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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March 29, 2012

Have You Delayed Buying A Furnace? Why An End-Of-Season Purchase Makes Sense

Have You Delayed Buying A Furnace? Why An End-Of-Season Purchase Makes SenseBuying a furnace is a major investment that will have a strong impact on your home’s energy costs and comfort for years to come. While it may seem counter-intuitive, the end of heating season is actually an excellent time to be looking at buying a furnace. Why? There are two main reasons. The first has to do with inherent conditions in the HVAC market, and the second is a basic matter of supply and demand.

Recovery from the recent economic has been slow. To stimulate sales, manufacturers of furnaces have reduced prices across the board. From a pricing standpoint, right now is a very good time to be buying a furnace, as prices are lower, on average, than they were a few years ago.

However, that is true regardless of the season. The major advantage of buying a furnace as winter turns to spring is savings on the installation.

The cost of installing a furnace makes up a significant part of the overall price. During the dead of winter, HVAC technicians are flooded with service requests and new installations as homeowners scramble to fix problems with their existing furnaces or replace units that have gone belly-up. As such, many technicians are working overtime, which forces the contractors that employ them to pay them more. Those additional costs are passed off to the end consumer as a matter of necessity.

In the spring, the demand for furnace technicians and installation professionals is low. Thus, you don’t have to worry about conditions in the labor market from inflating the price. This has the potential to save you hundreds of dollars. If you’re looking at replacing your furnace and can make it until the end of winter with your current unit or a temporary solution (such as the use of space heaters), you might save a bundle.

At Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal, we understand that buying a furnace is a big decision, and that you’ll want to save as much as possible. Contact us for more information.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about buying a furnace 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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