The holiday season is here, which means you are likely preparing your Christmas wish lists for family and friends. Whether you are shopping for yourself or others, it can be difficult to know where to start. At Chas Roberts, we specialize in both plumbing and HVAC, and are here to inspire some of the best new technologies to add to your holiday wish list this year.
With a smart thermostat, you are able to adjust heating and cooling temperatures in your home from your smartphone. This Wi-Fi enabled device allows you the freedom to control the temperature settings in your home from anywhere, as well as track and manage temperature data. This can also prove to be an energy-saver, as smart thermostats commonly come with programmable time settings and low-power modes. You may not pay much attention to your thermostat, but it is an important part of your HVAC system. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10% a year on heating and cooling costs by adjusting your thermostat to a lower setting for eight hours a day. These savings and the convenience these smart thermostats provide should put them at the top of your wish list.
Indoor air pollution is one of the top five environmental dangers according to The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Air scrubbers are an efficient system for improving your indoor air quality, and they can also prevent the spread of airborne diseases such as COVID-19. Scrubber systems clean and purify the air while reducing allergens, pollutants, and gases commonly found indoors. Chas Roberts is able to professionally install a new system in your home and is currently offering $200 off Aerus Air Scrubbers. Now is the perfect time to prioritize the quality of air in your home by adding an air purifier to your wish list.
In a time when we’re increasingly aware of the spread of germs, touchless technology will be at the top of homeowners’ wish lists this Christmas. Touchless appliances, including faucets and toilets, provide plumbing efficiency, convenience, and sanitary benefits. With the use of sensors, touchless faucets turn the water on and off without turning a handle or knob. Standard faucets can carry bacteria from using the bathroom or cooking with raw meats that can transfer back onto your hands after you wash. With motion sensors, touchless faucets provide a more hygienic solution for your home. In the same way, touchless toilets flush with the use of a motion sensor which prevents the need to touch the handle. Touchless fixtures can also conserve water by automatically shutting off when not in use and can decrease water-usage by at least 20%, according to the EPA. Chas Roberts is your partner in the installation of your new touchless appliances this season.
Tankless water heaters differ from traditional water heaters as they provide hot water only as you need it rather than using a storage tank. According to the Department of Energy, tankless water heaters can be up to 34% more water efficient than traditional models, depending on the amount of daily water usage in your home. Although they may have a higher upfront cost, over time a tankless water heater will run at a lower operating cost, prove to be more energy efficient, and, on average, last more than 20 years. It is important to have a professional install your new water heater to avoid flooding and other plumbing issues. At Chas Roberts, our licensed plumbers will assess and assist with your water heating questions.
If you’re looking to upgrade your HVAC system this Christmas, consider going green with energy efficient heating and cooling units. Eco-friendly units have increased in popularity over the past few years due to the benefits they can provide for your home. Although they may come with a higher upfront cost, the reduced energy usage can decrease your utility bills over time. Newer systems are also able to cool or heat up your home more quickly, which allows for greater comfort year-round. There are many different models and brands you can select when purchasing a new unit, so we recommend doing research and contacting a professional beforehand. Chas Roberts will complete a free in-home estimate after examining your HVAC system, and our experts are here to recommend and install your new eco-friendly unit.
Just like a smoke detector can detect a fire in your home, leak detectors are able to help prevent water damage and flooding in your home. Areas like the laundry room, bathrooms, water heater closet, and kitchen are all prone to water damage if there is an unknown leak or damaged pipe. Leak detectors can give both visual and audio alerts to warn you of an issue. New technology is making leak detectors increasingly accurate and can even pair your system with your smartphone to alert you if there is a problem. Leaking and damaged pipes can become costly over time if they go unrepaired, which is why it can benefit to catch the issue early on.
No matter the new technology you choose to add to your home this holiday season, it is important to keep your systems maintained to avoid future issues that could occur. Luckily, you can plan ahead and add a professional maintenance plan to your wish list along with your new systems. Chas Roberts offers our MVP Plan that provides you with regular system upkeep for your air conditioning and heating units. With the MVP Plan, you’ll receive:
With over 75 years of experience servicing the Valley, our certified professionals are available to answer any questions you have on your plumbing and HVAC wish list this holiday season. Whether you need a professional installation or an expert opinion before purchasing a new system, you can trust us to provide reliable information and top-quality work. Contact us today to see how we can help you this holiday season.