Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog

Common Heat Pump Repairs in Winter

January 15th, 2018

cold-man-thermostat-handsA heat pump system is a single system that provides both heating and cooling. It’s convenient, but it means you use it quite a bit. At any time of year, problems can come up with a heat pump. But homeowners in our area are often more surprised when issues come up in the winter.

We tend to use our air conditioners for longer than we use our heaters in this part of the country. But if you have a heat pump, it doesn’t matter which setting you use the most often—problems are bound to come up at some point. Cold weather can take a toll on the heat pump, but so can general wear and tear! Here are some of the most common problems we come across.

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4 Steps for a Safer Heating Season

January 1st, 2018

smoke-detector-fireFor an air conditioning and heating company, there are really only two seasons that matter: cooling season and heating season. During the cooling season (spring and summer), we like to remind people to change their filters, maintain their AC equipment, and ensure their central ACs are good to go for the season. You can’t be without air conditioning in our summer climate!

But in the heating season, we’re more focused on advising our friends and neighbors on heating safety. After all, safety is the number one priority for your family, so it’s our main priority too! Follow these tips to avoid dangerous situations as you use your heater, and know your family is safe.

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4 Little-Known Factors in Home Heating Efficiency

December 18th, 2017

money-house-shadowMost people would love to spend less money on their monthly bills. However, when it comes to saving on necessities like a heating system, it’s difficult to know where to start. After all, much of your heating system is hidden in places you don’t look, with the heater cabinet located out of view and the ducts in the ceiling, walls, and crawlspaces.

Because of this, you may not realize that these 4 factors can influence the efficiency at which your furnace runs, and the size of your bills. We hope this knowledge will help you to upgrade your home or make small changes for better efficiency.

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Why Is the Furnace Putting Out Cool Air?

December 4th, 2017

shivering-woman-scarfIt’s important to pay attention to subtle problems with your heating system, no matter how small they may be. Even the smallest problems should not be ignored, as a furnace cannot fix itself and can only worsen.

Of course, there are those problems you couldn’t ignore if you tried, too. When your furnace puts out cold air instead of warm, you want to do something—fast. So what’s the deal? Could you repair it on your own? Will you have to replace the furnace?

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Know about Furnace Efficiency

November 20th, 2017

gas-furnace-burnersA furnace is an excellent system for anyone in the market for a new heater. For most homes, it makes the most sense to install. Although several other types of heating systems are available, a furnace is a sensible option if your already have a set of ducts. It keeps the whole home warm, and most units today are more efficient than those from decades ago.

However, efficiency depends on a few different factors. We help guide you through what you should know about furnace efficiency in today’s guide.

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4 Ways to Prevent Heater Repair

November 5th, 2017

opening-furnace-cabinetMaking a sudden repair to a heating system in the middle of January is a major pain point for so many homeowners. And yet, few people take the steps earlier in the year, when fall temperatures are just starting to cool down, to prevent heating repair so it’s not such an urgent problem. Wouldn’t it be nice to get through the winter worry-free this year?

While we cannot guarantee your heating system will not break down this year, we can tell you that the following steps can significantly reduce the chances that you’ll need an emergency heating repair later on. You just have to take these steps early in the season!

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Picking Out the Right Heater for Your Home

October 23rd, 2017

warmth-woman-coffeeChoosing a new television requires you to discuss your needs with the entire family, evaluate your budget, and ultimately find a system with the clarity and definition you prefer. Selecting a new car means carefully reviewing the options, thinking about color preferences and special features, and choosing a style and brand you love that fits your budget. But purchasing a standard home appliance, like a heating system, works a bit differently.

Buying a heating system or an air conditioner is what’s known as a distress purchase. That means it is a purchase typically made out of necessity and often due to an emergency, which means many people don’t take the time to select a system they really love. We think it’s time for that to change.

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How a Dirty Filter Raises Heating and Cooling Costs

October 9th, 2017

replace-filterYour home air filter is in place for a reason. Yes, it can filter out particulate that could otherwise make you sick or have an effect on your allergies or asthma symptoms. However, that’s more a feature of modern air filters. Filters have been engineered for furnaces and air conditioners since the beginning of the 20th century, since without them, the system could be pummeled by debris as the blower fan sucks in air.

An air filter is there to protect your health and your investment. But when it gets too dirty, it’s not really helping you at all. This isn’t just due to health concerns. (In fact, the lack of air circulation may help to stop even more particles from circulating!) Rather, it’s because a dirty filter raises the cost of heating and cooling.

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Don’t Skip Heating Maintenance This Year

September 25th, 2017

furnace-service-maintenance-repair-techYou maintain your car every few months or so. It’s an important investment, one that you couldn’t imagine being without for very long, so it’s something you want to take care of. Besides, without proper maintenance, it could become unsafe. Everything we’ve said here can and should also apply to your home’s heating system (furnace, boiler, or heat pump). But many people don’t quite see its importance.

Your heating system needs love and care too, and we’re here to tell you why. Make sure your heating system gets the maintenance it deserves, and find out why you shouldn’t skip it this year, in today’s guide.

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2017 San Juan County Fair Wrap-up

September 18th, 2017

2017 was another successful county fair! The theme was “Treasure the Fun” and it was so fun to see lots of pirates and load up on all their treasure. We even had our very own pirate, Tristen, come and hang out with us!

We also enjoyed seeing our 4H friends again and watching them work extremely hard to care for their animals. It is truly impressive to watch these kids work! Hopefully we can work as hard as them someday.

One of our favorite parts was doing our annual fair give-away. We gave away two Coleman barbeque grills and two Coleman lanterns this year. We have some awesome winners to show you!

Until we see you next year at the fair, enjoy the last bit of warm weather and have a wonderful fall season!

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