Control Your Heating and Cooling Bills with a Programmable Thermostat

Six Ways a Programmable Thermostat Will Improve Your Life
Six Ways a Programmable Thermostat Will Improve Your Life

Arkansas is definitely no stranger to weather extremes, and we often run our heating and air conditioning on the same day. This can lead to some very high (and unpredictable) energy bills, and no shortage of hesitation when it comes to setting the thermostat to the temperature that you really want.

Our team at Dash Heating & Cooling is Arkansas’ leader in programmable thermostat installation, and we can show you how a programmable thermostat can lower your bills and pay for itself over time with energy savings. But it doesn’t stop there. Most household comfort systems have a life expectancy of 10-13 years, but with reduced usage during off-peak hours, you can often prolong the life of your unit. Here’s how to maximize your energy savings with a programmable thermostat:

Document your routines - You probably already have a good idea of the times when you and your family wake up and go to sleep, but it’s not a bad idea to spend a week or two jotting them down. You’ll be setting your thermostat to make adjustments when your family is asleep, or at work and school, so be sure to give the system time to be at the desired temperatures by the time that everyone wakes up or gets home...an hour is usually sufficient.

Agree on a temperature range - This will be more challenging for some families than others, but the whole family has to commit to energy savings. Decide on your preferred temperature range based on what the weather’s doing outside, and set your thermostat accordingly.

Be flexible - Arkansas weather is notoriously unpredictable, but the manual override on a programmable thermostat allows you to take sudden temperature changes in stride. Many thermostats now also include Wi-Fi accessibility, so when the unexpected happens, you can pull out your smart phone and use an app to have your house at the temperature you want before you get home from work.

If you have any questions about programmable thermostats, give us a call. Programmable thermostats are easy to use, and if you don’t have one, chances are your heating and cooling bills are costing more than necessary. Contact us online for a free estimate, or give us a call at (501) 224-3274 and see what you've been missing out on with your old thermostat.

If Your Heating System Can't Take the Cold, Call DASH Today.

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Some people enjoy the cold weather, but for a great many others, spring can’t get here fast enough. Whatever the case, we all depend on our household furnaces and heating systems to keep our families toasty warm in winter, whether mild or severe.

DASH Heating & Cooling has been Arkansas’ leading provider of heating and air conditioning repair since 1939, and we’re here to help. When you need HVAC repair or furnace repair, you don't have to suffer through the remainder of winter. Give us a call, and our team will be there in a DASH!

And here are a few easy things that you can do at home that can help you stay warm and lower your energy costs:

Seal up drafts - Replacing your windows with energy efficient windows or adding storm windows is a great way to prevent heat and air conditioning from escaping, and in many cases, they may also qualify for manufacturer’s rebates. If new windows exceed your current home improvement budget, you can also purchase inexpensive weatherstripping and door draft guards and install them yourself in minutes.

Check your attic insulation and duct work - Attic insulation doesn’t usually have to be replaced unless there’s visible fire, smoke, or water damage, but it doesn’t hurt to occasionally have a look to make sure that it’s still spread evenly. And while you’re in the attic, take a look at your ducts to make sure that they’re all securely sealed.

Join the Club - For the ultimate year-round peace of mind, we also offer club memberships. As a member, you’ll receive an annual preventative maintenance visit, guaranteed 48 hour emergency services, and discounts on service and products. And as a club member, you’ll never be charged overtime fees.

Arkansas is well-known for seasonal weather extremes, which is why it’s so important to keep your HVAC systems properly serviced. We have the most well-trained and customer-focused technicians in the industry, and all of our services are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. And even if you don’t have an immediate service need, call us for a free, no-obligation household energy efficiency evaluation. Contact us online, or give us a call at (501) 224-3274.

For a Healthy Home Environment, Don't Forget Your Air Ducts

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It’s cold and flu season, and keeping yourself and your family healthy means taking some basic precautions, such as maintaining household cleanliness, washing your hands, and covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze. But one thing that a lot of people don’t think about is their household air quality. Even if you maintain a clean home and change your air filters regularly, your ducts can collect a surprising amount of dust, pet hair, mold, fungi, and bacteria.

According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) you should have your household air ducts professionally cleaned every 3 to 5 years. In addition to lessening the impact of airborne allergens, clean ducts reduce household odors, and can help lower your energy costs. And if you’re looking for professional duct cleaning services in central Arkansas, DASH Heating & Cooling has the experience to . Here are a few of the services that we offer:

Air duct cleaning - There’s more to cleaning air ducts than simply deep cleaning ducts and removing accumulated dust particles and debris. Doing the job right also involves thoroughly cleaning your furnace or heat pump intakes and exhausts.

Ductwork repair - Over time, seals on ducts can separate, leading to a significant reduction in energy efficiency. While we’re cleaning your ductwork, we’ll also make sure that you have a tight seal on all connections, and repair any holes or damage that we find.

Heat pump and furnace inspection - Most units have an expected operational lifespan of 9-12 years, which can be shortened if they have to run longer to compensate for blockages or leaks. Keeping your ducts clean is an easy way to prolong the life of your unit, and we’ll also inspect your unit to help you anticipate future service needs.

DASH Heating & Cooling has been keeping central Arkansas comfortable since 1939, and we’re here to help you stay comfortable year round. Our team of HVAC specialists are a phone call away any time you have service needs, and you can call DASH with confidence, because your satisfaction is always guaranteed. Schedule your free estimate online now, or give us a call at (501) 224-3274 if you have any questions.

Winter's a Breeze When You're a Club Member!

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We’re all familiar with “Murphy’s Law”, and when it comes to the things that we rely on for our comfort and convenience, such as our cars, utilities, and household appliances, it’s almost certain that they’ll break down at the most inconvenient time possible. But when you get right down to it, is there ever a convenient time for something to break down?

Most of us wouldn’t dream of going without health, auto, or homeowner’s insurance. So why take a chance with your furnace or heating systems? At DASH Heating & Cooling, we offer Club Memberships that include an annual routine maintenance visit, product and service discounts, and emergency heat and air service! Here’s what you’ll get with your Club membership:

Annual preventative maintenance service - When it comes to household comfort systems, there’s nothing like an ounce of prevention! All Club members get an annual service visit, where we’ll clean and service your furnace or heat pump. We’ll also perform a top-to-bottom inspection that will help you anticipate future service or replacement needs, and catch small problems before they become large problems!

48 Hour Emergency Service - It doesn’t matter if your unit breaks down on Christmas morning or on Labor Day weekend: if you’re a club member, give us a call, and we’ll have a technician onsite in 48 hours or less! And, as a Club member, you’ll never have to pay overtime charges!

Discounts on services and equipment - In addition to a standard 20% discount on all heating and air conditioning service and repairs, Club membership also gets you deep discounts on duct cleaning services and indoor air quality products. And when the time comes to buy replacement heating and air conditioning equipment, you’ll receive a discount on our already value-priced furnaces and heat pumps!

Our team at DASH Heating & Cooling has been keeping Arkansans comfortable since 1939, and we’re ready to provide you the peace of mind that comes with Club membership! You’ll never find an HVAC company that’s more committed to providing top quality customer service than we are, and we offer all of our clients a 100% satisfaction guarantee! Apply for club membership here, or give us a call at (501) 224-3274!

Winter is Dead Ahead, and it's Time to Make Sure Your Home is Ready

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We’re already getting our first taste of winter weather, and if the past several years have been any indication, we’re in store for much worse! Is your home ready?

Our team at DASH Heating & Cooling is central Arkansas’ top provider of HVAC and heat pump installation and service, and we’re always available when you need heat and air repair. Contact us for a free in-home energy efficiency evaluation, and we’ll help you lower your energy bills! Here are some easy ways that you can prepare your home for winter:

Seal up drafts - If you feel cold air under an outside door or around a window, you’re losing money! Energy efficient windows or storm windows are a great investment, and they typically add to the resale value of your home. But if you can’t afford to upgrade at this time, quality weatherstripping is an effective alternative. For doors, there are a variety of draft guards and door sweep brushes available. Both are inexpensive, and can be installed in a matter of minutes.

Check your attic insulation and ductwork - If you have vents in the ceiling and you don’t feel a steady stream of warm air coming from your vents, you may need to get up in the attic and investigate. Have a look at all of the areas where your ducts are split, and make sure that nothing’s coming loose. Also visually inspect your attic insulation and make sure that it’s spread evenly.

Have your unit serviced at least annually - An annual HVAC or heat pump service call might seem like a waste of money if your unit is running properly, but it’s a great way to catch small problems before they become big problems and also save huge on energy bills!

Join the club - For the ultimate peace of mind, DASH offers club membership! In addition to a free annual service call, membership gets you discounts on all products and services that we offer, and a year-round 48 hour emergency service guarantee.

When it comes to household heating and air systems, there’s no substitute for an “ounce of prevention!” Our team of comfort specialists are always available to help you keep your home comfortable at a price that you can afford, and at DASH, your satisfaction is always guaranteed! Schedule your service appointment here, or give us a call at (501) 224-3274.

Three Benefits to a Programmable Thermostat

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Arkansas weather can be extremely unpredictable, and it’s not uncommon to see temperatures increase or decrease by as much as 20 degrees or more in a single day. When the temperature outside can’t seem to make up its mind, keeping your home comfortable means having to constantly get up and adjust your thermostat. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to make those adjustments automatically?

Our team at Dash Heating & Cooling is central Arkansas’ leader in programmable thermostat installation, and we’re ready to show you how easy and affordable that it is to make an upgrade. We offer free in-home estimates, and you can give us a call at any time if you have any questions! Here are a few of the numerous benefits of installing programmable thermostats in your home:

Comfort and Convenience

Many of today’s programmable thermostats also have Wi-Fi capability, and can be adjusted remotely with a smart phone app or over the internet. If you’re finishing up your work day and the weather is changing, you’ll be ready! Pull out the app, make any adjustments that you want, and you’ll be in perfect comfort by the time you get home!

Energy Savings

No matter what kind of programmable thermostat that you have, if you program it correctly, you should start to see immediate energy savings. All that you have to do is set the thermostat to adjust the household temperature when you’re at work or when you’re asleep, and you’ll be on your way to lower utility bills!

Long-Term Savings

Most HVAC systems have a life expectancy of 11 to 13 years, based on average household usage. If you don’t force your unit to work as hard during off-peak hours, you may be able to extend its operational lifespan!

Our team at DASH Heating & Cooling are the best in the business, and we’ve been serving Arkansas since 1939. When it comes to programmable thermostats, installation is one of our specialties. Most importantly, we stand behind every service call with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you have any questions about programmable thermostats, HVAC service, or household energy efficiency, contact us online, or give us a call at (501) 224-3274.

Join the Club and You'll Never Be Left in the Cold!

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We’ve made it through another Arkansas summer, and you know what that means’ another Arkansas winter is right around the corner. Is your HVAC or heat pump unit ready to shift gears and start warming your home?

That usually depends on a number of factors, not least of which are; age of the unit, quality of the installation, and how well it has been maintained. All three are important factors, and if DASH Heating & Cooling™ performed your installation, you can rest easy knowing it was done right, but no matter who did the installation or the age of your unit, maintenance is CRITICAL for proper operation and maximum service life.

Here at DASH Heating & Cooling™, we are the go to heat and air service professionals in Central Arkansas, and it’s been that way since 1939. That’s because our customers know when they need heating and cooling repair done right, one call to DASH is all it takes, because we’ll take care of the rest.

Our customers hear us talking about proper maintenance all the time for a reason. Having your HVAC unit serviced annually will help keep it running at peak efficiency when you need it most. Plus, catching small problems early usually costs far less than waiting until it becomes a big problem.

DASH customers know the best way to make sure nothing is left to chance when it comes to big savings on maintenance and repair is by joining The Club. With all the discounts you get with Club membership, the savings you get on one major repair call easily pays for several years of membership! Here are some of the benefits when you join the Club:

  • Emergency service within 48 hours
  • Annual maintenance on heating and air conditioning systems
  • 20% discount on heating and air conditioning service and repairs
  • Discounts on duct cleaning services
  • Discounts on heating and air conditioning replacement equipment
  • Discounts on Indoor Air Quality Products
  • Never any Overtime Charges

Make sure you aren’t left in the cold this winter (or hot under the collar next summer) and sign up today for DASH Club membership and all of its benefits. Call us today at (501) 224-3274 or sign up now with our online membership application!

And remember, when you call DASH, "We're There When We Say, or You Don't Pay!"™

Save on Heating Bills This Winter With These Simple Tips

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Winter is on its way, and it won’t be long before your household heating bills begin to spiral upward. The good news is that there are easy and inexpensive ways to fight back! If you’re looking to save energy, house inspections, no matter how informal, can help you find problem areas and deal with them before Mother Nature does her worst!

Our team of comfort specialists at DASH Heating & Cooling are a phone call or a mouse click away any time that you need fast, professional service for your HVAC system or furnace, and we offer free, no-obligation energy efficiency consultations for your home or business. There are also a few easy and affordable things that you can do to lower your heating bills, some of which are DIY projects that can be completed in a few hours:

Windows and Doors - There are a wide variety of energy efficient windows on the market, and making an upgrade may qualify you for a manufacturer’s rebate or a tax credit. But you can also buy inexpensive weatherstripping and door draft guards at any hardware store and install them yourself in a matter of minutes.

Attics - Take a look in your attic, and make sure that your insulation is in good shape, and that there’s no visible smoke, fire, or water damage. Also make sure that your ducts are in good shape, and draft-free. If your ducts need repair, it’s best to call a professional rather than attempt it yourself.

Thermostats - A programmable thermostat is a great way to lower your energy costs by reducing your heating and air output when you’re at work or at home. There are many options to choose from, including thermostats that can be reprogrammed from a smartphone app for those days when you get off work early!

Keeping your home heated during the winter months will always cost money, but a few modest investments during the off-season can typically lead to a significant reduction in energy costs, making those heating bills much more bearable. Contact us online at this link to schedule an energy efficiency evaluation, or give us a call at (501) 224-3274 if you have any additional questions!

It May Be Hard to Believe, but Winter IS Coming. Get Ready!

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Arkansas is known for many great things: natural scenic beauty, delicious home-cooked meals, and friendly people. Unfortunately, Arkansas is also just as well-known for seasonal weather extremes. As we struggle to stay cool during these last few weeks of summer, we all know that it won’t be long before we’re complaining about how brutally cold that it is outside.

This is one of the best times of year to get your home prepared for winter weather, and our team of comfort specialists at DASH Heating & Cooling are a phone call away anytime that you need service! We’ve been central Arkansas’ leading provider of HVAC services and heat pump repair since 1939, and we’re ready to put our experience to work for you!

One of the most important ways to keep your home heating repair costs down is to perform routine preventative maintenance on at least an annual basis. We highly recommend purchasing an affordable VIP club membership, which has numerous benefits, including annual maintenance on your unit, a 20% discount on service and repair costs, and guaranteed 48 hour emergency service year-round! There are also a few easy things that you can do on your own to save money:

  • Visually inspect your ductwork-If there’s a problem with your ductwork, your first hint will usually be a vent that isn’t delivering a steady flow of cool or warm air. Over time, the areas where older ducts are connected can get separated as a house settles.
  • Clear vent obstructions-If a vent is covered by furniture or drapery, it will take longer for a room to get to the desired temperature.
  • Seal up drafts-Even if you can’t afford new energy-efficient windows or storm windows, inexpensive weatherstripping and draft guards under door jambs can make a significant difference in energy costs.
  • Install a programmable thermostat-Programmable thermostats save you money year-round by reducing your heating and air output during off-peak times. Many modern thermostats can now also be adjusted remotely from a smart phone app!

Don’t be fooled by how hot that it is outside! You know that winter will be here before you know it, and now is a great time to prepare! Schedule your service appointment online now, or give us a call at (501) 224-3274 if you have any questions!

Four Ways You Can Help Keep Your HVAC System Running Smoothly

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One of the more costly investments you'll make in your home, other than the home itself, is in the HVAC system that keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer. The average system is designed to last 12 to 15 years, and at DASH Heating & Cooling, we want to help you get the most you can out of your system.

Here are four tips that can help you get the most out of your system, keep it running smoothly, and perhaps add years to its service life:

      1. Pre-season check-ups: Getting your system cleaned and checked out twice a year, once in the spring (for cooling systems) and once in the fall (for heating systems) will catch small problems before the season starts so they can be addressed before they become big problems.

      2. Check air filters: Clogged or dirty air filters restrict air flow to your system, which makes it work harder to do the same job. Check filters regularly, change when needed, and your HVAC system will breathe easier.

      3. Inspect your equipment: Annual inspections by a trained technician should be scheduled to perform regular maintenance tasks. As a homeowner, you can do a periodic walk-a-round looking for buildup of leaves or debris on outdoor units, and oily patches near central heat and air units that could indicate a refrigerant leak. Should you find a problem; a call to DASH Heating & Cooling will have a trained technician on the way to check it out.

      4. Give your system a break: If, like in many homes, your system runs 24/7 for prolonged periods, a programmable thermostat can help with settings higher or lower than normal but that allow the system to return to your comfort level with less work. These small breaks help make a big difference over the life of your unit.

    We can’t predict or guarantee the life of an HVAC system, but following these tips will help you keep your system running smoother to get the most out of your investment. Call DASH Heating and Cooling at 501-224-3274 or contact us online for all of your heating and cooling needs. And, for even more savings and peace of mind, join The Club!

    And remember, at DASH Heating & Cooling, "We're There When We Say, or You Don't Pay!™"

Programmable Thermostats and Why You Need One

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This summer has been one of the most extreme in recent memory, and triple digit temperatures are usually accompanied by triple digit electric bills! But the good news is that with a programmable thermostat, you can stay comfortable and save money at the same time!

Our team of comfort specialists at DASH Heating & Cooling is a phone call away any time you’re ready to improve your household energy efficiency! We highly recommend investing in a programmable thermostat, which will easily pay for itself over time when used correctly. There are several models to choose from, and we’re always happy to help you select the perfect thermostat for you and your family. Here are some of the key benefits of using a programmable thermostat:

Savings

By lowering or raising the household temperature when you’re at work or asleep, you’ll see immediate energy savings! Additionally, by not forcing your HVAC systems to run around the clock, you’ll also lower your maintenance costs, and prolong the life of the unit!

Ease of Use

A standard programmable digital thermostat operates the same way as your alarm clock, and you can set it in minutes! All you have to do is determine the when you want to make adjustments, and dial them in! And when you’re home, you can always manually override the temperature.

Remote Access

There’s an old joke about Arkansas weather: if you don’t like it, just wait a few minutes and it’ll change! It’s not uncommon for us to run both our heat and air conditioning on the same day, and for temperatures to rise or fall by as much as 30 degrees on the same day. When extreme weather happens, a Wi-Fi thermostat will allow you to make changes on the internet, or with a smart phone app. When the weather does the unexpected, your home will be ready by the time you get home from work.

Programmable thermostats are easy to use, and they save you money! When you’re ready to make the upgrade, or if you have any other questions, click here to contact us, or give us a call at (501) 224-3274.

Three Ways Air Duct Cleaning Helps You

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You don’t generally notice your household air ducts because they’re out of sight, and out of mind. But the network of ducts that supply heating and cooling to your home may also be supplying something that you don’t want: dust, pollen, mold, and other irritants! Many of these irritants are too small to be filtered out with big box store air filters, and can collect inside your system, contaminating the air that you breathe.

Additionally, these particles can also collect around vital components of your heating and air system, and force your system to work harder to keep your home comfortable. This can lead to premature component failure, higher maintenance and repair bills, and a shorter operational life span for your system.

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) recommends having air ducts cleaned every 3 to 5 years, and DASH Heating & Cooling is the leading provider of professional duct cleaning services in central Arkansas. Here are three key benefits to having your air ducts inspected and, if necessary, cleaned:

    1. Breathe easier: You’d be amazed at how much dust, pet hair, mold, fungi, and bacteria can collect in your HVAC system and ducts over time. These contaminants can give the air in your home an unpleasant smell, and can lead to respiratory problems, especially in young children and the elderly.
    2. Save money: Debris accumulated in your air ducts creates resistance, making your HVAC unit work harder for the same results. You can often see an immediate improvement in your utility bills by having your air ducts professionally cleaned.
    3. Keep your HVAC unit healthy: Most units have an operational lifespan of 9-12 years, but if blocked ducts or coils cause them to cycle on and off more often, you could be faced with an early replacement.

To breathe easier tomorrow, call DASH Heating and Cooling today at (501) 224-3274, or contact us here for an appointment. And remember; We’re There When We Say, or You Don’t Pay!™

What You Must Know About Your HVAC System

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Aside from the times when you adjust your thermostat and pay your bills, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about your home heating and cooling system. But you probably should! Our household comfort systems are our most effective defense against Arkansas’ seasonal weather extremes, and we shouldn’t take them for granted! They’re also the most expensive appliance in our homes, and in the event of a breakdown, you can expect to spend thousands of dollars in replacement costs. Fortunately, you can prepare yourself with annual preventative maintenance, and by planning ahead for the inevitable time when the unit needs to be replaced.

Most HVAC systems have an estimated operational lifespan of 12 years if seasonal maintenance is performed every year. Some units can continue to function for additional years, but in many cases, it may be to your advantage to replace an older unit before it breaks down, especially if it’s operating at a reduced capacity. Just like any other household appliances, HVAC systems aren’t designed to last forever. The good news is that as time passes, the newer models of air conditioners and heat pumps are becoming increasingly more energy efficient. The expense of replacing your unit can be quickly offset by immediate energy savings, and in many cases, new units may also be eligible for manufacturer’s rebates!

If you ever have any questions about your household comfort systems, our team at DASH Heating & Cooling is a phone call away, and we’ll be happy to schedule a free, in-home energy efficiency evaluation. We’ll also work with you to develop an annual maintenance plan, as well as planning for the inevitable time when you have to replace your unit. But it doesn’t stop there! We also offer a club membership that includes annual maintenance, priority emergency services, and discounts on service and new equipment.

Whether it’s late July, or early February, you depend on your household HVAC system to keep you and your family comfortable. Our team at DASH Heating & Cooling has been providing top-notch heating and air conditioning service to Arkansans since 1939, and we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all sales and service. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a service appointment, click here, or give us a call at (501) 224-3274!

Need Maintenance on Your Air Conditioning? Call Us Today!

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With summer’s weight bearing down full force here in the Natural State, the last thing you need is problems with your air conditioning system. And nowhere is the old saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” more appropriate than when you’re doing your best to keep your cool while temps near the triple digits.

Don’t wait for trouble to come knocking. Not when a call to DASH Heating & Cooling is all it takes to get a full check-up on your cooling system that can head trouble off at the pass. Our professional HVAC technicians are trained to spot early warning signs that can spell trouble down the road, such as:

  • Low Refrigerant: If your air conditioner is low on refrigerant, either it was undercharged at installation, or it leaks. Leaks need to be repaired by a trained technician and the system them charged to the correct amount for peak performance and efficiency. Just adding refrigerant is asking for trouble.
  • Poor Maintenance: Allowing air filters and A/C coils to become dirty place undue stress on the whole system, the likely result being premature failure of the compressor or fans.
  • Worn Electric Controls: Compressor and fan controls can eventually wear out, and frequent on/off cycles (common in oversized systems) can accelerate that process. Connections and contacts also need to be checked for corrosion.

Because these are three of the most critical areas that lead to premature system failure our technicians will pay particular attention to them while inspecting your cooling system.. And keep in mind, if your system fails, it’s likely to do so when you need it most, so if it’s been a year or more since your last service call, you don’t need to put it off.

Don’t let summertime get you hot under the collar. Call DASH Heating and Cooling and keep your cool no matter how hot it gets outside. Make your appointment today by calling 501-224 DASH (3274) or use our online contact form (FYI-don’t forget to ask about our Cooling Super Tune Up Special).

Four Reasons You Should Join Our Club

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At DASH Heating & Coolingв®, membership has its privileges, which is why so many of our customers have joined the Club. When you sign up with DASH for a membership, your worries about staying cool enough during the dog days of summer won’t worry you anymore, because Club members have DASH to keep you from boiling over in the heat.

With your membership, here are four great benefits that will have your thermostat set on “ahhhh” from the very start:

  1. Annual Maintenance on Heating & Air Systems: With Club membership, we roll out the red carpet, giving your heating & cooling system the VIP treatment with annual inspections and maintenance to make sure you get the most from your system. Because a properly maintained system runs better and more efficiently, you not only save money on monthly bills, but can potentially save big money by putting off replacement of the system for a year or two, or even longer!
  2. Discounts: How does a 20 percent discount on service and repairs sound? Because that’s just one of many discounts you’ll get as a member of The Club. You’ll also receive discounts on replacement equipment, discounts on Indoor Air Quality Products, and even a discount on duct cleaning. Add all of that up and the cost of a membership more than pays for itself!
  3. Never Pay Overtime: It’s every homeowner’s nightmare; your HVAC system goes out in high summer and every complication in the world arises, to the point that you feel like you’re living in a construction zone day and night. Then you get the bill. We may not be able to make the bill go away but we can make it much less painful, because Club members never pay overtime charges, no matter how long it takes.
  4. 48 Hour Emergency Service: You know that Wheezy, the ancient HVAC won’t wheeze its last on a beautiful spring day. No, you’ll either be baking potatoes on the sidewalk or flailing through snowdrifts looking for your car. But when you join The Club, DASH guarantees emergency service within 48 hours, and usually sooner, so you’ll be breathing easier again in no time.

Since 1939, DASH Heating & Cooling® has been helping Central Arkansas keep its cool. So don’t let heating & cooling woes get you all hot and bothered. Call the pros at DASH today at 501-224-DASH (3274), or contact us online and get signed up in The Club, where you’re always in good company!

Three Ways to Save Energy this Summer!

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Summertime is here, and, like most Arkansans, you’re looking forward to fun in the sun, and perhaps a big family vacation. On the other hand, one of the things that you’re not looking forward to is opening up your electric bill. We wouldn’t dream of trying to go through the summer without running our air conditioning, but the cost of staying comfortable during the summer months can definitely get out of hand quickly!

The good news is that there are several inexpensive ways to improve your household energy efficiency, and our team of comfort specialists at DASH Heating & Cooling are a phone call away if you’d like to schedule a free in-home consultation. In the meantime, here are a few easy things that you can do to save money right away:

Draw your drapes and blinds

Even though it’s nice to get some sunlight in your home, closing your curtains and blinds (particularly on windows that face east and west) can keep your home a lot cooler, especially during the late afternoon when the sun does its worst!

Use your ceiling fans

Ceiling fans and stand fans don’t provide any direct cooling, but they can do a very good job of circulating cool air around your home. Be sure that the switch on your fan is in the down position, and that your fans are spinning in a counterclockwise direction during the spring and summer months.

Install a programmable thermostat

Programmable thermostats are a great way to save money by adjusting the household temperature when you’re asleep or at work. A basic digital thermostat is a very inexpensive upgrade, but there are also higher tech thermostats available that can be remotely adjusted from a smart phone app! If we experience unseasonably hot or cold temperatures, your home will always be at the temperature that you want when you get home!

There’s no escaping the reality that our energy bills are the highest during the summertime, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t several easy ways to stay comfortable for less. Our team at DASH has been keeping central Arkansas comfortable since 1939, and we always offer our clients a 100% satisfaction guarantee! If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a service appointment, click here, or give us a call at (501) 224-3274.

What You Need to Know About Our Emergency Service!

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There are few feelings worse than the one that comes over you when you hear your creaky, wheezy old A/C unit creak and wheeze its last breath with record-breaking heat bearing down. Hopefully, you’ll never have to deal with a problem of that magnitude, but if you do, DASH Heating & Cooling is in your corner. We offer 24/7 emergency service specifically to get your HVAC system up and running as quickly as possible so you can be comfortable once again.

One call, to 501-224-DASH (3274) is all it takes to have DASH at your side, and we’ll be there until the problem is fixed.

If you want to get a jump on problems before they start, ask about DASH Heating & Cooling Club Membership. With membership you get all kinds of benefits, such as:

  • Emergency service within 48 hours
  • Annual maintenance on heating and air conditioning systems
  • 20% discount on heating and air conditioning service and repairs
  • Discounts on duct cleaning services
  • Discounts on heating and air conditioning replacement equipment
  • Discounts on Indoor Air Quality Products
  • Never any Overtime Charges

It’s easy to sign up. Just click here for our online Club Membership application and you can begin enjoying the benefits of membership right away!

And don’t forget, if you do experience a breakdown of your HVAC system, the number to call is 501-224-3274. That’s 224-DASH.

But you don’t have to wait until it’s an emergency. Call us today at 501-224-3274 or contact us online and we’ll have a trained, certified technician come to your home, inspect your HVAC system, and provide you with a no obligation estimate of what, if anything, you’ll need to make sure you’re ready for summer.

And remember, DASH Heating and Cooling is the only one who can say, “We’re There When We Say, or You Don’t Pay!” ™

Three Reasons Why Cleaning Your Air Ducts is Important

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It’s a good idea to periodically get into your attic or crawlspace to inspect your ductwork. Specifically, you need to look for holes, separations where ducts are split, mold, and evidence of animal or insect damage. And every few years, it’s not a bad idea to have your ducts professionally cleaned. Doing the job properly involves deep cleaning ducts and the furnace or heat pump intakes and exhausts.

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) recommends having air ducts cleaned every 3 to 5 years, and advises consumers to be suspicious of any contractors that recommend having the process done more frequently. DASH Heating & Cooling is the leading provider of professional duct cleaning services in Central Arkansas, and we’re always available any time that you have questions, or would like to schedule a free estimate. Here are a few of the key benefits of duct cleaning:

Cleaner air

You’d be amazed at how much dust, pet hair, mold, fungi, and bacteria can collect in your HVAC system and ducts over time. Additionally, many dust particles are small enough to escape through your air filters. Cleaning your ducts is a good way to improve air quality, and reduce household odors.

Savings on household utilities

The more debris that you have accumulated in your ducts, the longer that your units will have to run to heat or cool your home to the desired temperature. You may see significant savings on your utility bills right away.

Longer lifespan for your furnace or heat pump

Most units have an operational lifespan of 9-12 years, but if the unit has to run constantly because of blockage in the ducts or coils, you may wind up being forced to replace your unit sooner than you had planned.

DASH Heating & Cooling has been proud to serve central Arkansas since 1939, and we have the most experienced and professional team in the industry. We’re always available any time that you have questions about duct cleaning or HVAC service, and your satisfaction is always guaranteed! For more information, or to schedule a free estimate, click here, or give us a call at (501) 224-3274.

Four Tips to Help You Save Money This Summer

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Summer is on the way and Central Arkansas is already starting to feel the heat. But we’re not even close to what a typical Arkansas summer feels like, and trying to keep cool through the dog days can really scorch your household budget if you aren’t careful.

Here at DASH Heating & Cooling, we know heating and air conditioning systems, and we know how to get the most of yours. Here are four tips you can follow to keep your home cool without melting down your bank balance:

  1. Make Use of Fans: While a fan doesn’t actually cool a room, it does make it more comfortable by circulating the air, and when used with an air conditioner it can disperse the cooled air more efficiently. This not only helps cool a room faster, it can allow you to raise your thermostat four to five degrees but maintain the same comfort level.
  2. Make Smart Use of Your AC: Setting your AC to the highest comfortable temperature and using a programmable thermostat to increase the temperature when you’re out or asleep can save as much as 10 percent on cooling costs. In fact, setting the thermostat to 78 instead of 72 can save even more; lowering your cooling bills by as much as 18 percent!
  3. Avoid Daytime Heat Buildup: It the heat of the day, your stove, dishwasher, and dryer radiate heat, making your AC work that much harder. Finding alternatives to those appliances or saving those chores until dark can save a bundle.
  4. Don’t Forget Maintenance: All the money saving techniques in the world are pointless if dirty condenser coils and filters have your AC all choked up. A professional condenser coil cleaning and replacing filters will cut cooling costs by 5 to 15 percent, not to mention your AC will breathe easier. Make sure vents and registers are clear and not covered by furniture, and check the coil and condenser unit to make sure nothing is blocked by dirt or debris. And don’t forget to call DASH Heating & Cooling to schedule your annual check-up so you can spend your summer working on your tan – not your AC.

DASH Heating & Cooling has been helping Central Arkansas keep its cool since 1939 so give us a call today at 501- 224-3274 or contact us online and spend your summer chillin’.

Find Out What Uses the Most Energy and How to Cut it Down!

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According to Daily Finance.com, your home heating and cooling are the top two energy consumers in your home, accounting for just under half of your entire home energy costs, punching you right in the household budget.

Your household heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can send many dollars flying right out the window, or cracks in the air ducts, under the front door, you name it. By sealing holes, replacing air filters at least quarterly, and having your system serviced once a year, you can save as much as 20 percent, or even more, on your annual heating and cooling costs.

Same for AC. Insulate around windows and doors, seal air ducts and any cracks or holes, and have your ducts cleaned periodically so they’ll breathe easier (and so will you).

Also, if you are remodeling and have windows to replace, choosing Energy Star qualified replacement windows can save you even more money. After all, money doesn’t grow on trees, so why spend good money heating and cooling the great outdoors? You can save energy AND save money just by giving your heating and air a little TLC.

By the way, another great way to save on heating and cooling bills is installation of a programmable thermostat. Save money and stay comfy year round.

Call the pros at DASH Heating & Cooling and we’ll have one of our friendly, professional, and highly qualified HVAC technicians check out your system and help you put it in tip-top condition. At DASH, your comfort is our concern, and you can save even more by joining the Club. You’ll enjoy big discounts, annual service to your system, and first priority should a problem leave you without heat or air. And, while we’re there, we’ll be glad to install that programmable thermostat for you.

At DASH Heating & Cooling, we’ve been keeping Arkansas comfortable since 1939, and we’ll be happy to have you as a member of the DASH family. Call us today at 501-224-3274 or contact us online. And remember, estimates are always free, and “We’re There When We Say, or You Don’t Pay!”™