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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October 11, 2011

Need Better Control Of Comfort? Try Zoning Systems On For Size

Do you have a home with a spare bedroom that only gets used around the holidays? Or maybe during the long, hot summer here in northwest Arkansas, you noticed that your second floor bedroom was always hot, even though the thermostat insisted your whole house was the same temperature. Achieving whole house temperature comfort with one thermostat can be difficult. But zoning systems use multiple thermostats operated by a single control panel, allowing you to have total control over the temperature in each section of your house.

Different corners of your home have distinct temperature needs, just as your various family members have varying comfort requirements. A zoning system allows you to divide these different rooms or areas into different zones based on those distinct temperature needs. Each zone has its own thermostat which is electrically connected to a main control panel. This control panel operates dampers throughout the ductwork of your forced air heating and cooling system, opening or closing them as needed depending on each zone’s temperature requirements.

When a particular zone doesn’t need to be heated or cooled—that spare bedroom 11 months out of the year, for instance—the dampers close, saving energy that can be used on zones that require more attention and saving you money on your utility bill.

A zoning system might be the solution you are looking for in regards to achieving whole home comfort if your home has one or more of the following:

  • multiple levels
  • finished rooms in the basement or attic
  • an atrium or solarium
  • vaulted ceilings or lofts
  • heating and cooling temperature patterns that vary widely from room to room
  • areas with large expanses of glass, such as floor to ceiling windows or a series of windows making up more than one wall in a room

Contact us at Paschal Heating, Air & Geothermal today with all your questions regarding zoning systems and achieving whole home comfort. Our licensed, experienced techniciansare standing by with the answers you are looking for.

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

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