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Is your furnace in need of repair? 


Our licensed HVAC technicians are experts in all types of furnaces and are continually updated on new or advanced service techniques though their ongoing regular training seminars.  Codes change and our technicians adapt to stay in the know.  We will provide all customers with quality service work completed as quickly and efficiently as possible.  TOBIN has the most experienced technicians when it comes to repairing or servicing a furnace or boiler heating system.  All makes and models-we fix them all.

TOBIN’s excellent reputation perceives us and all the local distributors in town are constantly asking TOBIN to sell their products.  When we choose a heating or air conditioning system to replace your existing system, we choose a brand that is durable, reliable and safe to operate.  Not to mention efficient.  So, if you are looking to repair your more dated furnace, call on TOBIN to shoot you the straight talk about whether you should repair your existing equipment with a costly repair and you have life left in your machine or bite the bullet and opt for replacing it, if costs make sense.  And, with the financing TOBIN has available, why not replace an old inefficient heating system that is nickel and diming your wallet.

We have a flat rate repair diagnostic fee.  We do not charge by the hour, we save you money and charge by the job.  Providing a clear repair cost determination up-front before we begin the repairs needed on your system.  You will not be disappointed calling TOBIN for your furnace repair needs.  Our technicians will show up in fully stocked service vans or trucks to diagnose your problem.  Once we diagnose your heating system our service technician will tell you exactly what is needed to get your furnace repaired and back up and running.  Our techs try to utilize part warranties whenever possible to help save you even more money!  Call TOBIN today and we will get your comfort back.

 

Furnace Financing

We realize not everyone has the money to pay for a new furnace up front.  That’s why TOBIN is offering our best financing offer yet!  Find out how you can get a new, high-efficiency unit with 0% financing for 5 years AND payments as low as $58/month. Very affordable.

Typical furnaces have an average lifespan of 10-15 years.  If your system is this age or needs repairs often, you may want to consider replacing it.  And chances are, the old system you are running is wasting money in utility costs.

The cost of a standard efficiency gas furnace with installation starts at $3295 and a high efficiency gas furnace starts at $4100. This includes a standard installation with no extras. Any code upgrades or additional work such as new duct-work are extra. If you are wondering what the biggest factor is in the cost of a furnace it is the brand. We can help you choose the best furnace for your situation when you give us a call. We offer financing on furnaces through EnerBank USA.

  • Most furnace and A/C replacements are covered with a 10 year parts and 1 year labor warranty.
  • All installs are up to code for the city or county that you are in.
  • We carry most brands of equipment. Most installs are custom based on the needs and design of your home.
  • We install traditional or state of the art wireless thermostats to enable an a/c to be added as well..

TOBIN offers FREE in-home installation estimates with highly-skilled technicians.  We NEVER use the strong arm sales approach where you feel pushed into buying something you may not want or need.  The technician will discuss the operating costs savings you will experience (and be able to calculate on your utility bill) from replacing an older inefficient system with a new one.

We get most of our new business from referrals from happy clients. We are regularly told that our bid for a new furnace installation is 15% to 30% less than our competitors. So we end up saving our clients a thousand dollars or more most of the time.

*Financing approval dependent on creditworthiness. Restrictions may apply. Cannot be combined with another offer. Valid during normal business hours only. Must present at the time of service. Call for details.

Furnace pricing

Pre-Season Heating System Start-Up.

Is your furnace ready for winter?  With the autumn season in full swing now, that means winter is on its way, along with the cold and snow!  It is time to ask yourself-Is my heating system ready to make it through another winter?

Now is the best time to turn on your gas forced air furnace, boiler, or hot water heating system and make sure it works and is ready for the cold weather coming.  Don’t wait until your furnace won’t start up and you need to heat your home.

Pre-Season Heating System Start-Up.Call TOBIN Heating and Air Conditioning to schedule a Pre-Season Precision Furnace Tune-Up with Cleaning for peace of mind. We have over 65 years of experience maintaining heating equipment for Denver-area homeowners. We service all brands of furnaces, heat pumps and boilers to ensure proper function and ensure peak efficiency during operation.

TOBIN is offering a Pre-Season Promotion too, so call TODAY!

Here are some of the services our background-checked technicians perform while conducting a Precision Furnace Tune-Up with Cleaning $139 until October 31st

Tech inspects ignition system

Inspects heat exchanger

Checks gas piping and valve for leaks

Checks blower and motor

Cleans system thoroughly

Includes 6 pt. electrical safety check

Furnace tune-ups are as important as changing the oil in your car.  Call today to ensure fewer breakdowns and rule out safety and health concerns.  Other benefits include:

ü  Making your heating bills more affordable by getting it checked out annually.

ü  Lower your repair costs should your system breakdown.

ü  Performing regular maintenance extends the life of your heating system.

Ask about our Preferred Customer Preventive Maintenance Program benefits while your technician is out at your home.  That way TOBIN keeps track of when it’s time for us to come out and perform maintenance on your system and we contact you to get scheduled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A/C Installation – When to Consider an Air Conditioning Replacement

air conditioner installation DenverMost people probably only consider replacing their dated air conditioning system when it needs repair.  This is not really the best way to go about doing so though, because it will most likely be a busy time of the hot summer months when temperatures are the hottest and all HVAC companies are busier than usual servicing the demands.  Which means you will be uncomfortable in a hot home without air conditioning awaiting your replacement air conditioning installation.  Therefore, planning and budgeting your air conditioner replacement project ahead of a catastrophic system breakdown would be very beneficial and practical for any homeowner.

With the age of your air conditioning system in the back of your head and knowing its expected lifespan, you may want to consider a proactive replacement.  This can also save you money doing your project during a cooler time of the year and when HVAC contractors are between the busy no-heat service calls and hottest summer months.  Two other factors to persuade a homeowner to replace would be overall reliability and the cost of running that older system.

When your system is no longer reliable and constantly breaking down, then it makes financial sense to replace it with a newer, more efficient and more dependable system.

Choosing Your Replacement Air Conditioner

Once you’ve come to terms with it being time to replace your air conditioner, here’s what you need to do to get the project moving along.  Look into brands and types of air conditioning systems so you know your options, so you are comfortable with your choice.  Calling TOBIN Heating and Air Conditioning at the beginning of this process will help assist you in available options and financing options to consider, as well.  Like a 36-month 0% cost option, that way you get the system you really want and not just the bare minimum you can afford to put on a credit card.  TOBIN’s team will exceed your expectations for installation in all areas of the job.  We will replace your air conditioning system with a new optimally sized and expertly installed system.  You can count on TOBIN to get your installation job done right the first time and up and running and cooling you down as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Denver AC Repair

Finding an affordable, yet reliable air conditioning repair company can be a difficult task, until you meet the technicians at TOBIN Heating & Air Conditioning located in Lakewood CO.  In business since 1954 in the Denver area, serving clients with quality service.  We employ top-notch technicians equipped to handle the toughest air conditioner repair jobs around.  From leak testing to motor replacement, we will give you the best, NATE-certified techs the industry has to offer.  With all techs having a background and MVR check completed prior to hiring, we assure you good and safe practices.

All technicians are non-commission technicians with our reputation in mind.  They are clean-cut and high energy, bright-eyed, strong-willed and just plain hard workers. The will not disappoint!  They will also let you know about any promotions or coupons TOBIN currently has offered on multiple places on the web.

Once you call TOBIN Heating & Air Conditioning and schedule with our main office, a TOBIN Tech will show up on-time and treat you right, charging you a fair price upon completion of the job.  If you need quick turnaround on parts, we can handle that too!  If a technician finds your repair too costly, he will advise you of your air conditioning replacement options with financing offers, such as 36-month NO INTEREST financing.  Just go to our website: www.tobinair.com to apply, get an answer within minutes!

TOBIN serves its customers like we would serve our own family, with honesty.  We offer a 2-year standard labor warranty on all equipment installation.  Along with a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty on non-maintenance parts with new equipment to meeting the current industry leaders.  We install ALL major brands of air conditioning systems.  Such systems that will qualify for the Xcel rebates, as well as manufacturer’s rebates currently offered.

Air Conditioner Financing

We realize not everyone has the money to pay for a new air conditioner up front, or you may not want to wipe out your savings account when your system needs to be replaced.  That’s why TOBIN is offering our best financing offer yet!  Find out how you can get a new, high-efficiency unit with 0% financing for 5 years AND payments as low as $58/month. Very affordable.

Air Conditioner Financing Typical air conditioners have an average lifespan of 10-15 years.  If your system is this age or needs repairs often, you may want to consider replacing it.  And chances are, the old system you are running is wasting money in utility costs.

Depending on what you want, central air or a ductless mini-split system, we will help you choose a new unit to replace your current AC that also fit your budget.  At TOBIN Heating & Air Conditioning, we can assist you in deciding what unit best fits your needs.  With the technological advances, you can now control and monitor your AC system even when you are not home.

TOBIN offers FREE in-home installation estimates with highly-skilled technicians.  We NEVER use the strong arm sales approach where you feel pushed into buying something you may not want or need.  The technician will discuss the operating costs savings you will experience (and be able to calculate on your utility bill) from replacing an older inefficient system with a new one.

Financing offers on many brands of equipment and specials are running now, so call today and get your FREE in-home estimate scheduled with an experienced TOBIN technician, who does not work on commission.

*Financing approval dependent on creditworthiness. Restrictions may apply. Cannot be combined with another offer. Valid during normal business hours only. Must present at the time of service. Call for details.

Air Conditioning Installation, High Efficiency vs. Low Efficiency Systems

With the heat waves of Denver fast approaching, you may want to consider a new air conditioning system being installed in your home.  We highly recommend replacing any AC system older than 15 years, even if it seems to work just fine.  The problem with older air conditioning systems is operating cost.  They are simply inefficient.

By today’s standards, inefficiency wastes so much energy and new industry standards implemented just 10 years ago applicable to an AC system SEER rating or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio rating have improved significantly.

Think of SEER ratings the same way MPG ratings for cars, but instead think of BTU’s per watt. 

Back 10 years ago, new AC systems minimum SEER rating was increased to 13 SEER on all manufactured AC products.  A huge increase from the 10 SEER rating previously implemented.  To break that down and really know what we are talking about we will use a 3 ton or 36,000 BTU system with a 15 SEER rating.

First, we divide BTU’s produced by the stated SEER rating. IE: 36,000 (3 tons) divided by 15 SEER = 2400 (watts).  We must then convert watts to the figure used by your energy company by then dividing that number by 1000 = 2.4 Kwh (2.4 one thousand-watt units). You see this noted on your Xcel Energy bill.

Then, determining the number of annual hours used by the operation of your air conditioner based on your geographical region.  Using Colorado for example, air conditioning systems operate on average 2500 hours annually.  So, then multiply the Kwh X 2500 hours = 6000 Kwh annual consumption.  Our studies show that Xcel customers pay 12.7 cents per Kwh, including taxes/fees.

6000 Kwh consumed annually X 12.7 cents per Kwh = $762 (enter in your calculator as 6000 X .127 to avoid confusing decimals and zeros). So annual cost is $762 for operation for a 3-ton, 15 SEER air conditioners.

A quick formula for each SEER option offered is as follows:

  • 13 SEER = $879
  • 14 SEER = $816
  • 16 SEER = $714
  • 23 SEER = $497

Now, just for grins (or cringes, depending on what your system SEER rating is) …what about an older 8 SEER air conditioning system annual operating cost, based on the average consumption?

36,000 divided by 8 = 4500 divided by 1000 = 4.5 Kwh X 2500 hours = 11,500 X .127 =

$1428.75 = 8 SEER Annual Operating Cost

Call TOBIN today and have us out for a free in-home air conditioning system replacement estimate.

 

Air Conditioner Installation Cost

A new central AC cost starts at $4275, Lennox brand 14ACX 2.5 ton, installed.
Standard installation, permit and electrical upgrades extra, more high efficiency options available, call for details.
This includes a standard installation with no extras. Any code upgrades or additional work such as new duct-work are extra. If you are wondering what the biggest factor is in the cost of a furnace it is the brand.  We can help you choose the best furnace for your situation when you give us a call. We offer financing on air conditioners as well.  If you are looking for pricing on a commercial air conditioner installation please call as for a quote.

Most furnace and a/c replacement are covered with a 10 year parts and 1 year labor warranty.

  • All installs are up to code for the city or county that you are in.
  • We carry most brands of equipment.  Most installs are custom based on the needs and design of your home.
  • We  install traditional or state of the art wireless thermostats to enable an a/c to be added as well.

This pricing is in effect through 2019.

We get most of our new business from referrals from happy clients.  We are regularly told that our bid for a new furnace installation is 15%  to 30% less than our competitors.  So we end up saving our clients a thousand dollars or more most of the time.

Currently, you can earn up to $600 in rebates for high-efficiency cooling systems from Xcel energy. We are a select contractor who can help you get this rebate. Plus you can receive up to $200 more when you purchase an Amana or Lennox A/C system when you use our coupon. Valid through 2019 or until Xcel energy removes this rebate.

TOBIN Celebrating 65 years in business!

As the 3rd generation of owners operating TOBIN Heating & Air Conditioning, we still enforce TOBIN’s original mission: “Quality and Service.”  With the longevity, that mission was stretched into “Quality and Service since 1954.” 

We want to build customer relationships for life.  We strive daily to please our customers and impress people with how we handle ourselves.  The number of word-of-mouth referrals we are given from satisfied customers says it all, TOBIN knows how to do things right! TOBIN takes care of its customers, that’s the only way you can be in business for 65 years. We prioritize customer satisfaction.

We partner with the best equipment in the industry.  We can back, along with the manufacturer, our preferred equipment with a 10 Years Parts and optional 10-year Labor Warranty*. That puts our customers’ minds at ease and that has always been a goal for the company.  With a good quality installation and regular maintenance, the customer mind is eased they are not going to have expensive repairs.

We keep up with technological advances, whether it is the latest smart thermostat or newest filtration technique, we are in the know.  We send our Technicians to be educated on the newest trends and obtain licenses and authorization to offer those high-tech, state-of-the-art products.

We employ highly trained technicians: all of TOBIN Technicians are NATE-certified, having graduated from HVAC school and beyond.  They get in-field experience and continuous education to maintain such credentials.

We offer affordable HVAC service and installs, financing also available.

  • A+ rating with the BBB
  • Licensed and insured HVAC contractors
  • Over 65 years industry experience
  • A.T.E certified company
  • Family owned and operated
  • Flexible appointments
  • Prompt service
  • Flexible Financing options
  • 10-year parts and labor warranty* (additional cost on labor warranties)
  • We service all makes & models
  • Wide selection of parts and equipment

R22 or Freon is being phased out

If your air conditioner was installed before 2010 and it is in need of repairs than you should read this article to save yourself some money.  Older A/C use R22 refrigerant which is a chemical gas that keeps the cold air coming out from your air conditioning system. Almost all air conditioning units older than 2010 use an AC refrigerant called R22 that’s also called Freon, and is noted by the EPA as HCFC-22.

R22 refrigerant is aiding in the depletion of the Earth’s ozone layer. The EPA in cooperation with other agencies around the world started a phase out of many ozone-depleting agent as part of an international agreement known as the Montreal Protocol.  By 2010 the production and import of R22 charged units became prohibited, still allowing the production of “dry units”. The production and import of R22 will be reduced by law until 2020.  At this time all production and import will be completely eliminated.

If your A/C equipment was produced prior to January 2010 your best option is to buy an upgraded, more environmentally-friendly system that uses R410a. Tobin Heating & Air Conditioning has financing options that help make the purchase affordable.

Currently, you can earn up to $600 in rebates for high-efficiency cooling systems from Xcel energy. We are a select contractor who can help you get this rebate. Plus you can receive up to $200 more when you purchase an Amana or Lennox A/C system when you use our coupon.

When is it time to Replace Your Air Conditioner

There are several factors to consider when deciding whether or not you need to replace your air conditioner, the first being the age of the A/C unit. Most A/C units usually last about 15 years, so if your system is approaching the 10 plus year mark you should look at your options for A/C replacement. Instead of spending a lot of money fixing an old system now is the time to get a brand energy efficient system today.

You can see more information here:

http://tobinair.com/air-conditioning-repair/air-conditioner-replacement-denver-metro/