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

Do You Need Boiler Repairs?

Monday, November 4th, 2019

chilly-manIf you own a boiler, then you know how truly great they are! Not only are they awesome for keeping your home warm and toasty during the winter, but they’re also very efficient, durable, and reliable! But, no matter how great your boiler is, eventually it is going to require repairs.

There are a number of signs that suggest your boiler is in need of repairs, and below, we have listed some of them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more (oh, and of course, remember to call our team when you need heating repair in Colorado Springs!)

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What Is Short Cycling (and Why Do Heaters Do It?)?

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

chilly-manWhen it comes to your heater’s overall performance quality, good enough is just never good enough. You deserve the best heating performance that your home heating system has to offer, and you simply are not getting that level of performance quality if your heater is constantly cycling off and on. Remember, the fact that your heater is up and running does not guarantee that your heater is up and running properly. Nor does it mean that the problem is “minor” enough to ignore!

No, short cycling may not lead to your heater breaking down entirely right away. However, it is going to cause a number of problems as soon as the issue begins. As is the case with most heating problems, there are a few different reasons why your heater may short cycle. The good news is that, in at least one case, you can resolve the issue on your own. The bad news? There are other cases where serious damage may result. Play it safe, and schedule prompt heating repair in Falcon, CO when necessary.

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Keep a Fresh Filter in the Forced Air Heater!

Monday, October 8th, 2018

comfortable-womanIf you’ve visited this blog before, then you probably already know that we are huge proponents of routine heating maintenance around here.  There is just nothing better that you can do for your heating system than to schedule heating tune-ups on an annual basis. It keeps your system effective and efficient, and really cuts down on the need for heating repair in Colorado Springs. You probably also know that we are adamant about this service being completed by skilled, trained professionals.

Today, however, we are going to talk about one maintenance step that you can—nay, must—handle on your own, and why it is actually one of the most important maintenance tasks around. We’re talking about changing your air filter, and if you use a forced air heating system, this is an absolute necessity. So read on, enjoy this refresher, and remember to contact a member of our staff if you have any questions about how to change your filter.

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Not Enough Heat from the Heater: What Could Be Wrong?

Monday, April 9th, 2018

service-timeSlowly but surely, we are moving out of the heating season once more. While many of us are really looking forward to sunny spring days and even the heat of summer, the fact of the matter is that we are not necessarily done with our heaters just yet. Chilly nights still await us, and there’s a good chance that you’ll be using your heater a bit longer yet. That is why you cannot ignore the need for heater service in Black Forest, CO, even this late in the season.

One issue that you may notice with your heater—and a pretty major one, at that—is the fact that there is just not enough heat coming from that heater! As is the case with any heating problem, there are a few different reasons as to why this may be the case. Today, we will discuss some of the reasons behind this issue. Just because you have an idea why your heater may be behaving this way does not mean that you can fix it yourself, though. Remember to dial our number to have your heater repaired properly. 

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Will a Furnace Work with a Cracked Heat Exchanger?

Monday, March 12th, 2018

opening-furnace-cabinetThe natural gas furnace has everything most homes need in a heating system. It heats the whole home from a central location, it connects to the gas line available for most homes to access, and it does not cost an arm and a leg to run. Furthermore, today’s gas furnaces are safer than they have ever been before.

However, there is still a small risk when running any natural gas appliance of the dangerous byproducts of combustion leaking into a home. Perhaps the biggest risk with a furnace is a cracked heat exchanger. This is the component that allows heat to transfer to the air moving through your home, so shouldn’t the furnace shut off if the heat exchanger is cracked? Is this really something to worry about?

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3 Mistakes to Avoid with Your Heater

Monday, February 26th, 2018

servicing-gas-furnaceA heater seems like a relatively easy piece of equipment to deal with. Yes, it has confusing moving parts and usually a gas ignition system, but these are all things your installer hooked up at installation, and that you generally don’t have to worry about. All you do is turn up the thermostat and wait for the magic to happen.

However simple it may seem, we do see homeowners make a lot of mistakes when it comes to their heating. Some of these are dangerous, and some just cost you money. Try to avoid these common heating blunders.

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Repair or Replace Your Furnace: Which Is Right?

Monday, January 29th, 2018

question-mark-blueThroughout its life, your furnace has served you well. Our cold winters would be unbearable without good central heating, and thankfully you’ve had reliable heating year after year. But now, as it reaches an older age, you’ve noticed your furnace isn’t quite running the way it’s supposed to.

Whether it’s broken down completely or just not heating your home to the level of efficiency you expect, you have one big question. Will you have to replace the whole furnace? Ask yourself these questions to find out.

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All About Your Furnace’s Safety Switches

Monday, January 1st, 2018

natural-gas-furnaceFurnaces of the past had a lot of issues in terms of home safety. Unfortunately, it was once all-too-common for a fire to break out due to a furnace malfunction, or a carbon monoxide leak to make people ill. Today, as you might expect, modern engineering has led to a much safer furnace.

Remember that anytime natural gas is used in an ignition system, there is a risk associated. However, modern safety switches within furnaces make it far less likely that something like an explosion or leak could occur. Combine this with routine professional inspections of your heater, and you can feel at ease. Read on to learn more about the switches inside your gas furnace that keep you safe and protect the system.

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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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