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How to Create the Perfect Balance: Cool Air and Cost Efficiency
Jun 25, 2020READ POST
In the heat of summer, the last thing you want to cut back on to save money is your air conditioning. Can you create the perfect balance between cool air and cost efficiency? We think you can. Take a look at a few recommendations for keeping your house both cool and cost-efficient.
Install a Smart Thermostat
A smart thermostat isn’t just a fancy version of your old manual set it and forget it model. The updated technology allows for customizing the way you heat and cool your home. With programmability that lets you set your temperature for any time of day or night based on your lifestyle and preferences, you can decide how much energy you use and when.
Regular Air Conditioning Maintenance
Your AC needs attention as much as your car does, yet most people forget that regular maintenance can actually save you money. Routine maintenance keeps your system running at peak performance, so it uses less energy and provides more consistent temperatures. It also saves you on the cost of potential and avoidable repairs.
Control Your Humidity
In the south, we’re no strangers to humidity. A dehumidifier works right alongside your HVAC system to reduce the moisture in the air in your home. Less humidity means your house feels cooler, so you need less air conditioning. This will save you significantly on your utility bills over time.
Everyone wants to make their homes as cost-efficient as possible, but no one wants to sacrifice the cool comfort that comes from air conditioning. And you don’t have to. With some simple steps, you can find the balance between cool air and cost efficiency. Contact your local McCall’s Supply, Inc. dealer today to find out more.
How to Generate More Business by Partnering with McCall’s
Jun 18, 2020READ POST
Generating more business is the key to success. Doing it all on your own can seem like a daunting task. Your focus is on your existing customers, so it’s hard to find time to spend working on getting new ones. McCall’s Supply, Inc. can help. Take a look at how a partnership can help your business grow.
Access to Name Brand Products
Having access to top of the line HVAC equipment and supplies will put you a step ahead of the competition. Customers are doing their research more than ever, and they often know what brands to trust and what their preferences are before they even make a call. If you have what they want, they’ll give you their business.
The Dealer Directory
McCall’s Supply, Inc. has a reputation for stellar service and great customer experience. When you become a McCall’s dealer, your name shows up in the dealer directory. It’s instant access for people looking for a reliable name brand they trust and an HVAC company in their area.
The DesignStar Advantage
The Ruud DesignStar program helps dealers just like you generate leads. But it’s more than just finding the lead. Once you have it, the program can help you create professional proposals and assist with closing those sales.
When you’re out there on your own, all of your growth is up to you and you alone. By partnering with McCall’s, you can take advantage of everything our dealers know to be instrumental in growing their companies. Contact McCall’s Supply, Inc. today to find out more about how a partnership can help you generate more business.
Guide to Preparing Your HVAC Unit for Summer
Jun 11, 2020READ POST
You’re not the only one that needs to prep for summer. Your HVAC unit needs some attention to tackle the hot summer weather, too. Take a look at our guide to preparing your HVAC unit for summer so you can be ready for a cool house when the weather gets hot.
Change the Filter
The change of seasons is a good reminder to change your HVAC air filter. The filter protects your HVAC system from dust and debris, but it also protects you. By trapping airborne pollutants, it helps stop them from recirculating through your home. It also helps make your system as energy efficient as possible by making it as easy as possible for air to flow through the filter.
Consider a Service Call
Your HVAC company can perform seasonal maintenance on your air conditioner, so it’s ready for the summer heat. Regular service will keep your system running at peak performance and can cut down on costs and potential repairs. It should include:
- Checking the fan blades and the blower motor for wear and tear
- Checking the electrical
- Inspecting the belts for wear and tear
- Inspecting and cleaning the evaporator coil
- Checking refrigerant levels
- Clearing condensate drain and drain pans
- Lubricating all moving parts
- Test and calibrate the thermostat
If you live in the south, you know that summer weather is no joke. When it’s hot, it’s really hot. And there’s nothing better in the summer than walking into your cool, comfortable house. To keep your AC running right, be sure to prep it for summer weather. For more information on keeping your HVAC system in tip-top shape, reach out to your local McCall’s dealer today.
How Often Should I Get My HVAC Unit(s) Inspected?
May 28, 2020READ POST
Are you having your HVAC system inspected regularly? What happens during an inspection? How often should you get your HVAC unit inspected? These are questions HVAC technicians hear fairly often. Here’s what you need to know.
What is an HVAC Inspection?
An HVAC inspection is a checkup of all of the parts and components that make up your heating and cooling systems. It includes determining how old the system is, how energy efficient, how well it operates, whether or not it’s functioning safely, as well as analysis of its output and circulation.
Why Do I Need an HVAC Inspection?
An HVAC inspection is important to ensure the proper operation of your heating and air conditioning equipment. It can inform you of issues that could turn into significant and costly repairs - it ensures you and your family are safe, and it helps you make decisions about repairs, maintenance, or replacement.
How Often Should I Get My HVAC Inspected?
Ideally, your HVAC system inspections should happen twice a year. The best times are in the fall before you turn your heat on as the weather cools down, and in the spring as you transition from heating to air conditioning. At a minimum, an HVAC technician should inspect your system at least once a year.
Your HVAC system isn’t a set it and forget it type of household appliance. Just like a car, it needs regular tune-ups to make sure it’s running as it should. To make sure yours is getting the attention it needs, contact your local McCall’s dealer today to schedule your HVAC inspection.
Recommended Thermostat Setting for Spring
May 14, 2020READ POST
Product upgrade benefits are important to HVAC dealers, but they can help our customers, too. When it comes to your thermostat, one thing people want advice on is what’s the right temperature setting for spring. Here’s what you should know about springtime, your thermostat, and why it might be time for an upgrade.
The Right Temperature Setting
To save energy and lower your utility bills, a good rule of thumb is to set your thermostat no lower than 78 degrees in the spring and summer. Realistically, the right temperature setting is whatever makes your house the most comfortable for you and your family. Everyone is different and has different temperature preferences. When it comes to your home, you make the call.
How to Be Comfortable and Still Save Money
If you don’t want to settle for a warmer house in the spring and summer, there is another option – an upgrade. Upgrading to a smart thermostat is a great way to keep your house comfortable and save money on your energy bills. A smart thermostat allows you to customize your cooling by programming your thermostat to adjust based on when you’re home and when you’re not, when you want it cooler and when it’s okay for it to be a little warmer. This kind of control can boost your comfort level and your energy efficiency at the same time.
You don’t have to sacrifice comfort to save money on your energy use. One of the product upgrade benefits of a smart thermostat is that you can have both. Contact your local McCall’s Supply dealer to find out more.
When Is the Best Time to Replace My HVAC System?
May 07, 2020READ POST
Heating and cooling companies, including McCall’s Supply dealers, get all kinds of general HVAC service questions. One of the most common is when is the best time to replace an HVAC system. Take a look at some important considerations.
The Age of the System
The age of the system is one factor to consider when trying to decide if you need a new HVAC system. Most heating and cooling equipment last for 10-15 years. If yours is approaching that age, it might be time to consider upgrading to a new unit.
Your Energy Bills
Have your utility bills been going up and up over the last 6-12 months? If yes, it could be a sign that your HVAC system is no longer performing the way it should. An older unit is not going to be as energy efficient as it once was, and an upgrade can boost your energy efficiency significantly. A more efficient system means money savings every month.
If you’ve noticed it’s harder and harder to keep your home comfortable, no matter how you set your thermostat, it could be a sign that you’re due for a new system. An older HVAC unit won’t be able to keep up with demand.
An HVAC system is a big investment. But having the right equipment in your home can make a huge difference, not only in your comfort level but in your monthly energy use as well. If you’ve noticed signs that your heating and cooling systems might be on their last legs, don’t panic. Contact the team at your local McCall’s Supply dealer to find out more about this common general service question and how they can help you find the right replacement unit to fit your needs.