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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November 1, 2011

With Preventive Maintenance, You Know Your Furnace Is Ready For Colder Weather

Most furnaces fail because they have not been properly maintained. You may think it is more affordable to simply wait until you need a repair to call for service, but the fact is preventive furnace maintenance will save you money in the long run and help you avoid inconvenient and costly equipment breakdowns.

Do It Yourself

Many furnace maintenance tasks are better left to the pros, but there is one important maintenance activity that you should do: change the furnace filters when they get dirty. Furnace filters are primarily designed to keep dust and dirt away from the equipment. When the blower motor or other components get dirty, they become less efficient and worn down sooner. Regularly changing the furnace filter will help lengthen the life of your equipment, maintain good energy efficiency and keep your indoor air cleaner.

Call A Professional

For other furnace maintenance tasks, have a professional do a seasonal tuneup. A technician should do the following before the heating season starts:

  • Lubricate the blower motor and other moving parts
  • Check and tighten any loose electrical connections
  • Work with you to determine the most efficient thermostat settings that will achieve your comfort preferences
  • Ensure that the system is properly cycling on and off
  • Check all combustion-related equipment to ensure safe operation
  • Ensure that combustion gases are properly vented

Hit The Easy Button

Signing up for a service agreement will ensure that you get the annual furnace maintenance you need. There are many benefits to annual agreements, not least of which is maintaining your equipment warranty. If your heating system is not regularly maintained, your warranty could be voided, making unexpected repairs even more costly.

For your furnace maintenance needs in northwest Arkansas, call the trained professionals at Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal. We recommend signing up for a Bronze, Silver, or Gold service agreement so you will have all the benefits of a seasonal tuneup, plus priority service, savings on repairs and discounts on equipment. Contact us today to sign up or learn more.

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

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