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Should I Have an HVAC Inspection Before Winter?
Nov 14, 2019READ POST
One of the most common general HVAC service questions heating and cooling companies get asked as the weather gets colder is “should I have an HVAC inspection before winter?” Keep reading to find out why an HVAC inspection should be one of the most important thing on your to-do list before winter.
Lower Risk of Malfunctions
Having your heating and cooling system inspected before winter can help you identify any problems that could become more serious over the winter. Getting your HVAC checked before winter could help you to avoid any unexpected break downs in the middle of a cold winter night. Your HVAC tech can identify small issues before they become big problems. A regularly serviced heating system is also going to be clean and lubricated and will run more smoothly, reducing the potential for breakdowns.
Lower Your Heating Costs
An HVAC system that gets regular TLC will run more efficiently and use less energy to heat your home. An inspection can ensure your system will run at its best throughout the winter, saving you money on utility bills.
Get More Life Out of Your Furnace
With regular inspections, you can avoid problems that could result in the need to replace your furnace prematurely. Making sure your HVAC system is running efficiently will help you to keep your heat running for years to come.
Are you questioning whether you should have your HVAC inspected before winter? It’s a smart investment. Regular maintenance can save you a significant amount by avoiding repairs, and emergency service calls this winter as well as helping to lower your energy bills. Contact the pros at McCall’s to learn more about your this common question as well as any of your other general HVAC service questions.
4 Reasons to Upgrade to a Gas Heating System this Winter
Nov 07, 2019READ POST
Are you researching product upgrade benefits before committing to a new gas heating system? Look no further! Here are four reasons to upgrade to a gas heating system before winter arrives.
1. Gas Heating Is Reliable
If electricity powers your heat, you could lose power and lose heating within your home, which could make for a cold winter night. If oil powers your heat, you have to wait for a truck to deliver your fuel. With gas, you have constant, reliable heat even if you lose power.
2. Gas Heating Saves You Money
Gas heating is less expensive than both oil-heating and electricity. Although the installation will have some cost associated with it, you’ll be happy to find your utility bills will be much lower.
3. Gas Heating Increases the Value of Your Home
Homes with natural gas heating systems are worth more than those with oil heating. If you are thinking about selling your home in the future, this investment will pay off.
4. Gas Heating is More Efficient
Switching to a gas heating system will help make your home more efficient. A natural gas heating system is more efficient and produces more heat than an oil-heating or electric-heating system.
The only thing better than a warm house in the winter is a reliably warm house that saves you money. With a new gas heating system, you could save money and save energy. To find out more about the product upgrade benefits of switching to a gas heating system, contact the team at McCall’s Supply, Inc.
3 Tips for Optimizing Packaged Units for Your Customers
Oct 31, 2019READ POST
Discover how to improve your HVAC business without breaking a sweat. Some of the ways you can deliver stand-out service require small adjustments to what you’re already doing. Even the way you present your products can have a huge impact on sales.
Look at these five tips on how to optimize packaged units to deliver better service and grow your profits.
1. Select the Right Model for the Property
There are HVAC providers who will sell anyone anything. Pride yourself on offering homeowners reasonable solutions. Take stock of their property’s needs and present them with the models you feel are best. If they have a recommendation for a system that isn’t going to work out very well, be honest, and pass on the job. It’s tough to turn away a customer, but it’s better than installing a system that fails to perform. You - and your reputation - will be the ones to pay for it.
2. Provide Shade Around the Unit
Packaged units are often placed on the roof or on a concrete slab next to the property. Either situation can wind up generating a massive amount of heat. This makes it work harder to cool the property. Research shows that your customer will save money and use less energy by installing their system in a shaded area. If that isn’t possible, look into enclosures that will protect it from the sun. It won’t restrict airflow as long as there are 24 inches of clearance between the structure and all sides of the system.
3. Create add-on packages that will lower their monthly costs.
Homeowners want two things: to feel comfortable and to keep their bills low. If you can hit both of those marks, you’ll be their go-to source for heating and cooling until they move. Unfortunately, you also have to balance that with a reasonable installation price. Look for affordable upgrades or a customized maintenance schedule that won’t break the bank. For instance, using a higher-quality filter or adding a humidity control module to boost the impact of heating and cooling.
Discover how to improve your HVAC business in small and simple ways when you work with McCall’s Supply, Inc. We make success in the industry second-nature. Get in touch today.
Ways Partnering with McCall’s Will Help You Get More Leads
Oct 24, 2019READ POST
Are you interested in the benefits of becoming a McCall’s dealer? We’ve got one very important reason you should be, and that’s partnering with an established supplier of high-performance brands. This partnership can help you get more leads. Here are just a few ways we give your business a boost.
Did you know that McCall’s has training sessions each month? These happen in person and online, so you get the training that is most beneficial for you. Learn the latest on installation best practices and on how to build your business.
Access to the Best Products
It’s tough accessing the latest models and top brands for a reasonable price when you first start out. By partnering with McCall’s, you can deliver the best to your customers while keeping more of your profits. Homeowners won’t trust you and won’t refer you to friends unless you can deliver trusted products.
Homeowners who stop at our site can search for service providers in their areas. It’s an easy way to attract new customers and adds immediate authority to your business.
One of the cornerstones of any HVAC service provider is the ability to stand behind their work. You can’t replace a faulty system on your own, but that’s what happens when shops work with third-tier brands. At McCall’s, we only work with the best, so you’re protected if equipment fails. We can help you file for warranties too, and with any follow-up questions your clients might have.
Take advantage of these and other benefits of becoming a McCall’s dealer. Contact us today to get started.
Tips and Tricks to Help You Avoid Allergies at Home this Fall
Oct 17, 2019READ POSTHomeowners don’t often think of general HVAC service questions as they relate to allergy symptoms, but they should! There are several tweaks and upgrades to your system that will keep pollen and other baddies at bay while you breathe easier indoors. Here are a few of our most helpful heating and cooling tips for allergy sufferers.
Upgrade Your Furnace Filter
The label of every filter on the shelf displays a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) number. MERV ratings aren’t some kind of scam designed to trick you into buying more expensive units. The numbers tell you what types of particles your filter removes from the air. You will need a filter with a MERV 13 to remove the smallest allergens, but a MERV 5 is sufficient to remove pollen, dust mites, and pet dander.
Add Humidity Control
Humidity has a miraculous effect on heating and cooling functions. Air with a higher level of moisture will feel warmer than dry air. You can make your home feel warmer simply by increasing indoor humidity. Low humidity does the opposite, so you can make your home feel cooler by reducing the air’s relative humidity.
However, allergy sufferers receive even more benefits. Low humidity dries out the fleshy membranes of your nose, eyes, and lungs. The pores increase in size and make it easier for allergens to make it inside your body. Adding moisture to the air shrinks them back to normal size and blocks pollen, dander and other baddies. Humidity can help protect against the spread of viruses for the same reason.
Consider a Commercial-Grade Air Purifier
Air purifiers sold over infomercials hurt the credibility of the market for years. Today’s commercial products offer properties from homes to hospitals top-notch air cleaning to eradicate allergens before they have a chance to cause problems.
Give McCall’s Supply, Inc., a call if you have more general HVAC service questions. Our talented technicians can teach you tips to maintain your health, increase energy efficiency, improve home comfort, and lower your bills.">
McCall's Supply Celebrates 50 Years
Oct 16, 2019READ POST
Labor Day weekend, traditionally a big weekend for NASCAR in South Carolina, proved to be an equally major even for McCall’s Supply, Inc.
The number 20 Joe Gibbs Ruud Toyota Supra featured McCall’s Supply, Inc as they celebrated their 50th anniversary. Founded in 1969, they are one of the oldest HVAC distributors in South Carolina. In addition to being featured on the number 20 car, a contingent of 150 customers and employees gathered in the Hospitality Village. Food, beverages, gifts, prizes, pit tours and a “meet and greet” with Number 20 driver, Christopher Bell, completed the pre-race activities.
As the group watched at the track along with a national TV audience, Bell recorded another top 5 finish in the Xfiniity series race.
Senior management was on hand to meet customers and thank them for their five decades of support. Constance McCall-Baxley, Vice President and COO, pointed to the event as, “A tangible example of the Partnership that exists between Ruud, McCall’s and our customers.”
“We have the greatest customers in the world”, added Carla McCall, Director of Business Operations, “and it is our great pleasure to be able to spend this time with them.”
Though absent in person, due to recent surgery, but present in spirit, Dairen Jacobs, President and CEO, thanked Ruud, the employees and customers for growing McCall’s Supply, Inc to “Service 3 states from 18 branches”.
For the 14th year, McCall’s hosted a near record 455 customers and guests for the Sunday Darlington Monster Energy Series Race. A special thanks to Joe Gibbs Racing, Christopher Bell, Ruud and especially our customers for a superb weekend!