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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May 27, 2014

The Importance of Hiring IGSHPA Certified Installers

The Importance of Hiring IGSHPA Certified InstallersIt’s easy for a layperson to assume that one HVAC installer is much like another. When it comes to installing your heat pump, you need to choose the best.

A geothermal heat pump (sometimes termed a ground source heat pump or GSHP) can cut your heating and cooling costs and shrink your carbon footprint. If a GSHP system is not properly designed or installed, though, it can perform poorly.

At best, your home won’t be cooled as effectively as you have a right to expect, and you won’t enjoy the efficiencies you should. At worst, your heat pump may be forced to operate outside its specified parameters until it fails altogether, leaving you without air conditioning or heating just when you need it most.

The result can be a string of expensive repair bills — and an even more expensive replacement when the pump finally fails. Effectively, you end up paying twice for something you should only have needed to install once.

When choosing a contractor to undertake any work on your home, it’s important to ensure that they are properly trained for the task at hand and certified by the relevant authority. In the case of GSHP installation, that authority is the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA). By hiring IGSHPA certified installers, you can ensure that your heat pump system will be correctly installed and will perform as expected.

At Paschal Heating, Air & Geothermal, you can trust our IGSHPA certified designers and engineers to provide you with expert installation and service. We’re also certified with the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) board, for even greater peace of mind.

To find out more about hiring IGSHPA certified installers for your geothermal heat pump, or to learn more about our other HVAC services in Northwest Arkansas, contact Paschal Heating, Air & Geothermal today.

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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