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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April 24, 2017

Boost Home Efficiency With These HVAC Maintenance Tips | PaschalCorp

From heating to cooling your home, the HVAC system is an important feature to your house. Over time, the furnace and AC will not function as efficiently as it once did; so performing general maintenance is important. You can perform some of the HVAC maintenance on your own, while other issues will require that of a trained professional from businesses like Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal. Here are some of the HVAC maintenance steps you should take annually. 

Change Air Filters

Air filters collect dirt, dust and dander over time. This keeps the airflow clean, but if the filters are not replaced regularly, it forces the system to work harder in order to push air through the clogged filters. It also reduces the quality of air in the home. Air filters should realistically be changed out every two to three months, although if you have pets, smoke, or suffer from allergies, more frequently is recommended. 

Monitor Thermostat

Changing out the batteries keeps the thermostat running at peak efficiency. You can also program the thermostat to maintain certain temperatures at different times. This way, you save money by only heating or cooling the home when needed. 

Visual Inspection and Cleaning

Walk around any outside unit. Clean away long grass and debris collecting around the system and perform a visual inspection. While you may not have the ability to repair damage on your own, you can point out the problem when bringing an HVAC professional onto the scene.

Annual HVAC Inspection

The professional annual inspection helps identify potential problems and correct issues. Correcting these small issues can help save money over the course of the year. It also helps you correct a smaller problem before it turns into a major situation later on down the line. So make sure to have a professional annually inspect your HVAC system

From removing debris around any outdoor unit to regularly changing out air filters, HVAC maintenance is important to the longevity and efficiency of your system. If you have questions about your current system, are in need of repairs, upgrades, or want to schedule an annual inspection, give the professionals at Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal, a call today!

Summary: Maintaining your home’s HVAC system is essential! It extends the life of the system while cutting energy consumption. From changing air filters to having an annual inspection from an HVAC professional, you HVAC system will continue to run at peak efficiency.