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3 Reasons We're Thankful for McCall’s Service Technicians
Nov 26, 2020READ POST
Do you know about all of the benefits of becoming a McCall’s dealer? At McCall’s, our goal is to take care of our dealers so they can excel in their businesses. At the heart of it, all are the service technicians that work hard every day to create an excellent customer experience for all McCall’s customers. We’re taking a moment to share three of the reasons we’re thankful for McCall’s service technicians.
1: They Keep the Customers Cool in Summer and Warm in Winter
Without HVAC service techs, we’d all be out in the cold this winter. And we’d be miserable in the hot summer. McCall’s technicians work hard, year-round, to make sure your HVAC system is running as it should, they complete repairs, and that they’re available 24/7 should you need emergency service. They’re what helps keep all of us comfortable in every season.
2: They Help Save Us Money
It might not be obvious, but heating and cooling technicians help to save us a lot of money. Without proper service and repair, HVAC systems would start to break down and lose efficiency and effectiveness. Less efficiency means higher costs on your monthly utility bills. And without their annual service calls, we could face unexpected and expensive repairs or replacement.
3: They Keep Us Safe
An HVAC service technician is often the first to discover any potentially dangerous issues with our heating system. And they can complete the repairs that ensure the safety and comfort of you and your family.
McCall’s Supply, Inc. dealers work hard to provide quality products, workmanship, and customer service to our clients. The service technicians do the heavy lifting to make that happen, and we are thankful for them every day. To find out more about the benefits of becoming a McCall’s dealer, contact their team today.
Completely Change Your Home Heating with a Zone Control System
Nov 19, 2020READ POST
Have you been looking at the pros and cons of adding zoning to your HVAC system and wondering about the product upgrade benefits? You’ve come to the right place. Take a look at how you can completely change your home heating with a zone control system.
The Basics of Zoning
A zoned heating system uses different areas of your home and breaks them into zones. Each zone has its own thermostat and control over the heat and temperature. One option is to break your house into two main zones, the main level and the upper level, or you can create more zones including bedrooms, offices, and dens.
The Benefits of Zoning
A zoned system’s primary benefit is greater control over the temperatures in the different rooms in your house. It can reduce hot and cold spots and make the temperature in your home more consistent. It can also give you control over rooms that you use more or less than other areas.
The Biggest Changes
The changes you’re most likely to notice from a zoned system include greater comfort throughout your home and temperatures set based on personal preference. You’ll also notice cost savings on your energy bills. By customizing your heat, you’ll use less energy and spend less to heat your home during the winter.
Does this sound like a great solution for your home and HVAC system? For more information on how a zone control system can change your home heating, contact the experts at your local McCall’s Supply, Inc. dealer today.
3 Tips to Stay Warm While Saving Money This Winter
Nov 12, 2020READ POST
Many homeowners have general HVAC service questions, like what’s the right air filter, when should I replace my heating system, and what’s the noise coming from the vent. Another common question, especially this time of year, is how to save money without sacrificing heat and comfort. Take a look at three tips from the pros.
Tip #1: Don’t Forget Fall Maintenance
November isn’t too late to schedule fall maintenance. This seasonal service for your HVAC system ensures that the equipment is clean, calibrated, inspected, and running as it should. When your system is in tip-top shape, it will run more smoothly and use less energy, which means lower heating bills throughout the winter.
Tip #2: Program Your Thermostat
If you don’t program your thermostat, you’re throwing money away every month on your heating bills. Programming allows you to better control the temperature in your home to adjust for when you’re there and when you’re not. By lowering the heat when you’re away and at night when you’re sleeping, you’ll use less energy and save more money. If your thermostat is old and outdated, an upgrade will pay for itself in the cost savings month to month.
Tip #3: Add a Humidifier
Humid air feels warmer than dry air. In the winter, you can use less heat by adding a humidifier to your HVAC system. Not only will you save money on your utility bills, but you and your family will feel better with more humidity in your home.
HVAC technicians get all kinds of questions. The team at your local McCall’s Supply, Inc. dealer can answer all of your general HVAC service questions and more. Reach out to them today for all of your heating and air conditioning needs.
What do you Mean I Need to Flush My Water Heater?
Nov 05, 2020READ POST
To take advantage of your water heater’s product upgrade benefits, it’s important to flush it annually. Does this surprise you? If yes, you’re not alone. Most homeowners aren’t aware that water heater flushing is even a thing, let alone something that you should do yearly. Here’s what you need to know.
What Does Water Heater Flushing Do?
Sediment builds up on the inside of water heater tanks over time. This sediment comes from the minerals in your water. Flushing the tank removes the sediment so it can’t build up and calcify inside the unit. If not removed, the sediment can cause the entire unit to breakdown, leading to expensive repair or possibly replacement of the water heater.
Other Benefits of Tank Flushing
In addition to reducing the potential for breakdown, flushing the sediment out of your water heater will make it more effective. It can cut down on the time it takes to heat water, and it will use less energy, saving you money on your utility bills. Another benefit is the improved water quality you’ll get from a clean tank.
How to Flush Your Water Heater
There are a number of steps required to flush your water heater safely. They include turning off the gas, cooling the tank, shutting off the water supply, and using a hose to drain the valve and the tank. If not done properly, you risk damage to the tank or potentially flooding the area around the tank.
Instead of trying to DIY your water heater maintenance, leave it to the professionals. Contact the team at your local McCall’s Supply, Inc. dealer today to schedule your annual water heater flushing.
How Properly Sized Duct Work Enhances Your Commercial HVAC System
Oct 29, 2020READ POST
When you’re looking at ideas on how to improve your HVAC business, the number one consideration should be customer service. The number two consideration should be providing quality work and products. When it comes to your commercial customers, a great place to start is their ductwork. It’s critical to size it right. Here’s how it can enhance their system and, as a result, your business.
Results of the Right Sized Duct Work
Do you want to enhance the performance of a commercial HVAC system? Start with the ducts. The right sized ducts will:
- Reduce hot and cold spots and help provide consistent temperatures throughout the building
- Reduce wear and tear on the equipment
- Help balance the air pressure in the spaces, reducing noise levels and providing a more comfortable building
- Keep the dust at bay in the building and reduce the potential for mold and mildew growth in the ducts and vents
Boost Your HVAC Business with the Right Sized Ducts
The best way to boost your business is by providing excellent service, a superior product, quality workmanship, and outstanding customer experience. With good reviews and referrals from your commercial customers, your business will grow. When you do things like installing the right-sized ductwork for a business, you will ensure their HVAC system runs efficiently and effectively, leading to a positive experience with their equipment and your professionalism.
Are you looking for ideas on how to improve your HVAC business? Look no further than the pros at McCall’s Supply, Inc. The benefits of becoming part of the McCall’s team speak for themselves.
2 Ways to Tell You’re Dealing with Poor Air Quality
Oct 22, 2020READ POST
When HVAC professionals get general HVAC service questions from customers, they always get at least one about indoor air quality. How can you tell if it’s good or bad? Take a look at two ways to tell you’re dealing with poor air quality.
1: Your Air Filter Has the Clues
When was the last time you changed your HVAC air filter? If it’s been a while, go ahead and take it out. What does it look like? Is it dirty and clogged? This is a simple way to tell if your air quality is less than ideal. While you should change your HVAC air filter every two to six months, changing it more frequently can help keep your indoor air cleaner and your system running better.
2: You Can Find Signs in How You Feel
Many people have seasonal allergies that affect them throughout the year. If your allergies have been especially bad lately, it’s a sign your indoor air quality is poor. Pay attention to increased headaches, fatigue, sinus and nasal irritation, itchy eyes, and coughing. These are all signs of the presence of airborne pollutants and issues with the air in your home. You should be able to get some relief by coming inside, but if it’s worse inside than out, it’s time to improve your indoor air.
We tend to assume the air inside our homes is cleaner than the air outside, but that’s not always the case. If you notice any clues that your indoor air quality is poor, contact a professional. The team at your local McCall’s Supply, Inc. dealer can help with air quality and any other general HVAC service questions.