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Is your air conditioner struggling to cool your home? According to Energy Star – a U.S Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program, most modern HVAC systems or air conditioners are built to last an average of 15 years, completely dependent on make & model, as well as your climate, how often you run the system, and how often your air conditioner is maintained.

Your air conditioner is something most of us take for granted, and never really give any consideration to until it breaks down & leaves us vulnerable to the elements. When this happens, you’ll rush to find an HVAC company to come to your home, and hope they provide a quick & easy fix. However, sometimes these “quick & easy fixes” can’t actually be completed easily, quickly, or even cheaply.

When this happens, you have a pretty big decision to make: repair or replace your existing air conditioner system? How can you know what the best decision is for you, your home, & your wallet?


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December 12, 2018

5 Common Electrical Mistakes to Avoid this Winter Season | PaschalCorp

If you are like most NWA homeowners who enjoy decorating their homes for the holiday season, Christmas lights are a must! To keep your home and family safe, here are 5 common electrical mistakes to avoid. 

1. One Outlet – Too Many Devices

During the holiday season, it becomes more likely to accidentally overuse a power outlet or power strip. If you do have the need to plug in a few strands of Christmas lights into an electrical outlet, be sure to use a surge protector. Connecting several high energy-using devices to a single outlet can surge the outlet.

2. Real Christmas Tree = Fire Hazard

If you and your family enjoy getting a real Christmas tree during the holiday season, remember real Christmas trees can become very dry quickly and lead to a fire. Keeping the Christmas tree watered and setting the lights on a timer can help to avoid any fires.

 3. Turning Up a Thermostat Too High To Heat a Cold House Quickly

When coming home to a cold house, it can be very tempting to turn the heater up into the 80s to try to heat up your home faster. Thermostats, unfortunately, don’t work like that and you can save a good amount of money and avoid overworking your heater by turning up the thermostat at a much slower rate. 

4. Use Extension Cords Appropriately

Keep extension cords away from high traffic areas where they could potentially be stepped on or damaged. This could cause a fire or shock hazard very easily if the extension cord has exposed wires that you are unable to see due to a rug or a piece of furniture. 

5. Space Heaters

Remember to keep space heaters in your home three feet away from combustible liquids, such as fuel, spray cans, and paint. This also applies to any flammable items such as draperies, blankets, and sofas.

As long as you do what you can to avoid these five common electric mistakes, you’ll reduce both your energy bill and chances of having a fire in your home. Should you find yourself in need of electrical servicing or repairs, give our team at Paschal Air, Plumbing & Electric a call today! This way, you can have everything up and running in time for the holidays and beyond.

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