Recognize Earth Day by Increasing Energy Efficiency at Home

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Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & Plumbing offering incentives to help homeowners upgrade to energy-efficient HVAC equipment

APS residential customers who replace an existing A/C system could be eligible for a $270 rebate and SRP customers could receive a rebate of up to $400 back for installing an energy-efficient A/C system.

Phoenix, Arizona: On April 22, the 43rd annual Earth Day will be observed. Earth Day was started in 1970 by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin who wanted to find a way to raise public awareness about air and water pollution. On the first Earth Day – April 22, 1970 – 20 million Americans took to the streets and public squares to rally for a healthy, sustainable environment. Today, Earth Day is a global event that mobilizes more than 200 million people in 141 countries.

U.S. consumers spend a collective $241 billion on home energy use every year, according to the Home Energy Saver project at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The project also estimates that improvements in efficiency could cut home energy use by more than half, leading to lower energy bills and a smaller carbon footprint.

In honor of Earth Day 2013, Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & Plumbing is providing homeowners with information on how to go “green” and offering financial incentives to jump-start the process. Visit ChasRoberts.com, click on the “News” tab and then select “Articles.” Many people are unaware of the financial benefits of replacing an older air conditioning system with a more energy-efficient model. If an HVAC is more than 10 years old, consider replacing it with a unit that has earned the ENERGY STAR label. According to energystar.gov, these high-efficiency units can save up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs. Energy Star also recommends installing a programmable thermostat to help save energy and money while homeowners are away or sleeping.

Going “green” can also save some green. For a limited time, homeowners in Arizona and New Mexico can benefit from manufacturer incentives when installing a new, more energy-efficient air conditioning system through Chas Roberts:

  •     Carrier: Rebate of up to $1450.00 on qualifying equipment (through June 30, 2013)
  •     Trane: Choose one of three great offers on qualifying Trane systems (through May 31, 2013): 0% APR if paid off in 36 months; or reduced rate 5.9% APR with custom 1.75% monthly payment; or instant rebate of up to $1,250.

There are also federal tax benefits available of up to $300 for installing a qualifying energy-efficient HVAC system by December 31, 2013. Homeowners in Phoenix may also receive energy company rebates. APS residential customers who replace an existing A/C system could be eligible for a $270 rebate and SRP customers could receive a rebate of up to $400 back for installing an energy-efficient A/C system.

Celebrate Earth Day with Chas Roberts this year! For information on installing an energy-efficient HVAC system, visit ChasRoberts.com or call (602) 943-3426 in Phoenix, (520) 618-1884 in Tucson or (505) 264-7257 in New Mexico.

Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & Plumbing creates comfortable living environments for Arizona homeowners by providing quality installations and service of air conditioning, heating and plumbing systems at competitive prices. Chas and Alice Roberts founded Chas Roberts Air Conditioning in 1942 and the business has been family owned and operated since day one. Today, Chas Roberts is the largest HVAC provider in Arizona with eight locations including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Queen Creek, Tempe, Avondale, Sun City and Tucson, and passes along its buying power to homeowners and backs its service with highly trained HVAC and plumbing personnel and online scheduling capabilities.
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