Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog : Archive for April, 2015

3 Reasons to Go Ductless for Your New Room Addition

Monday, April 27th, 2015

The majority of homes in the U.S. that use air conditioning have a central AC system which delivers air to a home through the ducts. Chances are that this is the setup in your home as well, but if you have a new room add-on, or if you use a garage or a detached shed as a workspace, you have to look for other methods of cooling.

One of the most popular alternatives when this is the case is a window or room air conditioner. These small packaged units are relatively easy to purchase and install, but there are so many disadvantages that make them less than ideal if you seek comfort and efficiency. Here’s why a ductless mini-split, a system comprised of one outdoor compressor unit and one or more indoor air handler, is the way to go when you are looking for the best air conditioning system for your single-room needs.

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How to Find an Efficient System for Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, April 20th, 2015

When selecting a new air conditioning system, many homeowners are concerned about the initial cost. This is understandable; an air conditioner is no small investment, and it’s quite likely that your new installation was somewhat unexpected, especially if you are replacing a broken down system. However, paying attention only to the upfront costs of an air conditioner can cost you later on. An inexpensive unit may not last long enough to be cost-effective, and it is not likely to be an energy efficient choice. The following guide details two ways to make sure your new AC runs efficiently, saving you money from month to month, which may eventually offset the initial cost.

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CONGRATULATIONS! Our Raffle Winners from the Home Show!

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

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Our Home Show has officially wrapped up. A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped make it a success. We enjoyed meeting new friends and talking with all of you at our booth. The best part was answering some great questions and discussing ideas. We loved giving free estimates and were able to give our BBQ grill and BBQ sets away! Congratulations Jeremy, Sarah, Jerry, Nancy, and Ruth on your new BBQ Sets! And John on your new BBQ grill!

See you all next year at the 22nd Annual Home Improvement & Building Expo sponsored by the San Juan County Home Builders Association!

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3 Common Air Conditioning Repairs (that You Should Schedule ASAP)

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Over a period of time, any large mechanical system will run into trouble. Your air conditioning system is a costly unit, so you want to keep it in good working condition to avoid an early replacement. One way to do this is by scheduling annual air conditioning maintenance and changing the filter every month. And another way to keep your air conditioning system around for longer is to call for repairs as soon as you notice issues.

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Get Ready for Summer with Air Conditioning Maintenance

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Are you ready for summer? Before you think about enjoying a warm season under a clear, bright sky, you need to think about your air conditioning system. It needs to be ready for the summer as well, since it has a large workload ahead of it. If your AC should head into the summer heat without an inspection, tune-up, and any repairs it may need taken care of, it could end up wasting money, under-performing, or even breaking down at the worst time. Make sure that you have professional maintenance for the air conditioning during the spring so the AC is in good condition for the remainder of the year.

The place to turn for excellent maintenance for your air conditioning in Aztec, NM is Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. We have a maintenance plan that will fit your needs and budget. Give us a call to find out more.

The Benefits of Air Conditioning Maintenance

“Do I really need to have air conditioning maintenance done every year?” people sometimes ask. The answer is “yes,” and here are some of the reasons why:

  • Each year that an air conditioning system misses its regular maintenance visit, it will lose on average 5% of its energy efficiency. That means it only requires four or so years to turn a high-efficiency system into an average-efficiency one, and a standard-efficiency system into a money-waster.
  • Approximately 85% of the repairs that an air conditioner may require during its lifetime can be avoided through regular maintenance inspections and tune-ups.
  • Annual maintenance increases the chance that an air conditioning system will meet or exceed its manufacturer’s estimated lifespan.
  • Pre-season maintenance provides peace of mind that the system won’t break down during a particularly hot day and leave a customer struggling to schedule emergency repairs.

Maintenance isn’t a job that will take up a whole day: a professional technician can finish all the checks and adjustments in around an hour without disrupting your daily routines. If the technician does discover any repair issues, you don’t have to commit to having them fixed right away; you can schedule them at your convenience.

The experts in air conditioning in Aztec, NM at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. offer 4 different plans for regular maintenance. Choose that one that fits your home and budget. Get in touch with our staff today and ask about our Valued Customer Club Agreement.

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