New Year’s Checklist: Caring for Your Home Heating System

Happy New Year from Chas Roberts Air Conditioning and Plumbing! Now that you’ve taken down the holiday directions and started working on those New Year’s resolutions, why not resolve to take better care of your home air conditioning and heating system this year?

In order to have a system that is there to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer, you need to make sure it is operating efficiently and in tip-top shape. Here is a simple checklist from Chas Roberts to help you make sure your bases are covered, and you’re not dealing with one Phoenix heating repair after another.

  • Filters: The filter in your system traps nasty contaminants and prevents them from circulating into the air in your home. It’s recommended that disposable filters be replaced once a month to ensure they are keeping your air clean and moving efficiently through your home. Need new filters? You can purchase air filters easily and affordably from Chas Roberts.


  • Energy assessment: Most energy companies, such as APS in Phoenix, offer energy assessments of your home. One of their representatives will visit you at home to help identify potential ways you can save money on your heating and cooling bills.


  • Install a programmable thermostat: One of the best and easiest ways to ensure you are only using the energy you need – and saving money – is by installing a programmable thermostat. These thermostats will adjust the HVAC’s temperature automatically based on the temperatures and times you set so that your system is operating at the level you need it when you’re home and not working too hard when you’re not.


  • Examine the ducts: The new year is a perfect time to inspect your ductwork to make sure the ducts are clean, the connections are tight and the insulation is sufficient.


Call in the Professionals

While there are several things you can do on your own to try to cut down on Phoenix heating repair needs, nothing beats having a professional air conditioning and heating contractor come to your home to conduct a maintenance visit.

That’s why Chas Roberts offers the Comfort Assurance Plan (C.A.P.). This agreement provides you with two annual check-ups, plus discounts on Phoenix heating repairs. Once you purchase a C.A.P. agreement you also get a free inspection of your home plumbing systems and appliances by one of Chas Roberts’ professional plumbers.

You can easily purchase a C.A.P. maintenance agreement online and set up your first maintenance appointment at the same time! Or, if this is the year you’re going to replace your old system, no one knows Phoenix air conditioning replacement better than Chas Roberts. Visit or call (602) 943-3426 in Phoenix or (520) 292-6858 in Tucson.