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Health & Home Comfort

For homeowners in and around Green Bay, WI.

Brown County is a wonderful place to call home, especially in the spring and summer months! However, it is important to be aware of the allergens and contaminants found in the air this time of year. We’ve outlined some opportunities to improve your indoor air quality, specifically in the greater Green Bay area.

Clean Air Filters Are Important.

First and foremost, when it comes to your home’s heating and cooling system, it is just as important to change the air filters in your furnace and air conditioner as it is to change your car’s oil.

Checking or changing your furnace and a/c air filter monthly is the simplest and most important aspect to maintaining your home HVAC system’s energy-efficiency.

Homeowners beware: neglecting to change your home’s air filters will likely shorten the lifespan of your system, as well as lead to costly repairs in the future.

Besides making sure you have a clear air filter, there are tasks that can help remove allergens and contaminants from your home. Robinson Heating & Cooling can provide these services. We especially recommend them to homeowners or families with health issues.

Don’t Ignore Your Ductwork.

Paying attention to ductwork is important. If it’s not designed or installed to match the a/c and furnace size in the home, it can lead to costly repairs! If left unchecked, ductwork can become dirty and harmful. Luckily, the team at Robinson Heating & Cooling are ductwork experts.

Ventilating your home provides circulation of air throughout your home. Improper ventilation can be unhealthy and can cause damage to your home. In situations where we encounter improper ducting, we often find that a new HVAC system was installed and no one took the necessary measures to ensure the home’s ductwork was the correct size for the new system. At Robinson Heating & Cooling we are HVAC, ductwork, and airflow experts. We will be sure that your system and your ductwork work together harmoniously.

Whole Home Humidification and Dehumidification.

Whole Home Humidification.

Lack of humidity in your home can be a problem. In some cases, very dry air can affect your health and damage homes and property. Robinson offers whole home humidification solutions that are beneficial and convenient. Some whole home humidifiers can even be controlled by Wi-Fi thermostat. Consider what it would be like to dial in the perfect humidification level in your home! It could add an unprecedented level of comfort.

Whole Home Dehumidification.

Just as lack of humidity can affect health and comfort, so can too much humidity. Whole-home dehumidification components on an HVAC system can be beneficial, both for comfort and property. Protecting the home against too much moisture is a primary concern for homeowners in our community.

Many Wisconsin residents rely on portable humidity control or even ignore health and humidity issues all together due to lack of convenience. Instead, you can be comfortable in any room in the home with whole home air quality improvement. We have options available for every budget.

Call Robinson Heating & Cooling today to discuss whole-home humidification and dehumidification systems. We’re able to replace outdated systems and install modern, energy-efficient equipment.

Other Ways to Remove or Reduce Allergens.

A healthy home is a happy home. Another way you can greatly reduce harmful allergens, dander, and dust mites in your home is with advanced filters or high-tech methods such as ultraviolet (UV) air purification. Give us a call and we will recommend which products will work best for you and your home.

Robinson Heating & Cooling has many products and options to improve the air inside your home. We can help you and your family stay healthy, protect your home, and enhance comfort in your homes during Wisconsin seasons. Call Robinson Heating & Cooling today and improve your home’s comfort and value!

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Awkward and Overworked: The Story of the Dinosaur Furnace

For homeowners in and around Green Bay, WI.

We see them every winter, true legends of Brown County, dinosaur furnaces. Aggressive energy hogs with large footprints dwelling in the dark cool caves all around us. There are many dinosaur furnaces in Green Bay, De Pere, and throughout the area. Not until we rid the streets of these dinosaurs will energy efficiency and money savings have room to grow.

Most modern furnaces fall into three categories:

Standard Efficiency
55% – 70% AFUE rating
Functional and economical
Energy efficient pilot light

Medium Efficiency
80% – 83% AFUE rating
Energy efficient motors
Variable speed motors
High Efficiency
93% – 98.5% AFUE rating
Safer, two vent pipe system
Variable speed motors

And then there are…
Dinosaur Furnaces
55% – 70% AFUE rating
Continuous pilot light
Heavy duty heat exchanger

They’ve Paid For Themselves Already

25 years of service life is not uncommon from a properly maintained furnace. Green Bay produces very rough winters and these units are run hard. Dinosaur furnaces have paid their dues, been ran through their paces, and often times given it all. It may be time for a furnace replacement.

This is a dinosaur furnace that, while it still runs, is inefficient and old. Below is an example of a new furnace and air conditioner that can help you save energy on your energy bill.

Energy Efficient Upgrades and Furnace Rebates:

Regional, state, and federal rebates are available for homeowners looking to replace their furnace. At Robinson, we work together with HVAC manufacturers to be sure that our customers get the most for their hard-earned dollar.

Our team is also aware of various government rebates and incentives and will help you get the most bang for your buck no matter what system you choose.
Though built tough and strong, it’s time to retire these furnaces. It’s time to embrace the cost savings, energy efficiency, and true convenience of today’s furnaces and air conditioning systems.

Robinson Heating and Cooling has ample experience replacing, maintaining, and repairing the dinosaur furnaces of Brown County. At the call of our customers we will continue to put our honest natured, experienced, and kind service technicians to work for you. In some cases, we’ve nearly rebuilt furnaces from the ground up over time. Another option, however, is to replace old furnaces. Today’s furnaces are state of the art and truly valuable machines no matter what price point you choose.

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