This Earth Day, Take Care of the Earth and Your Wallet

Phoenix, Ariz. (April 3, 2010) – Earth Day is about motivating individuals to make personal commitments to sustainability. As Earth Day celebrates its 40th anniversary this year there is no better way to mark this important day by making a difference right at home. And now it’s even more affordable to do so.

The federal stimulus bill passed by Congress last year provides homeowners with tax credits for replacing their air conditioning units with more energy-efficient models. But don’t wait too long because the tax credit expires at the end of this year. Homeowners who install qualified central air conditioning units through December 31, 2010 may qualify for a tax credit for 30% of the installation costs , up to $1500 . In addition, APS customers may also qualify for an additional rebate of up to $525 and Tucson Electric Power Company customers may qualify for rebates of up to $250 for installation of high-efficiency systems.

Tax credits and product rebates are the short-term ways you’ll save money. Over the long run, a more efficient air conditioning unit can reduce your energy costs by up to 40%. Combined with the new tax incentives and rebates being offered, the new unit can quickly pay for itself.

By doing good for the environment you can also do something positive for your bottom line. Call Chas Roberts today to schedule your no-cost Energy Efficiency Evaluation. Call (602) 328-5058 in the Phoenix area or (520) 292-6858 in Tucson, or visit

For more information on the federal tax credits and for a list of qualified products, visit A list of requirements and rebate application information for the APS rebate program is available on and for the Tucson Electric Power Company Efficient Home Cooling Program at

Chas Roberts creates comfortable living environments for Arizona homeowners by providing quality installations and service of heating & air conditioning systems at competitive prices. Chas and Alice Roberts founded Chas Roberts Air Conditioning in 1942 and the business has been family owned and operated since day one. Today Chas Roberts, the largest HVAC provider in the state with eight locations including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Queen Creek, Litchfield, Avondale, Sun City and Tucson, passes along its buying power to homeowners and backs its service with highly trained personnel and on-line scheduling capabilities. For more information, visit