The average life of a heating and air conditioning system is about 12 to 15 years. If your system is approaching that age, it really makes sense to consider replacing it now, preventing expensive labor calls in the summer or winter when the weather is at its hottest or coldest. And saving money on utility bills is more important now than ever before. If you do not know how old your equipment is, schedule a free home survey and one of our Home Comfort Advisors can tell you.
In general, the savings a homeowner realizes in reduced utility bills more than pays for a new heating and air conditioning system. In fact, homeowners frequently realize savings of anywhere between $500 and $1000 per year, depending on the efficiency of the new unit and the condition of their old system. On an $8,000 investment, that’s a pretty decent return.
In the past few years, manufacturers have made huge strides in the improved efficiency of heating and air conditioning systems. The units are now quieter, more efficient and safer than ever before. The increased comfort level within the home is substantial. Also, the SEER ratings have increased. Units up to 20 SEER are available from several manufacturers. And the higher the SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio), the more efficient the system becomes.
Robertson Electric stays informed and will help you take advantage of any tax credits, manufacturer rebates, and/or power company rebates.
To find out about the many tax credits, rebates and incentives from Robertson Electric, and to learn more about the attractive financing options available, call 434-227-4986. Ask Lynne Gilbert for a no-obligation consultation with a highly trained Robertson Electric Home Comfort Advisor and find out all the advantages of replacing your inefficient heating and air conditioning system and investing in your home.
A Message from the President
To Our Valued Customers,
Since 1968, Robertson Electric has founded its business on customer service. For us, customer service is more than a slogan, it’s the only way to do business.
We realize that there are numerous sources for heating and air conditioning products and services, and a wide variety of prices. But the best deal is not always the lowest price. The best deal is when a unit is installed correctly and serviced properly, therefore returning years of useful service from the unit, plus a healthy, comfortable home.
Many contractors are satisfied to quote you a low price, install a unit and leave. That’s not the way we do business at Robertson Electric.
Our ultimate goal is to make the home comfortable, safe and quiet.
We always run a load calculation to verify the size of the system. We never assume that the present unit is the correct size. In the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, many heating and air conditioning contractors went by the basic square feet of a home to determine the size of the unit. They did not take into consideration other important factors like door and window sizes, sunrooms, insulation factors and the physical location of the house. The size, design and condition of the existing ductwork are very important considerations and our experienced technicians and comfort advisers take all those factors into account.
Once we determine the size of the unit and the type of installation required, we find out what the homeowner’s budget is and suggest a comfort system to meet their needs. We also offer many attractive financing options.
There are many heating and air conditioning contractors and “one man” operations in town offering special deals and extra low prices. Before signing up for what appears to be the “best price”, we urge consumers to take into account the quality of installation, the knowledge and experience of the contractor, the warranties involved in both the unit and installation, and most importantly, the availability of service after the sale. The one-man operations may not be around, but Robertson Electric Company will be and we install the unit correctly the first time.
If it’s not installed properly, the system won’t last. Many times it has been necessary to remove an entire $6,000 unit that was installed by another contractor. Proper installation is critical and we have qualified personnel to back up the system once it’s installed.
Utility costs are rising. Now may be the time to consider a new, efficient system. We hope you will call Robertson Electric when that time comes.
-Bruce Locker, President