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What Can You Expect From a Professional Home Energy Audit?

By | May 7th, 2015|Energy Evaluations|

You may think your home is relatively energy efficient, but chances are there are still a number of areas where more energy can be saved. But how do you know where? A comprehensive home energy audit will quantify the amount of energy you’re losing and pinpoint where it’s happening. Armed with a professional’s recommendations on how to weatherize your entire home, you can hire a trusted contractor to do the work. […]

If You’ve Never Had an Energy Audit Here Are Reasons Why You Should

By | October 9th, 2014|Energy Evaluations|

All but the newest, most airtight homes can benefit from energy-efficiency improvements to help them better handle Northwest Arkansas’ summer heat and frequent storms. The problem for many homeowners is knowing exactly where to make those improvements. An energy audit helps you decide which steps to take for the greatest future savings. […]

Know Your Home’s Energy Capacity – Try an Energy Audit

By | May 22nd, 2014|Energy Evaluations|

After an especially snowy winter, warm weather has finally arrived and summer is imminent here in Springdale. Warm summer weather means gardening, swimming, and other fun outdoor activities, but it can also mean high cooling costs. Higher energy bills aren’t inevitable, however, and there are a number of ways to make your home more efficient and save on your electric bills. […]

Home Energy Evaluations: So What’s A Blower Door Test, Anyway?

By | December 18th, 2012|Energy Evaluations|

For homeowners who want to lower their energy bills, home energy evaluations will tell them where their homes are losing energy, either through air leaks or insufficient insulation. Energy auditors and HVAC contractors often will conduct a blower door test, which is a reliable way to pinpoint these issues, especially when the auditor uses a calibrated blower door. […]

Could A Humidification System Benefit Your Northwest Arkansas Home?

By | October 30th, 2012|Energy Evaluations|

Although the northwest Arkansas area is humid during the summer, it tends to get quite dry during the winter. Dry weather can be a problem for many people, not to mention it can make for an uncomfortable environment in your home. Because of this, you should think about investing in a humidification system. There are two types of humidifiers to choose from: whole-house humidifiers and room humidifiers. Before you decide on one, consider these benefits for in-home humidification systems. […]

The Home Energy Audit: A Weekend Project That Can Yield Long-Term Savings

By | May 1st, 2012|Energy Evaluations|

With a tight economy, many homeowners are looking for ways to save money on their monthly bills. One excellent choice is through a home energy audit. This is an energy assessment of your home that you can do yourself in a single weekend. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that a typical audit can identify from 5 to 30 percent in potential energy savings. The additional benefit of performing this type of audit is that you will become more knowledgeable about the hidden condition of your home. This can save you even more money if you locate problems you were unaware of in addition to energy loss. […]

Need Increased Energy Savings? Get Home Equipment Ready For Cooler Temperatures

By | December 13th, 2011|Energy Evaluations, Furnaces, Heating|

Some parts of the country have already seen their first snowfall, which means winter is not far off for the rest of us. Here are a few areas where you can conduct checks and make fixes that will get your heating system and other equipment ready for harsh weather. […]

Your Energy Dollars Shouldn’t Be Wasted, That’s Why We Offer Three Levels Of Energy Savings Agreements

By | November 10th, 2011|Energy Evaluations|

Who doesn’t want to save energy and money? If you want to reduce the amount of energy your heating and cooling system uses, invest in one of our Energy Saving Agreements. Annual maintenance is proven to improve energy efficiency and increase the lifespan of home comfort equipment. Not only will you have the benefit of lower monthly bills, you will also get more life out of your equipment. […]

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. […]

With As Much As Northwest Arkansas Homeowners Need Their A/Cs, Preventive Maintenance Should Not Be Ignored

By | September 29th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Energy Evaluations, Heating, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Preventive Maintenance, Service & Maintenance, Technicians|

Preventive maintenance of your home’s heating and cooling system is of the utmost importance for homeowners in northwest Arkansas. Regular maintenance will ensure that your air conditioning unit is functioning at its peak efficiency and that it experiences fewer breakdowns. […]

Look For The Energy Star Label, And You’ll See More Savings In Your Checking Account

By | September 27th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Energy Evaluations, Furnaces, Heating|

The Energy Star label has become a symbol for energy-saving appliances and equipment. Consumers across America have been able to save energy, and therefore money, on quality Energy Star-labeled products for several years. Allowing consumers to achieve these two goals—energy and monetary savings—was the reason the Energy Star was created in the first place. […]

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. […]

Most Things In Life Aren’t Free, But Hot Water Is With Geothermal Systems

By | September 15th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Energy Evaluations, Geothermal, Geothermal, Heating, Service & Maintenance|

A majority of people today have the desire to save money on their energy bills. Many advanced products available on the market are aimed directly at decreasing the cost of hot water, like tankless water heaters, those powered with solar energy, and heat pump water heaters. As a resident of northwest Arkansas, you should know that there’s another option to investigate before you choose any of these other kinds of technology. […]

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: […]

Check Out The SEER Rating Before You Buy That New Air Conditioner

By | September 1st, 2011|Air Conditioning, Energy Evaluations, Heating|

If the time has come to upgrade your aging air conditioner, finding an energy-efficient unit that still offers effective cooling power should be one of your top priorities. An energy-efficient air conditioner will help reduce your electricity consumption and utility costs, benefitting both the environment and your bank account. […]

Going On Vacation? Program Your Thermostat Before You Head Out, And You’ll Have More Money To Spend On Your Getaway

By | August 18th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Energy Evaluations, Heating, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Thermostats|

There’s no need for your home to waste energy because you’re out of town. With a programmable thermostat, you can set an energy savings temperature program for a week or more. All the money you save will come in handy when you’re on vacation! […]

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. […]

How Continuous Attic Ventilation Can Help You Keep Your Cooling Costs Down

By | August 9th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Energy Evaluations, Heating, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Service & Maintenance, Ventilation|

Continuous attic ventilation is a hot-button topic for many homeowners, particularly those who own older houses but want to retrofit them to meet current energy efficiency standards. While today’s builders design attics to include vents, homes built 40 or 50 years ago were typically sealed off completely. It was an age of lower energy costs and less concern over energy consumption and efficiency, making the benefits of vents a lower priority. This began to change during the 1970s, when the energy and oil crisis made efficiency a central concern of cash-strapped homeowners. […]

Landscaping This Summer? A Well-Designed Plan Can Help You Insulate Your Home

By | August 4th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Energy Evaluations, Heating, Insulation, Service & Maintenance|

Landscaping around your home to work with the climate of Northwest Arkansas, as well as the conditions around your building, can help insulate against solar gain and winter wind. While it may seem like it could take years to reap the benefits of landscaping, the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the average home will start seeing long-term energy savings in fewer than eight years. […]

High-Efficiency Equipment Calls For Expert Installation — That Means A NATE-Certified Technician

By | August 2nd, 2011|Air Conditioning, Energy Evaluations, Heating, High-Efficiency, NATE Certification, Service & Maintenance, Technicians, Ventilation|

If you’ve decided to purchase a new, high-efficiency air conditioner, you’re already well on the way to savings on your energy bills. But when it comes time to install the equipment, you need to choose a qualified HVAC technician; however, technicians are not all the same. Hiring an installation professional with elite-level skills will help you get the most out of your warranty and ensure that your new air conditioner runs at peak efficiency. Looking for NATE certification when hiring an HVAC professional is the best way to guarantee service excellence. […]

Degree Days, And How You Can Use Them To Figure Your Energy Use

By | July 28th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Energy Evaluations, Heating, Ventilation|

If you’re trying to track the amount of energy you’re using to heat and cool your home, degree days are a concept you’ll want to familiarize yourself with. When properly used, they allow you to anticipate your monthly utility costs, and provide you with an effective means of comparing current energy consumption rates with similar periods in years past. Degree days essentially take the weather out of the equation to compare energy consumption, and you’ll gain a better understanding of your systems’ efficiency and spot opportunities to cut back and save yourself some money. […]

Looking For Better Returns On Energy Bills? Try Dual-Fuel Systems

By | July 26th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Energy Evaluations, Furnaces, Geothermal, Geothermal, Heating, Service & Maintenance|

With rising utility bills, homeowners in northwest Arkansas are looking for heating and cooling solutions. Because of volatile fuel prices, it can be difficult to decide which system is most cost-effective. One solution is a dual-fuel system that can deliver the highest level of comfort in an economical way. Here is some useful information about this kind of heating and cooling system. […]

Need To Replace Cooling Equipment ASAP? Consider All Your Options Using These Replacement Questions

By | July 19th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Energy Evaluations, Insulation, Service & Maintenance, Technicians|

With summer already blazing in northwest Arkansas, you need to know you can rely on your cooling equipment at all times. If yours has recently failed, you may be wrestling with the decision of trying to get it repaired or replacing it altogether. Ask yourself these questions when you are trying to determine which would be more cost-effective. […]

Paschal Heat & Air Conditioning’s Top Tips For Summer Energy Savings

By | July 14th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Air Filters, Energy Evaluations, Fans, Heating, High-Efficiency, Service & Maintenance, Technicians, Thermostats, Ventilation|

It is summer in Springdale, and along with the high temperatures can come uncomfortably high electric bills. There are some easy and relatively low-cost (or even no-cost) ways that you can save energy, though, while still keeping your home comfortable. So, at Paschal Heat & Air Conditioning, here are our top tips for summer energy savings: […]

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? […]

Attic-Sealing Strategies Give Homeowners In Northern Arkansas A Solid Plan For Efficiency And Comfort

By | July 7th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Energy Evaluations, Heating, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Insulation, Mold, Service & Maintenance, Ventilation|

With summer in full effect in Northwest Arkansas, it’s time to make sure your house stays as energy efficient as possible.  Heat from your attic can have a detrimental effect so it’s important to be familiar with several attic sealing strategies that can help you save money.   […]

Tips For Choosing A Contractor For Geothermal Heating And Cooling Systems

By | July 5th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Energy Evaluations, Geothermal, Geothermal, Heating, High-Efficiency, Service & Maintenance, Technicians|

Geothermal heating and cooling systems can reach extraordinarily high efficiency levels–but only if properly installed by a reliable HVAC specialist. That’s why it is crucial to select only the best for the job. […]

Why Paschal Offers The Best Geothermal Services In The Area

By | June 30th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Air ducts, Energy Evaluations, Heating, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Service & Maintenance, Tax Credits and Rebates, Uncategorized|

Paschal Heating, Air & Geothermal is the only single-stop resource for geothermal energy products in our region. Whether you are ready to invest in a new geothermal system or need someone you can trust to perform routine maintenance and repair, Paschal’s team of trained and certified technicians are ready to help. At Paschal we do it all and we guarantee it all — from system-design engineering to digging the trenches and laying the pipes to installing super-sealed ductwork and air distribution. Choosing a company that can do it all is your best choice. […]

Tax Credits Make Upgrading To Alternative Energies Just A Bit Easier

By | June 28th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Energy Evaluations, Heating, Solar, Tax Credits and Rebates, Zoning Systems|

There are a lot of good reasons to consider alternative energy systems for your home. You may want to lower your utility bills and have the security of not being totally dependent on the “grid” for your home energy needs. You may have concerns about the environment and want to do everything you can to minimize your own carbon footprint.  […]

Use These Tips And Avoid Common Problems That Lead To Air Conditioning Breakdowns

By | June 21st, 2011|Air Conditioning, Air Filters, Energy Evaluations, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Preventive Maintenance, Service & Maintenance, Technicians, Thermostats|

Wicked heat comes to Arkansas in the summertime, and our air conditioning becomes our life line. If your A/C conks out during peak season, it could leak water somewhere in your house which you will be cleaning up while perspiring profusely. Here are a few things you can do routinely to keep things cool at your house. […]

What Should A Contractor Check During Preventive Maintenance For Air Conditioning Systems?

By | June 16th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Energy Evaluations, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Preventive Maintenance, Service & Maintenance, Technicians|

With the hot, humid weather of the Northwest Arkansas summer already beginning to show itself, the last thing you need is for your air conditioning to fail when you need it most. Properly conducted preventive maintenance by an air conditioning expert will give you the peace of mind in knowing that your system should keep humming right through the dog days. Have your service technician perform an extensive inspection and adjustment of your system to ensure it is working at peak efficiency. […]

Need A New Air Filter? Use MERV As Your Guide

By | June 9th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Air ducts, Air Filters, Energy Evaluations, Filtration, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Mold, Service & Maintenance, Technicians, Ventilation|

In the 1950s, replacing an air filter required practically no thought. You would remove the dirt- and dust-covered fiberglass filter and replace it with a new filter. Today, choosing the right filter for your home or business requires a lot of thought. Over 25 years ago, ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) also recognized the need to normalize the filter playing field. MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) was developed and instituted as a method to compare the effectiveness of one filter against another. […]

Buffet-Style Air Conditioning? Why Size Matters and Bigger Is Not Always Better

By | June 7th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Air ducts, Dehumidifiers, Energy Evaluations, Filtration, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Service & Maintenance, Technicians, Thermostats, Ventilation|

When upgrading or installing a new A/C system, you need to make sure the size you select is suited for your home. A unit that is too large will invite a whole mess of problems.   […]

Dual-Fuel Systems Get High Rankings For Efficiency

By | June 2nd, 2011|Air Conditioning, Energy Evaluations, Heating, Service & Maintenance, Technicians|

In today’s economy, saving energy is more important than ever before. One way to increase energy and money savings is to upgrade your current heating and cooling equipment to a more efficient system. Dual-fuel systems offer improved energy efficiency over other types of heating and cooling equipment; if you are thinking of upgrading, consider this type of system as you explore your options.  […]

Programmable Thermostats Give You Control Over Comfort

By | May 31st, 2011|Air Conditioning, Energy Evaluations, Heating, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Service & Maintenance, Thermostats|

Programmable thermostats are one of the easiest ways to save money on your energy bills. They give you complete control over the temperature of your home, even when you are not there.   […]

Rebates Make New HVAC Systems A Reality

By | May 26th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Energy Evaluations, Heating, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Service & Maintenance, Tax Credits and Rebates, Technicians|

If your heating and cooling system is more than 10 years old, or if it hasn’t been functioning so well lately, it may be time to consider an upgrade. Now is a great time to invest in a new HVAC system because there are so many rebates available. Federal, state and local programs for improving energy efficiency can work to your advantage, especially when you can combine offers to maximize savings. […]

Geothermal Air Conditioning System Installation Options

By | May 24th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Energy Evaluations, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Service & Maintenance|

You know how important it is to have a good air conditioner in northwest Arkansas if you want to be comfortable in the summertime. You also know that cooling bills can add up quickly, especially if your air conditioner is not very efficient.  What you may not know is that geothermal air conditioning is one of the most efficient cooling systems available, and with modern innovations, most heating and cooling systems can be upgraded to a geothermal heat pump. […]

Here’s How Ductwork Design Makes A Difference In Efficiency

By | May 19th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Air ducts, Energy Evaluations, Heating, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Service & Maintenance, Technicians|

When you’re installing an HVAC system, it’s important to understand the benefits of proper ductwork design. When done right, your ducts can circulate air evenly throughout the household, increasing comfort and energy efficiency. When done wrong, you could lose as much as 20 percent of the conditioned air that passes through your ductwork. […]

New Space Hard To Reach? Consider Zoning Systems

By | May 17th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Energy Evaluations, Furnaces, Heating, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Service & Maintenance, Technicians, Thermostats, Zoning Systems|

Maintaining a consistent temperature throughout your home isn’t always an easy task. Even if your thermostat is well-placed and functioning properly, it can only accurately gauge the temperature of the room it’s in. The problem is, not every room has the same temperature needs. One room may require more cool air than the next. This can be especially true of isolated, hard-to-reach rooms such as those in an attic, basement or over a garage. […]

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