The Time of Year to Stay Warm… And Save Money

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Jack Frost nipping at your nose. Ok, maybe not in Arizona. But, the temperatures in the desert can get surprising cold in the winter, especially in the evenings.

We rely so much on our home air conditioning system for the hot months during the year. But that same system is what will keep your nose and toes warm during the cold months too. If you want it to be there for you year-round, there are some things you want to consider doing to treat your system right.

  • Filters: 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.


  • 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 when you don’t need as much. To ensure the thermostat is set up and programmed correctly, you should contact a professional Phoenix air conditioning contractor, like Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & Plumbing, to handle the installation for you.


  • Water heater: When it comes to home energy costs, water heaters account for 14-25 percent of our monthly energy bill, according to the Department of Energy. You can save 3-5 percent on water heating costs for every 10 degrees you lower the water temperature.

The Season for Saving Money

The best way to ensure your system is working for you no matter what kind of weather may come is to have a professional Phoenix air conditioning contractor check it out. And if you’re looking for help with a Phoenix or Tucson AC repair, Chas Roberts is offering $25 off AC service. But hurry because this offer won’t be around for long!

Should you decide that it’s time to replace your old unit with a new, more energy-efficient unit, Chas Roberts can help you take advantage of attractive financing offers, including 0 percent financing for 15 months on qualifying Trane systems or 8.9 percent financing for up to 76 months on qualifying Trane systems with the purchase of a Chas Roberts Comfort Assurance Plan maintenance agreement. These offers expire December 31, 2014.

Arizona power companies are also offering attractive financial incentives. APS customers may qualify for a rebate of $100 for having a contractor perform an advanced system tune-up. Or, if you replace your current system with a new, energy-efficient system you could be eligible for $245 in APS rebates. Tucson Electric Power customers can receive rebates of up to $850 for installing an ENERGY STAR® AC/heat pump.

So many opportunities to save money on Phoenix and Tucson AC repairs! But you must act soon. Contact Chas today for an appointment. Visit or call (602) 943-3426 in Phoenix or (520) 292-6858 in Tucson.