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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February 14, 2017

How to Know When it is Time for a Furnace Upgrade | Paschal | NWA

Making the decision to upgrade your home heating system can be a balancing act. On one hand, you don’t want to shell out the money for a new system. On the other, you recognize the value that a new home comfort system might provide. It will lower your utility bills, decrease repair costs and improve your home’s air quality. Today, we’ll look at four top reasons to upgrade your home comfort system now.

An Old, Inefficient Furnace

If you live in a home that was built before the 1970s, it is more likely you’ll have to deal with an inefficient furnace. Even a furnace that is just 10 years old may require some repairs. The latest systems have highly efficient components that generate warm air with less energy than older systems. Do not hesitate to upgrade your furnace if it is more than a decade old.

High Costs

If you notice a month-on-month increase in your utility bills, or worse yet a year-on-year rise, it is time to take action. Upgrade your home heating system and you will inevitably save money in the long run through lower energy consumption. Today’s Energy Star furnaces have the potential to significantly reduce your bills.

Uneven Heat

If some rooms in your home are hotter or colder than others when you are running the furnace, a repair or replacement is necessary. Home heating systems should heat household spaces in an even manner. Your comfort should not be compromised because of an outdated furnace that doesn’t provide balanced temperature control.

Repeated On/Off Cycling

A furnace that regularly cycles on and off is a problem. It wastes energy with each power cycle. It also wears out rapidly, as it wasn’t designed for such frequent use. Stop the cycle today with a simple repair or an upgrade, and you’ll save money on your utility bills. Furthermore, you’ll rest easy knowing your home heating system won’t endure unnecessary wear and tear.

If you aren’t satisfied with your home heating system, reach out to Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal. We’ll send a technician to your home or office, analyze your current system and explain what needs to be repaired or replaced.