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

How Do Heat Pumps Heat?

Monday, November 5th, 2018

money-chimneyThe word “heater” means different things to different people. Yes, you’re always talking about a system that is used to warm someone’s home up in the winter season. There are a lot of different kinds of heaters out there, though. They also heat homes in a lot of different ways. The heat pump is certainly one of the most unique heating systems out there, and it is also one of the most beneficial. If you’re not familiar with heat pumps, this is the post for you!

If you’re curious as to what makes the heat pump so unique, here’s a little tease. The heat pump does more than just heat your home. It can also:

  1. Make you breakfast.
  2. Drive the kids to school.
  3. Cool your home.

Wondering which is the correct answer? Well then, you’ll have to keep reading!

Okay, it’s 3. Cool your home. But keep reading anyway.

We have a lot of good information to share with you, and you may decide that a heat pump is just what you’ve been looking for.

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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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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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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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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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What’s That Noise from My Furnace?

Monday, January 29th, 2018

The sound of the fan whirring from your vents can be almost as comforting as the heat coming out of them. It’s good to know there’s a device in your home to keep you and yours healthy and comfortable during the coldest months, and that sound is your indication that everything is (probably) running smoothly. In time, though, your heater may start to play a different tune.

What if the noise from the heater is not what you expect to hear? It deserves some investigation. Even if the heat still seems to be working, even if you don’t feel particularly annoyed by the sound, it could be an indication of trouble looming. Here’s what those noises could mean.

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4 Steps for a Safer Heating Season

Monday, January 1st, 2018

smoke-detector-fireFor an air conditioning and heating company, there are really only two seasons that matter: cooling season and heating season. During the cooling season (spring and summer), we like to remind people to change their filters, maintain their AC equipment, and ensure their central ACs are good to go for the season. You can’t be without air conditioning in our summer climate!

But in the heating season, we’re more focused on advising our friends and neighbors on heating safety. After all, safety is the number one priority for your family, so it’s our main priority too! Follow these tips to avoid dangerous situations as you use your heater, and know your family is safe.

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4 Little-Known Factors in Home Heating Efficiency

Monday, December 18th, 2017

money-house-shadowMost people would love to spend less money on their monthly bills. However, when it comes to saving on necessities like a heating system, it’s difficult to know where to start. After all, much of your heating system is hidden in places you don’t look, with the heater cabinet located out of view and the ducts in the ceiling, walls, and crawlspaces.

Because of this, you may not realize that these 4 factors can influence the efficiency at which your furnace runs, and the size of your bills. We hope this knowledge will help you to upgrade your home or make small changes for better efficiency.

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Know about Furnace Efficiency

Monday, November 20th, 2017

gas-furnace-burnersA furnace is an excellent system for anyone in the market for a new heater. For most homes, it makes the most sense to install. Although several other types of heating systems are available, a furnace is a sensible option if your already have a set of ducts. It keeps the whole home warm, and most units today are more efficient than those from decades ago.

However, efficiency depends on a few different factors. We help guide you through what you should know about furnace efficiency in today’s guide.

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