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

Who Should Use an Air Purifier?

Monday, October 8th, 2018

sick-couplePretty much everyone, if you want to know the truth.

Okay, then, that is probably enough information for today. See you all in a couple of…

What? Well, okay. We suppose that we can get into a bit more detail. After all, sharing valuable information with our clientele is one of our greatest passions, along with providing them the systems and services that they need to live in the comfort that they deserve!

If you want to live in the best possible environment in your home, you need to do more than maintain comfortable temperatures throughout your house. You also need to be certain that you are maintaining the most healthful environment available. That means maintaining the highest indoor air quality possible.

To do that, you’re going to need some help. And yes, while pretty much anyone will benefit from the use of an air purifier in Kirtland, NM, there are definitely individuals and populations that stand to benefit even more. So read on, contact us with any questions that you may have, and start enjoying air of the highest possible quality in your own home.

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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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Will Your Swamp Cooler Work Once It Gets Hot?

Monday, June 5th, 2017

fan-hot-office-manAh, the swamp cooler: a fixture in homes in our part of the country and virtually unheard of elsewhere. A swamp cooler wouldn’t work in some climates. Its name is a bit deceptive, as a damp swampy area would not be ideal for its installation. Rather, a swamp cooler is perfect for a dry, hot climate like we have in New Mexico.

But a swamp cooler isn’t perfect. Unfortunately, there are certain circumstances, even in our dry climate, in which a swamp cooler can struggle to work properly. Can you count on your cooling system to work when you need it most?

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Get Your Season Start-Up AC Tune Up Today

Monday, March 13th, 2017

valued-customer-ac-tuneupAn air conditioner won’t run reliably forever. In an area like ours, where summers reach the triple digits, technicians get pretty busy in the summer as air conditioners are working their hardest and become more likely to break down. But often, the problems our techs are dealing with could have been detected earlier with less trouble—or even prevented entirely.

An air conditioning system tune-up in the early spring can save you a lot of trouble as temperatures start to spike. Get your AC tune-up before the season begins. Learn more about why this is so important in the guide below, and consider joining our maintenance program for the ultimate in savings.

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How Investing in a Ductless Mini Split Makes Home Comfort Easy and Efficient

Monday, January 9th, 2017

If you live in a home without any air conditioning and heating ducts, you’ve probably found some other way to cool and heat the home. But if you primarily rely on window AC units and space heaters, you are wasting energy and making things difficult.

Space heaters are often unsafe and require a lot of energy. Window AC units are noisy, and they can cost a lot to run, especially if you use them throughout the house. Plus, they do not tend to last very long. For homeowners relying on these methods for home comfort, we typically recommend a reliable alternative: the ductless mini split.

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Tips for Keeping Your Heater Working All Winter

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Imagine if your heater broke down in the middle of a family gathering this holiday season. It would not be ideal, to say the least. It’s a good excuse to break out the fun ugly sweaters and some hot cocoa, but after a while, you’d need someone to come repair your furnace or heat pump.

Make your holidays as stress-free as possible. Get your shopping done early, and reduce your chances of a complete heating system breakdown by following our tips!

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Happy Thanksgiving from Our Family to Yours!

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. wants to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving holiday! Whether you’re a new customer, a returning customer, or someone who’s just stopping by, we hope that your year has been filled with joy. We wanted to express our gratitude to you and everyone who has helped to make our company great!

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How to Shut Down Your Evaporative (Swamp) Cooler for Winter

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Evaporative coolers (sometimes known as swamp coolers) are really common in our area because the typically-dry air actually makes them an ideal cooling installation. With too much humidity in the air, they won’t work properly, but in our climate, they tend to be efficient, durable, and the ideal cooling installation.

But when winter comes, you must get your evaporative cooler ready in order to prevent freezing, mold, and damage to the system that may mean more work and money for you in the spring. This also helps your evaporative cooler to last longer. Here’s what you should do:

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Have a Professional Check Your Heating System before the Cold Weather

Monday, August 29th, 2016

There’s not much you can know about your heating system until the weather gets cold and you start to use it—unless you call in quality heating technicians now to take a look. Heating technicians offer maintenance services that help to identify issues early and that may even help to prevent system breakdowns.

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How High Humidity Causes Your Refrigerant-Based AC System to Freeze

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

As we mentioned last week, evaporative coolers (swamp coolers) do not do a very good job of cooling your home when there are high humidity levels outdoors. That’s why so many locals have been upgrading their systems to central refrigerant-based AC—which does an excellent job of keeping you cool year round, even in our crazy temperatures and humidity levels.

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