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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June 10, 2014

Consider the Benefits of HVAC Retrofitting Your Older Home

Consider the Benefits of HVAC Retrofitting Your Older HomeIf your HVAC system has been around for years, you may notice problems like uneven heating and cooling, expensive heating and cooling bills and the need for frequent repairs. You may think that you have to live with these problems, but HVAC retrofitting is a solution that could improve the efficiency of your home while keeping you comfortable.

How HVAC Retrofitting Improves Your Heating and Cooling System

If you’re considering the investment of an HVAC retrofit, you’re probably wondering how the process works to improve the efficiency and overall function of your heating and cooling system.

  • Older systems typically use Freon as a refrigerant. While you have the option to continue using Freon, you may want to switch to a different type of refrigerant. This switch would require new lines to be installed in your HVAC system.
  • If your HVAC system has been around for years, there’s a good chance that the air ducts are worn and damaged. Leaky ducts substantially reduce the efficiency of your heating and cooling system. Replacement ducts can ensure that air is efficiently circulated throughout your home.
  • Frequent repairs may indicate that the components in your system are in need of an upgrade. Individual components can be fitted into your system to allow you to avoid the cost of a complete replacement. Whether this method of improving the function of your HVAC system will work depends on the design and age of the system.

Replacing Your Heating and Cooling System

Systems that are at least 10 years old may need to be completely replaced. An HVAC technician can help you determine whether your system is worth saving through a retrofit.

Ready To Be Comfortable In Your Own Home?

If HVAC retrofitting sounds like an ideal solution, it’s time to call a professional for help. The experts at Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal can assess the system in your home to determine how to retrofit your system for the best results. Contact Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal to learn how the Northwest Arkansas company can save you money on your heating and cooling bills with a retrofit.

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

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