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Boost Home Efficiency With These HVAC Maintenance Tips | PaschalCorp

By | April 24th, 2017|Energy Savings|

From heating to cooling your home, the HVAC system is an important feature to your house. Over time, the furnace and AC will not function as efficiently as it once did; so performing general maintenance is important. You can perform some of the HVAC maintenance on your own, while other issues will require that of a trained professional from businesses like Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal. Here are some of the HVAC maintenance steps you should take annually.  […]

Improve The Efficiency of Your HVAC System

By | February 16th, 2016|Energy Savings, High-Efficiency, Uncategorized|

Think about all the time that you spend in your home each day. You spend your nights sleeping inside of your home, you celebrate special occasions there, and you spend quality time with your family each and every day in the comfort of your home. This is why the quality of your indoor air and the comfort level of your home is so important. Whether you have a new furnace or air conditioner installed, or it is time for a new unit, there are always some additional improvements you can make to help improve your indoor air quality as well as improve the efficiency of your HVAC system so you save money in the long run. […]

Easy Home Improvements for Energy Efficiency

By | January 12th, 2016|Energy Savings, High-Efficiency|

When it comes to energy efficient home improvements, you don’t have to break the bank to cut your energy costs. There are things that can be done by virtually anyone with a little do-it-yourself experience, which won’t cost much yet will reap noticeable rewards on your energy bill. […]

Money Saving Tips For Your Home in The Winter

By | January 5th, 2016|Energy Savings|

There are many ways to save money in the winter on energy costs. It is best to do all that we can to save energy costs and money for a rainy day. Take advantage of heat saving days in the winter using some great tips that will make it seem easy instead of a chore. […]

Efficiency-Boosting Tips for Home Heating Systems

By | November 17th, 2015|Energy Savings, Heating, High-Efficiency|

Home heating systems can consume a lot of energy to keep an indoor space at a comfortable temperature, and this can leave a homeowner facing high utility bills during the winter months. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to enhance your system’s efficiency and keep your operating costs in check without sacrificing comfort. […]

Lower Humidity Means Lower Utility Bills

By | September 22nd, 2015|Energy Savings|

Did you know that by lowering the humidity of your home you will also lower your cooling bills? AC units not only lower the temperature of your home, buthey also reduce humidity, which is very important for maintaining comfort levels. High humidity, especially the high humidity we experienced this summer in Northwest Arkansas, reduces the evaporation of perspiration on the skin. Therefore, lower humidity is key to maintaining comfort. The less your systems need to work, the more money you will save by keeping moisture to a minimum. You will also be more comfortable in knowing that you will be reducing your carbon footprint by not having to rely on your AC units as much. […]

What’s a Home Energy Rating?

By | July 23rd, 2015|Energy Savings|

Are you ready to get serious about your home’s energy efficiency? Learning your home’s rating on the home energy rating system (HERS) index can help. This official analysis of a home’s energy efficiency is used to qualify homes for the federal Energy Star label, energy efficient mortgages (EEMs) and various tax incentives. When a home qualifies for these benefits, it becomes easier to market for sale. And even if you’re not planning to move, a low HERS index still means long-term energy savings and improved comfort. […]

The EnergyGuide Label: What Springdale Homeowners Need to Know

By | July 2nd, 2015|Energy Savings|

One thing you don’t want to do when shopping for a new air conditioner, furnace, dishwasher or other home appliance is to ignore the yellow EnergyGuide label. A federal program is responsible for placing these stickers on certain appliances to inform consumers how their energy use compares to other similar products. Let’s say you’re looking for a heat pump for your Northwest Arkansas home. The EnergyGuide label will show how one model compares to all the others of a similar size and type. […]

A Programmable Thermostat Can Help Maximize Energy Savings

By | June 23rd, 2015|Energy Savings, Programmable, Thermostats|

A programmable thermostat isn’t much better than your old manual thermostat if you’re not using or programming it correctly. The difference between proper operation and improper operation can be hundreds of dollars in energy savings every year. Find out how you can program your programmable thermostat for maximum energy savings. […]

Great Energy Conservation Tips for Northwest Arkansas Businesses

By | June 9th, 2015|Energy Savings|

Even if you take the usual steps to save energy in your business, there’s likely plenty of room for improvement. Following are some great ways to conserve energy and save money in your Northwest Arkansas business. […]

Don’t Sweat: 8 Ways to Keep Cooling Costs Down

By | May 14th, 2015|Energy Savings|

For many homeowners, the primary way to keep cooling costs down is to just turn up the temperature on the A/C or turn it off altogether. However, a number of steps can be taken to minimize cooling costs while staying cool and comfortable. Following are eight ways to keep cooling costs down in your Northwest Arkansas home. Many of these tips also will save on heating bills in the winter. […]

Energy Efficient Ways to Weatherize Existing Windows in Your Home

By | May 5th, 2015|Energy Savings|

You’d be surprised at how much air and heat can transfer between the inside and outside of windows though cracks and holes or just through thin window panes. In the winter, this means uncomfortable drafts and higher heating bills. In the summer, it means more warm air and solar heat is getting into your home, working against your A/C’s best efforts. Following are some ways to weatherize existing windows, while lowering your energy bills in all seasons. […]

5 Ways to Lessen Energy Consumption at Home This Spring

By | April 14th, 2015|Energy Savings|

Warmer weather and higher energy bills are right around the corner. By implementing these tips to lessen home energy consumption, you can save throughout the spring and summer without sacrificing comfort. […]

Can Your Ceiling Fan Really Impact Home Energy Efficiency?

By | April 9th, 2015|Energy Savings, Fans|

Just about anyplace you go these days, ceiling fans are spinning around above you, providing a cooling breeze. But they offer much more than a bit of cooling; they also can save energy in your home year round. So how does a ceiling fan improve home energy efficiency? […]

Tips to Keep Energy Costs Under Control This Winter

By | December 2nd, 2014|Energy Savings|

With warmer weather gone and colder temperatures arriving, saving energy this winter in Northwest Arkansas doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. By using a few tips, such as sealing air leaks, covering windows and maintaining your heating system, you can lower energy costs. […]

It’s Always a Good Time to Save Energy — Start This Fall

By | October 23rd, 2014|Energy Savings|

These suggestions can help you save energy during the cold months of the year. […]

These Vacation Energy Saving Tips Can Keep Money in Your Pockets

By | July 3rd, 2014|Energy Savings|

Going on vacation can be an expensive proposition, but it’s something most people look forward to all year long. However when you go out of town, you don’t want to continue spending money at home while you’re away, and that’s exactly what you’re doing if you don’t take appropriate steps to reduce your energy usage. Before you go out of town, employ these vacation energy saving tips in your home. […]

Tips on How to Keep Cool When Energy Bills Are Making You Hot

By | May 20th, 2014|Energy Savings|

Taking a good hard look at your energy bills is a quick way to get your blood boiling while trying to stay cool in your Northwest Arkansas area home this summer. Thankfully, the following tips will help you maintain a comfortable temperature in your home without insanely high energy bills. […]

Some Electricity-Use Myths You’d be Wise to Ignore

By | February 27th, 2014|Energy Savings|

Like many of your northwest Arkansas neighbors, you’re probably looking for effective ways to achieve more energy efficiency around your home while cutting down on home electricity bills. Unfortunately, when it comes to heating, cooling and the use of home appliances, some electricity-use myths may lead you into thinking you’re saving energy and money, but can actually do the opposite. Here’s a brief review of some of the most common of these electricity-use myths and falsehoods to help you navigate the right path to better savings. […]

Try Out These Wintertime Energy-Saving Tips That Also Help the Environment

By | January 14th, 2014|Energy Savings|

Winter has arrived once again bringing along cold weather and increasing energy bills. Keeping your home warm and comfortable during winter can cause your utility bills to go up considerably, especially if you have failed to prepare your home for the cold weather. Fortunately, it’s not too late to reduce your home’s energy use with a few wintertime energy-saving tips that also will help the environment. […]

Shutting an Unused Room to Save Energy: Is It Really Such a Bright Idea?

By | December 5th, 2013|Energy Savings|

In theory, the idea of shutting an unused room to save energy makes sense. But does this practice really work, and is it a good idea? According to HVAC professionals, in most homes, the answer is no. In fact, in some cases, shutting an unused room to save energy can actually increase energy bills and cause other problems. […]

How the Energy-Efficiency Upgrades You Make Now Could Help You Market Your Home in the Future

By | November 28th, 2013|Energy Savings|

While conventional remodeling jobs such as updated kitchens, new hardwood floors and beautiful backyards are still very popular, investing in energy-efficient housing is a burgeoning market. As energy conservation awareness rises, so does the need to keep pace with this trend. In today’s market, more and more people are beginning scrutinize the energy efficiency of a home.  […]

The Thought of Winter Heating Bills Giving You the Shivers? Warm up to these Energy-Saving Tips

By | November 21st, 2013|Energy Savings|

Colder weather is on its way to northwest Arkansas, and if winter heating bills are the bane of your existence during the heating season, use these tips to improve the efficiency of your furnace and lower your energy costs this winter. […]

Holiday Energy Use: These Tips Can Help You Cut Back Significantly

By | November 5th, 2013|Energy Savings|

Everyone loves the holidays. Great food, family and beautiful decorations brighten up the cold months. But holiday energy use can really hurt your wallet. With the holidays coming, you want to save as much money as possible, right? […]

Follow the Energy Star on a Path to Efficiency in Your Springdale Home

By | October 8th, 2013|Energy Savings|

Have you been looking for an easy and reliable way to save money on your utility bills? If so, you may be surprised to know that, while your HVAC system is likely the biggest contributor to your utility bills, the right equipment can also help to lower your costs significantly. Energy Star is a federal designation given to residential appliances, products and upgrades that have been proven to consume significantly less power than their less-efficient counterparts. Here are a couple of the main benefits of using an Energy Star-certified heating and cooling system. […]

Energy Tax Credits Help Take the Sting Out of an HVAC Upgrade

By | September 19th, 2013|Energy Savings, HVAC System, Tax Credits and Rebates|

If you’ve been putting off that crucial upgrade to your home’s HVAC system for financial reasons, there’s no better time to make the decision than now. Generous federal energy tax credits are set to expire at the end of 2013, so act soon and ease the financial burden of purchasing new, energy-saving equipment for your Arkansas home. […]

Teach Kids About Energy Savings to Encourage Good Habits for Life

By | September 12th, 2013|Energy Savings, Zoning Systems|

Whether you’re planning to upgrade your incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescents, looking at a full-scale home energy assessment, or aiming to maximize the efficiency of your HVAC system, one of the best ways to lower energy consumption in your home is easy to overlook. Today the recommendation we have for you is simple and free: teach kids about energy savings. […]

Calculate Energy Usage and Save

By | July 25th, 2013|Energy Savings|

Taking the time to calculate energy usage in your home can offer you many long-term savings options. Since about 13 percent of your home’s annual energy costs can be attributed to appliances, calculating energy use can help you determine the value in upgrading to more energy-efficient appliances.   […]

Controlling Your Cooling Costs: Why Let Soaring Temps Spike Your Energy Bills?

By | June 25th, 2013|Energy Savings|

Temperatures are rising, and you want to keep cool without your bank account taking a major dive. Don’t let soaring temperatures drain your bank account through high cooling costs. These simple, inexpensive tips will help in controlling cooling costs: […]

Guarding Against Heat Gain in Your Arkansas Home

By | June 11th, 2013|Energy Savings|

When temperatures begin to rise in Arkansas, along with the humidity, most homeowners turn on the A/C and don’t consider additional ways to keep their home cool. However, a few simple changes or adjustments can make your home more comfortable while saving energy dollars. Guarding against heat gain during Arkansas’ long summer is one of the smartest things you can do for your home. Here are some important tips for guarding against heat gain. […]

Energy-Saving Tips for Arkansas Homeowners or Homeowners-to-Be

By | May 7th, 2013|Energy Savings|

Home energy conservation is one way you can save money while also helping the environment. No matter if you are an existing homeowner, buying a new home, or buying an older home, follow these energy-saving tips: […]

Energy Star’s ‘Most Efficient’: Why It’s A Homeowner’s Best Bet

By | March 7th, 2013|Energy Savings|

For the past 20 years, the search for new heating or cooling equipment has always included the perfect tool to assist you with your choice: the Energy Star label. But now, due to advancing technology and increasing consumer awareness, Energy Star’s Most Efficient label is going above and beyond the Energy Star standard. So, if you’re looking for HVAC equipment for your northwest Arkansas home, keep an eye out for Energy Star’s Most Efficient Label. […]

Boost Home Energy Efficiency With These Easy Projects

By | January 3rd, 2013|Energy Savings|

Winter is in full swing in Northwest Arkansas, and homeowners across the region are searching for ways to boost home energy efficiency this heating season without sacrificing comfort. Try these easy projects to save money while staying warm this winter. […]

Maximizing Your Older Home’s Energy Efficiency Without Sacrificing Any Of Its Character

By | November 20th, 2012|Energy Savings|

If you live in an older home, don’t resign yourself to higher energy costs for the sake of charm. You can improve your older home’s energy efficiency with a few simple steps without sacrificing its character. Follow these simple tips to boost your home’s efficiency and enjoy more comfort at a lower cost.  […]

Energy Savers You Can’t Afford To Miss Out On

By | November 13th, 2012|Energy Savings|

If you own a home in northwest Arkansas, then you know how much your energy bills can peak during the summer heat waves and the winter’s chilly spells. Therefore, you might be looking for ways to conserve energy, and reduce your utility bills while you’re at it. […]

This Winter, It’ll Be Easy To Save Energy Dollars

By | November 8th, 2012|Energy Savings|

When the temperatures start to drop, it’s time to start preparing your home for another northwest Arkansas winter. A few simple steps can make your house more energy efficient and save you a significant amount of energy dollars. Here are some tips for getting through the winter comfortably without busting your budget. […]

Belief In These Energy-Saving Myths Could Cost You

By | November 6th, 2012|Energy Savings|

Everybody wants to save energy. And no doubt, most people think that conserving energy leads to savings on their energy bills. The problem is that there are several energy-saving myths floating around that may do the exact opposite. Don’t lose money trying to save energy in your northwest Arkansas home by being fooled by the following energy-saving myths: […]

Make Energy Efficiency A Priority With Duct Sealing

By | September 27th, 2012|Duct Sealing, Energy Savings|

Leaky ducts can take quite a toll on the efficiency of your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system, allowing heated or cooled air to escape into your attic, basement or crawl space. Surely, heating or cooling dead space isn’t your goal, especially given today’s ever-rising energy costs, and the impact of that inefficient air delivery can be substantial. In the typical home, about 20 percent of the air that is heated or cooled is lost to leaky ducts, a loss that your energy bills likely will reflect, but which you can remedy quickly and fairly easily with duct sealing. […]

Energy Vampires: Oh, How Easily They Overpower A Home

By | August 28th, 2012|Energy Savings|

The Natural Resources Defense Council reports that DVRs, satellite programming and game consoles drain two-thirds of their total energy usage when viewers are not actively using them. Hitting the on/off buttons on these devices does not cut the power; instead, they continue draining electricity non-stop until they’re unplugged. They are energy vampires — devices that use energy even though they are turned off. Cordless phones, PCs, cell phone chargers, laptop chargers and cordless rechargeable appliances all continue to draw electricity even when not in use. […]

Taking Advantage Of Information On The EnergyGuide Label

By | August 21st, 2012|Energy Savings|

If you’re like most Arkansas homeowners, you’re tired of paying outrageous energy bills. Upgrading to highly-efficient home comfort equipment can help you slash those monthly expenses, but you have to choose the right products for your home. And that starts with the EnergyGuide label. Whether you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, water heater, washing machine or another appliance, the first thing you should do is find the yellow EnergyGuide label. […]

Reduce Energy Bills While On Summer Vacation — 3 Tips

By | July 12th, 2012|Energy Savings|

Summer vacations can be costly, but one great way to offset the cost is to make your home more energy efficient while you’re gone. That way, you can get away from the hassles of day-to-day life, and save energy dollars at the same time. […]

Surefire Ways To Hold Down Your Cooling Costs As The Temperature Rises

By | June 5th, 2012|Air Conditioning, Energy Savings|

Summer is on its way in Northwest Arkansas, and temperatures are climbing from one day to the next. Take these simple steps to hold down your cooling costs as the temperatures rise in the months ahead: […]

Cool Ways To Keep Your Warm-Weather Energy Bills Manageable

By | May 8th, 2012|Energy Savings|

Warm weather can mean increased energy bills in many homes, but summer also presents a number of opportunities for savings. Consider these effective strategies to keep your energy bills from going up with the temperature this summer.  […]

A Whole-House Approach To Lowering Your Energy Costs

By | April 19th, 2012|Energy Savings|

Energy costs in northwest Arkansas can be high, especially if you haven’t made an effort to improve your home’s efficiency. The cost of heating during our cool winter weather and the cost of air conditioning during hot summers can be especially burdensome. Luckily, some straightforward whole-house approaches can drastically reduce most homes’ energy bills.  […]

Anatomy Of An Energy Bill: Seeing Where You Can Save Once You Know Where Your Dollars Go

By | March 22nd, 2012|Energy Savings|

Everybody wants to reduce their energy bill. But how can you lower your energy bill if you don’t know what’s driving the costs? Figure out what’s contributing to your high energy bill and then you can make a plan to reduce energy consumption to save money. […]

Pull Out The Energy Star Yardstick To See How Your Home Measures Up

By | January 10th, 2012|Energy Savings|

In order to better manage your home’s energy and efficiency, it is crucial to first understand where you currently stand. Energy Star offers a free online assessment to give you a quick picture of how your home is performing, as well as some advice on how you can increase functionality. Once you take this first step, you are well on your way to enhancing efficiency, decreasing utility bills and increasing your quality of life. […]

Ideal Programmable Thermostat Practices To Boost Energy Savings

By | January 5th, 2012|Energy Savings, Thermostats|

When you use a programmable thermostat to control your heating or cooling system, you gain the ability to precisely manage when and at what level your furnace, air conditioner or heat pump operates. This saves money on your year-round utility bills by running your temperature control system only when you need it. Here are some ideal programmable thermostat practices you can use to make the best use of this device. […]

Set Your Whole-House Humidification System To Gain Energy Savings This Winter

By | January 3rd, 2012|Energy Savings, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

With a whole-house humidification system, you can dramatically improve the interior comfort of your home while also saving energy and reducing your winter heating bills. Humidification increases indoor air quality and relieves physical problems associated with dry air, such as nosebleeds, itchy skin and irritated throats. A frequently overlooked benefit of whole-house humidification is that it allows you to save money by keeping your comfort level consistent while running your heating system at a lower level. […]

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