Baby, It's Cold Outside: Take Care of Your Heater and It Will Take Care of You

It has been the talk around the water cooler lately about how cold this Arizona winter has been. During this unusually cold winter, more people are paying attention to just how much they are using their home heating system – and how much it’s costing in energy bills.

We rely so much on our Phoenix heating and air conditioning system for the hot summer months and it’s this same system that keeps you warm during the cold months too. To make sure your system is there for you during this colder winter and later in the year when the temperatures rise, you should take care of your system, just as you would your car or other important major appliances.

Consider installing a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat allows you to set the thermostat for lower temperatures when you aren’t home, thereby automatically reducing heating in your home – and your energy bill – when you don’t need as much. To ensure the thermostat is set up and programmed correctly, contact one of the professionals at Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & Plumbing to handle the installation for you.

Just as you do in the summer, remember to maintain your filter replacement schedule throughout the year and replace those filters monthly. Clogged, dirty filters block normal airflow and reduce a system’s efficiency significantly. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your system’s energy consumption by 5-15 percent.

The best way to ensure your Phoenix heating system is working for you no matter what kind of weather may come is to have professional maintenance regularly performed on your system. Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & Plumbing offers the C.A.P. maintenance plan. The C.A.P. provides a twice-annual planned checkup for your Phoenix heating and air conditioning, and it is designed to meet or exceed all manufacturer and extended warranty requirements for system maintenance and surpasses the Federal Government Energy Star recommendations. It also satisfies Chas Roberts’ extended parts and labor warranty requirements for regular maintenance.

If your Phoenix heating system has seen better days, it may be time to replace your old unit with a new, more energy-efficient unit. Chas Roberts is the Valley leader in heating and air conditioning system installations and carries only the top brands, such as Carrier, Goodman and Trane.

Need help staying warm during this cold winter? Contact Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & Plumbing today for a maintenance appointment or new system installation. Visit or call (602) 943-3426 in Phoenix or (520) 292-6858 in Tucson.