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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August 28, 2014

Empty Home During the Day? What Should You Set the Temperature?

Empty Home During the Day? What Should You Set the Temperature?Of course you want your home to be comfortable, but you don’t want to waste money keeping it that way. Your thermostat is an important part of keeping your home comfortable. You might set the temperature differently in the winter and in the summer, but did it ever occur to you to set the temperature based on the occupancy of your home? The right thermostat can help you with that, too.

When the weather changes, you may find that you are uncomfortable. Sometimes your discomfort is just because of the rapid change and not because of the actual temperature.  For example, you may be enjoying a warm fall when the outdoor temperatures drop. A quick look at the thermostat tells you the indoor temperature is 67 degrees. Of course, 67 degrees may seem cold if you are coming down from 78 degrees; however, it is not really that cold if you keep the thermostat set at 67 degrees in the winter time. In this case you can save some money by wearing warmer clothes rather than turning on the heat.

What about when you are gone during the day? Do you really need to heat the whole house if no one is there?

In the past you might not have had much choice. Your options were to turn down the thermostat before leaving for work—in which case you would save money but come home to a cold house—or to leave the thermostat set. With the advent of the programmable thermostat, that is no longer a problem. You can set the temperature according to your schedule. The thermostat will only warm the house when you are in it.

For more advice on the best ways to keep your home comfortable while saving money contact Paschal Heat, Air and Geothermal today.

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

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