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 31, 2011

Programmable Thermostats Give You Control Over Comfort

Programmable thermostats are one of the easiest ways to save money on your energy bills. They give you complete control over the temperature of your home, even when you are not there.

You can save up to 10 percent on energy bills by simply altering the temperature in your home by 10-15 degrees for eight hours a day during the week. If your house is empty during the day and you are not taking advantage of this fact, programmable thermostats are the perfect way to save.

Many people fear that if they turn their thermostat off during the day, they will come home to a house that is too hot or cold. They do not want to wait for the thermostat to kick back in and make the house comfortable again.  Programmable thermostats work around this by adjusting the temperature shortly before you return.
Another common misconception is that these types of thermostats don’t save you any money.  Some people think that your air system will have to work harder than usual to get back to the temperature you set. This is not correct. The perceived change in temperature is not as much as people think, and your air system will run as efficiently as ever.

Features on modern thermostats allow you to view the day’s forecast on a digital display. It uses a wireless internet connection to gather the information. This allows you to easily check the weather while you are getting ready for the day.

If you have any other questions about how programmable thermostats can help you save money, contact Paschal Heating, Air & Geothermal. We have been serving the Northwest Arkansas area for more than 40 years and can help you make the right choice to gain complete control over the temperature in your home.

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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