PHOENIX, Nov. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Parker & Sons rejects the widely held belief that Phoenix doesn't have seasons. It is said, that the desert passes through two phases over the course of the year, hot, and not as not. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161121/441617LOGO While Phoenix does not become a wintry vision, cloaked in white, sumptuous sheets of snow during the more brumal months of the year, it does experience bitter cold, blustery days. There are things to consider as homeowners as Phoenix settles into winter. Parker & Sons advises on important aspects of winter home maintenance. Parker & Sons helps homeowners establish a set of priorities in terms of winter home maintenance. First, individuals should schedule a tune-up for their home heating system. A qualified technician can make sure the system is in good repair, working at peak efficiency, and is not emitting deadly gasses like carbon monoxide. In terms of scheduling these inspections, earlier is always better. Additionally, it is wise to schedule an inspection with an HVAC technician who has been NATE certified. The NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certification is the highest level of certification available to HVAC professionals working in the United States. Parker & Sons provides an interesting tip that will help homeowners save on their monthly energy bill by easing the load placed on their heating system. Many ceiling fans will come with a reverse switch. During the winter, it is advised that homeowners should run their ceiling fans in reverse. As reported by Energy Star, this will create an updraft that will push warm air away from the ceiling and down into the room. This is a good way to combat the loss of hot air as typically it gradually rises and leaves the home.