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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July 7, 2011

Attic-Sealing Strategies Give Homeowners In Northern Arkansas A Solid Plan For Efficiency And Comfort

With summer in full effect in Northwest Arkansas, it’s time to make sure your house stays as energy efficient as possible.  Heat from your attic can have a detrimental effect so it’s important to be familiar with several attic sealing strategies that can help you save money.  

When heat builds up in your attic, warm air will begin to leak into your home.  Your air system will be overworked while attempting to create a consistent temperature, causing your utility bills to rise.

Another common problem brought about by improper attic sealing is moisture.  Mold grows in dark, damp areas and can quickly become airborne.  It can cause respiratory problems for you and your family, especially if you already suffer from asthma or allergies.  It can also cause very expensive damage to your home if it goes unchecked for long enough.  To avoid these problems, employ one or more of these attic sealing strategies.  

Insulate Your Roof
Insulation will help prevent the transfer of heat in and out of your home.  This guide can help you determine if you currently have a sufficient amount.  You can put insulation around your ducts to better ensure that the air within them stays at a consistent temperature as it travels through.

Increase Attic Ventilation
By allowing air to flow in and out of your attic, you will be able to retain a moderate temperature.  It also helps prevent moisture from accumulating.  The panels that cover your soffits can be replaced with ridged vents to let air in while making sure the elements stay out.  

Reinforce Your Roof
Use weatherproofing to keep water out of your attic, especially in older buildings.  Flashing is a type of weatherproofing commonly made from sheet metal that will help bolster the durability of your roof.  

For more information about attic sealing strategies and ways to implement them, contact Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal today.  We proudly provide comfort solutions to Northwest Arkansas residents.

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

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