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

How to Extend the Life of Your Heater

Monday, March 26th, 2018

dog-under-blanketHere in Colorado, we depend on our heaters a lot. Winters are cold and snowy, and your heating system is the only thing standing between you and extreme discomfort throughout the heating season. That is why you want–or, rather, need–your heater to be there for you night and day, functioning effectively, reliably, and efficiently. Of course, even the best heating systems are operating on finite lifespans. At some point, you’ll find that you need to replace your heater.

The key is not to make your heater last forever, but to ensure that you get the longest period of service possible from that heater–without sacrificing its performance quality. Today we’re going to discuss ways in which you can extend the life of your heater to do just that. Keep these tips in mind, and you should be able to enjoy a very fruitful relationship with your heating system for many years to come. And when you do need any heating services, including boiler, heat pump, ductless mini split, or furnace service in Fountain, CO, just give us a call!

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How to Prevent Heating Repair for Longer

Monday, December 4th, 2017

heating-repair-old-furnaceThink about the last time you had to repair a car at an inconvenient time. You might have been driving when a maintenance light turned on, or you may have heard an odd sound right before a big trip. Afterward, you may have realized that preventative maintenance could have saved you the trouble.

It’s important to care for all of the systems you use the most. Keeping your heating system in good shape can help you to stay safe and comfortable, and it can prevent your heater from breaking down when you need it most. Here’s how you can do your part.

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Check Your Heating System Early On

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Mug-woman-floorYou don’t always know something is wrong with a system or a part of your property until it’s too late. For example, you might not know a tire has gone bad until it blows out while driving. You may not realize the roof is developing a leak until it rains. These are things you want to prevent as much as possible, and for the most part, you can. Most people take their cars into the mechanic for regular inspections and tune-ups and many clean out their gutters while checking for leaks in the spring and before storms.

All of the investments within your home deserve the same level of care. When you have a heating system, you may assume it’s working properly if it was running just fine last year. But as with a leaky roof or a worn-down tire, sometimes you cannot tell until something goes wrong. That’s just one of the reasons it’s so important to check your furnace early on in the season.

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Maintaining Your Heating System for Safety and Efficiency

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Don’t let your heating system go on for any longer without the maintenance it needs to run as safely and efficiently as possible. We’ve got some advice that any homeowner should follow to gain peace of mind when operating a gas heater (like a furnace or boiler).

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This Deadly Gas Could Be in Your Home: What You Can Do

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Carbon monoxide is something that’s gotten more and more attention over the years. Carbon monoxide, or CO, has claimed too many lives over the years, which is why local governments and state authorities have started to regulate homes and businesses by requiring carbon monoxide detectors.

However, older homes and those who have owned their homes for many years may still not have any carbon monoxide detectors, and could remain unprotected in a couple of different ways. Here’s what you can do to keep your home safe.

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Carbon Monoxide Safety: Take Action Today

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Most homes in the U.S. are equipped with smoke detectors, so that people can vacate the home quickly in case of a fire, or they may be alerted in time to use a fire extinguisher and get the problem under control. Smoke detectors have been regulated for a long time, and they save lives each and every year.

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It’s Not Too Late to Schedule Professional Heating Maintenance

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Think of the last time your heating system broke down. Chances are that it was somewhat unexpected. You had to frantically search for a company that was willing to come at a moment’s notice and repair the problem, or you had to search around for an alternative heater to get you through the night.

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Can Heating Maintenance Really Save You Money?

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Heating technicians throughout the area are encouraging customers to take the time now to get their heating systems into shape for the wintertime. Most HVAC companies offer a heating maintenance service that involves an inspection of the heating system as well as a tune-up of major and minor components.

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Why It’s a Good Idea to Start Thinking About Your Heating System Today

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Temperatures are generally still a bit higher than is comfortable, which makes it hard to imagine that cooler weather is approaching. When you’re still going inside to turn on the AC and beat the 80°+ weather, your heating system might be the last thing on your mind. But maintaining your heating system today can actually save you a whole lot of money and hassle later on.

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Why it’s good to Have Annual Maintenance on Your Heating System

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Most people tend to neglect the maintenance of their heating system until it begins to show signs of a problem. This is pretty easy to understand. When you only use something part of the year, you probably don’t think too much about it as long as it works properly. This kind of attitude can actually lead to a great many problems, however. Let’s take a look at how annual maintenance can actually save you lots of money and frustration.

Preventative Maintenance

Problems that arise in your heating system can almost always be prevented or at least mitigated by regular maintenance. An extremely serious problem, like a cracked heat exchanger, can be caused by something as simple as a dirty air filter. Regular maintenance checks can catch things like bad air filters before they have the chance to cause any serious damage, saving you a great deal of money in the process. It is far easier and cheaper to replace a disposable part than it is to replace something central to the operation of the heater.


Regular maintenance can ensure that your heating system is in the best condition it can be when you need it most. The best time to have your heating system checked is during the fall season, right before the winter season when the demand for heat is highest. By scheduling your annual maintenance to take place every fall, you are making sure that your heating system is up to the challenge of increased operation for the next several months. After all, the very last thing you want is for your heating system to break down in the middle of winter. Demand for HVAC repair tends to spike during this season, so you may even find yourself without heat for several days before your local technician can get to you.

If you haven’t scheduled your annual heating maintenance yet, contact Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning. We conduct heating maintenance throughout Colorado Springs.

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