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Spring HVAC Checklist for Homeowners

As temperatures rise and we go from winter to spring, and soon to summer, it’s time to transition from operating your furnace to running your air conditioner. Just like you wouldn’t run a marathon without proper preparation, you want to make sure that your air conditioner is ready for the hot Texas summer ahead. Now is…

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How to Keep Pests Out of Your Home and HVAC System

As the seasons change, pests can become a bigger and bigger problem. It only makes sense, because after a less-active winter season, bugs and rodents are going to be hungry and looking for a warm place to take shelter. When you realize that your home is going to seem like a luxury hotel to pests…

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Do I Really NEED to Purchase Indoor Air Quality Products?

You’ve probably heard of different filters, products, and gadgets that make big promises about how they can benefit your health and wellness. And are wondering if these air quality products are a necessity or just a scam to get you to spend money? It may surprise you to find out how effective they can be.…

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Is Your AC Struggling to Keep Your Home Cool?

Is your AC struggling to keep your home cool? That's more than just an annoyance; it could be a warning sign that important components are starting to fail or need cleaning. Some expensive items in your AC unit, like the compressor and fan or blower motors, rely on other components to do their job efficiently.…

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Help Your Air Conditioner Cool Your Home with These 7 Tips

Your air conditioner works hard to cool your home all summer long – especially in this heart-of-Texas heat. But, what have you done for your AC lately? You don’t get mad at your car when it runs out of gas, do you? No, you simply make sure to fill the tank so that issue doesn’t…

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Efficiency Ratings for Heat Pumps

What you need to know about Heat pump efficiency ratings (SEER, EER, and HSPF) You’ve probably seen SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) referenced when shopping for a heat pump efficiency. In fact, many companies will try to sell you a heat pump based solely on its SEER rating. While a good heat pump SEER rating…

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How to spot furnace problems this winter

Winter can be one of the busiest times of the year. In addition to all of the holiday celebrations, many families have winter activities, a full schedule of work and potentially some exciting plans for the new year. With all of the busyness that this season brings, you may fail to notice furnace problems –…

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5 ways to Fix Uneven Heating in Your Home

When you spend the money to install and maintain an HVAC system, you would expect equal heating and cooling throughout the house. Cold spots and uneven heat in your home is not a lot of fun. Unfortunately, hot and cold spots are quite common. Check out a few of these tips that we recommend to…

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

CO poisoning and why HVAC maintenance matters

There are a few things scarier to a homeowner than the risk of CO poisoning (carbon monoxide)  . The experts often refer to carbon monoxide as “the silent killer” because it is odorless, colorless and virtually undetectable without sensitive equipment in place. One of the scariest aspects of carbon monoxide is that at very low…

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Free Second Opinion

Were you given advice you can trust? We started the McCullough Free Second Opinion service after repeatedly hearing stories of malicious misdiagnosis of HVAC problems.

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What AC Brand Should I Buy?

We often get asked questions, like…  “What brand of air conditioner should I consider buying?”, “What's the best brand?”, and, “Which AC Unit Should I Choose?” Our answers to these questions usually catch people by surprise, “It’s not about the brand of air conditioner, but rather about picking the right contractor to install and service…

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The Importance of Proper AC/Heating System Design

HVAC systems are like any other electro-mechanical device, in that, they only work as advertised when they are installed properly. And even then, they don’t work at peak performance until they are fine-tuned after proper installation. You may be asking yourself, “doesn’t every HVAC contractor design and install HVAC systems properly?” No. We wish they…

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Don't be caught by surprise… planned maintenance is a smart choice.

Karen from Westlake recently emailed us asking, “Do I really needed to have my central heating and air conditioning system inspected twice a year”. The short answer is a resounding… YES! Having your central heating and air conditioning system serviced once… or better yet… twice per year is just smart, preventative maintenance. You likely change…

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Keeping Your Dog Cool in Austin This Summer

Each year around this time, Austin weather reaches temperatures that are proven to be too hot for our furry family members to be out and about.

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4 Ways to Stay Comfortable in Austin This 4th of July

Over the three-day weekend, your air conditioning system will likely work harder than usual to comfort the family and friends lounging around the house this 4th of July.

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