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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December 22, 2011

Wondering What's All The Hype About Preventive Maintenance? Why It's An Essential Service For Your System's Health

Wondering What's All The Hype About Preventive Maintenance? Why It's An Essential Service For Your System's HealthSource after source will tell you that preventive maintenance is essential for your HVAC system’s continued health. They’re right — it’s probably the most important thing you can do to keep your furnace, air conditioner or heat pump working efficiently and reliably. It’s fine to know that you should do it, but that doesn’t answer the question of why.

Here are some reasons why annual preventive maintenance will save you time, effort, money and frustration throughout the year:

  • Maintenance increases system reliability: A well-maintained heating or cooling system can be relied on to not break down as often. Regular preventive maintenance, conducted annually or more frequently, allows small problems to be found and repaired early, before they become catastrophes. The chance that your HVAC system will break down during high-demand days is greatly reduced, which gives you more peace of mind knowing that it will be there and working when you need it most.
  • Maintenance keeps your HVAC system running efficiently: A system in good repair will make better use of the fuel it consumes to generate heating and cooling, which means you will use less fuel and see better results. An efficient system heats and cools better, improving your home’s comfort and indoor air quality. More efficient systems reduce demand on natural resources and the larger community power grid, which will benefit your local environment.
  • Maintenance saves you money both short-term and long-term: Improved fuel efficiency means that your furnace or air conditioner will use less energy to heat or cool your home, resulting in noticeable savings on your monthly utility bills. A system that doesn’t break down often doesn’t need to be fixed often, cutting down on expensive repair visits and even more costly emergency service calls.

To schedule a professional inspection and service call, contact one of our experts at Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal. We have been serving customers in northwest Arkansas for more than 40 years.

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.

Paschal Heating, Air & Geothermal services Northwest Arkansas. Visit our websiteto see our special offers and get started today!      

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