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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August 2, 2011

High-Efficiency Equipment Calls For Expert Installation -- That Means A NATE-Certified Technician

If you’ve decided to purchase a new, high-efficiency air conditioner, you’re already well on the way to savings on your energy bills. But when it comes time to install the equipment, you need to choose a qualified HVAC technician; however, technicians are not all the same. Hiring an installation professional with elite-level skills will help you get the most out of your warranty and ensure that your new air conditioner runs at peak efficiency. Looking for NATE certification when hiring an HVAC professional is the best way to guarantee service excellence.

“NATE” stands for “North American Technician Excellence.” The program was created by the HVAC industry to give consumers a way to quickly and easily identify the most skilled contractors and service professionals. Unlike mandatory licensing requirements, which are required by law in all U.S. states, NATE certification is an optional professional designation. In order to earn it, a technician must pass a rigorous series of examinations that are specially designed to challenge their knowledge of advanced concepts in HVAC system design, installation, repair and maintenance.

As a consumer, you benefit greatly when you hire someone who has attained NATE certification. Because NATE professionals provide proper equipment installation, your new high-efficiency air conditioner will run at the absolute peak of its capability, which will save you even more on your utility bills. With a NATE contractor at the helm, it’s likely that installation will be faster, cutting down on labor costs. And your technician can provide you with helpful maintenance tips, equipment-usage advice and pointers that technicians without this elite certification might not know.

At Paschal, Heat, Air, & Geothermal, we are proud participants in the NATE program, reflective of our commitment to provide customers throughout Northwestern Arkansas with the very best possible service. Whether you’ve already purchased a new air conditioner and are seeking a skilled installation technician or you’re just starting your shopping process, we invite you to contact us to learn more about how the elite skills our technicians offer can benefit you.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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