It’s the Best Time for a New AC Installation

It may not feel like it now, but the summer heat is coming. Before you know it, temperatures will rise, and an oasis of cool air in your home will be a great relief every time you walk in the door.

How did your system perform last year? Does your energy bill seem to get higher every summer? Is the operation smooth and quiet, or do you have an old and noisy compressor on its last legs? Now is truly the best time to think about the efficiency of your air conditioning, before problems arise.

The professionals at McCall’s are ready to help you with a special offer on a new air conditioner installation. Save $500 when you get a new AC installation and pay up front, or receive financing for 72 months with approved credit. Trane financing to install an air conditioner offers competitive interest rates, convenient monthly payments, and easy online account management.

McCall’s is proud to be an independent Trane Comfort Specialist™ dealer. Our technicians are skilled in the installation and service of the world’s most efficient, longest-lasting home comfort equipment.

One very important factor to think about when you install an air conditioner is the speed of the compressor unit. We highly recommend using a variable-speed motor, which runs at a lower setting and uses less energy, with fewer on/off cycles.

A new air conditioner installation that includes a variable-speed motor will also give you the benefit of longer run times that will reduce indoor humidity, as well as provide more even temperatures throughout your home.

It’s easy to understand how homeowners can run their AC year after year without ever thinking about its performance or efficiency. The average lifespan of an air conditioning system is 10-15 years. If you have an older air conditioning system that uses the refrigerant R22 Freon, you should know that the EPA’s Clean Air Act requires a phase out of the coolant by the year 2020.

Planning for a new air conditioner installation doesn’t have to be confusing or painful. Read more about our air conditioning options, products, and our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Be sure to take advantage of McCall’s special offer from February 20 – April 15 that can save you $500, or help you get special Trane financing, watch out for our next promotion.

 

Replacing Your Old AC: When and How

What is an AC UnitParticularly in areas like Savannah, GA where our climate can range from months of high temperatures and humidity in summer to weeks of below freezing in winter, having a high quality and properly functioning HVAC system is a must. Like any equipment, especially those with several moving parts that are operating nearly 24/7, HVAC systems will eventually need to be replaced even if properly maintained. While some high quality systems can last 20 years or more, the average life expectancy for newer models is 12-15 years.

Often times HVAC systems can be serviced and some parts such as heat pumps and coil housing can be replaced, extending the life of the overall system. Keeping the units clean, changing air filters and keeping drain lines from being clogged will all help your system to run as efficiently as possible. More maintenance tips can be found here.

The fix or replace debate should factor in both comfort and cost considerations. When you notice your system running loudly like it is struggling to keep up, the air flowing from vents is not as hot or cold as it once was, or the force of the air itself seems diminished, your system is not running properly. Unfortunately, you will continue to pay the full operating costs to run the system with electricity or gas while not enjoying the full comfort benefits. In fact, you’re likely to be paying even more since the system is constantly cycling on and off in an attempt to achieve the desired temperatures.

Energy StarWhile not necessarily cheap, replacing an entire HVAC system is an investment in your home and comfort. Every year technology improves and the newest models are increasingly more efficient. Energy savings can often amount to several hundred dollars per year. For estimates on how much you may be able to save with a new system, visit www.energystar.gov. In addition, some efficiency certified models may qualify you to receive federal tax credits. These savings and credits can help you offset the upfront cost of a new system and installation. Think you may be selling your home in the next 5 years? Often times homeowners who are trying to add value to their house before listing it on the market will make improvements to the HVAC system – why not make that investment now and enjoy the clean, perfectly cooled or heated air and energy savings while you still live in the home?

When HVAC systems fail unexpectedly, we are quickly reminded how much of a difference they make in the comfort of our home lives. Further, they tend to break down when put under the most stress during the seasons they’re working the hardest. If you’re ready to replace your system or would like to have a tech come out to inspect and maintain it, now is the perfect time before the heat really sets in and service providers are extra busy. Please give us a call if we can help you in any way.

Financing Your Replacement HVAC: Savannah Options

The summer is here, and having a working HVAC system is more important than ever! you don’t want your house to be melting on the inside, and air system services are the quickest and most effective way to keeping the whole family comfortable and happy!

Unfortunately, even when properly maintained, HVAC systems can eventually break down due to simple wear and tear. It’s simply the way of technology and cannot be avoided. If you aren’t sure how to maintain your HVAC on a regular basis, check out our blog article, “Regular Air Conditioner & HVAC Maintenance Can Save You Money”

So what do you do if the worst happens?What if the unit breaks down beyond repair, and even calling a professional can’t help? The answer is simple, even though most people aren’t too fond of it; your unit needs to be replaced!

This can be a little intimidating for most modest homeowners. HVAC units can cost a pretty penny to purchase and install, since it’s not recommended to perform those steps without the help of an HVAC professional. Don’t worry, even if you may not be able to afford the entire cost up front of a new HVAC unit, luckily there are alternative financing options!

Here at McCalls Heating and Air, we’ve teamed up with Wells Fargo, to bring heating and air conditioning systems to every type of home with HVAC replacement financing plans! These plans will make it easier for homeowners of any and all means to be able to afford comfortable living conditions in the summer and winter alike!

With these plans:

– It only takes five minutes for approval

– Anyone is eligible

– Payment time period can range from 15-60 months

– There are many different options for different interest rates

– Everything in the delivery and installation of your new HVAC system is included in the plan (not in a premium)

It’s as easy as 1-2-3! Even if you are particularly unsure of your credit score, and eligibility, we offer a guaranteed financing, which simply involves proof of income and residence. While this plan has less requirements, it will take longer.


If you want to learn more or apply for HVAC replacement financing, contact us by email through our website!

McCall’s Technicians are Nest Thermostat Certified Professionals

If you live anywhere in Savannah or the low country, a Nest thermostat can probably save you money.  About half of your energy bill can be traced directly to your thermostat.  A programmable thermostat can save you money, but only if you program it!  if you don’t know your family’s favorite thermostat settings throughout the day and at different times of the year, you might not be taking advantage of the programmable thermostat you bought. Enter the Nest thermostat.

Nest Thermostat in Savannah

Nest ThermostatThe Nest thermostat actually programs itself.  It remembers when you turn the heat up and down and has motion sensors to know when you are at home and when you are away.  It remembers what you like the setting to be when it is hot in the Savannah summers.  And it takes into consideration when you keep the heat off in the mild seasons in a Savannah fall or early spring.     In short, the Nest thermostat learns your behavior and your preferences in order to keep you most comfortable and save you the most money, and you don’t have to program a thing.  All that’s left is installation.

McCall’s Technicians are Certified Nest Installation Professionals

If you don’t like messing with the wires coming out of the walls in your home, or you’d just plain feel more comfortable knowing that work is being done by a heating and air conditioning professional, call us.  McCalls Heating and Air technicians are Nest Certified Professionals.  You can buy your Nest thermostat through us and we will take care of the installation.  If you’ve already bought your Nest thermostat online or elsewhere, we are still happy to help you install it.  Click here to schedule an installation or call us: 912-898-1888.

Using the Nest Thermostat with iPhone and Android

Nest Thermostat OnlineAfter the thermostat is installed you can control it from an iPhone, an Android phone, or any internet connection.  Even more than control, the Nest also records your energy history so that you can view and track energy performance online.  Here’s a link to all of the information you can track and see with the Nest thermostat.

 

Nest Smoke & CO Alarm

nest smoke alarmAsk us about the new Nest smoke alarm.  It’s as advanced and forward thinking as the thermostat.  As of this writing, the Nest Smoke Alarms are only in pre-order phase right now.  You can pre-order through McCall’s.  Just give us a call: 912-898-1888.