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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October 25, 2011

Filter Neglect Means Poor Furnace Performance -- Change Your Furnace Filters Regularly

Filter Neglect Means Poor Furnace Performance -- Change Your Furnace Filters RegularlyLike most homeowners, residents in northwest Arkansas are looking for ways to lower their heating bills this winter. There are plenty of budget-friendly ways to help keep heating costs low, and regularly changing your furnace filter is at the top of the list. Not only is this maintenance task inexpensive, it is also one of the easiest ways to maintain energy efficiency.

Improve Energy Efficiency

When your furnace filter gets dirty, airflow is impeded and energy efficiency goes down. Changing your furnace filter just once a month can help you avoid this problem and keep your monthly heating bills low. You may also notice improvements in home comfort; when heated air can’t completely flow through the filter, the rooms in your home will not feel as warm.

Protect Your Home Comfort Equipment

Furnace filters are actually designed to prevent particles from entering both the air in your home and the interior of your heating equipment. When equipment surfaces become dirty or dusty, energy efficiency is impacted and the life of your heating system may be shortened. Regular filter changes can help lengthen equipment life and prevent unnecessary repairs.

Maintain Good Indoor Air Quality

As heated air leaves your furnace, it flows through the filter, trapping any large particles that may be in the air. This filtration helps reduce dust, pollen, pet dander and other unwanted particles from entering the air in your home. If indoor air quality is a concern for you and your family, consider investing in a high-efficiency filter, a ventilation system or an electronic air cleaner. If you decide on a high-efficiency furnace filter, work with a professional to help you decide which one to use. If airflow is impeded to much by the filter, energy efficiency may be affected.

To learn more about the benefits of regular furnace maintenance, including both your seasonal tuneup and regular filter changes, contact one of our experts at Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal today.

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