Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog

Are You Ready to Replace Your Air Conditioning System?

April 9th, 2018

ac-technician-workingIf so, then you really should be getting the ball rolling. No, we are not currently embroiled in the hottest weather of the year—and that is exactly the point. When it comes to replacing your air conditioner in Cedar Hill, NM, you really do not want to wait until that system is most needed. That will leave you open to a period of discomfort while your replacement is happening, and the fact is that this the time of the year when AC technicians are the busiest.

Now, we do understand this desire to continue using an AC until it gives out on you completely. While we certainly don’t recommend this approach, it makes sense that you’d want to get the most for your money before replacing that system. After all, you don’t want to replace your air conditioner prematurely, right? Today, we’ll share some tips to help you to determine if the time is right for an AC replacement before you have a broken down system to deal with.

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Join an HVAC Maintenance Program Today and Save

March 26th, 2018

pile-of-money-and-ACHere in New Mexico, we definitely tend to focus more on our air conditioning systems than we do our heaters as far as HVAC concerns go. This is totally understandable, of course. After all, we use our air conditioners a heck of a lot more than we do our heaters. That does not mean that the heater in your home is any less vital than your air conditioner is, though. When temperatures drop, and drop they do, you’ll be just as grateful for your heater as you are for your air conditioner in the cooling season.

Do you want to know something that your heater and you air conditioner share in common, other than the obvious fact that they both keep you comfortable throughout the year? They both require professional maintenance services in order to operate at peak performance levels. The Farmington, NM HVAC professionals on our team are just the ones that you want handling your heating and air conditioning tune-ups. We also offer a great maintenance program to help you maximize your savings!

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4 Qualities of a Great HVAC Contractor

March 12th, 2018

contractor-air-conditioning-smileThere are plenty of people out there willing to do work on your HVAC system (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning). Many of them have little or no experience in the industry and are hoping to learn a thing or two by working on your system. It’s a nice thought, but we don’t recommend putting the wellbeing of this important equipment at risk. (Faulty installation or repairs are some of the top causes of premature system failure.)

Thankfully, there are plenty of qualified HVAC contractors out there, too. But only some of these are great technicians with training and skills that go above and beyond along with a company you can always trust. Here are the qualities to look for to know your HVAC system is in good hands.

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Don’t Put Off Heater Service

February 26th, 2018

couple-coffee-floorSo far, your heating system has usually performed just as you needed it to for the short winter seasons we have in New Mexico. When you start to notice it’s not functioning quite as usual, though, you may not think it’s a serious problem. Service can wait until you’re ready to pay the price, you might think, but we feel this is unwise.

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Important HVAC Safety Tips

February 12th, 2018

heating-burnersOnce a heating system is installed in your home, you probably don’t give much thought to how it is performing unless something goes wrong. However, we think it’s important to keep your heater in mind as part of regular home maintenance—for your comfort and, more importantly, for your safety. Know that home, health, and heater are safe with these important HVAC safety tips.

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What’s That Noise from My Furnace?

January 29th, 2018

The sound of the fan whirring from your vents can be almost as comforting as the heat coming out of them. It’s good to know there’s a device in your home to keep you and yours healthy and comfortable during the coldest months, and that sound is your indication that everything is (probably) running smoothly. In time, though, your heater may start to play a different tune.

What if the noise from the heater is not what you expect to hear? It deserves some investigation. Even if the heat still seems to be working, even if you don’t feel particularly annoyed by the sound, it could be an indication of trouble looming. Here’s what those noises could mean.

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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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