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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June 21, 2021

The TRUE Price of an Air Conditioner & Furnace Replacement in Northwest Arkansas

Many times, replacing an HVAC system is not an investment decision made months in advance, but a last minute choice made because your system suddenly quit working in the middle of summer. But what if you decided to take charge of planning your air conditioner replacement? Home owners that plan their air conditioner replacement carefully & in advance are typically more satisfied with their unit & installation, and feel better about the investment they made for their home & comfort. Our comfort advisors here at Paschal Air, Plumbing & Electric have narrowed down the true factors of the costs that go into replacing your air conditioning system.

Technical Requirements

The technical requirements of an HVAC system replacement are a factor that can’t be changed by a home owner. Depending on the technical requirements of a few factors, the price of an HVAC installation can vary by a certain degree. These are pre-determined based on where you live, the size and type of your home, and a few other factors including:

  • The size of your home
  • Your home’s floor plan, layout, or style
  • One, two, or three story home
  • Health considerations of people living in your home
  • Construction requirements for your area and home
  • The correct type & size of system installed
  • BTU load required by your home

Code Requirements

The code requirements of an HVAC system replacement are another factor that cannot be changed or adjusted by a home owner. These are pre-determined by your city and municipality. While not every municipality requires HVAC systems installed to code, Paschal goes above and beyond by pulling permits for every job, completing every install to code, and scheduling inspections by the city for every installation. By performing every installation to the highest level of quality, this will affect the overall price of an HVAC installation. Before contracting with any HVAC company, you should make sure that they are following code & licensing requirements. These requirements are set forth by:

  • Town
  • City
  • County
  • State
  • Federal Government

People & Company

The company you choose to install your new air conditioning system is a factor that relies completely on your choice. When choosing a company, you have to look beyond the bottom line cost. How does the company treat its employees? How trustworthy is the company? Sometimes a one man shop won’t be around next year when your A/C is on the fritz. Choosing a more trustworthy company may cost a few more dollars, but pays for itself in peace of mind. A few factors you can consider when choosing an HVAC company to perform your air conditioner replacement are as follows:

  • Commitment to perfection
  • Levels of personalized service
  • Morals, ethics, & integrity
  • Craftsmanship & expertise
  • Trained professionals vs. DIY/Handyman
  • Unmatched customer support


The last factor that is most important to you, is the equipment you choose, and is (almost) completely based on your own personal comfort decisions. While the size & BTU load of the unit is already determined based on your location and size of your home, additional comfort features, brands, and models are up to you. When choosing a larger company, such as Paschal to perform your installation – the unit may actually cost less than it does for a one-man shop based on the volume of equipment purchased by the company. The environmental factors that go into the cost of a new unit are as follows:

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Comfort-Enhancing Options
  • Purity & Freshness of Indoor Air
  • Indoor Humidity Levels
  • Manufacturer Warranty
  • Maintenance of System

While these factors help determine the true cost of an air conditioner replacement – it goes to show that no two systems are truly the same. Minor modifications, and small details about your home or comfort needs can alter the final invoice. To get a true estimate for an HVAC system replacement, be sure to give us a call for a free quote at 479-751-0195.