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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July 5, 2011

Tips For Choosing A Contractor For Geothermal Heating And Cooling Systems

Geothermal heating and cooling systems can reach extraordinarily high efficiency levels–but only if properly installed by a reliable HVAC specialist. That’s why it is crucial to select only the best for the job.

When researching possible candidates, talk to friends and family for any experiences they may have with HVAC specialists. Even if they don’t have geothermal heating and cooling systems installed, they can still tell you how they felt their HVAC needs have been handled overall by the companies they’ve dealt with. You can also look at customer testimonials to whittle down your choices.

You can typically gain a great deal of information about companies from their websites, where you can compare how long each has been in business and what sort of industry-approved licenses and training they have. You should also be able to easily find information about the insurance they have on their work, and what kind of guarantees they provide, if any. Not all companies offer guarantees on their service, but you should be sure that any company you choose to handle your geothermal heating and cooling systems installation has one.

Sometimes, a contractor will be affiliated with a manufacturer, which means they can provide discounts on equipment for geothermal heating and cooling systems. While your entire decision shouldn’t be based on this, it can be a factor that will help you save a good deal of money.

You also want to make sure that the contractor will evaluate your site before agreeing to do an installation. Because geothermal heating and cooling systems are not ideal for every home, you need a contractor who can properly assess your home and provide the kind of frank, honest advice that will create long-term savings for you.

If you have been considering a switch to geothermal heating and cooling, contact Paschal Heating & Air Conditioning to learn more about it. We have been proudly serving all of northwest Arkansas as a licensed HVAC contractor for over 40 years, and are experts in installing geothermal heating and cooling systems.

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.

Paschal Heating, Air & Geothermal services Northwest Arkansas. To get started, check out our website.