What You Must Know About Your HVAC System


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!