Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Archive for September, 2014

Choosing the Right Thermostat

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Of all the components in your heating and cooling system, the thermostat may not stand out at first glance. However, considering the fact that this is by far the component with which you have the most direct interaction, as well as the fact that it acts as the conduit through which you are able to commune with your heating and air conditioning systems, is becomes quite clear just how important your thermostat really is. This is precisely why it is so vital that you schedule your thermostat services in Farmington, NM with a skilled, trained professional. To do so, simply call the experts at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. We’ll help you find the right thermostat for your needs and usage preferences.

First things first, remember that there is nothing wrong with keeping things simple. However, you must also remember that newer technologies do not necessarily mean more complex operation. You may think that a manual dial or slide thermostat is the right option if you want something basic. However, a digital thermostat is actually easier to use than either of these options. The push button controls and digital display make it simple to set temperatures in your home accurately, allowing for improved comfort and greater energy efficiency.

Should you opt for something a bit more advanced, a programmable thermostat is a great option to consider. With a programmable thermostat, you won’t even have to worry about adjusting temperatures on your own. You simply create a heating and cooling schedule based around your own timeline, and let the thermostat make the adjustments for you. This will allow you to boost efficiency without giving up an iota of comfort.

For those homeowners looking to take full advantage of modern technologies, a smart thermostat is probably the way to go. You can control such thermostats via an internet enabled device. This makes them incredibly convenient. You can also track energy use to see how you can start using your system more efficiently. To learn more about your thermostat options in Farmington, NM, call the pros at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. We can answer any questions that you may still have.

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Why Schedule Routine Commercial Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Owning commercial property means that you have countless responsibilities to take care of. One of the most pressing is to ensure that your commercial property is comfortable for everyone therein all year long. You cannot afford to put the comfort of your employees, clients, or tenants at risk. It doesn’t matter what type of business that you are in. If your commercial air conditioning system is not operating properly, you are going to encounter some serious issues with your commercial ventures. That is why you must schedule routine commercial air conditioning maintenance in Farmington, NM with a skilled, trained professional. Just call Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. to do so.

As your commercial air conditioner struggles day after day to keep your bustling commercial property cool and comfortable, it is going to rack up a significant amount of general wear and tear. There is really no reason why this inevitability should cause serious operational issues with your system, provided that you schedule routine maintenance to get your air conditioner back on track. Failing to do so, though, puts your system at great risk.

Commercial air conditioners are large, complex systems. There are a lot of different components within such a system, and it is integral to its operation that it is thoroughly inspected and meticulously tuned up on a regular basis. We will go over piece of the commercial AC puzzle with a fine toothed comb to ensure that all vital components are clean, that your air filters are fresh, and that all electrical components are wired properly and all moving parts sufficiently lubricated. Not only will this help to ensure that your commercial air conditioner is working as efficiently as possible, but it will also help to ward of unnecessary AC repair needs.

There is no such thing as a perfect commercial air conditioning system, and the great stress that they operate under all but guarantees that you will need repairs at some point. Routine maintenance will help to keep such needs as few and far between as possible, though, as well as minimizing the risk of serious damages when something does go wrong. Call Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. for commercial air conditioning services in Farmington, NM.

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What to Consider Prior to Your Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, September 15th, 2014

When thinking of exciting ways in which to spend your hard earned money, a new air conditioning system may not make its way to the top of the list. However, an air conditioner is a great, necessary investment, especially in as hot a climate as enjoy for much of the year. In order to ensure that you are 100% satisfied with your new air conditioning system, of course, it is important that you choose your system wisely. When you work with a skilled, trained professional, this is a lot easier to guarantee. If you are thinking about a new air conditioning installation in Farmington, NM, call the pros at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

Prior to the installation of your new air conditioner, you really do need to get to know your options. While split central air conditioners are still probably the most popular style of whole house cooling systems, there are many other great options to consider. Some homeowners choose to avoid the use of ductwork, for example, either due to the fact that their home does not have room for ductwork or because they don’t want to face potential efficiency and air quality issues.

There are also heat pumps and geothermal cooling systems to consider, if efficiency and an environmentally friendly performance are priorities in your household. Such systems are able to both heat and cool your home, working as an air conditioner in the summer and using ambient heat from the air or the ground during the winter months to heat your home. We even offer swamp coolers to help you keep your home comfortable with minimal energy expenditure.

In addition to choosing your system with care, it is also important to guarantee that your AC is of the right size for your home. This will only be the case if you schedule your air conditioning installation in Farmington, NM with a skilled, trained professional. If your AC is not of the right size, you are not going to be able to cool your home confidently. Additionally, you may wind up putting too much strain on your system. Make the right choice, and schedule your AC installation in Farmington, NM with a member of the Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. team.

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What Types of Air Conditioners Are There to Choose From?

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Investing in an air conditioner requires that you do a bit of homework, especially if you hope to be 100% satisfied with the performance of your home cooling system. There are a lot of different air conditioning options out there, and you need to know that yours is the best fit for your home, your cooling habits, and your personal preferences. Here are a few options to consider from the Farmington, NM air conditioning experts at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

Central Air Conditioning Systems

Traditional, split central air conditioning systems are the most common air conditioners around. These systems are powerful enough to cool your entire home, and are far more efficient than window units. They utilize ductwork in order to circulate cooled air throughout your home.

Ductless Air Conditioning Systems

Ductless air conditioners do not require air ducts in order to distribute cooled air throughout your home. Instead, they use individual, wall mounted blowers to do so. The elimination of the need for air ducts has a number of benefits. First of all, you won’t have to worry about the efficiency and indoor air quality issues which can stem from problematic or damaged ductwork. Plus, this allows for simple zone controlled cooling. Finally, ductless mini splits can also heat your home.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are a great option for homeowners concerned with energy efficiency and looking to both heat and cool their homes with one convenient system. A heat pump removes heat from the air in your home, just like a traditional air conditioning system. However, during the winter it is able to draw heat from the air outside in order to heat your home with outstanding efficiency. Our mild winters here make heat pumps a great option for year round comfort.

If you would like to learn more about the air conditioning options available to you, or if the time has come to schedule any air conditioning installation, replacement, repair, or maintenance services in Farmington, NM, just call upon the experts at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. We are more than happy to ensure that you have the right system for keeping your home cool during the hottest time of the year. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with us.

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