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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January 23, 2014

New Furnace Installation? Add-ons You Might Consider

New Furnace Installation? Add-ons You Might ConsiderA new furnace installation requires a significant investment, so it’s important to learn more about buying a furnace prior to taking this big step. While opting for a high-efficiency furnace is a great choice, a standard-efficiency furnace can still benefit from some supplemental equipment that will enhance efficiency. Here are some products you should consider:

  • Programmable thermostats – Set your furnace to start operating before you get home, so you can enjoy a comfortable environment. Because the furnace won’t be operating for the entire time that you’re gone, costs are reduced.

  • A variable-speed blower motor – These motors adapt their speed to changing conditions in your home, usually running at a low, continuous speed to provide more even heating and better air filtration at a lower cost. Paired with a two-stage gas valve in the furnace, this can increase furnace efficiency substantially.

  • Humidifiers – A new furnace installation might cause changes in your home’s humidity levels. To ensure a comfortable environment, ask your contractor to mount a humidifier in the ductwork for your new furnace.

  • Pleated filters or air cleaners – Opt for pleated, mid- to high-efficiency air filters for our furnace; they have more surface area for capturing dust and debris. To ensure additional air filtration in homes with special air-quality concerns, consider an electronic air cleaner or ultraviolet light germicidal filtration system. Opt for these accessories as part of your new furnace installation to reduce the expenses that later-on duct modifications would bring.

To ensure your furnace is always in its best shape, never ignore any signs of furnace problems that can lead to irreparable damage. For more expert advice on how to choose the best type of furnace for your home, furnace installation, and related issues, Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal is here to assist you. Contact us today and get professional help from our experts. We have been successfully serving northwest Arkansas since 1968.

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

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