How do I know if I need a new air conditioner?
The industry shows that AC units last an average of 13 years. If properly maintained and installed, you can prolong the life expectancy.
How do I know if I need a new heater?
Gas Furnaces last an average of 15-30 years. Heat Pump units have a similar life expectancy to AC units averaging 13 years. Proper maintenance and installation can prolong the life of any unit.
What size Air Conditioning System do I need?
Residential air conditioning systems are sized in accordance with The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Manual J Calculations. Doing a Manual J will insure the proper BTU/h of cooling and heating the home needs. The energy envelope of the home consists of, but is not limited to, the square footage, home age, insulation, build quality, occupancy, doors, and windows. These are just a few of the items considered when an energy & load calculation is performed on the home.
Which Air Conditioning system is right for my home?
The best system for your home is an AC unit that is the correct size for the home, installed in accordance with local code, and properly commissioned to meet manufacturer specifications.
What type of heating and air conditioning system should I get?
There are many types of HVAC equipment. Common residential homes use Forced Air Cooling & Heating. In South Texas, residential AC units are always electric direct expansion; while heat units can be electric resistance, natural gas furnace, propane gas furnace, or electric direct expansion heat pump. Consult with Roberson Air Conditioning for your specialized heating and cooling system.
What is the best way to heat and cool my home?
The best way to heat your home is with central air conditioning and heating. There are also options for whole-home mini split hybrid heat pump systems. Consult with Roberson Air Conditioning for your specialized heating and cooling system.
Can you add a Heating & Cooling system to a building or home that doesn't currently have one?
Yes! With a wide range of equipment, sizes, and experience Roberson Air Conditioning can install heating & cooling to ANY structure. We have options for environmental human comfort in your home, rental property, business, or extra game room. We also can provide commercial process equipment conditioning for server rooms, storage facilities, or electrical rooms.
Do I need a Variable Capacity AC Unit?
Variable Capacity AC Units can increase the comfort and efficiency of your home. Also known as 2-Stage, multi-stage, and variable stage units, they will adjust output to target the perfect temperature of your home while reducing your energy bill. This results in lower humidity, more even temperatures, better comfort, and less hot and cold spots. Consult with Roberson Air Conditioning for your specialized heating and cooling system.
What is better to heat my home: Gas, Electric, or Heat Pump?
It depends on your electrical and gas utility connections at your home. For energy usage, Natural Gas is always the prefered method of heating and for customers with Propane or electric only utility connections Heat Pump is the best option. For equipment & repair cost, Electric Resistance Heat is the most simplistic and economical. For safety, all units meet UL code and have proper safety cutoffs and precautions in place to make heating your home very safe. Consult with Roberson Air Conditioning for the best heating system for your home.
What is a Heat Pump?
Heat Pumps provide both heating and cooling. A Heat Pump is basically an Air Conditioning that can run in reverse. The unit is equipped with a reversing valve that switches the flow of refrigerant allowing the unit to alternate between heating & cooling the space. Heat Pumps can be limited on output and operation during low temperature events. For this reason most Heat Pump units are installed with backup electrical resistance heat to supplement the loss in heat pump capacity. Consult with Roberson Air Conditioning for your specialized Heat Pump system.
What is SEER and SEER2?
SEER & SEER2 are US Department of Energy (DOE) efficiency ratings of AC units running a full capacity (100%). The higher the rate the more efficient the air conditioner is and is comparable to MPG rating on your vehicle. Technically, it is the total heat removed from the conditioned space during the annual cooling season, divided by the total electrical energy consumed by the air conditioner during the same season. Currently systems are rated with SEER. SEER2 is the updated rating system that will be rolled out in 2023.
What is a common efficiency for Air Conditioner Systems? What do I need?
Currently the minimum efficiency for residential units is maintained at 14 SEER. Energy Star rated systems start at 15 SEER. High efficiency 16+ SEER units can save significant energy, make the home more comfortable, and be an investment in your home. Roberson Air Conditioning offers units up to 25 SEER, please ask us for a return on investment analysis and see what heating and cooling system is best for you.
Which brand is the best one to buy? Is there one brand that's better than the rest?
In our professional opinion the design, installation, commission, and continual service of a system is MORE important than the brand name. Out of the hundreds of HVAC brands there are only a few major manufactures in the world. Let’s be honest, your desire for an easy to use, trouble free unit is at the top of your list. A trusted, local contractor is going to be your best advocate when (not if) your unit has trouble. Ask Roberson Air Conditioning what we do differently.
What makes you better than your competition?
Roberson Air Conditioning prides ourselves in Customer Service, Thoroughness, and Innovation. We are committed to be the best trained, most technologically advanced, and highest rated HVAC company in Wharton County. But don’t take our word, look Roberson Air Conditioning up on your favorite review site or ask a Wharton local.
What is the warranty like on a new HVAC system?
Residential manufacturer warranties vary by equipment . Most units start with 10 year parts & 10 year compressor manufacturer warranty while Roberson Air Conditioning offers a 1 year in-house labor warranty on all newly installed HVAC systems. In most cases, manufacturer warranties only cover parts due to manufacturing defects. Non-manufacturer defects, maintenance, labor, materials, and refrigerant are the customer responsibility. Additional coverages can be added. Contact Roberson Air Conditioning for more information on warranty coverage and exclusions.
Is a Mini Split Right for me?
Mini Splits, also known as Ductless or Hybrid Heat Pumps, are a great way to cool or heat a small space or an entire home. The mini split products are built to be efficient, modular, unobtrusive, quiet, and customizable. They come in a wide range of sizes, styles, and applications. Contact Roberson Air Conditioning to see if they are right for your space.
How much does a new unit cost?
Unlike consumer electronics and appliances that can be easily compared online, delivered to your home, and simply plugged into your wall, HVAC requires a skilled craftsman to design, install, and commission a heating and cooling system to ensure it is correct for your home or business. Each application is unique and can range dramatically based on many factors like size, efficiency, market availability, enhancements, heating type, materials, ductwork, accessories, warranty, etc. Please contact Roberson Air Conditioning to get your free, specialized solutions.