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 4, 2011

High Efficiency Ducts Can Make A Big Contribution Towards Energy Savings

High Efficiency Ducts Can Make A Big Contribution Towards Energy SavingsThe price of energy and the cost of your utility bill increases every year. A lot of effort is put into finding energy efficient units, but you cannot forget about the ducts in your home. When combined with high efficiency heating and cooling systems, efficient duct work will help minimize your energy usage and the amount you spend on your electric bill.

There are many benefits to having energy efficient ducts in your home, including:

  1. Energy savings: Duct work is the best way to deliver cooling and heating throughout your home. Studies have shown that the average duct job in northwestern Arkansas wastes from 17 to 25 percent energy from duct leakage and improper sizing. Energy-efficient “super-sealed” duct work installed by Paschal tests at less than 2 percent loss. We properly size ductwork, utilize balancing dampers and seal EVERY seam to assure quiet comfort, even temperatures and energy savings throughout your home.
  2. More controlled air: Properly sized duct work with balancing dampers increases the amount of controlled air that is distributed throughout your home. Traditional ducts can easily leak heated or cooled air while it is being distributed. High efficiency balanced ducts lose less air than traditionally installed duct work and this increases both the control and comfort you have in your home.
  3. Guaranteed fit: High efficiency ducts installed by Paschal are manufactured with carefully crafted connectors; their engineering ensures a tight seal. Traditional ducts are customized for a home and their connections are more likely to leak. Traditional duct work usually results in poor connections and greater leakage, reducing efficiency and increasing the amount of wasted energy.

To get a better understanding of how high efficiency duct work can lead to reduced utility bills in your home, contact the HVAC experts at Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal.

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