Tips to Save Money at Home This Winter

If you’re like most people, you’re finances have recently taken a beating, what with all of that holiday cheer, gifts, trips to see the family, and other precious – but pricey – holiday traditions.

But there’s good news: all is not lost. Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to share ways you can actually save money this time of year, and possibly avoid costly Phoenix heating repairs. Follow these tips to help you cut down your energy usage at home and save money on your winter energy bills.

Lower the temperature: Consider lowering the temperature on your thermostat just a few degrees. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, by turning your thermostat back 10 to 15 degrees for eight hours a day, you can save 5 to 15 percent a year on your heating bill.

Invest in a programmable thermostat: If remembering to stay on top of lowering, then raising, your thermostat seems like a lot to remember then a programmable thermostat is the answer. Once set, a programmable thermostat will automatically lower and raise the temperature at the pre-determined times you set – and you won’t have to give it a second thought.

Take advantage of the sun: Even though the temperatures outside are low, the sun can still provide warmth. Open the window coverings on the windows that receive direct light from the sun during the day. Then close those window coverings at night to help keep the warm air in.

Turn on ceiling fans: Yep, you read that right. But before you flip the “on” switch, switch the direction of the blades so that they will spin counter-clockwise. This will help push hot air from the ceiling back down to your living space. And make sure to put the fan setting on low.

Fix any lingering issues with your system: A heating system with problems can cost you extra money on Phoenix heating repairs and on heating bills. Now is the time to take care of any issues – before the temperatures start creeping up and your system is working overtime. Call the professional HVAC contractors at Chas Roberts to have your system checked out. Right now, Chas Roberts is offering a special: for $49.95 an experienced Chas technician will come to your home for a service call. But don’t wait – this offer ends March 31, 2015.

Or, if you’ve weathered through one problem after another, consider replacing your system before the harsh summer temperatures arrive. Chas Roberts provides only the best products and service for Phoenix air conditioner replacement.

Contact Chas Roberts to set up your diagnostic today! Visit or call (602) 943-3426 in Phoenix or (520) 292-6858 in Tucson.