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Your Checklist for Hiring an HVAC Company

By | July 8th, 2019|AC Service Call, Air Conditioning, customer service, Heating, Hiring, Plumbing Services, Preventive Maintenance, Service & Maintenance, Technicians|

     Just like a family physician, dentist or hairstylist, not all HVAC companies are created equal. Far from it, actually. Unfortunately, there are too [...]

6 Benefits of a Spring A/C Tune-Up

By | March 15th, 2018|AC Service Call, Air Conditioning, customer service, Technicians, Weather|

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure As temperatures rise, your air conditioner is put under more strain. Just like your car [...]

How To Stay Cool While Limiting Your Electric Air Conditioning Bills | NWA

By | July 31st, 2017|Air Conditioning|

The summer is in full swing in Northwest Arkansas and it's time to turn on the air conditioning and enjoy the cool air! However, you [...]

How Long Will My Central Air Conditioner Last? | HVAC Questions | Paschal

By | May 16th, 2017|Air Conditioning|

Modern central air conditioner equipment lasts many years. However, everything has a shelf life, and while taking care of your HVAC system is essential to extending the life of the equipment, eventually you will need to upgrade, replace or repair the system. Modern AC equipment can last decades; you just need to have a general understanding as to how long your system may last, and what you can expect with every upgrade.  […]

The 4 Most Common Central Air Conditioner Problems | Call the Professionals

By | April 17th, 2017|Air Conditioning|

Now that the spring is here, it is time to turn on the air conditioning and enjoy the cool air! Unfortunately, this is also the time of the year when air conditioning systems tend to break down. Let’s take a look at some challenges you might face as an owner of a central air conditioning system. […]

What The Seer Rating Means When it Comes to Your Air Conditioning | PaschalCorp

By | March 16th, 2017|Air Conditioning|

Think you need a new air conditioner? What does that SEER rating mean? SEER stands for “seasonal energy efficiency ratio” and it was devised to help consumers be able to better compare HVAC systems in terms of energy efficiency. Here is what you need to know: […]

Tips For Investing In A New Central Air Conditioner | PaschalCorp

By | October 12th, 2016|Air Conditioning|

  An effective new central air conditioner could transform your home into a wonderful living space. You get to create a safe haven for you and your family whether in the hot and humid summers or the chilled winters. However, nailing down that excellent air conditioner requires some knowledge and expertise. To do this, you will need some few pointers to help you get a longer lasting air conditioner for your home. […]

10 A/C Operating Tips for Home Comfort

By | May 31st, 2016|Air Conditioning|

    Is your air conditioner working efficiently?  Maybe you have some rooms that feel too cold and others that feel too hot in the summer. If so, here are 10 air conditioner tips for home comfort:   […]

5 Remedies for Solving Uneven Home Cooling Issues

By | May 24th, 2016|Air Conditioning|

  Solving cooling issues in your home can be a simple solution! These five tips can help you diagnose and hopefully solve any cooling issues you may be having with your air conditioner.   […]

Can Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Save Money on A/C?

By | May 19th, 2016|Air Conditioning|

  One of the first things many homeowners will try to reduce their home’s energy costs during the summer is to cut back on using their air conditioner by closing vents in unused rooms. However, if you do this, you may be surprised to hear that you are not really saving any money. In fact, you may be increasing your energy costs and jeopardizing the health of your air conditioning system.   […]

A Homeowner’s A/C System Checklist for Summer

By | May 17th, 2016|Air Conditioning|

    With the approach of warmer weather, you’re going to want to take the opportunity to give your A/C system some routine maintenance. This can help to ensure you and your family are cool and comfortable this summer. Paschal is here to help you with a great checklist for your home’s A/C to make sure you are ready for summer! […]

Quality Service from a Quality Company

By | May 12th, 2016|Air Conditioning|

Quality and dependability; it’s what separates the best from the rest. Protecting your family by providing high-quality HVAC repairs and excellent customer service is more than just a job for the professionals at Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal. A commitment to being your first choice for service, HVAC repairs and geothermal installation means being available 24/7 to provide fast service when you call. Beat the heat this summer and discover why Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal is your best choice in Fort Smith, Springdale and all of Northwest Arkansas. […]

Is Your Air Conditioning System Getting the Job Done?

By | May 10th, 2016|Air Conditioning|

If your air conditioner isn’t doing its job properly, it not only creates discomfort, but also creates reliability and efficiency issues. If you’re concerned about your A/C’s performance, now is the time to have it checked over by the knowledgeable professionals at Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal. Our experienced technicians can assess the entire cooling system and advise you about any existing performance issues, repairs that are needed or if the equipment is due for replacement. […]

Selecting a new HVAC system

By | May 5th, 2016|Air Conditioning|

Aside from changing the filter with the changing seasons, you might not think about the HVAC systems in your home until something needs repaired or replaced. In turn, you may want to take the time to consider upgrading to a newer, energy-efficient HVAC system. The age of your current unit, as well as desired updates or repairs, may cost more than the system is worth. Additionally, a new HVAC system can also help avoid high maintenance energy costs. […]

Paschal Offers Free Estimates and Free Second Opinions

By | April 28th, 2016|Air Conditioning|

Just as it's common to seek a second opinion from another doctor before having surgery, it's a good idea to have someone else diagnose your [...]

Condensate Drain Problems To Watch For In Your Central Air Conditioner

By | March 29th, 2016|Air Conditioning|

Your central air conditioner produces gallons of condensate each day, so problems with the drainage system are bound to crop up occasionally. Here are some of the most common issues that might develop, with some advice on how to get them solved quickly to keep your A/C cooling properly and help you avoid inconvenience or unnecessary expense. […]

Annual HVAC Service Pays Off All Year Round

By | March 22nd, 2016|Air Conditioning|

Regularly scheduled HVAC service by a qualified technician is critical to the present efficiency and performance of your system, as well as its future reliability. In most cases, your air conditioner and furnace should get a yearly check-up at the outset of the cooling or heating season, respectively. That means spring or early summer for an A/C and fall for the furnace. Aside from changing the air filter—a simple task you should do monthly, year-round—there really aren’t any preventive maintenance procedures appropriate for the average do-it-yourselfer. The complexity of today’s cooling and heating systems, as well as safety issues involved, requires the trained expertise and specialized equipment of a qualified professional. […]

Warmer Weather is Just Around the Corner

By | February 23rd, 2016|Air Conditioning|

It may be February, but it is not too early to start thinking about getting your air conditioner ready for the hot NW Arkansas spring and summer. Once April starts to heat up, you may be itching to start cooling your home. With average summer temperatures of 90 degrees and higher, you depend on your air conditioner to be ready when you need it. […]

Ventilate Your Home with an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) HVAC

By | January 19th, 2016|Air Conditioning, Energy Recovery Ventilation|

Did you know that According to statistics by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, the level of indoor pollution is normally five percent higher as compared to outdoor pollution?  There are many causes of indoor pollution that include human habitation processes such as cooking, cleaning, breathing and combustion. As such, ventilation is crucial to maintaining a healthy indoor air quality. Some homeowners opt to design houses which “self-ventilate.” However, this may not be the ideal solution due to uncontrollable climate conditions. A better solution, which has now and for many years been adopted by homeowners, is using Mechanically introduced fresh air. ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator). […]

Problems With Frozen Evaporator Coils? Take These Steps to Solve the Issue

By | August 27th, 2015|Air Conditioning, Service & Maintenance|

A common problem with air conditioners occurs when the evaporator coil freezes up. An A/C with frozen coils won’t be able to cool your home adequately, or may not work at all. If you find your central A/C system has frozen evaporator coils often, damage can occur. Read on to learn some common causes of frozen evaporator coils and troubleshooting tips. […]

What Should You Do When Your A/C Is Tripping the Circuit Breaker?

By | August 6th, 2015|Air Conditioning|

A common summer HVAC problem occurs when the central A/C is tripping the circuit breaker in the house. This might be an easy issue to resolve by simply resetting the breaker, but if it keeps happening, you’ll want to troubleshoot a couple of relatively simple fixes. If that doesn’t work, call in an HVAC professional or licensed electrician. […]

HVAC Contractors Should Check These Things During A/C Maintenance

By | August 4th, 2015|Air Conditioning, Service & Maintenance|

Try to remember the last time you had preventive maintenance performed on your home’s central air conditioning system. If you can’t remember, or know it’s been longer than a year or two, there’s no time like the present to schedule A/C maintenance. After professional maintenance is performed, your cooling system will operate more efficiently, provide improved comfort and do a better job of dehumidifying the air in your home. It also will be more likely to run all summer with breaking down. […]

What Are the Benefits of Choosing a Variable-Speed Air Handler?

By | July 16th, 2015|Air Conditioning|

To really take advantage of rapidly advancing HVAC technology, make sure your next central cooling or heating upgrade includes a variable-speed air handler. Variable-speed and multi-stage technology allow for adaptable modes of operation in central forced-air heating and cooling systems. […]

Air Conditioning Basics: 5 Things All Arkansas Homeowners Should Learn

By | July 9th, 2015|Air Conditioning|

If you’re like most people, you appreciate the central air conditioner that cools your home for much of the year, but you probably aren’t sure how it works. When it comes to troubleshooting problems or performing basic maintenance, it helps to know some basic concepts about air conditioning. Following are five important things to know about your home’s A/C. […]

Improve Airflow to Your Outdoor A/C Unit With Proper Landscape Maintenance

By | July 7th, 2015|Air Conditioning|

You don’t have to live with an unsightly air conditioning box sitting on a concrete pad next to your home. Properly landscaping the area around your outdoor A/C unit can go a long way toward improving the appearance of your home, while allowing for more energy efficient operation. […]

Learn Why Your Air Conditioner Is Blowing Hot Air

By | June 18th, 2015|Air Conditioning|

With Arkansas’ hot season upon us, if your A/C isn’t delivering cool air to the rooms in your home, you’ve got a problem. If the air conditioner is blowing hot air or neutral air, it could be a result of several issues. Try troubleshooting the problem first, and if that doesn’t bring on the cool air, call your trusted A/C technician. […]

5 Great Tips for Protecting Your A/C Unit From Theft

By | June 4th, 2015|Air Conditioning|

In recent years, thieves across the country have started targeting the outside units of residential split-system central air conditioners. They’re specifically interested in the copper coils and other metal components of the outside unit. In some cases, they’ll strip the compressor and condenser unit of its valuable metal right on site. In other cases, they’ll drive up to it, cut the lines, and haul the whole unit away to be stripped at another location. Luckily, protecting your A/C unit from theft isn’t rocket science. […]

Simple Air Conditioner Maintenance Tasks for the Homeowner

By | May 28th, 2015|Air Conditioning, Service & Maintenance|

You’d be surprised at the amount of efficiency and comfort that a typical home will lose when its central air conditioning system isn’t properly maintained. As with any other mechanical device or appliance, an A/C that’s been neglected will waste energy, perform poorly and break down more often. A lack of regular maintenance might also reduce the useful service life of your A/C system, not to mention nullify the warranty. Following are some air conditioner maintenance steps you can take in tandem with an annual professional A/C tune-up to keep your system running smoothly. […]

7 Air Conditioner Parts Essential to Your System

By | May 26th, 2015|Air Conditioning|

While air conditioners have hundreds of parts, there are certain components of which every homeowner should have a basic understanding. This knowledge will help you understand the importance of routine maintenance, and it will help you identify potential problems to your HVAC professional. Following are seven essential air conditioner parts: […]

Troubleshooting Tips for a Problematic Air Conditioner

By | April 16th, 2015|Air Conditioning, Service & Maintenance|

Bringing in an HVAC technician to look at a malfunctioning air conditioner can be an expensive proposition, and an unnecessary one if the problem is something you could have scoped out on your own. That’s why you should learn about some common A/C problems, so you have at least a shot at fixing them yourself. […]

A Homeowner’s Guide to Cleaning A/C Evaporator Coils

By | April 7th, 2015|Air Conditioning, Service & Maintenance|

When it comes to your air conditioner’s evaporator coils, cleanliness is crucial. Over time, the evaporator coils can get coated with dust, grime and mold. This will reduce A/C efficiency and performance, and also potentially threaten your health. […]

Empty Home During the Day? What Should You Set the Temperature?

By | August 28th, 2014|Air Conditioning|

Of course you want your home to be comfortable, but you don’t want to waste money keeping it that way. Your thermostat is an important part of keeping your home comfortable. You might set the temperature differently in the winter and in the summer, but did it ever occur to you to set the temperature based on the occupancy of your home? The right thermostat can help you with that, too. […]

When the A/C Can’t Keep Up With Humid Conditions, It’s Time for a Change

By | August 19th, 2014|Air Conditioning|

Do you have a problem with excessively humid conditions in your northwest Arkansas home? High humidity can increase the workload of your air conditioner, and you might find that operating your A/C is no longer enough to create a comfortable indoor environment. Here’s what you need to know about excessively humid conditions and your air conditioner: […]

Two-Stage Cooling: The Efficient Choice for Northwest Arkansas

By | August 7th, 2014|Air Conditioning|

It’s no secret that Northwest Arkansas can get hot and humid in the summer. If you’re thinking of replacing your A/C, a two-stage cooling system is a great choice to save energy while keeping cool and combating the humidity.  […]

Four Points to Research When Replacing the A/C

By | August 5th, 2014|Air Conditioning|

Sometimes regularly scheduled professional maintenance isn’t enough to keep your older air conditioner running as it should. If you’re thinking of replacing the A/C in your northwest Arkansas home, here are some points to consider. […]

Examine These Cooling Myths and Change Your Ways

By | July 31st, 2014|Air Conditioning|

Reducing your cooling costs during our hot and muggy northwest Arkansas summer sounds like a dream come true to most homeowners. However, there are many myths surrounding cooling that can cause you to spend more than necessary on energy. Here are five of the most common cooling myths and why you shouldn’t follow them: […]

You Could Be Keeping Cool With Geothermal A/C: Ask About Tax Credits

By | July 24th, 2014|Air Conditioning, Geothermal|

Today, not only is everyone concerned with the economy but the environment as well. “Going green” and reducing your carbon footprint have become common household terms. If you’re not doing your part, there’s even a certain amount of peer pressure to encourage you to find ways to make the change. One way you can do your part for the environment, and save yourself a lot of money on your power bill, is by taking advantage of alternative energy resources. If you’re looking at replacing your air conditioning system, now may be the time to take a close look at a geothermal heat pump. […]

Don’t Put Your A/C on Full Throttle — Keep Cool and Save Energy

By | July 22nd, 2014|Air Conditioning|

Summer is here, and if you need to run your A/C on full throttle to keep your home comfortable, now is the time to find out why. Inefficiencies in your home make your A/C work harder than it should, which takes money out of your pocket every month.  […]

If Your A/C Unit Uses Freon Learn How the R-22 Phaseout Effects You

By | July 17th, 2014|Air Conditioning|

Homes that have central air conditioners or heat pumps manufactured before 2010 could use Freon or R-22 as the coolant, and if yours does, the R-22 phaseout may affect your budget. The U.S. EPA is in the process of phasing out this refrigerant, since it’s harmful for the ozone layer and contributes to global warming.  […]

Keeping Your A/C Clean on the Outside Can Improve the System’s Capacity

By | July 1st, 2014|Air Conditioning|

If you want to avoid expensive repairs to your air conditioning unit or even a complete replacement, it’s worth investing a little time into keeping the a/c clean. When it’s not maintained in a clean state, those nasty things are possible, and even if it doesn’t get to that point, you are almost certain to lose cooling performance and capacity with a dirty unit. The ‘keep-it-clean’ strategy can apply to both room conditioners and central air conditioners. […]

Basic A/C Maintenance May Include a Refrigerant Charge

By | June 26th, 2014|Air Conditioning|

Keeping your air conditioner running well through the Northwest Arkansas summer means keeping up with basic maintenance of your A/C. One major part of routine HVAC maintenance includes checking the refrigerant level and getting a refrigerant charge if needed. […]

Ice in Summer Is Good, Ice on Your Air Conditioner Is Not

By | June 17th, 2014|Air Conditioning|

A nice cold drink over ice is a perfect way to cool off on a hot Arkansas afternoon but when ice on your air conditioner appears that means your home is not going to be cool. The ice is an indicator that your HVAC system has a problem that needs to be addressed immediately. […]

Protect Your A/C This Summer from Copper Thieves

By | June 12th, 2014|Air Conditioning|

There’s a reason why your air conditioner (A/C) was so expensive to purchase. On top of being a complex piece of machinery, its outdoor condenser unit also contains a lot of copper. Copper is an expensive metal that thieves will often target, which is why it is important to secure your A/C. Here are some ways to protect your unit against copper thieves: […]

Consider the Benefits of HVAC Retrofitting Your Older Home

By | June 10th, 2014|Air Conditioning|

If your HVAC system has been around for years, you may notice problems like uneven heating and cooling, expensive heating and cooling bills and the need for frequent repairs. You may think that you have to live with these problems, but HVAC retrofitting is a solution that could improve the efficiency of your home while keeping you comfortable. […]

Common Air Conditioner Problems that Could Hurt Your Unit this Summer

By | June 3rd, 2014|Air Conditioning|

This summer, to avoid any annoying and troublesome days without air conditioning, be sure to keep a special eye on your unit during the season. Luckily, most air conditioner problems have happened before, and we’ve compiled a list of common air conditioner problems to look out for: […]

Work Smarter, Not Harder – Reduce Your A/C’s Load

By | May 29th, 2014|Air Conditioning|

Operating an air conditioner can consume up to 2000 kWh of energy every year. You can help keep energy consumption and costs down during the hot, humid summer months by reducing your heat pump or A/C’s cooling load. When a cooling system works smarter, not harder, it puts less strain on vital system components, too. This means you’ll also reduce the risk of potential breakdowns, costly repairs or premature equipment failures and replacements. Slashing an A/C’s load can be accomplished in two main ways: […]

How Do You Know When it’s Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner

By | April 24th, 2014|Air Conditioning|

During the summer you rely on your air conditioner (A/C) more than ever. If it breaks down for any reason, it’s going to be inconvenient and uncomfortable for at least a little while. Every so often you should evaluate the state of your A/C system and decide if it’s time to replace your air conditioner. Here are some important factors to consider: […]

Get Your Air Conditioner Checked Before Summer

By | April 8th, 2014|Air Conditioning|

Last fall as temperatures dropped and the leaves fell, you probably shut down your air conditioner for the season. Now that it’s been sitting idle for a few months, it’s time to start thinking about firing it up for a long, hot summer. The last thing you want to do is be stuck with a malfunctioning air conditioner during that first hot spell of summer. […]

Put the A/C Properly to Bed for the End of Cooling Season

By | November 7th, 2013|Air Conditioning|

As northwest Arkansas moves into fall and gets closer to winter, it’s a good time to think about putting your A/C to bed for the winter. Here are a few things you should do each fall to protect your air conditioner and ensure it will be ready to use when you need it again in the spring. […]

A High-Efficiency A/C Can Pay Back Your ROI, but There Are More Benefits

By | September 5th, 2013|Air Conditioning|

Every central air conditioner sold today earns a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) number. The rating is posted on the bright yellow EnergyGuide Label, which must be displayed conspicuously on the new unit for sale. While high SEER ratings typically come with higher price tags, the return on investment is significant. In fact, a high-efficiency A/C is likely to pay for itself relatively quickly during its lifespan. […]

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