What is Geothermal Energy Used For?

By | April 14th, 2016|Geothermal|

Three Types of Geothermal Energy What is geothermal energy used for? Well, when asking “what is geothermal energy used for?”, the simplistic explanation doesn’t quite cut it. Sure, it’s used for…energy. But there’s much more. There are direct geothermal energy solutions, geothermal heat pumps, and a geothermal power plants. […]

Go Green! Install a Geothermal HVAC System!

By | March 15th, 2016|Geothermal|

Did you know that you can heat and cool your home without a traditional ac unit by using the Earth’s temperature beneath your home? And, did you know that you can do that in a way that’s quiet, consistent, and earth-friendly? You can leave that old ac unit behind and do all this with a geothermal HVAC system.  […]

Furnace Vs. Heat Pump: Which is the Most Efficient Heating System?

By | December 29th, 2015|Geothermal, Heat Pumps, Heating|

Shopping for a new heating system today takes a little more effort than simply swapping the old system with a new one of the same size and type. There are heat gain/loss factors and add-on features to consider. Advances in heat pump technology could mean that your trusty gas furnace isn’t the most efficient heating system any longer. […]

Myths Vs. Facts About Geothermal Energy

By | November 24th, 2015|Geothermal, Geothermal, Heating|

More than ever, homeowners are investing in geothermal energy. This stands to reason since geothermal systems offers a plethora of benefits, from efficient heating and cooling, low environmental footprint and a system that lasts decades. Yet, with so many benefits for switching to geothermal energy, there are still myths abound. If you want the best comfort system investment for your home, read on to get the facts about geothermal energy. […]

A Look at Why Geothermal is the Most Efficient HVAC System Around

By | October 27th, 2015|Geothermal|

When it comes to heating a home, office or a business, you might be surprised as to what the most efficient heating system really is. [...]

4 Types of Geothermal Systems for Residential Use

By | September 15th, 2015|Geothermal|

A geothermal system can help you save a significant amount of money on home heating and cooling costs by lowering your energy use. These systems come in a few different types that offer their own advantages and disadvantages. The type of system that’s right for your home will depend on factors such as soil conditions and property size. Keep the following geothermal facts in mind when looking at systems for your home. ​ […]

Seven Facts about Geothermal Energy and your HVAC System

By | September 10th, 2015|Geothermal|

When you are looking to upgrade or replace your heating and cooling system, many questions arise. Cost and efficiency are important when the weather changes, and you want your home to be at a comfortable temperature. A smart choice would be to invest in geothermal energy. This option is gaining popularity in homes. Learn the facts about geothermal energy, and what it can do for your home.   […]

What to Expect When Sizing a Geothermal Heat Pump for Your Home

By | June 16th, 2015|Geothermal, Heat Pumps|

If you’re in the market for a highly energy-efficient heating and cooling system for your Northwest Arkansas home, look no further than a geothermal heat pump. However, make sure you work with a trustworthy and experienced professional geothermal system installer. Poor installation, including improperly sizing a geothermal heat pump, will result in long-term negative consequences. […]

What Springdale Homeowners Need to Know to Maintain Geothermal Systems

By | June 2nd, 2015|Geothermal, Heat Pumps|

Geothermal heating and cooling is gaining in popularity in Arkansas and across the United States. It’s an energy-efficient, low-impact alternative for providing comfortable heating and air conditioning. But professional installation is imperative, as is properly maintaining a geothermal system. Following are some important tips for any owner, or potential owner, of a geothermal system. […]

Don’t Fall for These Common Geothermal Myths

By | April 23rd, 2015|Geothermal, Heat Pumps|

When you want the most energy efficient HVAC system available, don’t let these geothermal myths deter you. Not only are geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) the most energy efficient kind of HVAC system, they’re also the quietest and most durable option available.  […]

5 Things to Consider Before Installing a Geothermal Heating System

By | January 15th, 2015|Geothermal, Heating|

Geothermal heating provides homeowners with many benefits, including high-quality heating at a relatively low price. With geothermal heating and cooling increasing in popularity, you can use the following checklist to determine if a geothermal heating system is right for your home. […]

Why Geothermal Systems are Good for the Environment

By | November 20th, 2014|Geothermal, Heating|

Throughout the United States, there are almost 500,000 geothermal heating and cooling systems in operation today. Once a fringe option for effectively regulating the temperature in your home, today’s geothermal systems are the most cost-effective and energy efficient you can buy. What is it about these systems that makes them so good for the environment? […]

Thinking About Switching Over to a Geothermal System? Here’s What You Should Know

By | October 28th, 2014|Geothermal, Heating|

If you are considering installing an energy efficient geothermal system, learning the basics can help you decide if now is the time to switch over to this green heating and cooling technology that will immediately begin to payback your investment through reduced utility bills and improved home comfort. […]

5 Ways Your Geothermal System Can Stay Maintained

By | September 4th, 2014|Geothermal|

Although maintenance requirements for your geothermal system are simpler than those needed for a furnace, air conditioner, or air-source heat pump, five basic steps are required to ensure the longest lifespan and efficient operation of your geothermal heating and cooling system. […]

Basic Facts About Geothermal Energy and How It Can Work for You

By | July 15th, 2014|Geothermal|

Homeowners in the Northwestern Arkansas area interested in lowering their heating and cooling bills while reducing the carbon footprint produced by their home will benefit from learning the basic facts about geothermal energy. This clean, highly efficient technology may be the wave of the future in heating and cooling; current financial incentives can help lower the cost of new geothermal systems, bringing them within reach of more homeowners than ever before through currently available federal tax credits. […]

Geothermal Myths You Need to be Aware Of

By | January 30th, 2014|Geothermal, Heating|

Even with the growing popularity of geothermal HVAC systems in northwest Arkansas homes, there’s still a lot of confusion about how they work and whether they are really “green systems.” Here’s the truth behind some common geothermal myths. […]

Geothermal Heating and Cooling: the Indoor Side of Your System

By | December 26th, 2013|Geothermal, Heating|

Geothermal heat pumps have been called the Cadillacs of cooling and heating systems because of their efficiency, durability, long life expectancy, and ability to provide high-quality indoor air comfort unequaled by other HVAC systems. If you’re thinking about putting a geothermal heating and cooling system into your northwest Arkansas home, you’re certainly not alone, as many area homeowners are switching over to this state-of-the-art setup. […]

Geothermal Air Conditioning: How It Works

By | June 4th, 2013|Air Conditioning, Geothermal|

Geothermal air conditioning can offer significant savings while keeping your home at a comfortable temperature this summer. A few feet below the surface, the ground remains at a nearly constant moderate temperature. A geothermal air conditioner uses this constant temperature to provide cooling at efficiencies that are unmatched by traditional systems. To understand how, it is necessary to understand the differences in how they work. […]

Geothermal System Got Your Interest? Here Are The Steps An Installer Will Take

By | January 29th, 2013|Geothermal, Heating|

If you’ve already decided on a geothermal system, or are interested in learning more, the following information will help you understand the process of installing a geothermal heat pump system in your home. […]

Your Home’s Retrofit For Geothermal Cooling And Heating

By | December 4th, 2012|Geothermal|

If you are planning to install a geothermal cooling and heating system as a replacement for your existing HVAC system, you may need to retrofit your home to accommodate the unique properties of geothermal. The exact changes you will need to make depend on the specifics of your home and the equipment that you are replacing. […]

Interested In A Geothermal System? You Can Still Get That Nice Tax Credit

By | August 23rd, 2012|Geothermal|

You may have heard that the tax credits available for installing new HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) equipment have expired, and are no longer available. Though there are some tax credits that expired at the end of 2011, the biggest tax credits — those for systems that use renewable energy — are still in effect through 2016. And that means you can still get impressive tax savings by installing a geothermal system this year.  […]

Determining Which Geothermal Loop Option Will Work Best For Your Home

By | July 31st, 2012|Geothermal, Heating|

If you are interested in the high level of energy efficiency that a geothermal loop can offer, you need to understand that there are four basic types of ground loops available. Here’s a look at each one and how to determine which is most likely to work best for your home. […]

Buying A Heat Pump? Take A Look At These Advanced Features

By | June 28th, 2012|Geothermal, Heat Pumps, Heating|

Heat pumps for geothermal systems perform dual roles as both air conditioners and furnaces. The technology utilizes the stable temperature of the earth to extract warmth for heating or disburse heat taken from indoor air in the cooling mode. This is accomplished by means of a loop of heat-exchanging liquid buried several feet underground, where the temperature remains a approximately 50 degrees, continuously, year-round. […]

Assessing Your Lot For Geothermal Heating and Cooling

By | January 12th, 2012|Geothermal, Heating|

With temperatures plunging amid the rising costs of fuel bills, a geothermal heat pump is a proven way to save energy and money — just when you need it. […]

Get Insider Secrets From Paschal Heating, Air & Geothermal And Find Out If Your Heating System Will Last Another Season

By | December 15th, 2011|Geothermal, Heating|

Here at Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal, we’ve been serving customers in northwest Arkansas for more than 40 years. We’ve seen a lot of heating systems come and go, which gives us a good idea of how to tell if a system will last another season. […]

Free, Renewable Energy — A Brief Guide To Geothermal Systems

By | November 17th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Geothermal, Geothermal, Heating|

If an an endless reservoir of energy existed right beneath your feet, would you tap into it? If you answered yes, you may be surprised to learn it really does exist. The ground absorbs and stores the sun’s energy all year, even during cold weather. Geothermal systems allow you to access this energy, and provide your home with the most efficient, renewable heating and cooling in existence. […]

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. […]

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. […]

How UV Lights Fight For Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

By | July 21st, 2011|Air Conditioning, Air ducts, Air Filters, Filtration, Geothermal, Heating, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Mold, UV Lights, Ventilation|

Ultraviolet (UV) lights are a great germicidal complement to your home’s air system.  They will make a noticeable improvement to your indoor air quality without making a huge dent in your pocketbook.   […]

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. […]

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