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!