Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog

What Can Cause Low Indoor Air Quality?

August 13th, 2018

truckFor a lot of homeowners, the quest for comfort in their homes begins and ends with temperature control. Here in New Mexico, that typically means air conditioning, specifically. Now, we are definitely not going to argue the fact that you don’t really need a great AC in your home. That would be madness. And we are also happy to handle any and all AC services that you may need to keep your home comfortable throughout the year.

However, we also want to stress the fact that comfortable temperatures alone are not really enough to ensure your comfort. You also need to enjoy air of a high quality in your home. We are a one-stop HVAC company in Flora Vista,  NM, which means that we can handle your indoor air quality services with the same level of expertise that we handle AC services with. So read on, and be sure to contact us if you are ready to start breathing air of a higher quality in your home.

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Old AC? When Enough Is Enough

July 30th, 2018

man-with-fanWhen it comes to air conditioning replacements, there is one question that we hear time and time again—how old is too old? The answer that we have to give right off the bat is not always one that homeowners want to hear: that all depends. Sure, the age of your air conditioning system is definitely something that you should keep in mind if you are thinking about replacing it sometimes soon. It’s really not the deciding factor that some homeowners seem to think it is, though.

The estimated lifespan of any given air conditioner may be a bit on the conservative side. We also live in a very hot area, but it’s also quite dry. Some homeowners may not run their air conditioners quite as much as others, particularly throughout the night. Your diligence in terms of changing air filters and scheduling AC tune-ups can also inform how long your air conditioner is really going to last, as well as your overall individual priorities. So here are some tips from your Waterflow, NM HVAC pros regarding when to replace your AC.

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Why Your AC May Be Leaking Water

July 16th, 2018

Us: Well, you know, your air conditioner doesn’t actually use water when it cools your home. There is no supply line that brings it to the AC, either, nor is there a tank that holds—

Worried customer: You callin’ me a liar!?

Us: No, not at all. It’s very possible that there is water coming from your AC, it’s just that—

Worried customer: But you just said it doesn’t use water. Are you a liar!?angry-man

But the HVAC professionals on the Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. team are not liars, nor are they accusing this worried homeowner of lying. They just wanted to help—and they still do. So read on, and learn more about why you may notice water leaking from your air conditioning in Aztec, NM.

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The Important Role That Your Insulation Plays

July 2nd, 2018

house-and-moneySome homeowners place a huge emphasis on just how important their heating and air conditioning systems are. They make sure to have them tuned up on an annual basis, and they schedule prompt repairs for those systems whenever signs of trouble pop up. What they may overlook, though, are problems with their insulation. And your HVAC systems and your insulation are more closely entwined than you may realize. The bottom line is that your heater and/or AC will struggle if your insulation is insufficient.

Today we will be taking a closer look at the role that your insulation in Bloomfield, NM plays in your home. We will also give you some tips that can help you to better recognize signs of trouble with your insulation, and we’ll even discuss why some of those problems may develop. If you suspect that you have an insulation related issue in your residence, please do not hesitate to schedule service with a member of our team.

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Commercial Air Conditioners Need Commercial Technicians

June 18th, 2018

rooftop-commercial-unitYou may be the best automotive engine mechanic around, but that does not qualify you to work on an airplane engine, does it? Will there be some overlap and shared concepts between the two fields? Absolutely. Will you have more working knowledge of that airplane engine than the average Joe on the street thanks to your mechanical background? Absolutely. However, that does not mean that your skills are equatable or interchangeable with those of a qualified airplane mechanic.

The same basic concept rings true for commercial air conditioning systems. When you need commercial air conditioning service in Aztec, NM, you need to be working with technicians that are truly experts in the field. There are many great residential HVAC technicians around,  but the scope and complexity of commercial systems make them their own specialized field. Fortunately for you, we employ some of the finest commercial technicians around. Contact us to have your commercial systems serviced properly.

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Simple Tips for Keeping Your AC Reliable

June 4th, 2018

don't-forgetA less reputable contractor might use a post like this to make some wild claims about how you can completely avoid the need for air conditioning repairs in your home. Not only are we too realistic to make any such claims, but we are also simply too honest to do so. What we can promise you, however, is that the tips in this post will help you to keep your air conditioner functioning more reliably. No system will be 100% reliable at all times, but you can get as close as possible.

If you have any questions about the information in this blog post, or if you require any AC services, be sure to reach out to our Cedar Hill, NM air conditioning pros. Your air conditioner is way too important to be taking any chances with around here. With temperatures as hot as ours, it goes without saying that a reliable air conditioner is really more of a necessity than it is a luxury.

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What Can I Do About High Cooling Costs?

May 21st, 2018

relaxing-manAir conditioning efficiency is something to be taken very seriously in an area like ours, where running an air conditioner nonstop for a good chunk of the year is just a reality. Do you know what falls well outside the confines of reality, though? Cooling your home for free. Sure, there are homes utilizing solar power to do so, but even that comes at a cost in terms of equipment investment, installation, and so on. You need to pay to cool your home, but there are some simple ways in which you may be able to pay less.

We know what you’re thinking. Oh, here comes the sales pitch for expensive, high-efficiency systems that I just cannot afford right now. Not at all! If you are ready to make such an investment, then you can definitely count on us to get such a system set up for you. Today, however, we want to look at some very simple ways in which you can start enjoying more efficient air conditioning in Aztec, NM without replacing your whole system.

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Does Your Air Conditioner Have a Refrigerant Leak?

May 7th, 2018

outdoor-ac-unitWhen the heat of summer is back in full swing—and it really gets swinging around here—you need your air conditioner to do more than step up to the plate. You need it to hit one right out of the park, time and time again, again the weather finally cools down once more. Unfortunately, the fact is that even the best air conditioning systems on the market will run into trouble eventually.

Investing in great air conditioning equipment, having your system professionally installed, and scheduling routine maintenance will definitely keep your system repair needs to a bare minimum. Considering the high demand for air conditioning in Farmington, NM, though, it should come as no surprise to hear that no system is 100% reliable. Of the various problems that you may encounter, the refrigerant leak definitely ranks as one of the most troubling.

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Here’s How You Can Spot the Need for AC Repairs

April 24th, 2018

thumbs-upWhen you run into trouble with your air conditioning system, particularly in as hot a climate as we all live in, you really need to act fast to get that system back on track as soon as possible. Not only will this ensure that your comfort does not go interrupted, but it can also really help you to avoid serious damages to your air conditioning system.

Before you can go ahead and schedule prompt AC repairs, of course, you are going to need to learn to spot signs of trouble with your system promptly. That’s where today’s post comes in. Our Farmington, NM air conditioning repair professionals are more than happy to give you some tips on how you can recognize that your AC is potentially in trouble.

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Is It Too Late for Furnace Repairs?

April 23rd, 2018

temperature-guageOkay, so we are certainly not quite in the midst of the cooling season just yet, though after this past winter many of us may wish that we were. That being said, it is starting to warm up a bit, and we are relying less on our heating systems than we were a few weeks back. With spring about to really spring off—hopefully, anyway—and summer really being just a bit around the corner,  it is understandable that many of us are ready to put our heaters in the rearview mirror along with the coldest temperatures of the year.

As a look at current nighttime temperatures will tell you, though, we are not quite out of the woods yet when it comes to chilly weather. That is why, even this late in the season, you need to know that you can count on your furnace a bit longer. And you know what that means? You may require late season furnace repair in Farmington, NM. You may not want to think about it, but trust us when we tell you that you are only doing yourself and system a disservice by ignoring its repair needs, even this late in the game. 

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