Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Enjoy an Efficient Heater with Regular Maintenance

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Maintenance can sometimes seem unnecessary but the truth is it often ends up saving homeowners a pretty penny. What could become an expensive repair or even escalate to a full system replacement can normally be caught with a yearly maintenance check.

This is why we encourage everyone to schedule a heater maintenance check in the months when the weather hasn’t hit it coldest temperatures. Scheduling a heating system check up during fall is best simply because you won’t have to freeze when the heater is off during the check-up.

If you haven’t scheduled a maintenance check for your heater yet, and you still aren’t sure if it is worth it, let us explain why you can (and should) opt in for this annual service.

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The Tale of a Dying Furnace

Monday, November 18th, 2019

noisy-systemYou’ve been hearing strange noises for a while now and you did your best to brush it off as a normal part of your heater’s operation. However, now you are starting to notice that when you turn this same system on, it isn’t doing its job well. If it turns on at all, there is only about a 50% chance that you get air that is warm.

It is time to face the music: your furnace is struggling and it really needs furnace repair in Aztec, NM. The sooner you get this done the better, since these issues add up quickly and can easily worsen if they aren’t addressed.

If you would like to learn more about what signs indicate that your furnace needs repairs before it kicks the bucket, we are happy to tell you the tale of a dying furnace.

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3 Possible Heater Repair Needs

Monday, November 4th, 2019

cold-man-no-heatOur state isn’t exactly know for having fall or winter seasons with record-setting cold temperatures. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t get pretty darn cold. And when the temperatures do drop, the most important thing to have in your home is a working heater.

But what if you wake up one morning and you go to turn on your heater…and it never starts up? It is never fun to be the person standing in the hallway and shivering while you try to remember when the last time was that you saw your friendly local heating technician from Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

A heater that isn’t working, or even is just barely working, is likely in need of some form or repairs. Not sure what repairs your heating system may need? Not to worry because we can give you some insight on how to tell what may be causing your spine-chilling issue.

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Don’t Ignore Your Noisy Furnace

Monday, February 11th, 2019

It’s finally February, and although we are catching our first glimpses of Spring, we still have quite a bit of cold weather headed our way.  Therefore, we can’t turn off our heaters just yet. If by now you’ve noticed any signs that your furnace is in trouble, now would be a good time to schedule your furnace repair in Cedar Hill, NM.

One thing to be on the lookout for is strange noises coming from your furnace. In general, furnaces are very quiet. In fact, the only sound that you should ever hear from your furnace is the gentle whooshing of air flowing through the vents. Strange sounds are definitely a cause for concern, so below, we have listed a few of them. Keep reading to learn more. 

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What is Zone Control? Do I Need it?

Monday, January 14th, 2019

One thing that we talk about a lot is heating efficiency and why it matters. The more efficient your heater is the less energy it wastes. So, when your heater holds an efficiency rating, or AFUE, or 95%, it means that 95% of the energy being used becomes heat for your home. This is super important, as an inefficient heater can lead to costly repairs and sky-high utility bills.

There are a number of things that you can do to improve heating efficiency, one of which is investing in zone control. These systems give you ultimate control of your heating system, allowing you to choose exactly which rooms will be heated. There are numerous advantages to installing a zone control system aside, so we have outlined them for you below. 

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Why it Pays to Upgrade Your Thermostat

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Imagine we still carried brick-sized cell phones, stored our photos on a floppy disk, or watched our favorite movies on a VCR? These outdated technologies have become obsolete for a reason: they’ve been replaced by newer, more functional and effective devices. This same principle applies to all of the systems in your home, such as your air conditioner, heater, and yes, your thermostat.

As you know, your thermostat is responsible for maintaining a comfortable temperature inside your home, which is an important and necessary function. However, today’s smart thermostats can do so much more than that. We can bet that many of you are wondering why you would ever need a thermostat that can do more than just set temperatures. Of course, you can keep things basic, but a smart thermostat offers a wide range of benefits that can save you money and frustration. Keep reading to learn more about the advantages of installing a smart thermostat in your home. 

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Save Money With an Efficient Furnace

Monday, December 17th, 2018

If you are looking to save some money during the holiday season, consider a furnace tune-up! That’s right, taking the time to ensure that your furnace is running as efficiently as possible will decrease the amount of money you spend on heating costs, giving you more money to spend on gifts for friends and family (or to keep for yourself!). Either way, an efficient furnace means more money in your pocket.

There are a number of ways in which an HVAC professional can help you increase your furnace’s efficiency. Investing in regular furnace maintenance in Farmington, NM can extend your system’s lifespan while maintaining a high level of performance. Below, we have provided you with a list of tips and tricks to improve your furnace’s efficiency. 

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Oh, Dear: Another Winter Heating Replacement

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

furnaceThere is never a good time to discover that you need to replace your heater. Even we will admit that it is not the most exciting way in which to spend your hard-earned money. Plus, because it is so hot around here for so much of the year, needing to make the investment can sting a little extra. That being said, you will need to replace your heater eventually. Even if our winters are mild compared to those in the Northeast or the Midwest, they do take their toll.

You’ve no doubt been running your heater here and there lately. Did it suddenly break down on you entirely? Will it not start up at all? Those are pretty clearcut situations in which you’ll need to replace your home heating system. What about those situations in which you’re just unhappy with your heater’s performance, though? Or when it needs yet another repair? The right course of action is not always obvious, which is why we’ve got this post for you today.

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Is Ductless Heating Right for Me?

Monday, November 19th, 2018

ductless-blowerIt just might be. Is that not the answer that you were hoping for? We understand that homeowners today have a lot on their plates and, with so many different technologies at their disposal, sometimes they just want a straight answer. That being said, there is no way for certain to say that ductless heating in Farmington is right for you without having a lot more information to work with. We can say with certainty that ductless heating has a lot of unique benefits to offer, though.

For those homeowners that do find what their looking for in ductless heating, nothing else will ever compare. The design of these systems, their method of heating, and their convenience of installation really is tough to beat. Today, we’ll take a closer look at the way in which ductless mini splits work. If you think that ductless heating is right for you, then we are the company that you want installing and servicing your system! 

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Yes, It Is Time to Tune Up That Heater!

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

hello-winterWhether you are looking forward to cooler temperatures or you dread having to turn your heater on when winter arrives, the fact remains that cooler weather is headed our way. If you are serious about living comfortably in your home throughout the winter season, you need to have a great heating system in place. Just investing in a great heater, unfortunately, is not necessarily going to be enough to ensure that this is the case. Heating maintenance is also required.

You know what else is required? That a professional heating technician handles your heating services in Flora Vista, NM. This includes your heating maintenance. The fact that you can find a general maintenance checklist online does not mean that you are qualified to thoroughly complete the steps actually needed for a full heating tune-up. Leave the service in our hands and start enjoying the great performance that you deserve from your home heating system. You’ll enjoy the winter much more.

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