Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog : Archive for August, 2017

A Few Facts about Refrigerant: What Makes the AC Cool

Monday, August 28th, 2017

work-air-conditionerFurnaces and other heating systems may have a lot of complex mechanical components, but the basic premise of how heat is created is simple to understand: fuel is burned to generate heat. Or, in the case of electric furnaces, electrical resistance generates heat energy. But “cool” is not something that can be produced or generated: it’s not an energy.

While electricity is used to power an air conditioner, this cannot magically produce cool air with the help of a fan alone. It’s refrigerant, a chemical blend you may call Freon (a brand name), that does the job. So if it cannot simply create a cool energy to chill the air, how does refrigerant work? We tell you a few facts homeowners should know about refrigerant in today’s guide.

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What All Commercial Property Owners Should Know about Air Conditioning

Monday, August 14th, 2017

commercial-hvac-rooftopMany little things around a commercial property must be done every day. There’s cleaning, operating machinery, and other tasks you can assign to members of your team or an on-site maintenance staff. It just seems more productive and cost-effective in most cases.

However, servicing commercial HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) equipment is unlike these other routine maintenance tasks. When work needs to be done on a rooftop unit or any other commercial HVAC system, we’ve got one important message for you:

Leave it to the pros!

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