heating and AC, plumbing & electric
heating and AC, plumbing & electric

We are taking the following precautions due to the COVID-19 virus. All of our technicians have masks, glasses, latex gloves and shoe booties if they have to enter your home. Our technicians also have hand sanitizer and disinfectants that they use after every call.

If we are there to do maintenance and we don’t have to come inside your home to get to the equipment, we are asking homeowners to adjust the thermostat for us so we can do the system maintenance without entering the home. We will not be shaking hands and will keep our distance from customers.

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December 2, 2014

Tips to Keep Energy Costs Under Control This Winter

Tips to Keep Energy Costs Under Control This WinterWith warmer weather gone and colder temperatures arriving, saving energy this winter in Northwest Arkansas doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. By using a few tips, such as sealing air leaks, covering windows and maintaining your heating system, you can lower energy costs.

Utilize Natural Heat

  • Open the drapes, blinds or curtains during the day to let the sun to enter your home, providing natural heat.
  • Covering your windows at night will help keep out unwanted cold air.

Seal Up Drafty Windows

  • Place heavy-duty plastic on the outside of your windows or clear plastic on the inside to seal out air leaks.
  • Use insulated shades or drapes to reduce the chill around your windows.

Check the Temperature

  • Adjusting your thermostat to a comfortable level while you’re awake and at home will help cut energy costs.
  • Dialing down the temperature 10 degrees while you’re asleep or away can also provide energy savings.
  • Use a programmable thermostat for easy control of your heating system.

Seal Air Leaks

  • Fill any gaps around pipes, recessed lighting and chimneys with insulation. This will keep warm air in and cold air out.
  • Check closets and other unfinished spaces, such as cupboards, for air leaks.
  • Install weatherstripping and caulk around windows and doors to seal air leaks.

Maintain Your Heating System

Don’t Forget the Fireplace

  • Closing the dampers on your fireplace when it’s not in use will help keep warm air inside.
  • Using tempered glass doors and heat-air exchange systems can help keep warm air in motion.
  • Sealing up chimney flues for unused fireplaces can stop air from entering your home.

Water Heaters

  • Lowering your water heater temperature to around 120 degrees will save you energy and injury.

If you would like more information on ways to save energy this winter, or if you need your heating system serviced, contact the professionals at Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal today.

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

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