Tips to Save Money at Home This Time of Year

For most people, the end of the year is the most expensive time of year…gifts to buy, a home to decorate, large family meals to prepare. But when it comes to the home, there are actually several ways to save money before ushering in 2014.

Incentives on new HVAC systems: When purchasing qualifying equipment from Trane receive 0% interest for 36 months or 5.9% APR with custom payments of 1.75% when financing a new HVAC system, plus up to $1000 in trade-in allowances (through December 31, 2013).

Federal tax credit for energy-efficient equipment: The federal government is offering tax credits of up to $300 for installation of a more energy-efficient unit – but it must be installed before the end of 2013.

Energy company rebates: APS residential customers who replace an existing A/C system could be eligible for $270 in APS rebates, and APS estimates that upgrading equipment could save a homeowner $180 on their annual cooling costs.​ SRP customers are eligible to receive a rebate of up to $400 back for installing an energy-efficient A/C system.

Energy-saving ideas: Being smart about using and taking care of an HVAC system could result in financial savings. Replace filters at least once a month. This short video shows how to do it. Turn down the temperature on the heating unit just a couple of degrees can lower your winter heating bills. Installing a programmable thermostat allows for setting the thermostat at lower temperatures when no one is home.

Don’t wait – contact Chas Roberts before it’s too late! Visit to schedule an appointment online or call (602) 943-3426 in Phoenix, (520) 618-1884 in Tucson or (505) 264-7257 in New Mexico.