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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December 15, 2011

Get Insider Secrets From Paschal Heating, Air & Geothermal And Find Out If Your Heating System Will Last Another Season

Get Insider Secrets From Paschal Heating, Air & Geothermal And Find Out If Your Heating System Will Last Another SeasonHere at Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal, we’ve been serving customers in northwest Arkansas for more than 40 years. We’ve seen a lot of heating systems come and go, which gives us a good idea of how to tell if a system will last another season.

Here’s some of our best advice on deciding if you should repair or replace your heating system:


If your heating system can’t be relied on to work when you need it to, then it’s time for a replacement. Unreliable systems break down often, usually when they’re needed most, and cost more than they’re worth to keep operating. If you’ve spent 50 percent of the value of your heating system on repairs, then consider getting a new and more reliable unit.


Check your heating bills for unexpected and unexplained increases. These could mean your system has lost efficiency, using more fuel to heat your home. It could also mean it has developed energy leaks somewhere within the system or ductwork, wasting money and fuel. Inefficient furnaces are expensive to operate and have a greater possibility of failing during high-demand times.


Older units are more likely to fail, and the older the heating system the higher the chance of a catastrophic breakdown. In general, if your heat pump is over ten years old, or if your furnace or boiler is more than 15 years old, it could be time for a replacement.

Overall Condition

A heating system in generally good condition is likely to keep working, no matter its age. A system that has developed noises or loud operation, that has older components, or that runs harder or more frequently than usual is showing sings of upcoming failure.

For help deciding whether to repair or replace your heating system, contact us 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 geothermal heating and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Paschal Heating, Air & Geothermal services Northwest Arkansas. Visit our websiteto see our special offers and get started today!      

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