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Upstairs Too Hot, Downstairs Too Cold: What to Do about Uneven Cooling

Do you spend most of the summer fiddling with your thermostat, tying to bring the temperature gap between the rooms in your home? If it’s too hot upstairs and too cold downstairs, or you have one stubborn room in your home that never reaches the right temperature, this guide is…

How to Know If Your Home Has “Normal” Water Pressure

When things are going well, you might not put much thought into your home’s water pressure. After all, it’s easy to take water pressure for granted—until you’re dealing with trickling water in the shower or other problems. To help avoid the negative effects of low, or high, water pressure, here’s…

Where You Should (and Shouldn’t) Install Your Thermostat

Thermostats are an important part of an HVAC system. Without them, your system wouldn’t know when to turn on, or off, or how long to run. But many homeowners don’t give the location of their thermostat a second thought, despite the fact that it can greatly affect energy usage in…

What to Do When Your Air Conditioner Stops Working

It’s never fun when your air conditioner suddenly stops working, especially in the summer heat. But, don’t assume your system is broken or in need of an expensive repair. The solution may be simple enough for you to fix on your own. And if not, it’s easy to call in…

The Heat Is On: 10 Guides to Help Your Home Conquer the Summer

The days are getting longer, the temperatures are getting higher, and summer will be in full swing before you know it. Whether this is your first Arizona summer, or you’re a seasoned vet, you can use the expert advice in these guides to make sure your home is up to…

Spring Cleaning: How to Keep Your Drains Clean

Are your sink drains on your spring cleaning list? They should be. Clean drains are the best way to keep odors, clogs, and other unpleasant plumbing problems at bay. Here’s how you can make sure your sink drains and garbage disposals get a thorough seasonal clean. Sink drains You’d be…

Is it Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

Triple digit temperatures and the unrelenting summer sun make cool air an Arizonan’s best friend. The last thing you want is an unreliable air conditioner letting you down when you need it the most. If your air conditioner is several years old, or is starting to show signs of wear…

6 Things to do When Your House Has no Hot Water

When your showers go from warm and relaxing to chilly and uncomfortable, it’s easy to troubleshoot the root of your hot water problem. Here are six things to do when your house has no hot water. 1.      Check the thermostat settings Many manufactures set the thermostat to 140 degrees Fahrenheit…

Just Moved in? Our 10 Best Blogs for New Homeowners

Moving to a new home is an exciting, and stressful, time. To help you settle in, we’ve collected all the information you need about your new home’s plumbing and HVAC systems, straight from the experts at Chas Roberts. Here are our ten best blogs for new homeowners. What Counts as…

What counts as a “Plumbing Emergency?”

Plumbing problems don’t always happen during business hours. Maybe it’s a leak that starts in the middle of the night. Or, a sudden burst pipe, broken fixture, or other plumbing headache. When you reach for the phone, you may stop and ask yourself “is this a plumbing emergency, or can…