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 20, 2011

You Most Likely Know That Changing Air Filters Regularly Is Important, But Do You Know Why?

When you bought your heating or cooling system, you were most likely told about the importance of changing air filters regularly. It’s popular advice, and it’s also good advice. A filter change is a quick, simple way to keep your furnace running well.

Here are some reasons why you should keep an eye on your filters and change them often:

  • Improved reliability: Dirty filters are a prime cause of furnace malfunctions and breakdowns. If your heating or cooling system has a dirty filter, it is more likely to fail when seasonal temperature-control demands increase. This means your system might stop working just when you need it the most.
  • Improved efficiency: Clean, fresh filters help your furnace, air conditioner or heat pump operate more efficiently, making better use of the fuel consumed to generate heating or cooling. Your system needs a constant, unobstructed source of airflow, but dirty filters block that airflow and make furnaces and air conditioners run much harder to meet temperature demands.
  • Better indoor air quality: Filters capture airborne contaminants such as dust, mold, pollen, pet dander and even viruses and bacteria. A clean filter traps and holds these microscopic particles much better than a dirty one, keeping these pollutants out of your home’s air and out of your and your family’s lungs.
  • Noticeable cash savings: Furnaces, heat pumps and air conditioners that have to work harder to heat or cool your home will also use more fuel in the process. Clean filters reduce fuel consumption, saving you money on your utility expenses every month. Clean filters also help prevent system damage and breakdowns, which means fewer repair bills.

For help with all of your HVAC needs, contact the pros 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 air filters and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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