If you’re looking to update your air conditioning and/or water heater, and considering adding a home generator, Cornerstone Pros recommends you act now — before more price increases are passed on from manufacturers to local dealers.
Like manufacturing companies everywhere, plants that make mechanical systems for homes are faced with parts and labor shortages, which are resulting in higher prices on everything from air conditioning units, refrigerants, hot water heaters, home generators, and parts and material for all trades.
“We would like people to understand that these price increases are out of our control,” said Dana Spears, president and owner of Cornerstone Pros in Land O’ Lakes. “We strongly recommend that homeowners stop putting off these home improvements, especially for new air conditioning systems, which you can buy now and pay low monthly payments with deferred interest for up to 12 months.”
Cornerstone Pros always recommends regular maintenance and planning ahead when it comes to taking care of your home. This will save you money, and allow you to budget for future repairs.
“Unfortunately, the current manufacturing environment is seeing pricing fluctuate daily, making it difficult to forecast 100% of future repair and replacement costs,” said Spears. “We already have received numerous price increases this year, and are being told more will be coming the next two quarters.”
The only thing worse than having you’re AC go out on the hottest day of the year, is not being able to get it repaired right away.
“We can help to prevent an emergency from happening at your home if you schedule a preventative maintenance checkup, which will allow us to catch a problem prior to the system failing on that hot summer day,” said Spears. “This is very affordable — we’re currently offering an AC System Maintenance Checkup at a special rate of $39.95.”
For homes needing a replacement system, one of the most popular AC systems Cornerstone Pros offers is the Daikin Fit series, which is so quiet that it can be installed outside a bedroom window and not be heard inside.
“Our AC equipment product line has the best warranties in the industry, with a 12-year parts and labor warranty available for purchase. We also offer great financing terms and rebates, and work with local utility companies to qualify customers for additional rebates,” said Spears.
Generators and Surge Protectors
Families of all incomes and home sizes install generators and surge protectors to keep comfortable and safe if the power goes out during a summer storm or hurricane.
Cornerstone Pros offers permanent and portable home generators, and has low-interest financing. It installs Generac generators, the country’s largest manufacturer of backup generators that run on natural gas or liquid propane, and automatically activate when there is a power outage.
“Choosing the right size generator is just as important as the quality of the generator. Our technicians do a full load calculation on every home we quote, and specify a generator that best meets a family’s needs and budget,” said Miguel Silva, plumbing manager for Cornerstone Pros.
Generators provide protection 24/7, whether you are home or away, and turn themselves off when utility power returns. A generator prevents almost all of the problems associated with power loss, including spoiled food, extreme temperatures, sickening mold, and no running water if a home is on a well.
The company also installs whole-home surge protection devices, which can prevent a power surge from damaging appliances and essential electronics if lightning strikes your home or nearby.
Cornerstone Pros is a one of the area’s largest and most established trade contractors offering air conditioning, plumbing and electrical services. It is proud to employ over 95 local, qualified people who provide prompt service and exceptional customer service seven days a week.
Cornerstone Pros phones are answered 24/7, and technicians are available weekends and holidays. Call 813-990-0561 anytime. For more information, visit the website at CornerstonePros.com.
Published July 28, 2021