8 Guides to Your Home's Heating

Even though we don’t deal with subzero temperatures or flurries of snow, things can still get a little chilly here in the Valley of the Sun. When you find yourself shivering or reaching for the thermostat, your heater is tasked with keeping your home comfortably warm. You may not think much about how your heater works, but knowledge comes in handy when problems arise. Here are eight guides to the ins and outs of your home’s heating system, and tips you can use to get the most out of it.

1.      Troubleshooting Common Furnace Problems

If your home has a gas or electric furnace, you only have to rely on it for a couple months out of the year, thanks to Arizona’s mild climate. This leaves the unit dormant for a long time. A long dormancy period leads to problems popping up due to dust, dirt, and debris. We’ve provided a way for you to identify and fix these issues before they turn into larger ones, with the help of our guide to Troubleshooting Common Furnace Problems. From a pilot light that won’t turn on to high-pitched squealing or screeching noises, you’ll be able to get to the bottom of the things that keep your furnace from running at its best.

2.      Heat Pump System vs Gas Furnace

When it comes to home heating, there’s no one size fits all solution. If you’re between choosing a heat pump system or a gas furnace, it’s important to weigh the pros, cons, and background information on both options. For example, if you like your home extra warm and toasty, and have a gas line, you’ll probably be happier with a gas furnace. But, if energy efficiency if your main priority, it’s hard to go wrong with a heat pump system. Learn more about how these popular home heating options stack up in Heat Pump System vs Gas Furnace.


3.      4 Questions to Ask Before You Call for Heater Repair

When your heater won’t turn on or stay on, picking up the phone and calling for a repair might not be necessary. If there’s been a recent power outage or your thermostat’s batteries are dead, your heater may not be to blame. Save yourself some time, money, and energy by familiarizing yourself with the 4 Question to Ask Before You Call for Heater Repair.


4.      5 Things to Expect from Heater Maintenance

Annual maintenance is one of the best things you can do to extend the lifespan, efficiency, and reliability of your heater. The Chas Roberts 26-point maintenance plan ensures that the entire system is checked top to bottom, from major components to small nuts and bolts. In 5 Things to Expect from Heater Maintenance, we break down some of the most important steps our technicians take to make sure that your heater is in the best possible shape.


5.      7 Common HVAC Myths Debunked

True or false? There’s a lot of information online about all things heating, cooling, and HVAC, but it can be hard to separate the good advice from the misinformation. We took a look at some of the myths we hear most often in 7 Common HVAC Myths Debunked. Is it true that you only need to change your filters once a year? Or that keeping your thermostat at the same temperature can lower your energy bills?  Our HVAC experts will help you separate fact from fiction.


6.      6 Ways to Solve Uneven Heating and Cooling in Your Home

Does your master bedroom never warm up? Or is your family room always just a bit too warm? Uneven heating can leave your home with a frustrating mix of temperatures. The problem could be caused by everything from dirty air filters to an oversized HVAC unit. Get to the bottom of uneven heating and start enjoying the right temperature in every room with 6 Ways to Solve Uneven Heating and Cooling in Your Home.


7.      Good SEER Ratings 101: How to Save Energy and Money

If you’re in the market for a new furnace or heat pump, you’ve probably come across the acronym “SEER”. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It’s a unit of measurement that quantifies energy efficiency into a single rating. A higher SEER rating isn’t always better, and the right SEER rating for your home will depend on everything from when it was built to which way your windows face. In Good SEER Ratings 101: How to Save Money and Energy, we provide tips and info you can use to find the perfect heater for your home.

8.      What You Need to Know About Zoned HVAC Systems

If you set and reset your thermostat multiple times a day, trying to fix a home that never quite warms up, a zoned HVAC system might be right for you. Instead of setting one temperature for the entire home, a zoned HVAC system allows you to create multiple “zones” with their own temperature controls. Usually, this means one thermostat for upstairs, and one for downstairs if you have a multi-level home. But, zoned HVAC systems can accommodate additional zones according to the needs of your home whether it is one-level or not. We cover the 4-1-1 of this innovative and flexible HVAC solution in What You Need to Know About Zoned HVAC Systems.

Looking ahead to the cooling season: Spring HVAC Maintenance

Before you know it, it’ll be time to say hello to air conditioning. With the long, hot, and intense Arizona summer on the horizon, you’ll want to make sure your home A/C system is up to the challenge. By scheduling maintenance in the spring, you’ll have time to fix any small problems before they turn into the kind that pose major emergencies in the summer. You’ll beat the heat, avoid the rush, and get your system ready for summer—what’s not to like? Read on to learn about the 5 Reasons Why Spring is the Ideal Time to Schedule HVAC Maintenance.

Heating, cooling, and more: Chas Roberts can help

HVAC is complicated, and heating is just the tip of the iceberg. From installing a new heat pump system to a maintenance call for your air conditioner, our team of technicians have the skill to be your go-to all year long. Contact us for efficient service and experience the Chas Roberts difference.