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

Yes, Even Your New Furnace Needs Maintenance

Monday, February 24th, 2020

time-for-serviceThere are a lot of things that you do to keep your home running smoothly all year long. From checking on your home comfort systems to keeping things clean to simply going through and finding new ways to organize better, the amount of effort that goes into your home maintenance is impressive.

We don’t want to add one more thing to your list to check off, but we do need to. Heating maintenance for your furnace is something that you should make sure you check off at least once a year, every year. But we have good news: aside from a call or click and the act of checking that box (if you write your to-do list out), there isn’t much more effort involved in furnace maintenance.

Let us explain why maintenance is important for your furnace so you can reap the benefits of knocking this furnace service in Bloomfield, NM out.

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Why is my Heat Pump Making That Noise?

Monday, January 27th, 2020

noisy-systemImagine this: You come home from a day out with your family and you notice that the home has gotten chilly while you are away. You start up your heat pump heating system and get ready to feel your house slowly but surely become warm and comfortable once more. And, while there is warmth pumping out of your heat pump, there is also a highly concerning noise that makes you remember that bad noise your truck made right before it broke down.

Loud and uncommon noises emanating from your heat pump are never a good thing. All too often it is the sign of something within the system having gone wrong. You are in luck though because, more often than not, this can be addressed by heater maintenance in La Plata, NM or, if needed, a heating repair appointment.

But what noises should you be concerned about exactly? We have an answer to that question.

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What is the Most Vital Furnace Repair?

Monday, January 13th, 2020

heating-burnersYour furnace needs upkeep, plain and simple. Much like a car, the better you maintain your system, the quicker you get repairs done, and the more efficiently you use the heater, the longer it will last and the better it will run.

So, when you realize that you require a furnace repair in Bloomfield, NM, you know that it is best to turn to a professional team of techs to get the job done. (If you wouldn’t let your friend’s kid fix your car, don’t let an amateur handle your furnace either.) The only thing to remember here is that there is a certain repair that you should always be on guard for because it is vital you get it fixed ASAP. Why? Because leaving the repair unaddressed can be dangerous to everyone in the home.

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4 Ways to Help Your Heat Pump

Monday, December 30th, 2019

ductless-blowerYour heat pump is an energy efficient system that helps keep you warm throughout the wintertime here in New Mexico. It runs quietly, offers comfort year round thanks to its reversing valve, and, because you have a ductless system, saves you the trouble of upkeep on ductwork.

Yes, your heat pump is a fantastic addition to your home comfort system. And that is why you want to know if there is a way for you to help it do its job. No, we aren’t talking about you creating heat from scratch. We are, however, talking about different habits you can incorporate into your regular routine that, while seemingly non-suspect, can actually go a long way in making your heat pumps job a lot easier this winter.

Want to learn more? Read on!

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Have You Checked Your Filter Lately?

Monday, December 16th, 2019

replace-filterWhen a person has “no filter” it means they are likely to say some…less than kosher things. When an HVAC system has a bad filter though, things can get dirty and unpleasant pretty fast. What we mean is that having a bad filter is never a good thing, especially when the bad filter is part of your heating system.

Checking your filter is an important part of your yearly heater maintenance in Aztec, NM. If you have been avoiding that maintenance or even brushed off a reminder that it might be time to check on your filter, we want to point out how important this seemingly minor part of your HVAC system is and why checking on it is a good idea.

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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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