Your NATE-Certified Technician: Making Sure the Job Gets Done Right the First Time

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Have you ever questioned whether or not your HVAC professional really knows what he's doing? When you insist on working with a NATE-certified technician, you'll never have to wonder again. Once you understand what NATE is and the benefits it can offer, you'll never settle for anything but the best again. What is NATE? For 16 years, the non-profit organization, […]


Why Put off Your A/C Replacement, When You Stand to Gain These 6 Key Benefits

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Have you been on the fence about an A/C replacement? Although the initial investment may seem like a burden, the advantages of a new, energy-smart system will quickly pay you back. Here's a look at six key benefits that you can expect from an A/C upgrade: 1. Lowered cooling costs – Because new air conditioners are far more efficient than […]


How to Replace a HVAC Air Filter

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One of the responsibilities of owning a home is taking good care of your HVAC system. While you may call in the professionals every so often, changing your filter is one of the simplest and most important tasks. By learning how to replace a HVAC air filter, you'll be able to improve the quality of the air you breathe. Likewise, […]


Have You Switched from an R-22 to R-410A AC Unit?

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Refrigerant is the chemical that allows air conditioners to rapidly cool air. For many years, Freon, also called R-22, was the refrigerant of choice in most heating and air conditioning systems. However, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discovered Freon could deplete the ozone layer when released into the air. In 1990, Congress passed the Clean Air Act and decided Freon […]


Are Air Conditioning Tune-ups Necessary?

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The hot and humid temperatures of East Texas strain air conditioners and invite dust, pollen, debris and other air pollutants. If you want your air conditioner running clean and your electric bill low, then it's necessary to have an air conditioning tune-up at least twice a year. The extra money you save on lower electric bills and longer AC life […]


Air Conditioning Installation – What's Involved?

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If you're considering a residential or commercial air conditioning installation or an air conditioner replacement, you're probably wondering what's involved. At McWilliams & Son Heating and Air Conditioning, we'll take you through the process from start to finish. High-Efficiency Air Conditioning Installation Cooling systems get more sophisticated every year. A super efficient Carrier air conditioner can cut your energy usage […]


Air Conditioning – Repair vs. Replacement

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Should you repair or replace your air conditioner?   Although it may seem cheaper in the short run, repair can cost more over time than replacement. Here are some factors to consider about repair vs. replacement. How Old Is Your AC Unit? If your system is over ten years old, replacement is probably a cost-effective choice. The average lifespan of […]


Ceiling Fans Save Energy Every Season

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Most people know fans cost less than air conditioning. Exactly how much depends on factors unique to your system. However, estimates place air conditioners at 60 to 100 times the cost to operate compared to ceiling fans. The difference is huge. Ceiling fans cut down your energy cost every season of the year. What follows is a breakdown of how […]


Why is My A/C Freezing Up?

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As a homeowner in Crockett, TX, you rely on your central air conditioning system to provide relief from the summer heat. If you look at the system, you may wonder why A/C is freezing up on occasion. There are many common and fixable causes as to why an A/C system can freeze. Our heating and air conditioning service technicians at […]


What is a Geo Thermal Heat Pump?

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Twenty feet beneath the surface of the earth, temperatures consistently remain between 50 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Geothermal heat pumps tap into that reliable heat source for HVAC cooling, heating and water heating systems for homes and businesses. Rather than generating heat from fuel like a conventional furnace, the pumps move heat from one space to another, much like your […]