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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February 9, 2012

Four Easy Ways To Maximize Heating-System Efficiency

Four Easy Ways To Maximize Heating-System EfficiencyAn efficient heating system can reduce your energy costs while also keeping your family warm and cozy all winter long. You don’t need to purchase a new furnace to reduce your monthly bills. Many homeowners in northwest Arkansas find that a few minor adjustments can make a big difference in your heating-system. Here are four simple ways to improve your heating-system efficiency.

Lower Thermostat Settings

You can quickly and easily save money on your energy bills by simply adjusting your thermostat to a lower temperature. In the winter, try turning down the heat while you sleep or are at work. Even a reduction of a few degrees in temperature can lead to significant savings on your bill.

Adjust Dampers

Most air ducts have dampers which help to regulate the flow of warm air in your home. Sometimes you can adjust these dampers by moving a lever on the outside of the duct. If this is the case, close off dampers in areas of your home that are quite warm. These adjustments should result in a more balanced temperature in your home.
Add Cold-Air Returns

Adding cold-air returns can improve the flow of air in your home which will maximize the effectiveness of your heating system. A competent HVAC professional can evaluate your current heating system and determine if more cold-air returns are necessary.

Fix Leaks in Ductwork

Energy loss due to air leaks is a common problem in ductwork. This problem can be addressed by sealing duct joints and insulating ductwork in basements, crawl spaces and attics. Fixing these leaks can make a big difference in your heating-system efficiency.

Homeowners who are looking for increased heating-system efficiency should turn to the professional staff at Paschal, Heat, Air, & Geothermal. If you have questions or just need solid advice, the Paschal pros are eager to help.

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