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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September 15, 2011

Most Things In Life Aren't Free, But Hot Water Is With Geothermal Systems

A majority of people today have the desire to save money on their energy bills. Many advanced products available on the market are aimed directly at decreasing the cost of hot water, like tankless water heaters, those powered with solar energy, and heat pump water heaters. As a resident of northwest Arkansas, you should know that there’s another option to investigate before you choose any of these other kinds of technology.

An option that is sometimes overlooked is called a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump . This solution provides your home with efficient heating and cooling while supplying you with free hot water at the same time.  This is possible because a component within the system utilizes the traditionally wasted heat from the compressor to warm the water you will use in your home. Whether the system is in heating or cooling mode, heat is generated and put to good use.

In the summer, a geothermal heat pump will run frequently to keep your home cool, allowing it to provide most or even all of your home’s hot water needs for free. During the other seasons when the weather is milder, you will need to use another method for heating water alongside your geothermal system.

There is another option, however, called a dedicated hydronic geothermal heat pump that can supply you with 100% of your home’s hot water needs. Such equipment qualifies for the 30% federal tax credit, just like solar water heaters. Unlike solar solutions, however, choosing geothermal will provide you with hot water day and night, rain or shine.

Free hot water is just one reason to choose geothermal for your home’s heating and cooling needs.  Find the answers to your HVAC questions and benefit from expert advice when you contact Paschal Heating, Air & Geothermaltoday. Set up an evaluation of your home with a knowledgeable specialist who will determine whether geothermal is right for your needs.

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

Paschal Heating, Air & Geothermal services Northwest Arkansas. Visit our website to see our special offers and get started today!