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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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Should There Be Rust on My Furnace?

Monday, January 25th, 2021

furnace-oldSimple answer: no. But it can happen, and when it does it means you need furnace service in Woodland Park, CO

Rust and other types of corrosion are almost always bad news for any metal appliance because they weaken the metal. Rust is often an indicator of advanced system age or a failure of another part of the appliance designed to prevent corrosion. These are all true of a natural gas furnace. We’ll go deeper into what this means below. Just please don’t allow rust to stay on your furnace without taking steps to see what’s wrong and what the next step is. 

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Here’s Why You Should Join a Maintenance Program

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Homeowners are always looking for ways to cut back on spending and save money. So today, we’ve decided to let you in on a little secret: savings start within the home. That’s right! One way to cut back on spending is to invest in maintaining the things you already own.

Your HVAC systems, like your heater and your air conditioner, work hard to keep you and your family comfortable year-round. Without the attention they need, they can begin to falter, costing you both time and money. Joining a maintenance program with your local HVAC company ensures that your systems receive that much-needed attention, boosting efficiency and keeping your budget in check. In case you aren’t yet convinced, we’ve listed a few more reasons why you should join a maintenance program. 

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How Do I Scale Back Cooling Costs (but Not My Comfort)?

Monday, July 16th, 2018

man-with-fanOkay, so you are not entirely pleased with the efficiency of your air conditioning system. Simply put, those energy bills are just getting a bit too much for comfort. So what do you do?  You could replace your air conditioner with a more efficient model—if you had the money to do so, which you don’t. You suppose that leaves you with just one option. Run the air conditioner less, and just put up with the discomfort that results from that decision.

No! Don’t do that. We are not here to pitch you a new AC that is both cheap enough for you to afford and incredibly efficient (though we are,  of course,  happy to help you find one if you’re ready!). We are here to share some simple tips regarding ways in which you can enjoy a more efficient performance from your existing air conditioning system, though. That way, you won’t have to compromise when it comes to your comfort or when you run your air conditioning in Woodland Park, CO.

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3 Common Signs that It’s Time to Schedule Furnace Repair

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Have you noticed anything unusual with your furnace lately? Oftentimes, homeowners sense something strange with the furnace, but they still don’t suspect their system is in trouble. This means they’ll end up waiting to schedule repairs until later on assuming that there is no risk for their unit at the present time. But many of these same people end up discovering this is not true in the most jarring way—when a sudden heating breakdown occurs.

When you notice any type of problem with your unit, small or large, it’s time to call for heating repair. A furnace problem is indicative of a single part or many parts that are wearing down, and when this happens all of the other parts have to work a little bit harder to keep up. This means that the other parts could become worn down as well until a component failure causes your entire unit to stop working. Look for the following warning signs and call a technician at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning for heating repair in Woodland Park.

  • Low Heating Capability: If you feel some heat, but the unit never quite seems to reach the temperature you desire, you may think that heating repair can wait. But this means that something in the unit is not quite right, and an eventual failure is unfortunately inevitable.
  • Unusual Noises: Strange noises are indicative of a number of problems, from a faulty electrical control (often a buzzing noise) to a gas buildup in the furnace (a banging noise which can be very dangerous).
  • Short Cycling: “Short cycling” is a term used to describe a heating system that starts up only to shut down shortly afterwards. If your system is short cycling, it could be for number of reasons. You may simply have a faulty blower motor or a malfunctioning thermostat. Or your flue gases are not venting properly, causing the safety control to shut off the unit after running for only a short time.

Don’t delay! Contact Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule service with quality technicians heating repair in Woodland Park today!

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Gain Control over Your Home with Woodland Park Home Automation Services

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

We’ve all been in this situation before: you leave the home and are halfway to the office, your kid’s school, or the grocery store before you remember you forgot to switch off (or turn on) an important electrical device. This may be an air conditioning or heating system, a security system, or just the lights, but in any case, there is little you can do to control the situation. You can call a friend or neighbor, but this isn’t always a reliable system, and seems a bit extreme if you’re just worried about saving a little bit of money on your energy bills.

But in today’s world, new advancements in technology allow you the ability to control your home even from very far away. At Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re proud to announce that we install, repair, and maintain home automation systems so that you can keep track of your electrical appliances and your home security no matter where you are.

What’s Included in Home Automation?

A home automation system works through an app installed on your smart phone or tablet, or by logging into your home automation system account on any computer with internet access. With this system, you can control a wide range of features of your electrical system. Turn off a light as soon as you realize you’ve forgotten. Shut off your heating and air conditioning system, as these are some of the biggest energy hogs in your home. Or, turn on the thermostat, delay the automatic settings, or raise and lower the temperature so that you’re greeted by a temperate, comfortable home as soon as you arrive.

Home automation can also help you to monitor your home security. Did you leave the garage door open when you left? Find out via the app, shut it immediately, and make sure your home security system is activated while you’re at it. If you have a technician install a compatible door lock, you can even lock or unlock the doors.

To get all of these features, you’ll have to install fixtures that are compatible with your home automation system, and only a trained technician has the skillset to do so.

Call Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning to find out how you can get home automation services in Woodland Park today.

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