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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March 25, 2014

Tankless Water Heaters Could be a Viable Solution for Your Family

Tankless Water Heaters Could be a Viable Solution for Your FamilyUpgrading to the latest HVAC technology can enable you to be more comfortable and save more money. One of the most recent innovations is the tankless water heater, which reduces energy waste in most homes.

How Tankless Heaters Work

Tankless heaters solve the problems that standard tank storage heaters have always had. Having to continuously keep a large reservoir of water heated is a waste of space and energy. A tankless unit connects right onto the water line near a main water outlet and will heat water on the go as needed.

They heat the water quickly by using some sort of fuel. You typically have the choice of natural gas, electricity or propane. An HVAC professional will be able to help you decide which is the most practical for your home.

Why Go Tankless?

There are several benefits of this new type of heater:

1. Longetivity: While they cost more upfront, tankless water heaters lasts longer than storage tank units; up to 10 years longer.

2. No delay: Since the heater is installed close to the point-of-use, you can get hot water almost immediately.

3. Capacity: The reason no storage tank is needed is because these heaters can continuously heat water for as long as you need it.

4. Efficiency: There’s no wasted heat when you’re not using hot water, which can lead to significant energy savings.

5. No bulk: Instead of having a giant heater, tankless water heaters are small and typically fit under counters or in cabinets.

If you have a particularly large home, a tankless heater may not be appropriate, or you may need to install more than one. Ask a local HVAC contractor for help determining if your Northwest Arkansas home could benefit from going tankless. You can contact Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal for expert advice and assistance.

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 tankless water heaters and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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