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How to Know When it is Time for a Furnace Upgrade | Paschal | NWA

By | February 14th, 2017|Heating|

Making the decision to upgrade your home heating system can be a balancing act. On one hand, you don’t want to shell out the money for a new system. On the other, you recognize the value that a new home comfort system might provide. It will lower your utility bills, decrease repair costs and improve your home’s air quality. Today, we’ll look at four top reasons to upgrade your home comfort system now. […]

The Most Efficient Heating System is One You Maintain Well! | Paschal

By | January 16th, 2017|Heating|

The most efficient heating system for your home is one that is energy efficient! There are a lot of options, and you can even use some systems in combination, to get the most efficient system. When we talk about efficiency, we should also keep in mind that this can be economic, environmental or even energy efficiency. […]

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. […]

Three Often Overlooked Ways to Seal in Heat This Winter

By | December 24th, 2015|Heating|

Winter is on its way and home heating systems will be running non-stop in some parts of the country. Many will be working much harder than they have to. By fixing a few frequently overlooked issues, you can keep up to 47% more of the warm air you produce. […]

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. […]

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. […]

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. […]

How Long Should a Central Heating System Last?

By | January 8th, 2015|Heating|

A central heating system is a sturdy, hard-working unit, engineered for years of dependable use. Construction methods and materials have been perfected over the decades, and mass production has made build quality very consistent among major manufacturers. […]

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. […]

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. […]

HVAC Contractor Don’ts: Watch Out

By | January 16th, 2014|Heating|

One major expense that most homeowners have to think about at some point is replacing their old HVAC system. That means you’ll want to find a trustworthy, reliable HVAC contractor. There are a few red flags you should watch out for to avoid the shady operators in the business. […]

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. […]

Run Through Your Fall Heating Checklist, Then Relax as Seasons Change

By | September 24th, 2013|Heating|

Falling leaves and cooler temperatures serve as a reminder to give your heating system its annual fall tuneup. Regular HVAC preventative maintenance is an excellent way to ensure peak performance and trouble-free operation when seasons change. Heating system maintenance should be performed before every heating season to ensure comfort, keep heating costs low, and improve efficiency. Run through your fall heating checklist to get started. […]

A Cracked Heat Exchanger Needs Expert Attention

By | February 26th, 2013|Heating|

If you heat with gas, learning that you have a cracked heat exchanger in your furnace demands your immediate attention. The burners inside the furnace lie below or beside the heat exchanger, and the metal piece does get hot. The blower fan turns on when the heat exchanger reaches a certain temperature and air passing over it collects the heat from the part, which then warms your home. […]

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. […]

Take Control Of Your Heating Bills This Winter

By | September 25th, 2012|Heating|

It’s almost that time of year again, where the days seem shorter, the air seems cooler and winter seems to be looming. Are you already dreading your winter heating bills? Well, fear not. Here are a few easy, stress-free tips that you can follow, which will help you conserve energy and save money this winter, without breaking the bank to employ them: […]

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. […]

How A Dual-Fuel System Maximizes Comfort And Efficiency As Temperatures Rise And Fall

By | February 16th, 2012|dual-fuel systems, Heat Pumps, Heating, Variable-speed blower motors|

If you’re in the market for a new heating and air conditioning system in northwest Arkansas, consider a dual-fuel system. These heating and cooling systems use the heat in the air as the primary fuel until temperatures outdoors drop to the 30s, when they switch to a fuel source. […]

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. […]

Heat Pumps: Along With Advanced Features And Efficiency Ratings, Consider These 4 Factors

By | February 2nd, 2012|Heating, High-Efficiency|

When buying a residential heat pump, the features and efficiency ratings of the unit are two of the most important things that you must consider. These will greatly determine the performance and energy consumption of the unit. A professional HVAC company can help you identify the right heater to install. […]

Holding Down Your Home Heating Costs As Arkansas Temperatures Continue To Drop

By | January 26th, 2012|Heating, Service & Maintenance|

To avoid having to pay exorbitant heating costs as the temperatures keep dropping, you should make sure your home is prepared for the cold weather. There are some simple things you can do to minimize your heating costs this winter. […]

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. […]

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. […]

How To Effectively Lower our Home’s Heating Load

By | December 27th, 2011|Heating, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

When your budget is tight and you want to reduce your seasonal heating bills, the first thing you should do is look for ways to effectively reduce your home’s heating load. The “load” is the amount of heating that is required to keep your home at the desired temperature. […]

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. […]

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.  […]

Two Fuel Sources In Dual-Fuel Systems Means The Ultimate Energy Control

By | November 29th, 2011|Heating, High-Efficiency|

Dual-fuel heating systems give homeowners the best of two worlds in meeting residential comfort needs. They combine the most efficient qualities of two different fuels to achieve a higher level of performance than either energy source could provide by itself. […]

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. […]

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. […]

Keep Your Heat Pump Well-Maintained, And It Will Reward You With Long-Lasting Efficiency

By | November 3rd, 2011|Heating, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

As we transition from cooling season to heating season, it’s time for heat pump maintenance. Call your technician now, before you switch to heating mode, to make sure your heat pump is operating efficiently and to prevent voiding your equipment warranty. […]

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. […]

Top Ways To Increase Indoor Air Quality

By | September 22nd, 2011|Air Conditioning, Air Filters, Filtration, Heating, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Service & Maintenance, Ventilation|

While there are many different ways you can improve the indoor air quality of your home, they can all be divided into three basic categories.  Here’s a look at these three categories and their corresponding tips to improve the air you breathe inside your home. […]

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. […]

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: […]

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. […]

Quality Service A Priority? Use HVAC Service Quotes As A Guide

By | August 30th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Filtration, Furnaces, Heating, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Service & Maintenance, Technicians, Thermostats|

Whether you require installation, general servicing or repairs to a heating, ventilation and cooling system, quality service is always a top priority. Before you write a check, it’s important that you know exactly what you’re paying for. That’s why it’s crucial to understand the terminology used in HVAC quotes. […]

New Lennox Rebates: Major Incentive To Invest In The High-Efficiency Equipment You’ve Had Your Eye On

By | August 25th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Air Filters, Furnaces, Heating, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Service & Maintenance, Tax Credits and Rebates, Thermostats|

Are you considering switching to high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment, but are reluctant to make the initial investment? High-efficiency home comfort systems come with a number of benefits. They consume less fuel than conventional systems, create more cool or warm air, and have less of an environmental impact. If the first cost of new equipment intimidates you, you should check out rebates offered by Lennox that can make the investment more affordable. […]

Under The Surface, HVAC Contractors Are Different, Here’s What Sets Paschal, Heat, Air, & Geothermal Apart

By | August 23rd, 2011|Air Conditioning, Heating, NATE Certification, Preventive Maintenance, Service & Maintenance, Technicians|

This summer, Northwest Arkansas has experienced one brutal heat wave after another.  In conditions like these, a malfunctioning HVAC system can pose a risk to your comfort, health and safety.  At first glance, it may appear that all local HVAC contractors are the same.  But, if you care about getting the job done right on the first try, you may want to dig a little deeper.  If you look beneath the surface, you’ll find that some HVAC contractors are more qualified than others. […]

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! […]

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. […]

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