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

The Benefits of Duct Sealing Your Home

Monday, October 24th, 2022
Ducts being sealed by a technician.

You turn your heater on, but it feels like it takes forever to bring you relief. Your home could be suffering from inefficient ductwork. Hot air is making it through each of your vents, but it could also be leaking at various points throughout your ductwork.

These leaks cost you money. Your heater has to run for longer, and that drives up your energy bill. It’s time to optimize your HVAC system with duct repair Winnetka IL residents trust time and time again, and this is why.

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Replace Your Old AC With a Heat Pump

Monday, September 26th, 2022

You’ve probably read about heat pumps on the news, or through some of your favorite talk show hosts and podcasts. For everyone that isn’t well-versed in the HVAC industry, these systems seem like they’re magic. They’re efficient, they can both cool and heat a home, and they’re environmentally friendly with how little electricity they use.

It’s true, heat pumps are going to be a major advantage in the fight against climate change, but there have to be other reasons to invest in them if we’re going to try and inform our consumers. After all, if a gas furnace is cheaper and efficient, then what makes a heat pump worth the cost?

Well, today we’re going to cover all of the great reasons why you might want to invest in a heat pump. They serve as great AC replacements in Morton Grove, IL. Call our team if this system interests you!

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3 Things to Consider About Retrofitting HVAC

Monday, September 12th, 2022

What does the term “retrofitting” mean when used in the HVAC industry? Basically, a retrofitted HVAC system is a combination of new technology, like a ductless heat pump or an inverter AC, mixed with a home’s old–but still in good condition– equipment, like air ducts or plumbing lines. It’s a good idea to invest in retrofitted HVAC equipment if you’ve got a well-built home that needs special attention to certain parts of it.

Simply put, an HVAC retrofit in Winnetka, IL doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, depending on the type of home you have and your comfort preferences, it can be a necessary next step in improving your efficiency and your home comfort.

This blog post is all about three specific things to consider when investing in a retrofitted HVAC system. If you have any additional questions about this type of work, feel free to call our team and speak to a real person!

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3 Rules for an Air Conditioning Replacement

Monday, August 15th, 2022

Air conditioning replacement is an eventuality. Your AC can work for a long time, but it just can’t work forever. Eventually, you’ll need to invest in a new system that’s hopefully more effective and energy efficient to fit your needs in the future. Until then, we urge homeowners to invest in prompt repairs and yearly maintenance.

However, if you’re confronted with an expensive repair right now, then we want you to look into how much a replacement would cost in comparison. It could be that an AC replacement in Winnetka, IL could be more cost-effective in a variety of different ways. The only way you’ll know for sure is by doing your own research and working closely with a trusted professional.

We’d like to help you out by bringing you three specific rules that can help you gauge whether or not your home is ready for an AC replacement.

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Late Season Maintenance Is STILL a Good Idea

Monday, August 1st, 2022

Having your air conditioner serviced each year is important for several reasons. If you’ve forgotten to call in the professionals and it’s late in the season, it’s still a good idea to have it maintained. Maintenance is a unique service that can help the longevity, efficiency, and performance of your air conditioning system.

In this article, we share a few reasons why late maintenance is still a good idea. Let’s start by looking at the longevity of your AC.

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The Benefits of Emergency AC Service

Monday, July 18th, 2022

We don’t need to tell you that it’s extremely hot right now. And, by the looks of it, it’s going to continue being hot for the next few months. There might be a break in the weather patterns here and there, and storms might help cool things down, but this is how the summer works and there’s really no getting around it.

However, air conditioning has come a long way in just the past couple of decades. What used to be a lucrative business full of amateurs and people vying for money and attention, has quickly turned into a specialized industry full of highly-skilled professionals and technicians. Calling for help is a lot easier than it used to be, as long as you’ve got the right team on the job.

So, today we’d like to draw special attention to one reason to choose us–24/7 emergency AC repair in Winnetka, IL.

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Why Is HVAC Work So Expensive?

Monday, July 4th, 2022

You might be surprised to see a team of HVAC professionals aware of this, but many homeowners think that HVAC work is too expensive these days. Back in the day, it cost a lot less to have your air conditioner fixed, your refrigerant recharged, or even your ductwork repaired. Some neighbors or friends will even tell you that they used to make those fixes on their own, especially if they were trying to save money.

So, what makes things different now? Are air conditioners really that different from how they used to be? Are professionals really more trained or experienced than they used to be? The answer to all of these questions is a resounding yes, but it’s just not that simple. Let’s talk about why hiring an HVAC company in Wheeling, IL is going to cost more than it used to–and why that might not be too bad.

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Short Cycling: Why It’s Never a Good Sign

Monday, June 20th, 2022

We’ve discussed short cycling on this blog before, but it’s usually in the context of replacing an air conditioner that’s too large. The truth is that short cycling can occur for multiple different reasons and require extensive repairs to fix.

We want to start off today by reminding homeowners about the normal cooling cycle that an air conditioner performs. Your system should turn on, cool the air in your home, and shut back off after a good 15 minutes of solid cooling. (This can vary from system to system, you’ll actually be familiar with how long a cooling cycle lasts if you listen to your system) If your air conditioner starts running short and frequent bursts, then there’s a problem that needs to be fixed.

From here, you can shut your system down and call our team for air conditioning repair in Wheeling, IL where we can address it head-on.

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Our Guide to Ice on the AC

Monday, June 6th, 2022

You might be one of many homeowners in our area who deal with ice growing on the coils of your AC. While this isn’t a good thing to have happen (hence the topic of our blog post), it’s not necessarily uncommon. We see this issue happen time and time again, which is why we want to try and inform our customers as to why this might happen. After all, your air conditioner is not an icebox, it doesn’t use ice to cool the air of your home, so the cooling process should be relatively ice-free.

Right off the bat, if you need support for your HVAC in Lincolnwood, IL, then you can shut your system off and call us for help. Our team provides quick and effective AC repairs that are specifically designed to diagnose and correct problems, no matter how extensive they are. We can help you, just give us a call and keep reading!

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When Does an Air Conditioner Need to Be Repaired?

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Your air conditioning system is going to require service eventually. The trick is trying to figure out when the AC must be fixed and when you can skate by until a few weeks later when you’ve got the money to pay for it. Unfortunately, the safe bet is that most AC problems would be better off with immediate attention. Realistically though, you might not have the money right now to pay for an immediate repair.

We completely understand, and we’re never going to shame anyone for being on a strict budget. Times are tough, especially with high gas prices and supply chain problems, it’s important that you only spend money on things that you absolutely need to. Let’s talk about air conditioning repair in Morton Grove, IL, and whether or not you need to schedule it immediately.

Our team is always available to give you additional pointers if you need specific support.

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