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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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February 11, 2016

Installing A Smart Thermostat For Utility Savings

Smart Thermostat

The skyrocketing demand for energy in the recent past, with a supply that hardly met the needs, led to the development of more energy-efficient devices to minimize the amount of both industrial and domestic energy consumption.  Among the most widespread devices that were designed to save energy and money, are the smart thermostats.

What is a smart thermostat?

With a conventional thermostat, you normally change the temperature in your house using a control panel or dial. Conversely, a smart thermostat gives you complete control over your home’s heating.

A smart thermostat will allow you to manage the temperature in your home based on the time of the day. You can do this from a remote location, via your phone, PC, or tablet. Moreover, some of these thermostats are so smart that they are able to learn and adapt to your behavior. These thermostats will also supply you with periodic energy consumption reports, and others will adjust themselves with regard to weather changes.

How a Smart Thermostat Works To Save Utility

  • As earlier stated, you can control your smart thermostat remotely to adjust your home’s temperature. When you decide to stay late at work, all you need to do is press some buttons on your mobile phone to prevent the furnace from turning on at it usual time. This way, you’ll save a significant amount of money on heating bills in the long run.
  • A smart thermostat masters your routine. What this means is that when you manually adjust the device, like turning it down at night, it will remember and replicate your adjustments by itself.
  • A smart thermostat can detect when the house is empty. In so doing, it turns down the temperature, ensuring that you don’t waste energy when no one is home.
  • It keeps track of weather reports, adjusting the temperature accordingly.


As you’ve seen, smart thermostats are precisely that – smart. They can not only collect information about your domestic energy use, but they can also indicate when you should turn up or turn down a system. If this excites you, just get in touch with Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal for all your smart thermostat needs.

Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal is a leading HVAC company that has been diligently serving all of Northwest Arkansas and its environs for over 4 decades with same-day services that are available 24-7.