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

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 These outdated technologies have become obsolete for a reason: they’ve been replaced by newer, more functional and effective devices.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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Is It Too Late for Furnace Repairs?

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

temperature-guageOkay, so we are certainly not quite in the midst of the cooling season just yet, though after this past winter many of us may wish that we were. That being said, it is starting to warm up a bit, and we are relying less on our heating systems than we were a few weeks back. With spring about to really spring off—hopefully, anyway—and summer really being just a bit around the corner,  it is understandable that many of us are ready to put our heaters in the rearview mirror along with the coldest temperatures of the year.

As a look at current nighttime temperatures will tell you, though, we are not quite out of the woods yet when it comes to chilly weather. That is why, even this late in the season, you need to know that you can count on your furnace a bit longer. And you know what that means? You may require late season furnace repair in Farmington, NM. You may not want to think about it, but trust us when we tell you that you are only doing yourself and system a disservice by ignoring its repair needs, even this late in the game. 

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4 Qualities of a Great HVAC Contractor

Monday, March 12th, 2018

contractor-air-conditioning-smileThere are plenty of people out there willing to do work on your HVAC system (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning). Many of them have little or no experience in the industry and are hoping to learn a thing or two by working on your system. It’s a nice thought, but we don’t recommend putting the wellbeing of this important equipment at risk. (Faulty installation or repairs are some of the top causes of premature system failure.)

Thankfully, there are plenty of qualified HVAC contractors out there, too. But only some of these are great technicians with training and skills that go above and beyond along with a company you can always trust. Here are the qualities to look for to know your HVAC system is in good hands.

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Don’t Put Off Heater Service

Monday, February 26th, 2018

couple-coffee-floorSo far, your heating system has usually performed just as you needed it to for the short winter seasons we have in New Mexico. When you start to notice it’s not functioning quite as usual, though, you may not think it’s a serious problem. Service can wait until you’re ready to pay the price, you might think, but we feel this is unwise.

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Important HVAC Safety Tips

Monday, February 12th, 2018

heating-burnersOnce a heating system is installed in your home, you probably don’t give much thought to how it is performing unless something goes wrong. However, we think it’s important to keep your heater in mind as part of regular home maintenance—for your comfort and, more importantly, for your safety. Know that home, health, and heater are safe with these important HVAC safety tips.

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