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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May 17, 2011

New Space Hard To Reach? Consider Zoning Systems

Maintaining a consistent temperature throughout your home isn’t always an easy task. Even if your thermostat is well-placed and functioning properly, it can only accurately gauge the temperature of the room it’s in. The problem is, not every room has the same temperature needs. One room may require more cool air than the next. This can be especially true of isolated, hard-to-reach rooms such as those in an attic, basement or over a garage.

So how do you address this problem? Instead of compromising comfort or wasting time arguing over thermostat settings, you should consider the benefits of zoned temperature control. Zoning systems basically section off your household into zones, giving each zone its own thermostat. This allows you to address the unique circumstances of each zone and maintain a more consistent level of comfort throughout the home.

Zoning systems can be as broad or specific as required by your household needs. If you live in a home with multiple levels, it’s possible to make each level a unique zone. Since heat rises naturally, zoning by level allows you to address higher upstairs temperatures in the summer without freezing family members downstairs. Or perhaps you rarely use the upper level of your home and would prefer not to spend the money cooling it. Zoning systems give you that option.

If you have one room with very specific needs, that room can be zoned individually if necessary. This could include extra rooms in the attic or basement, rooms with vaulted ceilings, sun rooms with wall-to-wall windows, or even that spare room over the garage. Zoned temperature control gives you the flexibility to deal with these issues without compromising comfort elsewhere.

Zoning systems provide the flexibility to adjust temperatures according to the needs of the room, the individual,or even the family routine. For more information on how zoning systems can help increase comfort, conserve energy and save you on monthly heating and cooling costs, contact us at Paschal Heating, Air & Geothermal for expert consultation.

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.

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