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

The Parts of a Gas Furnace That Help It Run Safely

Monday, March 7th, 2022

natural-gas-furnaceOne of our main concerns as an HVAC contractor handling heating in Colorado Springs, CO is ensuring our customers have gas furnaces that run safely through the winter season. Although gas furnaces are built with safety as the top priority, malfunctions can still lead to potential carbon monoxide hazards in a home as well as combustion dangers. 

We want to help you better understand your gas furnace, and in this post we’ll look at the safety features built into it to help it run hazard-free during the season. The more you know about these features, the more you’ll know about when the furnace isn’t running safely. Please don’t try to troubleshoot any of these features yourself or open up the furnace cabinet to tinker with it. Instead, shut off the gas to the furnace and call our technicians. We offer 24-hour emergency service for situations like this.

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Has Your Furnace Lived Up to Expectations This Winter?

Monday, February 21st, 2022

natural-gas-furnaceWeather isn’t done with us yet in Colorado Springs, but we’re now in the latter half of the season. Your furnace has already handled many days of keeping back the cold weather and warming your house. As you start to look ahead toward the warmer months, now is a good time to give some thought to your furnace and how well it’s worked for you this winter. 

The big question to ask: “Has my furnace lived up to expectations this year?” We’ll go more into this question below so you can get a better idea of your furnace’s condition and future.

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Some Unusual Signs of a Failing Furnace

Monday, February 7th, 2022

humidity-on-windowUnderstanding the common signs that you need furnace service in Colorado Springs, CO is a basic part of owning a furnace. But furnaces can fail in several ways, and some of the signs aren’t ones you’ll frequently find on lists of furnace repair warnings. These are often more subtle, but they can give you an early heads up that you should call our expert technicians. Repairing a furnace promptly not only protects you from getting trapped in a house with no heat, it also helps ensure the furnace operates at its safest. 

Here are several of the lesser-known signs of a furnace that’s malfunctioning…

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When Is a Furnace Repair for an Old Furnace Too Expensive?

Monday, December 13th, 2021

home-basement-furnacePeople don’t usually have any sentimental attachment to the furnace that heats their homes: these are functional items, although they serve a vital function. But people still find it hard to make the choice to replace an aging furnace because of the costs involved. “Why not just keep repairing it?” they think. The problem is that repairs can turn out to be far more costly than investing in replacing the furnace. 

We’ll take a look at this common conundrum. If you have an old furnace, when is it too pricey to continue with furnace repair in Colorado Springs, CO?

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What Do Odd Smells From Your Furnace Mean?

Monday, November 1st, 2021

Girl-pinching-her-noseTemperatures have dropped down to the point where you’ve probably turned on your home’s furnace at least once—and you can expect it to stay running for longer stretches as we move into another cold winter. 

When your furnace first turned on, you probably noticed a dusty burning smell coming from the vents. Strange odors coming from your furnace are often warning signs that something is wrong with it and will require calling our professionals to inspect the furnace and see if you need heating repair in Monument, CO

Below, we’ll look at what these odd smells could mean and when to act on them.

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A Vital Safety Reminder About Gas Furnaces!

Monday, October 18th, 2021

furnaceAs winter approaches, it’s time to talk about your gas furnace. It will soon start its steady work of keeping your family cozy and safe during another chilly winter in Colorado. We want you to enjoy the best possible performance from your gas furnace, but even more importantly we want you to enjoy a safe performance from it. 

Although a gas furnace isn’t an inherently dangerous thing to have in your house, you do need to take some safety precautions each year to ensure it stays operating safely. Our technicians are here to help you with the necessary maintenance work the furnace needs in fall, as well as any furnace repair in Monument, CO you may need during the upcoming winter.

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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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Late Winter—How Your Heater May Have Worn Down

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

winter-sceneThe last full (official) month of winter is often the hardest part of the entire season. Deep freezes, snowstorms, ice storms, and general unpleasant, well, coldness. If you’ve lived in Colorado Springs for at least one full winter, you know what you’re in for. 

But you may not have considered how your heater is handling it all. If you prepped it in fall with professional maintenance, you might think it’ll stay in perfect shape for the whole season. It certainly has a much better chance of making it through a winter without needing heater repair in Monument, CO if it had maintenance—but the heater will still suffer from major wear as it helps keep the cold from invading your home.

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Warning Sounds Your May Hear From Your Boiler

Monday, February 8th, 2021

woman-listeningOne of the advantages of using a boiler system to heat a home is that a boiler runs quieter than furnaces or heat pumps. Boilers don’t use powerful fans to distribute heat but instead a circulator pump that moves heated water from the boiler tank to the various radiators, baseboard heaters, and in-floor heating pipes. The main sounds you’ll hear from a boiler are the gas jets coming on and some noise from water movement—and even this won’t be noticeable when you’re not in the room with the boiler.

So when unusual noises start to interrupt the normal quiet of your home’s boiler, it often means you need to schedule a professional heater repair in Woodland Park, CO. We’re a local contractor who works on boiler repairs, and we’ll get to the bottom of whatever is causing the noise and what needs to be repaired.

Below we’ve listed some boiler warning sounds to listen for.

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