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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July 26, 2011

Looking For Better Returns On Energy Bills? Try Dual-Fuel Systems

With rising utility bills, homeowners in northwest Arkansas are looking for heating and cooling solutions. Because of volatile fuel prices, it can be difficult to decide which system is most cost-effective. One solution is a dual-fuel system that can deliver the highest level of comfort in an economical way. Here is some useful information about this kind of heating and cooling system.

A hybrid car runs on electricity at lower speeds, and when greater power is needed for freeway speeds, it switches to gasoline. You don’t pay as much for gasoline, but you don’t sacrifice power, either. A dual-fuel cooling and heating system is quite similar. When moderate cooling and heating is needed, a more affordable but less powerful fuel source is used. The machine’s balance point can automatically detect when rising or dropping temperatures make the other fuel source more economical for heating or cooling.

A systems may include a gas furnace and an electric heat pump or an air conditioner and a heat pump. These run on different fuel sources to provide the most cost-effective heating and cooling, depending on the outdoor temperature. As utility rates change, a technician can change the balance point of your dual-fuel system to keep it as economical as possible.

Homeowners who use of dual-fuel systems enjoy great energy savings that ultimately allow their investment to pay for itself.  Instead of being a victim of volatile utility prices, take control with a dual-fuel heating and cooling system. To get started, contact Paschal, Heating, Air & Geothermal. You will have your questions answered and benefit from direct access to expert advice.

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

Paschal Heating, Air & Geothermal services Northwest Arkansas. To get started, check out our website.