heating and AC, plumbing & electric


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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January 12, 2012

Assessing Your Lot For Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Assessing Your Lot For Geothermal Heating and CoolingWith temperatures plunging amid the rising costs of fuel bills, a geothermal heat pump is a proven way to save energy and money — just when you need it.

What Is A Geothermal Heat Pump?

Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of the Earth’s constant underground temperature – around 50 degrees – by using it as the exchange medium, instead of exchanging heat between cold outside air and indoor air. This means a successfully installed geothermal system can reach efficiencies of 300 to 600 percent when it’s particularly cold. Compared to everyday air-source heat pumps at only 175 to 250 percent, the difference is extraordinary.

Benefits Of Geothermal Heating And Cooling

You’ll greatly reduce your energy consumption — about 25 to 50 percent compared to conventional systems. A geothermal heat pump only uses roughly one unit of electricity to move three units of heat from the Earth, vastly reducing your energy consumption (and greenhouse gas emissions), providing significant savings.

Simple To Install

Geothermal heating and cooling systems can be installed easily and effectively — either in new or retrofit situations. Because geothermal heat pumps are smaller than conventional HVAC systems, they take up less space. They also give you the option of “zone” space conditioning, letting you control the heating or cooling in separate areas of your home or workplace.


Geothermal heat pump systems are constant and reliable. Relatively few moving parts mean they remain sheltered and unaffected by the outdoors. Underground piping usually carries a warranty of 25 to 50 years, with the heat pumps lasting for at least 20 years. You keep them indoors, so they are easily accessible for when you need to do maintenance.

Plenty Of Benefits

Perfect for humid areas, geothermal heat pumps can maintain around 50 percent relative indoor humidity. With no outside condensing units like you’d expect to find in air conditioners, they’re also quiet, and indoors you’ll forget they’re even there.

For more information on the benefits of geothermal heat pumps in northwest Arkansas, contact Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermaltoday.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about geothermal heating and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Paschal Heating, Air & Geothermal services Northwest Arkansas. Visit our website to see our special offers and get started today!     

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