Are Duct System Problems and Poor Indoor Air Quality Related?

By | July 28th, 2015|Ductwork, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Energy loss from defective residential ducts gets the most attention from experts, but problem ducts also can lead to another serious issue: unhealthy indoor air quality. Following are some ways that defective ducts can result in poor indoor air quality. […]

Improve Energy Efficiency With Professional Duct Maintenance

By | June 11th, 2015|Duct Cleaning, Ductwork|

If you’re a diligent homeowner, you probably schedule annual maintenance on your home’s cooling and heating systems. That helps ensure both energy efficiency and solid performance. But does that visit include professional duct maintenance? If not, you should consider scheduling a skilled technician to inspect your ducts and make sure they’re properly sealed and insulated. […]

Enhance Energy Efficiency by Repairing Torn Insulation on Ducts

By | February 26th, 2015|Ductwork, Insulation|

Your home’s forced-air heating and cooling system depends on effective ductwork to deliver conditioned air. In a properly maintained system, ductwork delivers air to rooms with a minimal amount of energy loss before returning the spent air to your furnace, heat pump or A/C to start the process over again. […]

How to Properly Cover Round Air Ducts with Insulation

By | February 19th, 2015|Ductwork, Insulation|

The typical ductwork system is fabricated of square or round galvanized steel. Air ducts are most often located in areas without climate control, which leaves ducts susceptible to heat gain/loss in extreme basement and attic temperatures. Square ducts may be best insulated with rigid foam or fiber board. However, insulating round air ducts requires more patience and finesse. Here’s how the pros do it: […]

Don’t Forget Duct Cleaning in Your Fall Maintenance Check

By | October 21st, 2014|Duct Cleaning, Ductwork|

As you get your home ready for winter and perform routine fall maintenance like trimming trees, cleaning out your gutters, check to see if your HVAC system needs a good duct cleaning. […]

Ductwork Inspection: Here’s Why You Might Need It

By | August 12th, 2014|Ductwork|

Your forced-air duct system is essential to the delivery of conditioned air to every room in your Arkansas home. If you haven’t had a thorough ductwork inspection in a while, you may be paying more to cool your home than you should be, and may not be enjoying the comfort level that you expect and deserve.  […]

Tight Ducts Translate to Energy Savings

By | February 25th, 2014|Ductwork|

Many people don’t understand just how important it is to make sure the ducts are tight in their home. A home with tight ducts will help you maintain a more comfortable and safer environment in your home, and it will help you to save money on your energy bill. […]

Six Tips About Air Duct Cleaning

By | February 20th, 2014|Ductwork|

Having your home’s duct systems inspected regularly and cleaned when necessary has many advantages, including maintaining healthy indoor air quality. Also, while many Northwestern Arkansas homeowners will think of spring and summer pollen when the allergy topic arises, air duct cleaning can help allergy sufferers all year round. Before you make an appointment with an HVAC contractor, though, here are six key tips to consider. […]

Your Ducts May be Too Old for Your HVAC System

By | February 11th, 2014|Ductwork|

Most of the focus when it comes to maintaining your HVAC system is on the major visible components such as your furnace or air conditioner. However, it’s important to not neglect the ductwork in your home, which often goes unseen while doing its essential work. […]

Potential Ductwork Problems You’ll Want to Address ASAP

By | October 29th, 2013|Ductwork|

Poor airflow through your ducts creates poor energy efficiency in your system. To avoid this problem and the increasing energy bills that come with it, address these common ductwork problems as soon as you notice them. […]

Duct System Design: Get It Right the First Time, or Circle Back for a Do-Over

By | September 26th, 2013|Ductwork|

A home’s duct system should be designed to minimize the potential for air leaks, obstructions and the buildup of debris, while delivering conditioned air in the most efficient manner possible. When designing and installing duct systems, ducts should be placed within air conditioned (or heated) spaces as much as possible. With this sort of proper duct system design, ducts will be unlikely to lose hot or cold air because they will be surrounded by air of a similar temperature. […]

Follow Proper Duct Design, Eliminate Improper Home Pressure

By | April 30th, 2013|Ductwork|

Whether you’re undertaking new construction or a duct retrofit with a heating/cooling system upgrade, proper duct design provides efficient air pressure throughout the living spaces to ensure maximum home comfort and energy savings. […]

Good Ductwork Design: 5 Key Elements Your Installer Should Strive For

By | February 21st, 2013|Ductwork|

Proper ductwork design takes detailed planning in conjunction with your new home design or making smart cost-effective modifications for your remodeling project. Work with your trusted HVAC contractor to ensure that the five key elements of good duct design are adhered to, as outlined by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s (ACCA) Manuals J, S and D. […]

Is Your Home’s Duct System Up To The Job?

By | November 22nd, 2012|Ductwork|

Winter will soon be here, and now’s the time to make sure your home’s duct system is ready for the heating season. If your ductwork is not up to par, you’ll not only waste precious energy dollars, but you may also jeopardize the health and well-being of your family. The time is now to have your homes duct system inspected to correct any problems that are costing you energy, money and home comfort.  […]

Properly Designed And Installed Ductwork: Why It’s So Important

By | June 26th, 2012|Ductwork, Service & Maintenance|

If you’re undertaking new construction, retrofitting your attic or basement, or upgrading your current ducts, it’s vital that you design and install ductwork properly if you want to minimize your energy consumption and losses. Additionally, ensuring properly designed and installed ductwork ensures that you and your loved ones experience greater home comfort for many years. […]

Working With Your HVAC Contractor To Optimize Ductwork Efficiency

By | May 29th, 2012|Ductwork|

Did you know that you can lose 60 percent of your home’s energy efficiency through your ductwork? Ductwork is one of the most important parts of your HVAC system. If your ducts are not functioning properly, then you are losing money and energy fast. Take some time to work with a HVAC contractor to address the following problems to improve your duct efficiency and save money this spring and summer. […]

Why Get That Duct Cleaning Now? Because What’s In There Will Soon Be In Your Air

By | May 24th, 2012|Ductwork|

Have you ever turned on your furnace and smelled a funky odor that seemed to last for the several days? You may have had a passing thought about what might be inside your furnace or ducts and whether it was okay for you to be breathing in whatever was causing the odor. Unpleasant odors coming through your ducts could be a sign that there’s more hiding in your ductwork, which might make duct cleaning a worthwhile service for your home. […]

Duct-System Noise: Banging And Clatter Mean Something’s The Matter

By | April 17th, 2012|Ductwork|

The source of duct-system noise may be difficult to pinpoint. Ductwork naturally expands and contracts with temperature changes of the conditioned air. This is normal, but it doesn’t make noises any less annoying. Whether it’s an ongoing problem, new installation, or perhaps you’ve moved into a new home, there are specific causes of duct-system noise that can be identified as follows: […]

Designing And Maintaining An Energy-Efficient Duct System

By | March 20th, 2012|Ductwork|

For energy savings year in and year out, efficient ductwork design is a key factor. In addition to energy savings, your duct system contributes to your family’s comfort and indoor air quality, as well as the efficient operation of your heating and cooling system. Whether you’re sealing up your home for energy savings, undertaking new construction or retrofitting, it’s important to take specific actions to ensure optimal duct performance. […]

Your New Ventilation System: Keep These 8 Design Factors In Mind

By | February 14th, 2012|Ductwork, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation|

Ventilation systems are becoming increasingly more important as homes are built with tighter and tighter exterior shells. Such tight construction is ideal for saving on energy bills, but with hardly any airflow between the interior and exterior, indoor pollution builds up to unhealthy levels. That’s where the ventilation system comes in. […]

Have Your Plans For Heating A New Addition Hit A Snag? Ductless Mini Splits Might Be Your Best Option

By | November 22nd, 2011|Ductwork, Heating, High-Efficiency|

If you’ve got a new addition to your home that isn’t served by your main HVAC system or ductwork, deciding how to keep the space warm and comfortable may be a challenge. Ductless mini splits have the answer. […]

Top-Notch Heating Performance Depends On Proper Ductwork Design And Installation

By | October 18th, 2011|Ductwork, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Many homes in northwest Arkansas are losing energy through a home system they can’t even see — ductwork. […]

High Efficiency Ducts Can Make A Big Contribution Towards Energy Savings

By | October 4th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Air ducts, Ductwork, Energy Evaluations, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

The price of energy and the cost of your utility bill increases every year. A lot of effort is put into finding energy efficient units, but you cannot forget about the ducts in your home. When combined with high efficiency heating and cooling systems, efficient duct work will help minimize your energy usage and the amount you spend on your electric bill. […]

Is It Time For A Cooling Equipment Upgrade? Lingo You Should Know

By | September 20th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Ductwork, Energy Evaluations, Heating, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Insulation, Service & Maintenance, Technicians, Thermostats|

If you’re about to invest in a cooling equipment upgrade, we have some concepts and terms that may benefit your search. […]

New Installation? Repairs? Choose The “Paschal Guarantee”

By | September 6th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Ductwork, Energy Evaluations, Furnaces, Heating, Service & Maintenance, Technicians, Ventilation|

Are you tired of sweating over your old air conditioning system? Do want to have the indoor comfort you deserve? If you live in Northwest Arkansas and you are looking for a contractor to install, service or repair your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, check out Paschal, Heat, Air, & Geothermal. The company provides a full range of services for heating and air conditioning systems and offers a unique service guarantee that promises: […]

Your Contractor Will Tailor Your New Cooling System To Your Home’s Unique Requirements — Here’s How

By | August 11th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Ductwork, Energy Evaluations, Thermostats|

There is no “one size fits all” for cooling systems. Your home has unique cooling needs, and your contractor should take the time to discover what those needs are and size your new cooling system accordingly. […]

Home Advisor’s Energy-Savings Tips For Residents In Arkansas

By | July 12th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Ductwork, Energy Evaluations, Heating, High-Efficiency, Insulation, Programmable, Service & Maintenance, Thermostats, Water Heaters|

How would you like to have your monthly electricity and gas bills cut down by one-third? […]

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