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, 2016

Easy Home Improvements for Energy Efficiency

Home Improvements

When it comes to energy efficient home improvements, you don’t have to break the bank to cut your energy costs. There are things that can be done by virtually anyone with a little do-it-yourself experience, which won’t cost much yet will reap noticeable rewards on your energy bill.

Seal your Doors, Jambs and Windows

Keep the drafts out of your home by making sure the door threshold and door jambs are right and tight. Even a door snake on the floor against the door will help your energy efficiency, but the tighter you make your jambs, the less energy goes out the door.

Also, don’t forget to seal your windows too. You can get plastic sealing window kits and keep the drafts out all winter long.

Change your HVAC Filter

How many times have you heard this advice? However, a dirty filter makes your HVAC system work harder, and that means it uses more energy. Plus, a clean filter keeps the wear and tear on your system to a minimum. Do this monthly, and you’ll be good to go.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

This is one of the most cost effective ways to save on your energy bill both winter and summer. A programmable thermostat allows you to heat the home only when you are there. When you are at work or away, it automatically lowers the house temperature in the winter, or raises it in the summer. After all, there is no need to fully heat or cool a home when no one is around, and you’ll save between 10% and 15% off of your energy bill every month.

The Big Three

Although there are other ways of making your home more energy efficient, like adding insulation into the attic, installing energy efficient windows and frames and using Energy Star appliances, take care of the big three first to get the most bang for your buck in energy efficiency, all season long.

For all of your HVAC needs or questions concerning energy efficient home improvements, contact Paschal Heat, Air and Geothermal. We have been serving the Northwest Arkansas, Southern Missouri, and Eastern Oklahoma since 1968.