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

Is Your Insulation Up to Snuff?

Monday, November 15th, 2021

It is stuffed into your walls and layered around the attic or crawlspace in your home. Insulation is out of sight but it does a lot of work for the sake of your comfort. Without insulation, it would be harder to keep cool air in the house during summer and, likewise, harder to hold in the heat during winter.

People may take their insulation for granted over the years. What we mean by that is too many homeowners forget to check on the condition of their insulation to see if it is starting to suffer and that can lead to issues.

Is your insulation in Farmington, NM up to snuff? Here’s how to check on it and what to do if you think your insulation needs help.

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3 Ways to Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, July 12th, 2021

The quality of the air in your home plays a pretty important role in your overall comfort. Things like humidity and the presence of dust in the air can be factors that help or hinder indoor air quality (IAQ). The question is, how exactly are you supposed to manage those factors?

When it comes to improving your IAQ, your best option is to reach out to and work with a professional team like ours. We can help you determine your biggest IAQ issues and the best solutions to address them. When it comes to getting the best comfort for your home, we are the team to go to!

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What Can Hinder Your Energy Efficiency?

Monday, July 13th, 2020

money-chimneyKeeping cool during the summer is pretty high on everyone’s list of priorities. After all it can get pretty darn hot around here and having a comfortable home to escape to is necessary–until it starts to cost you your life savings. Low energy efficiency is going to be a big bump in the road on your journey to get through the summertime heatwaves. Thankfully though, you aren’t alone on that journey because we are coming along to help.

We know what some of the biggest factors are that hinder your comfort and your home’s energy efficiency and we can help you identify and address those issues. All you have to do to get started is to keep reading and contact us for assistance in keeping your home comfort optimized this summer.

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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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Why Proper Insulation Is So Important in Warmer Weather

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Many people associate insulation with colder weather. And this makes sense; we have insulated mugs and thermoses to keep drinks warm as well as insulated jackets and blankets to keep bodies warm. So to prepare for the winter, many people install insulation throughout the house to help keep their homes warm. But did you know that proper insulation is just as important in the spring and summer?

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The Problem with Improperly Insulated Ducts

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

The ductwork in your home is important. The insulation in your home is important. But do you know how important having the proper amount of insulation for your ductwork is? This is something that homeowners often don’t consider, but poor insulation on the ducts that are responsible for circulating heated and cooled air around a home can have an extremely negative effect on comfort and especially energy efficiency.

If you suspect that you have ducts with poor insulation, or if you need new ducts installed that will have the correct level of insulation, you only need to give Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call today. We offer duct insulation in Farmington, NM that will take care of your needs for better comfort and energy savings.

Why duct insulation is so important

To grasp why insulation on ducts is key, picture the extent of your HVAC system, particularly the “V” part (ventilation). The ducts that move through your house are mostly hidden from your sight, but they are extensive, moving through walls, ceilings, the attic, sometimes the garage and basement. That is a great deal of distance for heated and cooled air to travel to reach the room vents, and as the air moves, it will start to either gain or lose heat through the walls of the ducts. It’s impossible to avoid some energy loss during this process, but you want to reduce it to a minimum.

Now consider some of the places where ducts are located, and the difference in temperature in those locations. During a warm New Mexico summer, the attic can grow incredibly hot. Ductwork that moves through here can take on immense heat, and without a layer of insulation to prevent the heat from getting through, it will cause the air conditioned air inside to turn warmer. You will end up with air that isn’t cooled as well as you would like, and the AC will have to work harder.

The same applies during cold weather. The space between walls doesn’t receive heat, and the low temperatures there will allow the heated air inside the ducts to escape to the outside. As result: colder air in your rooms, and an overworked heater in general.

You shouldn’t attempt to insulate your own ducts. This is a specialized job that requires technicians who know the exact type of insulation to use and how much of it is necessary. They can also easily access the ducts without causing damage to your home. If you home is struggling with comfort and energy efficiency during both hot and cold weather, call on Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. to check on your duct insulation in Farmington, NM.

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How Insulation Creates Better Energy Efficiency

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Insulation is perhaps one of the most unobtrusive parts of your home. It’s installed in the walls and ceiling, never makes noise, never does anything that would attract attention to itself. Because of the nature of insulation, a lot of homeowners never even think about theirs, or what kind of condition it might be in. This is a mistake, because maintaining good insulation is the key to keeping your home energy efficient year-round. Let’s take a look at what makes insulation so great for energy efficiency.

What is Insulation?

Insulation encompasses a wide range of materials, from rolls of blanket-like batting to loose piles of material to foam spray that hardens after application. Regardless of the material, the purpose of the insulation is the same: to isolate the home as much as possible from the temperature fluctuations outside.

How does Insulation Create Better Energy Efficiency?

The whole reason that insulation exists is to protect the interior of the home from being subject to outside weather conditions. It does this by inhibiting the flow of heat through the walls and roof of the home into the surrounding environment, and vice versa. This is why a poorly insulated home is hot in the summer and cold in the winter, because there is little to impede the heat from flowing from an area of high density to an area of low density.

A well-insulated home is quite desirable because it allows the homeowner to maintain a comfortable climate indoors, even if the temperature outside is quite uncomfortable. If you run your air conditioner in the summer, your house will stay cool for longer periods of time with good insulation. The same goes for running your heater in the winter. This is how insulation improves energy efficiency. If your home loses or gains heat more slowly, depending on the weather, your heater and air conditioner won’t have to work nearly as hard to maintain a comfortable temperature. This is not only good for you, but good for your energy bill, as well.

If you aren’t sure whether your home is insulated well enough, contact Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. and let one of our qualified technicians find out for you. We professional install and service insulation in the Aztec area. Give us a call today to schedule a service appointment.

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Why You Need Proper Duct Insulation

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

The ductwork that runs through the walls and ceilings of a home is an essential part of the comfort system. Without correctly installed, maintained, and repaired ducts, a forced-air heating and cooling system will lose its energy efficiency, wasting money and leading to poor indoor comfort. However, since the ducts are out of your sight, it’s often easy to forget their importance and know when they need service, such as insulating them.

Keeping the ducts properly insulated is important for maintaining the energy-efficiency of your HVAC system. If you have ducts that are losing excess energy during winter and summer, you should contact Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Bloomfield, MN for insulation services for the ductwork. Our indoor air quality specialists are experienced with providing high quality duct insulation that helps homeowners keep their heating and air conditioning systems working at their best.

The Importance of Duct Insulation

To maintain high efficiency for a forced-air heater or air conditioner, the air that travels along the ductwork must neither lose nor gain heat from the outside. However, because the ducts pass through areas of the house that do not receive direct heating or air conditioning (such as closed-off spaces between walls) it is very easy for them to lose energy. During the winter, the ducts will start to lose heat to the cold around them, and in the summer the high temperatures will warm the ducts and the cooled air inside. Either situation will make your home less comfortable as poorly conditioned air exits the vents.

This loss of energy will also mean your heater or air conditioner will need to work harder to reach its target temperature, and you will experience much higher bills for comfort. You could also risk repair needs and early aging for the system because of this overwork.

It takes skilled professionals to provide the right insulation levels for your ductwork in the places that require it. You should call on our insulation experts at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. to handle this job for you. We have a team of NATE-certified technicians who are dedicated to bringing our customers the best service possible for their ductwork. We back every job with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, and we offer upfront pricing so you always know what the work will cost before we get started. For ductwork insulation in Bloomfield, NM and the surrounding areas, make us your first call.

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Why is Adequate Insulation in So Important?

Monday, October 27th, 2014

When you think of insulation, you may automatically think of keeping the heat that you pay for within in your home. Considering how warm our climate is for much of the year, this may lead you to underestimate just how important your insulation in Farmington, NM really is. Just as putting cold liquids in an insulated thermos proves, though, your insulation is just as important for keeping heat out of your home as it is for keeping heat in during the cooler time of the year. To learn more about insulation, or to schedule any insulation services with a trained professional, just call upon the experts at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

Most homeowners are at least familiar with batt insulation, which is the fluffy pink material that you may see in exposed beams or unfinished attics and basements. This is a very good insulation option, especially when installed as the home is constructed. However, it is important to remember that there are a lot of different efficiency levels when it comes to insulation, and that you really need the input of a professional to ensure that yours is of the right insulation for your home. If your insulation is too efficient, it is not going to do you much good. It will not allow for sufficient heat transfer, and can put unnecessary strain on your HVAC system as a result. If it is not efficient enough, you will encounter issues where too much heat transfer is allowed. Insufficient insulation or too low of an R-value will result in wasted energy, and can even allow airborne pollutants to make their way into your home.

For areas which are not accessible but which require additional insulation, there are other options to consider. Blown-in insulation, for instance, requires only that a small hole be drilled into your wall. Through this hole, our technicians can blow insulating materials into the space between your walls. No matter what you may need to improve your insulation and to make your home a more efficient place to live, the technicians on our team are here to ensure that the job is completed properly. Give Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call today to discuss our insulation services in Farmington, NM.

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