Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

Why You Can’t Keep Cool

Monday, May 18th, 2020

The weather is getting warmer here in New Mexico which means that our air conditioning systems are going to be getting used more and more often in the coming weeks and months. As the temperatures go from warm and pleasant to sweltering though you might notice that you have a problem: you can’t get your home cool like it used to.

You could write this off as a byproduct of the high summertime temperatures but we urge you to take a moment and really check on your cooling system. If there is something wrong with your A/C, or if there is something else going on with your home that is hindering your comfort, the sooner you identify and address the problem, the better things will be.

Here are some reasons why you might not be able to get your home as cool and comfortable as you might like.

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5 Ways to Boost Your Energy Efficiency

Monday, April 20th, 2020

house-and-moneyIt is on everyone’s mind a lot more often in recent years: energy efficiency. Why? Well, because energy efficiency impacts how comfortable and efficient our homes are and how manageable our monthly bills are. Energy efficiency is important to our planet too–the less we use the better for all of us! Ensuring that our homes are as energy-efficient as they can be can sometimes be easier said than done.

Let’s say you’ve already s switched out all your old lightbulbs for LED ones—that is a great start on your journey towards being more energy-efficient, but the question is what should your next step be? We can help you figure out a few extra ways to improve your efficiency and reduce your energy use. Just keep reading to find out more.

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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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The Important Role That Your Insulation Plays

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

house-and-moneySome homeowners place a huge emphasis on just how important their heating and air conditioning systems are. They make sure to have them tuned up on an annual basis, and they schedule prompt repairs for those systems whenever signs of trouble pop up. What they may overlook, though, are problems with their insulation. And your HVAC systems and your insulation are more closely entwined than you may realize. The bottom line is that your heater and/or AC will struggle if your insulation is insufficient.

Today we will be taking a closer look at the role that your insulation in Bloomfield, NM plays in your home. We will also give you some tips that can help you to better recognize signs of trouble with your insulation, and we’ll even discuss why some of those problems may develop. If you suspect that you have an insulation related issue in your residence, please do not hesitate to schedule service with a member of our team.

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What Can I Do About High Cooling Costs?

Monday, May 21st, 2018

relaxing-manAir conditioning efficiency is something to be taken very seriously in an area like ours, where running an air conditioner nonstop for a good chunk of the year is just a reality. Do you know what falls well outside the confines of reality, though? Cooling your home for free. Sure, there are homes utilizing solar power to do so, but even that comes at a cost in terms of equipment investment, installation, and so on. You need to pay to cool your home, but there are some simple ways in which you may be able to pay less.

We know what you’re thinking. Oh, here comes the sales pitch for expensive, high-efficiency systems that I just cannot afford right now. Not at all! If you are ready to make such an investment, then you can definitely count on us to get such a system set up for you. Today, however, we want to look at some very simple ways in which you can start enjoying more efficient air conditioning in Aztec, NM without replacing your whole system.

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Does Your Air Conditioner Have a Refrigerant Leak?

Monday, May 7th, 2018

outdoor-ac-unitWhen the heat of summer is back in full swing—and it really gets swinging around here—you need your air conditioner to do more than step up to the plate. You need it to hit one right out of the park, time and time again, again the weather finally cools down once more. Unfortunately, the fact is that even the best air conditioning systems on the market will run into trouble eventually.

Investing in great air conditioning equipment, having your system professionally installed, and scheduling routine maintenance will definitely keep your system repair needs to a bare minimum. Considering the high demand for air conditioning in Farmington, NM, though, it should come as no surprise to hear that no system is 100% reliable. Of the various problems that you may encounter, the refrigerant leak definitely ranks as one of the most troubling.

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Here’s How You Can Spot the Need for AC Repairs

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

thumbs-upWhen you run into trouble with your air conditioning system, particularly in as hot a climate as we all live in, you really need to act fast to get that system back on track as soon as possible. Not only will this ensure that your comfort does not go interrupted, but it can also really help you to avoid serious damages to your air conditioning system.

Before you can go ahead and schedule prompt AC repairs, of course, you are going to need to learn to spot signs of trouble with your system promptly. That’s where today’s post comes in. Our Farmington, NM air conditioning repair professionals are more than happy to give you some tips on how you can recognize that your AC is potentially in trouble.

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Are You Ready to Replace Your Air Conditioning System?

Monday, April 9th, 2018

ac-technician-workingIf so, then you really should be getting the ball rolling. No, we are not currently embroiled in the hottest weather of the year—and that is exactly the point. When it comes to replacing your air conditioner in Cedar Hill, NM, you really do not want to wait until that system is most needed. That will leave you open to a period of discomfort while your replacement is happening, and the fact is that this the time of the year when AC technicians are the busiest.

Now, we do understand this desire to continue using an AC until it gives out on you completely. While we certainly don’t recommend this approach, it makes sense that you’d want to get the most for your money before replacing that system. After all, you don’t want to replace your air conditioner prematurely, right? Today, we’ll share some tips to help you to determine if the time is right for an AC replacement before you have a broken down system to deal with.

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Join an HVAC Maintenance Program Today and Save

Monday, March 26th, 2018

pile-of-money-and-ACHere in New Mexico, we definitely tend to focus more on our air conditioning systems than we do our heaters as far as HVAC concerns go. This is totally understandable, of course. After all, we use our air conditioners a heck of a lot more than we do our heaters. That does not mean that the heater in your home is any less vital than your air conditioner is, though. When temperatures drop, and drop they do, you’ll be just as grateful for your heater as you are for your air conditioner in the cooling season.

Do you want to know something that your heater and you air conditioner share in common, other than the obvious fact that they both keep you comfortable throughout the year? They both require professional maintenance services in order to operate at peak performance levels. The Farmington, NM HVAC professionals on our team are just the ones that you want handling your heating and air conditioning tune-ups. We also offer a great maintenance program to help you maximize your savings!

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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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