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

How you can easily maintain your Farmington HVAC system

Friday, March 4th, 2022
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If you’re in Farmington or anywhere in San Juan County, you’re thinking about basic home maintenance and repairs, you probably imagine a list of tasks that have to be tackled over an entire weekend.

But one of the easiest ways to get ahead on any major HVAC repairs or issues is to stay on top of HVAC system maintenance with these three easy steps. 

Change your filters regularly

As a landlord or homeowner, you may not realize that the best thing you can do for the life of your HVAC system is to change your filter. A dirty filter is the #1 cause of repairs in peak seasons. Based on your situation, the recommended filter replacement is as follows:

  • Single occupant without pets or allergies: 6-12 months
  • A suburban home without pets or allergies: 90 days
  • A suburban home with pets or allergies: 60 days

Not all filters are created equal! Although pleated filters are the most popular filter to use, they may not be what’s best for your system. In the summertime, they can restrict airflow and freeze up your AC system if your current ductwork isn’t efficient enough. Consider whole system solutions that tackle pollen, pet dander, bacteria, and viruses such as the Reme Halo. This is a small unit that is placed in your air supply ducts and improves the air quality of your home. 

Schedule regular maintenance on your HVAC system

Regular maintenance is required by most manufacturers as warranties may be void without regular maintenance. The average life to expect from a forced-air system is 15 years. Regular maintenance gives you more life from your system! Over time this gives you a higher return on investment.

Budget for scheduled maintenance to occur on your HVAC system twice a year. Unless you have a swamp cooler, preventative maintenance can happen at ANY time during the year. In the middle of summer, your system can be tested under working conditions and problems can be spotted easier than if the system has sat cold all winter, similar to a cardiologist’s heart stress test. If maintenance is performed as the season is closing, it’s easy to catch any parts going out before they cause problems next season. This regular upkeep will ensure the parts remain in good working order and your system is functioning optimally. 

Keep the area surrounding your unit clean

While it may go without saying, sometimes we need reminders to check on the outdoor unit to make sure that the most recent storm didn’t cover the unit in debris, or to determine if nearby trees and foliage may need to be trimmed to allow safe and easy access to the unit.

Always call Robbins Heating & Air in Farmington, NM to perform maintenance on your AC units or if you have questions about how to improve the air quality of your home!

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Good HVAC Maintenance Means Good Air Quality

Monday, October 21st, 2019

relaxing-manAir quality is never really something people think about until it is bad enough to make breathing hard. Thankfully, those of us living here in Aztec enjoy pretty good breathing air! This doesn’t mean that our air is contaminant free though.

Our part of New Mexico enjoys its fair share of airborne dust, allergens, pollen and other microscopic debris. Thankfully, our HVAC systems do a good job of keeping the air we breath in our homes free of most, if not all, of these foreign objects.

The question is, what does it mean when your indoor air quality starts to become a little less, well, quality? You aren’t likely to notice this issue until it starts causing problems, which is precisely why you want to make sure your indoor air stays as clean and clear as possible.

Your HVAC system’s maintenance plays a huge role in this.

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Preparing Your HVAC System for Winter

Monday, October 7th, 2019

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If you live in Bloomfield, with the many geological and historical wonders to explore so close by, there is a chance you don’t spend much time indoors. With that said, when you do come home, you want to be able to relax and enjoy some comfortable evenings. This is hard to do if your house is too cold.

The air may not be chilly just yet but you know as well as we do that this will change. And when it does, you will want to make sure that your HVAC system is in good working order to keep you warm. The question is, what do you need to do to prepare your furnace heater for what is to come?

If you would like to know the best ways to get your heating system ready for winter, then read on. And when you decide to start the preparations, reach out to us to schedule a visit from an HVAC contractor in Bloomfield, NM.

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Here’s What You’ll Find in a Great HVAC Contractor

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

thumbs-upWe can all appreciate a good DIY project, right? Maybe it’s repainting that old coffee table to give it new life. Or maybe, it’s creating your own garden full of herbs and veggies. But one thing’s for sure: when it comes to your HVAC system, it’s best you don’t “do-it-yourself”.

We understand that it can be rather tricky to find a great heating and air conditioning contractor, which is why we have listed some of the qualities you should be looking for down below. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more! (And of course, you can always schedule your HVAC service in Aztec, NM with us!)

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