Hello. My name is Rob Blair. I started with MB Heating & Cooling Plumbing & Electric in January as the Solar Sales Specialist. I am excited to continue my career with a well-known and well-respected Springfield based business.
I have over 38 years of experience as a salesperson, financial manager, internet sales manager, and a general sales manager during my time as a sales professional.
I am very passionate about customer service and treating others with the kindness and respect that all deserve. I’ve been incredibly privileged to earn the trust of my customers throughout the years by being honest and trustworthy. I take great pride in serving the community where I reside and the relationships I have built.
I’m married to my wife, Tam. We have two adult daughters, two son-in-law’s, and 4 incredible grandchildren, Kimber, Drake, Calvin, and Quincy. If I’m not a work, you can find me in my garage watching sports and cooking on my smoker, at one of my grandkids games or events, or hanging out with my friends.
Lower your bills and help protect our state’s natural resources—solar energy makes this possible.
Illinois wants to produce 25 percent of its electricity from renewable resources by 2025, making this a great time to enhance your Springfield home with solar paneling. You can make the transition with little to no money down and enjoy monthly solar payments that are lower than your budget for electricity.
And because this is a greener form of energy, you’ll qualify for federal and state tax incentives.
MB Heating and Cooling has been creating healthy homes and businesses in Central Illinois since 1986. Our team of NATE-certified technicians receives continual training to stay up to date with the latest trends in our industry. We have the expertise and tools to get the job done right.
From solar paneling to the latest indoor air quality technology, let’s create a cleaner future for everyone to enjoy at an affordable cost. Call us today or contact us online today for a free consultation about incorporating green technology into your Springfield household.
How Do Solar Panels Work?
Solar panels create electricity to help offset your monthly utility bill. The higher your electric bill, the more you’ll benefit from solar energy.
How do they work? Sunlight hits the solar panels installed on the roof of a home or business, creating an electric field. The electricity generated from this field flows into a conductive wire that travels to an inverter.
The inverter converts the electricity from DC (direct current) to AC (alternating current) for use in your house or business. Once converted, the electricity runs through your electrical panel to power your appliances, laptops, and other devices. A meter keeps tabs on how much electricity you produce.
The bulk of your costs with solar systems is in the installation and purchase of panels—and you can offset these expenses through tax incentives. Once the panels are in place, the savings can begin.
Solar panels are exceptionally durable and able to withstand our harsh winters here in Illinois. Plus, the cost of going solar has steadily dropped over the past decade, making it an easy and affordable choice to incorporate green technology into your lifestyle.
Things to Consider When Going Solar
You may be wondering if solar paneling works with some of our older historic homes here in Springfield. The answer is yes! Innovations and advancements in the heating and cooling industry allow us to integrate the latest technology with our existing buildings.
More sunlight creates more electricity with a solar system. We'll need to find a spot on your roof that receives plenty of exposure to the sun.
Solar paneling will last a long time—more than 30 years in most cases. If your roof is at the end of its service life, it makes sense to replace it before installing the solar paneling.
While Springfield homes with roofs facing due south receive the most exposure from sunlight, solar panels facing east or west receive more than enough sunlight to justify the investment.
The average payback period for going solar in the United States is around eight years. Installing solar paneling adds market value to your property—but will not increase your property taxes in Illinois.
Solar Panel Tax Credits in Central Illinois
Homeowners in Illinois who install solar paneling are eligible for several state and federal tax incentives:
- Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit: Earn a 26 percent federal tax credit for residential solar systems installed by December 31, 2022
- The Illinois Net Metering Policy: Your local utility will buy back any excess electricity your solar system produces
- The Special Assessment for Solar Energy Systems: Solar paneling adds value to your home, but this program means you will be taxed as if the panels were not even there
MB Heating & Cooling will gladly assist you with any paperwork for rebates and incentives. We want to make it easy for you to save as much money as possible.
Solar Panel Installation
Our team of licensed professionals can install, replace, repair, and maintain solar paneling for your home or business. Go with a company that understands these systems and has years of experience working with this technology.
Plus, we offer convenient financing to help you create a healthy home for yourself and your loved ones. We’ll let you know right away if you’re approved.
Solar Panel Repairs
These panels are resistant to the worst weather. On the rare occasion you experience a problem with a panel or the controls, give us a call. Our certified repair team will provide you with an accurate, upfront quote before we begin any work.
Solar Panel Maintenance
You can count on us to maintain your solar paneling, along with all your plumbing and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. We offer a customized service agreement plan designed to fit your budget and needs.
Call Us Today About Solar Panels
Renewable energy can have a significant impact on our lives and the environment. Our knowledgeable and friendly pros at MB Heating & Cooling can answer all your questions about solar paneling and how it can benefit your Springfield, IL, home. Call us today at 217-544-4328 or request service online.