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Do HVAC Maintenance Plans Make Sense?

Your heating and cooling system needs regular maintenance to work properly throughout the year. Surprised? You’re not alone. Many homeowners in the Austin area don’t know how critical maintenance is to an HVAC system. And since there’s no indicator for maintenance like you have a check engine light in your car, it's tough to remember…

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Austin HVAC Rebates

HVAC Rebates for Austin Homeowners

Aside from tacos, being weird, and live music, Austin is also one of the greenest cities in the country. In fact, in 2017, Architectural Digest named Austin the greenest city in America. From maintaining our many beautiful city parks to promoting energy efficiency, low waste and low emissions (scooter commuters), it’s evident that Austin is…

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Austin Home Weatherization

Weatherization: What is it, and Why is it Important in Austin

If you own a house here in Austin, Texas, there’s a buzz word you might have heard a time or two: weatherization. So, what is weatherization?  Weatherization, sometimes called weather proofing, is a home improvement process that improves a home’s protection against the outdoor elements.  Why should I weatherize my home? One of the main…

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McCullough Summer Fan Drive

McCullough Supports: Family Eldercare’s Summer Fan Drive

Here at McCullough Heating & Air Conditioning, we support Austin with more than just HVAC services. We find meaningful ways to give back to our community. One event that is very important to our entire team is the Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive. With our support, this non-profit organization is able to meet the previously…

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Important AC Update: R22 Phaseout

Have any idea what kind of refrigerant your air conditioner uses? If you’re like most Austin homeowners, the answer is probably no. But as we close out 2019 and head into 2020, this little piece of info can make a big difference. An older refrigerant called R22 (sometimes called Freon®) is a part of a…

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The Difference Between Low and High Efficiency Air Conditioning

Things sure do get hot here in Texas! With the temperatures outside rising, you want your home to be as cool and comfortable as possible. There are so many AC options on the market today, it can be difficult to decide what's best for you and your family's needs. With the increased awareness in energy…

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Ac stopped working - it's so hot

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. As an example, when capacitors begin to fail, they…

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What AC filter should I buy?

AC Air Filters – Clearing Up the Confusion

What kind of air filter should you use? There's a lot of confusion about air filtration and even people in the AC industry struggle with it.  Homeowners will ask me often, “Do you know what we should we do about filtration?”. They may have family members who have allergies or asthma and they're trying to…

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Should I have my air ducts cleaned?

Should I have my air ducts cleaned?

One question we are asked quite regularly is, “Do I need to have my ducts cleaned?” or “Is it necessary to have my ducts professionally cleaned?” While the answer isn’t always straightforward, the answer is generally “No, it is not necessary to have your air ducts cleaned.” If you’ve talked to someone in the duct…

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5 Reasons Your AC May Not Work at Top Capacity

If you’ve ever felt like your air conditioner isn’t keeping up, you’re not alone. This is something almost every Austin homeowner deals with at some point. There are many reasons your AC might not be working at top capacity. That doesn’t make it any less frustrating! The fact is, there are several potential points of…

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What should I do to fix my AC

What to do before calling for AC repair

Should you call a technician right away if your HVAC system is struggling to keep your home cool or it has stopped working altogether? Maybe. However, there are a few things you can check yourself before you make that phone call. Here’s our list of the most common things you should look into to see…

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Best AC installer in Austin

How to pick a contractor to install your new AC system

Choosing an HVAC contractor is a BIG decision. After all, this is the AC system that will keep your home comfortable for years to come, and this is the company you are trusting to make sure the system does its job. Therefore, it makes sense to do your homework and check out the contractors ahead…

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The Importance of Proper AC 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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bigger isn't better

I Want a BIG System… Bigger is Better, Right?

Why is “just right” Important to AC sizing? An “oversized” air conditioner will cool your house quicker, but it will use more electricity and will not remove humidity adequately.

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Spring AC checklist

Spring HVAC Checklist for Homeowners

As temperatures rise and we go from winter to spring, and soon to the hot 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.…

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