces have their pros and cons, after all. Whichever you choose, our furnace check-ins in Colorado Springs, CO, are just what you need to keep your system functioning properly.

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Carbon Monoxide and Your Furnace: What You Should Know

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

CO-carbon-monoxide-alarm-garageWhen you picture the job description of a heating technician, you probably consider that the primary job responsibilities are to know how to install and repair a furnace or AC system. But our training goes beyond this in some important ways. Heating technicians also function as safety advocates and preventative maintenance techs. And carbon monoxide (CO) is one of the biggest concerns of any HVAC technician.

It’s a tough topic to tackle, but we want to make sure you know how to prevent a CO leak, how to detect one, and why it’s so important to schedule routine furnace service. Contact us today for more information.

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What to Check before Calling for Furnace Repair

Monday, March 13th, 2017

servicing-gas-furnaceOur technicians are always happy to help when someone in our service area needs furnace repair. But sometimes, we get calls from homeowners who, quite frankly, could’ve saved themselves the trouble!

It’s so important to call a technician as early as possible for heating repair. That way, you can feel confident that you’re paying as little as possible to repair the issue, since it will not have a chance to get any worse. Before you call a qualified HVAC professional, though, there are a few things you may want to check, depending on whether the system has broken down completely or if you’re just experiencing some problems here and there.

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All about the Heat Exchanger in Your Furnace

Monday, November 7th, 2016

It might seem as if you don’t need to know too much about the heating system in your home. In large part, this is true. As long as you have qualified technicians work on your heater from time to time, there’s not much you need to know about its inner workings (unless that’s something that interests you).

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4 Possible Reasons Your Furnace Won’t Stay On

Monday, December 7th, 2015

You set the thermostat to a comfortable temperature and the furnace seems to respond. However, shortly afterwards, the furnace shuts off again. This is understandably frustrating, but a qualified heating technician should be able to diagnose this issue quickly and help you to get repairs fast. Take a look at some of the most common reasons for this frustration, and what we recommend to solve the issue.

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Sizing a Furnace: An Important Consideration for New Installation

Monday, September 21st, 2015

A new furnace can be more efficient than an older, worn-down unit, allowing you to save money on monthly energy and gas costs. It can also help you to keep you more comfortable as technological upgrades have made today’s furnaces some of the most high-performance home comfort systems to hit the market. But if your furnace isn’t precisely the right size for your home, it may actually cause a lot of trouble. Be sure you work with trained professionals when it comes to any heating installation, and read on to find out what goes into sizing a furnace and why it is such a vital part of the job.

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Why It’s Good to Change Filters Regularly

Monday, October 27th, 2014

If you have a furnace in your home to provide winter warmth—and chances are high that you do; furnaces are the most common form of home heating system—one of its essential components is the air filter. The air filter is there to protect the inside components of the furnace cabinet from debris that can come in through the return vents. If your furnace shares the same cabinet with the air conditioning system, the same filter will work to protect both.

It’s important that you change the air filter on a regular basis (or clean it regularly if your furnace uses a permanent filter). During the winter, when the furnace will run frequently, you should change out the filter once a month. At other times of the year when the comfort system isn’t working as often, you should change it every two or three months. Doing this is an important part of keeping a furnace running efficiently and effectively, and it will help you avoid unnecessary repairs in the future.

You will still need to schedule annual maintenance for your furnace from professionals, however. Call Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, where we have more than 40 years servicing furnaces in Colorado Springs, CO.

The benefits of changing the furnace filter regularly

It only takes about a month of regular operation for a furnace filter to trap enough debris inside it that it will start reducing the airflow into the cabinet. This will become a serious problem for the furnace, because it will force it to work harder to circulate air. The strain will cause an increase in your heating bills, and it will also mean a reduction in the airflow from the vents. You will start to notice a drop in comfort as this happens, so you will end up paying more money to receive less comfort.

Worse, a clogged air filter can start allowing debris inside the furnace cabinet. Dust and dirt in a furnace will damage components such as the blower motor and spread grime over the burner or the pilot light, causing them to fail. If dust develops inside the furnace, the stress on the motors will eventually cause them to burn out and require replacement. In some extreme cases, a furnace filter can become so clogged that it actually collapses and falls into the furnace, causing a large amount of damage. We hope you never allow your furnace to reach this level of congestion!

Changing the furnace filter is one of the few maintenance tasks for your heater that you can do on your own. For the rest, you must contact technicians.

Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning offers a Residential Energy Savings Agreement for furnaces in Colorado Springs, CO that will give your heating system the tune-up and cleaning it needs.

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