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Safety Inspection and Furnace Tune Up | PaschalCorp

By | December 12th, 2017|Furnaces|

Having a safety inspection and furnace tune up completed is always a valuable investment. The reliance you place on your heating system, especially during the winter [...]

How to Choose The Most Efficient Heating System To Replace Your Aging Furnace

By | January 21st, 2016|Furnaces, Uncategorized|

When it’s time to replace the heating portion of your home’s central HVAC system, you’ll want the most efficient heating system within your budget. Comparing your options is much easier when you know the efficiency terminology used for different types of heating systems and what they mean: […]

Tips for Improving the Efficiency of Your Gas Furnace

By | February 10th, 2015|Furnaces|

Many new gas furnaces utilize the latest technologies to exceed 90 AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency). If you’re ready to upgrade your furnace, ask your HVAC professional for a cost analysis of new models. However, if your gas furnace still has some life in it and you want to make the most of it, use these tips to improve furnace efficiency and the environment in which it operates. […]

How to Tell if Gas is Leaking From Your Furnace

By | January 22nd, 2015|Furnaces|

If you have a gas furnace, there’s always a possibility of a gas leak. Leaks most commonly occur in gas valves or furnace cracks. Your service technician will check for cracks during your annual maintenance check, but it’s important you know what to do if you smell gas leaking from your furnace.  […]

Smart Ways to Improve Furnace Airflow in Your Springdale Home

By | January 13th, 2015|Furnaces|

Free airflow through your HVAC system has everything to do with home comfort and heating efficiency. If uneven temperatures and high energy bills are the norm in your Springdale home, consider these smart ways to improve furnace airflow. […]

Is There a Peculiar Smell Coming From Your Furnace?

By | December 11th, 2014|Furnaces, Service & Maintenance|

When you turn on the heat and smell a peculiar odor coming from your furnace, it might be time to perform some maintenance work on your unit. The problem might be something small or it might be something dangerous, so it must never be ignored. To make sure your family is safe and to save more money in the future, you should investigate the situation immediately. […]

A Condensing Furnace Can Help Your Home in Many Ways

By | December 9th, 2014|Furnaces|

If you’re interested in improving the efficiency of your home, you should look into HVAC equipment pieces like the condensing furnace. Newer technology is used in high efficiency condensing furnaces that save on energy costs and boast efficiency ratings of more than 90 percent Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE). […]

Thinking of Upgrading Your Furnace? Tips to Help You Decide

By | December 4th, 2014|Furnaces|

As winter approaches, you need to be proactive about maintaining certain items in your home, and furnaces usually take center stage. You don’t want a crisis situation to necessitate a repair or replacement. Usually when this occurs, your buying decisions are made in a rush. So, if you’re thinking about upgrading your furnace, here are a few tips you should consider. […]

If You’re Not Sure When to Replace Your Furnace, Here’s 8 Tips to Know For Sure

By | November 25th, 2014|Furnaces|

No homeowner wants to consider the cost of having their furnace replaced. Still, sometimes there’s no way around the situation. If you’re wondering whether it’s time to replace your furnace, here are eight ways to know for sure that it needs to be done: […]

Before Flipping the Switch On the Furnace, Get a Maintenance Check

By | October 16th, 2014|Furnaces, Preventive Maintenance|

Another heating season is right around the corner, so it’s time to schedule a furnace maintenance check. When a licensed HVAC contractor completes an annual checkup on your heating system, you’ll know it’s working safely and efficiently when you flip the switch. Regular maintenance can also extend the equipment’s life span, lower your heating costs and increase your comfort this winter. […]

Check Your Furnace Filter When Maintaining Your System

By | October 14th, 2014|Air Filters, Furnaces|

Checking your furnace filter monthly is at the top of the list of DIY maintenance on a modern heating system. In fact, beyond keeping the area around the furnace free of dust and combustibles, changing the filter regularly is about the only furnace upkeep the average homeowner should attempt. The high temperatures, open flame and potentially deadly carbon monoxide make comprehensive furnace maintenance a job for an HVAC professional. […]

The Cost of a Furnace Installation Could Set You Back — Are You Prepared?

By | September 2nd, 2014|Furnaces|

No Arkansas homeowner wants to hear those painful words, “You need a new furnace,” but inevitably they will be spoken at some time, preferably not during winter’s chill. Bracing yourself beforehand—financially and mentally—for the cost of a furnace installation will make the process smoother.  […]

How Long Should a Gas Furnace Last?

By | March 18th, 2014|Furnaces|

If your gas furnace is more than 15 years old, it’s time to consider whether you need to replace it. The average service life for a gas furnace is 18 years, but some fail after as few as 15 years, while others are still running at 30 years. Key factors affecting service life are wear and tear and regular maintenance. […]

Why an Efficient Furnace Performs at Its Peak in an Efficient Home

By | March 13th, 2014|Furnaces|

High heating bills and harsher winters are causing many homeowners to invest in more efficient HVAC systems. Though an efficient furnace is almost always a great investment, many people find that their bills don’t decrease as much as expected after the new heating system is installed. This is often due to the fact that even an efficient furnace can be prone to overworking and wasting energy if it’s heating a home that isn’t very efficient. […]

Are Furnace Efficiency Standards Going Up This Year?

By | March 6th, 2014|Furnaces|

Almost half of American households use natural gas and propane-fired furnaces to heat their homes. This accounts for about 40 percent of energy used in our nation’s homes. Despite this high energy usage, furnace efficiency standards for gas furnaces have remained the same for the past 20 years. […]

Is Your Furnace Not Heating as It Should?

By | March 4th, 2014|Furnaces|

There are few things more frustrating on a cold winter day than discovering your furnace is malfunctioning. It may seem to be blowing warm air instead of hot, or it may be blowing cold – either way, you need to determine what is wrong and fix the problem to stay warm. […]

When Replacing the Furnace, Consider These 3 Things First

By | February 18th, 2014|Furnaces|

A furnace lasts 15 to 20 years. In the intervening years between original installation in your Arkansas home and replacement, technology has leapfrogged. As you look at replacing the furnace in your Springdale-area home, consider several key factors.  […]

Your Furnace Needs to be Efficient — but How Efficient?

By | February 13th, 2014|Furnaces|

With winter well under way in northwest Arkansas, most homeowners are trying to save money on household heating. Lowering energy bills by increasing furnace efficiency is an obvious way to do so. After routine preventive maintenance, though, what more can you do to improve your home heating system? […]

New Furnace Installation? Add-ons You Might Consider

By | January 23rd, 2014|Furnaces|

A new furnace installation requires a significant investment, so it’s important to learn more about buying a furnace prior to taking this big step. While opting for a high-efficiency furnace is a great choice, a standard-efficiency furnace can still benefit from some supplemental equipment that will enhance efficiency. Here are some products you should consider: […]

Cleaning Is A Vital Part of Furnace Maintenance

By | January 2nd, 2014|Furnaces|

During the cold winter months in northwest Arkansas, it’s especially important for your furnace to operate reliably, effectively and safely. Unfortunately, a furnace’s high heat output isn’t enough to burn away all the obstructive particles that can accumulate on parts. It’s vital that regular cleaning be part of your furnace maintenance; otherwise heating output is reduced and fuel wasted. […]

The Installation of Your Condensing Gas Furnace: Factors You’ll Need to Keep in Mind

By | December 24th, 2013|Furnaces|

When it comes time for installation of your home’s new condensing gas furnace, you may have a lot of questions. But will you know if the answers you get are correct? […]

Your Furnace Has Quit on You? Easy Troubleshooting That Might Get It Going Again

By | December 17th, 2013|Furnaces|

If your furnace has suddenly stopped working, there are several simple steps you can do for initial furnace troubleshooting. If you feel uncomfortable with any of these steps, contact your trusted local HVAC professional. […]

You’re Getting a New Furnace? Questions You’ll Need to Put to Your Contractor

By | December 12th, 2013|Furnaces|

Whether your furnace is on its last leg, or you’re tired of high energy bills, replacing your old unit with a newer high-efficiency one is a decision you won’t regret. Before you choose your new furnace, here’s a list of questions you’ll want to ask your contractor. […]

Your New Furnace: How a Pro Will Size It

By | November 14th, 2013|Furnaces|

Homeowners are always looking for ways to cut their energy costs. This could be anything from regularly changing HVAC filters and sealing your home against air leaks to purchasing a new, more efficient furnace. Buying a new furnace is a big investment, and you’ll want to be sure that you’re getting the one that’s right for your home. A big part of this means making sure that your contractor properly sizes the furnace to your home. Making the wrong choice here can make your home uncomfortable and cost you big money in the years to come. […]

Your Fall Furnace Inspection Is Due: Know What’s Coming

By | October 24th, 2013|Furnaces|

Autumn’s cool air is a relief after the summer. It’s hard to remember your fall furnace inspection when winter seems far away. There always seem like better ways to spend money, but it’s important to take care of pre-season HVAC maintenance before it gets cold. Nobody wants a furnace breakdown during a cold snap. […]

Buying a Furnace This Year? Do Your Homework Now

By | October 15th, 2013|Furnaces|

If it’s time to buy a new furnace, do some research to understand how furnaces are rated and what options are available. New furnaces emit less pollution while providing more consistent comfort, and their more efficient use of energy than older models translates into lower fuel bills. They’re also less likely to require repairs than older models, and this increase in reliability can be invaluable during the cold winter months. Getting the right furnace for your needs can save you money in the long term. […]

Have You Been Faithfully Changing The Furnace Filter This Season?

By | April 23rd, 2013|Air Filters, Furnaces|

Your indoor air is one of the top five environmental hazards listed by the U.S. EPA. Reducing particulate contaminants such as pollen, mold, viruses and bacteria in your northwest Arkansas home is as simple as changing the furnace filter when it’s dirty. The same applies for your heat pump or A/C filters. A dirty filter has far-reaching effects on your air, your energy costs and your HVAC equipment: […]

Has Your Furnace Stopped Working? Call Paschal Heat, Air, Geothermal & Generators

By | April 16th, 2013|Furnaces|

Has your furnace stopped working all of a sudden? The unexpected breakdown of your home’s heating system is definitely a good reason to call Paschal Heat, Air, Geothermal & Generators. After all, dealing with a malfunctioning furnace is the last thing you’ll want to deal with when your home needs heat. […]

Why A High Efficiency Furnace Makes Financial Sense

By | January 10th, 2013|Furnaces|

If you’re like many other homeowners, the thought of making the initial investment in a high efficiency furnace may give you the shivers. When your current unit starts giving you trouble, however, it’s important that you know whether repairing or replacing your furnace is the more economical decision. […]

Working With Your HVAC Contractor: Furnace Terms You Should Know

By | December 11th, 2012|Furnaces|

When scheduling annual service on your heating system, or calling in an HVAC technician for a repair or installation, you’ll probably notice a lot of terms being thrown around that you’re not familiar with. Learn some of the following furnace terms in order to better understand what your contractor is talking about and how your heating system works. […]

The Thought Of Replacing The Furnace Gives You The Shivers? Buying Tips To Ease Your Fears

By | November 15th, 2012|Furnaces|

Are you thinking about replacing the furnace in your northwest Arkansas home? If you are, it’s probably a good idea to do so before winter arrives. If you’re hesitating because replacing the furnace seems like it’s going to be a huge hassle, don’t. Check out the following tips to help make replacing your furnace a migraine-free affair. […]

Ready For A Furnace Upgrade? Aim For An Energy-Efficient Model

By | October 23rd, 2012|Furnaces|

If you’re in the market for a furnace upgrade, understanding what makes a furnace fuel efficient and what that means to you in terms of savings will help you choose the right furnace for your home. […]

The Best Time To Schedule A Furnace Tuneup? Right Now

By | October 4th, 2012|Furnaces, Preventive Maintenance|

Winter heating might not be on your mind just yet, but that chilly northwest Arkansas winter weather is just around the corner. That’s why now is a good time to schedule your furnace tuneup, before the winter rush for HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) service begins. […]

Have You Delayed Buying A Furnace? Why An End-Of-Season Purchase Makes Sense

By | March 29th, 2012|Furnaces|

Buying a furnace is a major investment that will have a strong impact on your home’s energy costs and comfort for years to come. While it may seem counter-intuitive, the end of heating season is actually an excellent time to be looking at buying a furnace. Why? There are two main reasons. The first has to do with inherent conditions in the HVAC market, and the second is a basic matter of supply and demand. […]

Furnace Noise: Pay Attention To Those Clicks, Pops And Bangs

By | March 6th, 2012|Furnaces|

Mysterious furnace noises shouldn’t be ignored, as they often signal underlying problems that you should have addressed promptly — before they grow into much larger and more expensive issues. […]

Buying A Furnace Online: Why You’re Likely To Get More Than You Bargained For

By | March 1st, 2012|Furnaces|

Buying a furnace online may seem like a great way to save money. However, there are several factors about buying online that may cause your “bargain” to end up costing you a lot more: […]

Red-Tagged Furnace: Replacing The Unit Vs. Replacing The Heat Exchanger

By | February 28th, 2012|Furnaces|

The day may come when you are faced with a red-tagged furnace, most likely because the heat exchanger has cracked. If that’s the case, an HVAC expert will affix a red tag to the unit because it’s a health and safety risk to you and your family. Then you will need to make a decision on whether to replace the part or replace the furnace. But how do you decide? […]

Compare The AFUE Ratings, But Run The Numbers, Too When You’re Buying A Furnace

By | February 23rd, 2012|Furnaces|

If you want lower energy bills, you need a more efficient furnace. The efficiency of furnaces is determined by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) ratings. The higher the rating, which is a percentage of the fuel converted to useful heat when the fuel is burned, the more efficient the system is. As fuel efficiency has increased over the years, so have AFUE ratings. However, there are other aspects you need to consider along with the efficiency of the furnace you’re considering. […]

Four Easy Ways To Maximize Heating-System Efficiency

By | February 9th, 2012|Furnaces, Heating, High-Efficiency, Service & Maintenance|

An efficient heating system can reduce your energy costs while also keeping your family warm and cozy all winter long. You don’t need to purchase a new furnace to reduce your monthly bills. Many homeowners in northwest Arkansas find that a few minor adjustments can make a big difference in your heating-system. Here are four simple ways to improve your heating-system efficiency. […]

MERV Filters: Selecting The One That’s Right For Your System

By | February 7th, 2012|Air ducts, Air Filters, Filtration, Furnaces, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Winter is bearing down hard on northwest Arkansas, which means your furnace is going to get a real workout for several months. One simple way to improve the performance of your furnace – and make your home more comfortable – is installing the right air filter, then changing it regularly. And when it comes to filters, MERV is the word. […]

Furnace Replacement: Choosing A Correctly Sized Unit With The Features And Efficiency Rating That Are Right For Your Home

By | January 24th, 2012|Furnaces|

When it comes to furnace replacement, size matters. In other words, the efficiency of your new furnace depends on it being the correct size for your home. Finding the correct size furnace is one of the major challenges of selecting a new furnace, since it involves taking stock of the following factors: […]

Did You Know Furnace Efficiency Is (In Part) Affected By The Motor?

By | December 29th, 2011|Furnaces, Heating, High-Efficiency|

Furnace efficiency can be affected by factors ranging from filter cleanliness to the amount of ductwork insulation. Often overlooked in heating system efficiency is the role of the furnace motor. […]

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. […]

With This Handy Buyer’s Guide, You Can Select A Heating System That Performs To Your Home’s Unique Heating Demands

By | December 1st, 2011|Furnaces, Heating|

When choosing a home heating system, you naturally want to be careful to choose a furnace or heat pump that will suit your home’s unique heating demands and do the best job for the most economical cost.  […]

With Preventive Maintenance, You Know Your Furnace Is Ready For Colder Weather

By | November 1st, 2011|Furnaces, Preventive Maintenance|

Most furnaces fail because they have not been properly maintained. You may think it is more affordable to simply wait until you need a repair to call for service, but the fact is preventive furnace maintenance will save you money in the long run and help you avoid inconvenient and costly equipment breakdowns. […]

Don’t Get Too Hung Up On The Initial Costs Of A Furnace Upgrade, It’s The Lifetime Costs That Count

By | October 27th, 2011|Furnaces, Service & Maintenance|

You wouldn’t buy a cheap car if you knew it was going to cost you a fortune in gas and repairs. Think of your furnace upgrade in the same way. Like many major investments, a lower initial price is not the only factor to consider. When it comes to your furnace, you also need to think about efficiency, the return on your investment and proper sizing. […]

Filter Neglect Means Poor Furnace Performance — Change Your Furnace Filters Regularly

By | October 25th, 2011|Furnaces|

Like most homeowners, residents in northwest Arkansas are looking for ways to lower their heating bills this winter. There are plenty of budget-friendly ways to help keep heating costs low, and regularly changing your furnace filter is at the top of the list. Not only is this maintenance task inexpensive, it is also one of the easiest ways to maintain energy efficiency. […]

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. […]

HVAC-System Maintenance: What You Can Do Yourself, And What You Should Hire The Pros To Do

By | September 8th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Air Filters, Furnaces, Heating, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Preventive Maintenance, Service & Maintenance, Technicians|

Maintaining your home’s heating and air conditioning system will lead to improved performance and a longer lifespan for the system, saving you money on your utility bills and helping you avoid costly equipment breakdown and early replacement. While there are some maintenance tasks you can do on your own, there are others that should be left to a professional. […]

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: […]

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