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Upgrade Your Outdoor Space

awning installation pennsylvaniaThe past couple of years have made us all even more appreciative of our outdoor spaces. And now that summer is here, you’ll want to spend even more time in your backyard. Take dinner up a notch by eating outside. Host a gathering for friends or family. Or just sit back and relax. Whatever you use your outdoor space for, an awning can help you enjoy it even more.

Rain or Shine

With an awning, the weather won’t force you back inside. If it’s a blazing hot summer day and you want to get out of the sun, an awning will give you shade. It will also keep you dry on a rainy day. With an awning, you’ll get even more mileage out of your deck or patio with protection from the sun and the rain.

Quality Products

Ace-Robbins is proud to be an authorized dealer of Aristocrat awnings. Aristocrat makes top-quality products for your home that are low-maintenance and will let you enjoy your outdoor space in all types of weather.

At Ace-Robbins, we offer an extensive line of awnings and shade products:

Whatever you’re in the market for, we have something for you—from traditional window awnings and patio awnings to retractable awnings to high-tech solar shades. We also offer high-quality retractable canopies and canopy tents for your pool or spa. Want to cover your deck or balcony? Want to add a cover under your pergola? We’ve got the right product for you.

We’re Here for You!

Whatever you need, Ace-Robbins is here for you. Some larger companies have moved their customer service out of state, but we’re right here. Because of that, you won’t have to wait as long for delivery or service.

Ace-Robbins operates in Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Sullivan, and Wyoming County. Click here to see if you live in our service area.

Join our family of satisfied customers today. Contact Ace-Robbins for more information on how you can upgrade your outdoor space.

Now Is a Great Time to Upgrade!

propane appliances pennsylvaniaIt seems like everywhere you go things are getting more expensive. You’re feeling the pinch at the pump when you fill up your car. And even the groceries you buy to feed your family cost more today than they did just a few months ago.

Don’t worry. There are still places you can save. One of them is Ace-Robbins. We’ve got some great deals on appliances. And we service the appliances we sell, so when you buy from us you get quality, service, and access to our expert technicians.

Spend to Save

Right now might not feel like the right time to purchase an appliance for your northeastern Pennsylvania home, but whatever appliance you choose, chances are you’ll be upgrading to a more efficient model that will save you money on your energy bills every time you use it. Plus, you’ll save on repairs. Especially if you sign up for our of our service plans.

Shop Your Way

We’ve got a great selection of appliances at Ace-Robbins. If you visit our showroom in person, you’ll find additional savings.

You can also take advantage of the convenience of visiting our virtual showroom from the comfort of your own home.

A Great Selection

Whether you visit us in person or online, you’ll find a wide variety of quality appliances to choose from at Ace-Robbins. We carry products from manufacturers you can trust like Amana, Maytag, and Whirlpool.

We’ve got an appliance for just about every room in your home. Here’s a selection of the amazing appliances we sell and service:

If you’re in northern Pennsylvania and it’s time to upgrade one of your appliances, come to Ace-Robbins. Our knowledgeable staff is waiting and willing to help you find the right appliance for your household’s needs.

Visit Ace Robbins online or in-person today!

We’ve Got You Covered!

central air service pennsylvaniaJune brings with it the last days of spring and the first days of summer. Now things are going to really start heating up in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Before the first real heatwave hits, you want to know that your central air conditioning system or ductless mini-split unit is ready to keep you and your family cool and comfortable. That’s why now is a great time to let one of Ace-Robbins’ expert technicians provide the seasonal maintenance that will help you literally keep your cool all summer long.

At Ace-Robbins, we encourage our customers to prioritize getting an annual cooling tune-up. Seasonal maintenance is the best way to ensure that your cooling system will perform optimally for you all summer. You can also count on us for repairs or emergency service when you need it.

Maintenance Matters

Your HVAC system is a major investment. To get the most out of it, you should sign up for our Cooling Maintenance Plan. It’s a great way to reduce the need for future repairs, extend the life of your system, and guarantee its efficient operation (which saves you money on your energy bills). And in the rare event that repairs become necessary, as a Cooling Maintenance Plan member, you’ll save on covered repairs.

Membership Has Its Benefits

Membership in the Ace-Robbins Cooling Maintenance Plan includes yearly multipoint tune-ups. This will keep your AC system running at peak efficiency, and that translates into lower cooling costs for you. In addition, should you ever need repairs, as a Cooling Maintenance Plan member, you’ll receive a 20% discount on covered repairs.

The Warning Signs

Here are some indicators that something is wrong with your cooling system:

If any of the above is happening in your home, it’s time to call Ace-Robbins for service. We’ll come quickly with all the tools and replacement parts needed to get the job done right the first time.

You Can Count on Ace-Robbins

You can count on Ace-Robbins to keep you cool all summer with our full range of cooling services for central air conditioning systems and ductless mini-split units. We offer affordable rates for installation, repair, and service in Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Sullivan, and Wyoming County. Click here to see if you live in our service area.

Contact Ace-Robbins today to schedule your next service visit or to enroll in our Cooling Maintenance Plan.

Go Green & Save Some Green

save energy pennsylvaniaIf you’re looking to bring affordable green energy to your Northeastern Pennsylvania, then Ace-Robbins can help. We offer green solutions for our environmentally-conscious customers. With our help, you’ll have a greener home and lower energy costs. We deliver clean-burning fuels and install high-efficiency equipment that is good for the environment and your budget.

Green Solutions from Ace-Robbins

Here are a few of the green solutions Ace-Robbins offers our customers:

You’re a Winner with Ace

Ace-Robbins offers our customers expert installations, maintenance, and repairs. Whether you’re in the market for a new HVAC system, maintenance, or repairs, you can count on our expert technicians. We have the expertise to install and service various types of high-efficiency, green equipment. Some of our team members have even installed geothermal heat pump systems!

If you’re in Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Sullivan, or Wyoming County, let Ace-Robbins help you go green and save some green. Click here to see if you live in our service area.

Contact Ace-Robbins today to learn more.

Reasons Tankless Is Better Than Traditional

tankless water heater pennsylvaniaDid you know that your water heater accounts for about 20% of your energy bills? Given that as well as what a vitally important piece of equipment it is for the comfort of your family, it makes sense to have the best. Ace-Robbins can help you upgrade to a more efficient model. We can also repair or maintain the water heater you already have so that it functions optimally.

If you’re in the market for a new water heater, tankless is really the way to go for your northeastern Pennsylvania home. Tankless water heaters offer a number of benefits. They’re energy-saving, space-efficient, and provide a virtually endless supply of hot water.

Let’s take a closer look at the benefits tankless water heaters offer and why they’re superior to traditional water heaters.

Tankless vs. Traditional Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters give you hot water on demand. They’re more energy-efficient and space-efficient than traditional water heaters. Here are some reasons they’re better:

  1. With a tankless water heater, you get unlimited hot water. With a traditional water heater, once the hot water in the tank is used up, you have to wait for more water to be heated. If you choose the proper size for your home, even with multiple appliances (or showers) going at the same time, you’ll never run out of hot water with a tankless water heater.
  2. With a traditional water heater, it’s common for the same quantity of water to be heated over and over again waiting to be used. Especially during the winter months when the water starts colder and loses heat more quickly in your cold basement, that can add up to a lot of wasted energy. Tankless water heaters only work when there’s a demand for hot water and don’t require a pilot light. You could save as much as 40% on your bills with a tankless water heater.
  3. Tankless water heaters don’t take up a lot of space. They’re about the size of a suitcase. That means that you have a lot of flexibility when choosing where yours should go. Install one on virtually any wall inside or outside your home. Or put yours completely out of sight in a closet or crawl space.
  4. You get great longevity with a tankless water heater. Conventional water heaters tend to last about 10 years. The average lifespan of a tankless water heater is 18 years.

Quality Water Heaters

Ace-Robbins services and installs all of the top brands of water heaters. In addition to high-efficiency tankless water heaters, you can also choose from traditional tank storage water heaters and indirect water heaters that work with your boiler. If you’re looking to save as much as possible on your energy costs (up to 40%), we recommend a Rinnai tankless water heater.

We’re here for you.

Whatever you need, Ace-Robbins is here for you in Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Sullivan, and Wyoming County. Click here to see if you live in our service area.

Contact Ace-Robbins today for more information on water heaters. And make sure to check out our current specials.

Maintenance Keeps Your System Running Efficiently

home cooling service pennsylvaniaNow that May is here, things are really starting to warm up. Before you know it, you’ll be looking for ways to cool down in your Northeastern Pennsylvania home. If this summer turns out to be a scorcher, you want to know that your air conditioning system will be up to the task of keeping you and your family cool on even the hottest of days. The best way to do that is to get a tune-up for your AC now.

At Ace-Robbins, we strongly encourage our customers to prioritize getting an annual cooling tune-up. And now really is the best time. You want to schedule your maintenance visit for well before things start heating up and you start relying on your AC.

Ace-Robbins is proud to offer our customers an AC maintenance and service plan that will extend the life of your AC system and ensure that it operates efficiently for your household this summer.

The Benefits

Preventative maintenance for your AC system provides the following benefits:

Once you enroll in the Ace-Robbins Cooling Maintenance Plan, you’ll receive an annual multipoint tune-up. This will keep your AC system running at peak efficiency, and that translates into lower cooling costs for you. In addition, should you ever need repairs, as a Cooling Maintenance Plan member, you’ll receive a 20% discount on covered repairs.

The Ace-Robbins Cooling Maintenance Plan

As part of your annual tune-up, one of Ace-Robbins’s expert technicians will do the following:

Basically, we’ll make sure your system won’t disappoint you this summer.

You Can Count on Ace-Robbins

You can count on Ace-Robbins to keep you cool all summer with our full range of air conditioning services. We offer affordable rates for AC installation, repair, and service in Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Sullivan, and Wyoming County. Click here to see if you live in our service area.

Contact Ace-Robbins today to schedule your next service visit or to enroll in our Cooling Maintenance Plan.

The Ace-Robbins EZ Pay Plan

monthly fuel bill pennsylvaniaNo matter what, you can rely on Ace-Robbins to provide safe, reliable, and affordable fuel delivery. However, you can also count on events beyond our control to play a role in the cost of fuel. We are in unprecedented times, and the recent sharp increases in heating oil and propane prices have caused many of us a lot of anxiety.

Please know that you are a valuable customer, and if you’re struggling to keep up with your energy costs, we have a program that may be able to help.

Ace-Robbins encourages both our propane and heating oil customers to enroll in our EZ Pay Plan. Rather than have your high usage months lead to unpredictably high fuel costs, you’ll see your monthly heating costs split into 12 equal payments. That way, you’ll know exactly what to expect every month.

Please note: There is no fee to enroll in our EZ Pay Plan. However, there are a lot of benefits.

Advantages to the EZ Pay Plan

There are many advantages to signing up for the Ace-Robbins EZ Pay Plan:

  1. We give you several additional opportunities to save money. When you sign up for automatic payments via EFT (electronic funds transfer), we’ll give you a $25 fuel credit. Additionally, every EZ Pay Plan customer get a 15-cent-per-gallon discount on every delivery. If you’re 65 years of age or older, you’ll also get an additional 5-cent-per-gallon discount on top of that on every delivery.
  2. As an EZ Pay Plan customer, you’ll receive automatic deliveries, so there’s no need to remember to call us for more propane or heating oil and you don’t have to worry about having a run-out.
  3. Enrollment is quick and easy.
  4. Your fuel bills will be predictable and manageable at a time when heating fuel prices are fluctuating a lot. That also means you’ll have more cash on hand during high fuel usage months.
  5. Even if you need more than one delivery in a month, your monthly costs won’t change (aside from the occasional adjustment we might make due to factors beyond our control).

How We Calculate Your Monthly Payments

Figuring out your monthly payment amount is a simple and transparent process:

Ace-Robbins Is on Your Side

Trust us when we say we take no pleasure in charging you so much for your fuel. Unfortunately, we’re limited by the prices our suppliers charge us.

We greatly appreciate your understanding and remain committed to taking the best care of your family, no matter what happens with the price of heating fuel.

Contact Ace-Robbins for more information or to enroll in our EZ Pay Plan.

There’s so much we can do for you!

hvac services pennsylvaniaAce-Robbins is a locally owned and operated enterprise in Tunkhannock. You can count on us because we’ve stood the test of time. We’ve been in the business of serving families and businesses in Northeastern Pennsylvania for over 70 years!

There’s a lot that Ace-Robbins can do for you and your home to help keep you and your family safe and comfortable. We provide many products and services.

Services We Offer

Here are some of the services we provide:

Equipment We Install & Service

Here are some of the products we install and service:

We Are Literally Here For You.

Whatever you need, Ace-Robbins is here for you. Whereas some larger companies have moved their customer service out of state or out of the neighborhood, we’re right here. Because of that, you won’t have to wait long for delivery or service when you call.

Ace-Robbins operates in Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Sullivan, and Wyoming County. Click here to see if you live in our service area.

Join our family of satisfied customers today. Contact Ace-Robbins for more information.

Why Did the Price of Oil Get So High?

oilheat current events pennsylvaniaWorld events have left many markets volatile. From supply chain delays to the price of gas for your car, the past two years have been a challenge for all of us. Current events are causing volatility in the cost of heating oil. And when the price of oil rises sharply, it hurts us all.

Understanding the Energy Markets and Price Fluctuations

Global crude oil prices soared to over $100 per barrel for the first time in eight years after Russia invaded Ukraine in late February. As you probably know all too well by now, the price of crude oil goes is linked to the price you pay for gasoline, heating oil, and many other products.

This is unwelcomed news to those of us already exhausted after two years of surviving a pandemic. Prior to this, energy prices in all sectors—oil, propane, natural gas and electricity—had been on a steady rise because global oil production hadn’t yet caught up with the pent-up demand that quickly followed the perceived end of the pandemic.

Even before the war in Ukraine accelerated price increases to an even greater degree, frenetic consumer spending—combined with persistent supply shortages—had already sent inflation rates in our country to their highest level in 40 years. 

Why Is Oil Supply Still Lagging?

You’ll hear some pundits and politicians in the U.S. assert that “we just have to drill for more oil at home.” That’s a simplified and misinformed solution to the production shortfall.

Investors know that a zero-carbon emissions world is not too far off in our future. Big money is holding back on fossil fuel investments as legislators try to move the country toward more renewable energy. Investors are looking to sink their money into long-term, profitable opportunities in the burgeoning green energy field.

Local heating oil dealers like us are making excellent progress with making our fuel more dependent on renewable energy too. Ace-Robbins is proud to offer green solutions that bring affordable green energy to your home.

Another factor influencing oil companies is what happened in the spring of 2020 when crude oil prices fell all the way to negative $30 per barrel. Traders had to pay buyers to take oil! Since then, however, prices have been rising steadily. And then they exploded in late February after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

But, proving just how much and how quickly things can change, crude oil prices have dropped under $100 per barrel again (as of mid-March). This was caused by a variety of factors, including the unexpected Covid-19 lockdowns in China, small signs of a possible diplomatic solution to the Ukraine conflict, and the biggest drop in four years of “bullish bets” on the market by hedgers.

To say that we are currently in the midst of an extremely volatile energy market would be an understatement.

Russia’s Role

Russia is a large factor in all of this because it is the third-largest petroleum and liquid fuels producer in the world (behind only the United States and Saudi Arabia). It’s a major exporter of both crude oil and natural gas.

For weeks, energy prices had been rising in anticipation of the sanctions that were likely to be levied on the Russian energy sector if the country invaded Ukraine. In the frenzied world of investment, this is known as the “fear factor.” Even the hint of a possible disruption in energy supply influences how commodities traders buy and sell.

After Russia invaded, the U.S. was the first country to place a ban on Russian imported oil and petroleum products, which amounted to about 7% of U.S. imports in 2020. In comparison, Canada ranked number one with 52% of petroleum imports, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

But here’s where the fear factor comes in again. While Russian oil imported into the U.S. accounts for just a few drops in the barrel, so to speak, the prospect of Europe eventually joining the U.S. in banning Russian energy imports would leave a big void to fill, and those who make their living in the oil markets don’t like that uncertainty. This includes the speculators who are betting on price moves as well as the hedgers, who are limiting risk for their clients who are involved with either the production or consumption of oil.

What Comes Next?

We don’t know where things will go from here, but we hope this spike is only temporary. Nothing will make us happier than when prices return to normal. Until then, trust us to look out for your interests.

Ace-Robbins remains committed to being a dependable and affordable source of heating oil. We proudly serve our customers in Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Sullivan, and Wyoming County. And we hope that peace is on the horizon.

Contact Ace-Robbins today to learn more or to request a delivery.

Spring is just around the corner

a/c tune up pennsylvaniaWe’ve already enjoyed some beautifully mild days in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Warmer weather will soon be here to stay, and that means you’ll soon be relying on your central air system to keep things comfortably cool in your home.

Chances are you’re more than ready for a warm-up in the weather. The question is, how about your central air system? Is it ready for spring and warmer weather?

At Ace-Robbins, we offer maintenance and service plans that will keep your central air system in great working order.

Why is maintenance important?

Preventative maintenance for your home comfort systems increases their longevity. Industry research shows that four out of every five equipment failures could have been prevented if regular maintenance had been performed. Don’t get caught off guard with an equipment failure that could affect your household’s comfort. Now is the time to get on top of your air conditioning maintenance.

When should you get maintenance?

The best time to schedule an annual cooling tune-up with Ace-Robbins is now, before the heat of summer starts really taxing your cooling system. In addition to reducing the risk of a breakdown and extending the life of your equipment, regular maintenance maintains the efficiency of your air conditioning system. An air conditioning system that is running efficiently costs less to operate. So, paying for maintenance now will help you save money all summer long.

What’s included in a maintenance visit?

When one of Ace-Robbin’s trained technicians performs a tune-up of your air conditioning system, they’ll do the following and more:

  1. Clean your condenser coils.
  2. Check the coolant level.
  3. Inspect the ductwork.
  4. Check your blower belt.

In short, we’ll make sure your system won’t let you down when the weather really heats up this summer.

Bet on the Ace

Ace-Robbins has a large fleet of vehicles ready to serve all your fuel and HVAC needs—whether you’re in Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Sullivan, or Wyoming County. Click here to see if you live in our service area.

Contact Ace-Robbins today to schedule your next service visit or to enroll in our Cooling Maintenance Plan.