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3 Handy HVAC Tips from the Pros at McCall’s
Sep 24, 2020READ POST
As we move from summer to fall, it’s time to think about your HVAC system. Is it ready for the change in seasons? If you’re like most homeowners, you don’t know a lot about your heating and air conditioning systems. Never fear, the pros from McCall’s are here with three handy tips you can use now.
Tip #1: Change Your Air Filter
One of the most common things the pros will tell you is to regularly change your HVAC air filter. If it gets clogged, it won’t work to protect your HVAC unit, and your system will have to work harder to do the same job. Not only does that put extra wear and tear on the equipment, but it will cost you more on your energy bills.
Tip #2: Schedule Maintenance
Regular service in the fall by an HVAC technician can get your system ready for cooler weather. Cleaning, calibrating, testing, inspecting, and lubricating is all done to keep your unit working like it should before you turn on the heat.
Tip #3: Upgrade Your Thermostat
Upgrading your thermostat to a smart model can change your heating and cooling system’s way of keeping your home comfortable. With intuitive programming and the ability to set the heat to fit your preferences and lifestyle, you’ll have more consistent temperatures and a more efficient system.
Want more tips from the pros? Get ready for fall by going to your source for all things HVAC. Contact your local McCall’s Supply, Inc. dealer for more information to keep your heating system running this fall.
3 Biggest Differences Between Commercial and Residential Air Filters
Sep 17, 2020READ POST
Whether you’re a business owner or a homeowner or both, you need to know about HVAC air filters. Why? Let’s take a look at why air filters are important and the three biggest differences between commercial and residential filters.
Why are HVAC Air Filters So Important?
The air filters to your heating and cooling system do more than get dust out of the air. They protect your HVAC unit from the dust, dirt, dander, and more that floats around in your house. If those airborne pollutants get into the equipment, it can impact performance. It can clog up the fan and blower and create excessive wear and tear. Not only will this make the system use more energy, but it could result in breakdowns and the need for repairs.
Commercial vs. Residential
Here are the primary differences between commercial and residential HVAC air filters:
1.Size – commercial air filters are often bigger as commercial systems are larger and process more air for sizeable spaces
2.Filtration – homeowners can buy higher quality filters to sift out smaller particles from the air
3.Change frequency – most commercial businesses change their HVAC filters more frequently than homeowners because there are usually more people in commercial buildings and the system runs more frequently with more air turnover
Whether you’re looking at HVAC air filters for your business or your home, it’s important to get the right ones for your needs and to change them at the right frequency. Sound confusing? Don’t worry, your local McCall’s Supply, Inc. dealer can help. Contact their friendly staff today.
Controlled Comfort with Your Summer to Fall HVAC Transition
Sep 10, 2020READ POST
Are you ready to switch your HVAC system from summer to fall? When we move from season to season, we go from hot and humid to cool and crisp. Here’s how to transition your HVAC system without giving up your controlled comfort.
Update Your Thermostat’s Programming
Your smart thermostat is probably cooling your home, 24/7 in the summer months. As the weather gets cooler, it’s time to change the settings so your house stays nice and comfy. Consider programming that works for the fall weather specifically. It’s easy to change the programming again when the weather cools off even more for winter. Keep in mind days and times you’re home and when you’re away, what temperature is most comfortable for different times of day, and specific programming if you’re away from home for more than a day or two.
Schedule Fall Maintenance
Nothing gets your HVAC system ready for fall better than fall maintenance. Tuning up your furnace or heating system will prep it so it’s ready when you turn your thermostat from AC to heat. An HVAC technician will test the pilot and ignition, the venting and flue, all moving parts, and will lubricate, calibrate, and test the system to make sure you won’t face issues or breakdowns.
Fall means switching from iced coffee to spiced lattes, t-shirts to sweaters, and air conditioning to heat. Is your HVAC system ready to make a smooth transition from summer to fall without you sacrificing comfort? The team at your local McCall’s Supply, Inc. dealer can help. Reach out online today to schedule a service call to prep your HVAC for fall.
3 Mind-Blowing Facts About Old HVAC Units
Sep 03, 2020READ POST
Unless you have a brand-new house or just upgraded your heating and cooling system, you probably have an old HVAC unit. What’s that mean to you? Take a look at three mind-blowing facts about these aged units.
Fact #1: They Were Less Energy-Efficient
Older model HVAC units are significantly less energy efficient than newer ones. The EnergyStar program started in 1992, and appliances have been getting more and more efficient every year since. With an average life expectancy of around 15 years, if your system is even close to that, it’s using much more energy than a newer version.
Fact #2: Noise, Noise, Noise!
One big difference between the current HVAC systems and old models is the noise level. Old air conditioners and furnaces made much more noise than newer models do today. Advanced compressor and fan technology help reduce the noise level significantly.
Fact #3: Environmental Friendliness
Back in the old days, the coolant used in air conditioners were horrible for the planet. It had chlorine in it that contributed to the breakdown of the Earth’s ozone layer. The refrigerant used in new technology does not pose the same risks.
Fact #4: Less Effective
Old HVAC units were not as effective as new ones are today. Advances in technology, including air movement, thermostats, and energy use all help make modern heating and air conditioning much more effective than it was in years past.
Out with the Old, In with the New
How old is your HVAC unit? If it’s creeping up on the 10-15-year mark, it’s time to consider an upgrade. For more information on state-of-the-art heating and air conditioning, talk to the experts at your local McCall’s Supply, Inc. dealer today.
How to Win More Business by Becoming a McCall’s Dealer
Aug 27, 2020READ POST
Can becoming a McCall’s dealer help you win more business? There are many things that you might not know about how it can help you build and grow your HVAC business. Take a look.
Access to Name Brand Products
One way to get and keep customers is by providing the top-quality brands they expect and deserve. McCall’s has partnerships with more than 55 name-brand HVAC products. When you become a dealer, you have access to all of these products. It’s a great selling point to help you increase your sales numbers.
Ruud’s DesignStar program gives McCall’s dealers access to tools that can help them grow their business. With help generating leads, preparing professional proposals, and closing sales, it gives dealers the boost they need to find more customers.
Training and Education
The HVAC industry is constantly growing and changing, with new products, techniques, and technologies coming to the marketplace every year. McCall’s dealers have access to continuing education and training programs to keep you and your technicians on the cutting edge. You’ll have a leg up on the competition with the knowledge you’ll gain.
If you get an emergency call, but you don’t have backup, what can you do? You could lose the business. McCall’s dealers have the support of emergency after-hours services. We’ll meet your needs, which helps you meet the needs of your customers.
Are you ready to win more business and watch your sales numbers grow? Becoming a McCall’s Supply, Inc. dealer can help you do just that. Contact them today to find out more.
4 Important HVAC Checklist Items for the Summer
Aug 20, 2020READ POST
Your heating and cooling system needs attention and maintenance just like any other appliance, maybe more. This is especially true in the summer months when it works harder and stays on longer to keep your house cool. What kind of care does it need? Take a look at four important HVAC checklist items for the summer.
1. Replace the Air Filter
No matter the season, your HVAC air filter needs changing regularly. In the summer, this is even more important. With all of the airborne allergies present in the summer, your filter gets dirtier faster. Changing it should be at the top of your checklist.
2. Clean the Condenser Coils
The condenser coils contain refrigerant and work by absorbing hot air so your air conditioner can cool it. If the coils are dirty, they won’t be able to work properly, and your AC won’t be able to keep up. Clean the coils for a cooler home.
3. Check the Refrigerant
If the refrigerant gets low, the AC can’t cool the air. An HVAC technician can check and replenish the refrigerant to ensure your air conditioner can keep up with demand.
4. Inspect the System
During regular HVAC maintenance, a technician will inspect the system. They will check the lubrication of the moving parts, the fan and fan belts’ condition, the cleanliness and function of the components, and ensure the system is operating safely.
Your HVAC system needs TLC to keep running right. In the summer, proper maintenance is a good idea to ensure your home stays cool and comfortable. For maintenance you can rely on, contact your local McCall’s Supply, Inc. dealer today to schedule a service call.