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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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May 17, 2016

A Homeowner's A/C System Checklist for Summer


A/C System Summer Checklist


With the approach of warmer weather, you’re going to want to take the opportunity to give your A/C system some routine maintenance. This can help to ensure you and your family are cool and comfortable this summer. Paschal is here to help you with a great checklist for your home’s A/C to make sure you are ready for summer!

Spring cleaning for your A/C

Before you turn your air conditioning system on for the first time you want to make sure that your system won’t be adding dust and other debris to your home, so spring is a great time to change the filters in your HVAC system. This will make sure that your unit works efficiently with unrestricted air flow providing you and your family with cool air all summer long.

You also want to take a garden hose with the nozzle set to “fine spray” and clean the outside portion of your air conditioner unit. By rinsing it from top to bottom, you can get rid of any dust and debris inside the unit that may have built up over the winter season.

Take a survey of your system

It’s not uncommon for the inside components of your air conditioner to need some maintenance from time to time.  This will include working with a variety of areas within your air conditioner including:

  • Checking the seals of your air ducts
  • Drain pipe cleaning
  • Condenser coils and evaporator cleaning
  • Blower component cleaning
  • Checking all electrical connections and controls
  • Checking refrigerant levels

By taking a little extra time and performing routine maintenance, you can extend the life of your air conditioner and it’s efficiency. In addition, this is a great way to identify any underlying issues you might have with your air conditioner and potentially prevent more costly, and extensive repairs in the future.

Enjoy the summer!

Here at Paschal Heat, Air and Geothermal, we’ve been dedicated to providing Northwest Arkansas, Southern Missouri, and Eastern Oklahoma with the best customer service and high quality workmanship for over 45 years. Call us at (479) 751-0195 for more information or to see how Paschal can help you today!